Get caught up on the latest technology and startup news from the past week. Here are the most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of Jan. 24, 2021.
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A new proposed wealth tax in Washington state would impose a 1% tax on billionaires, affecting Seattle-area tech and business leaders such as Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, and about 100 other ultra-wealthy residents. … Read More
If you’re hanging out in West Texas during a pandemic, there are few fireworks shows more thrilling than a test firing of your very own rocket engine. … Read More
In a neighborhood where it’s tough to tell what might be an Amazon office building or just another apartment complex, Apple is moving into Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood and erasing any doubt about who occupies 333 Dexter Ave. … Read More
Microsoft’s revenue climbed 17% to more than $43 billion for the December quarter, and profits rose 33% to $15.5 billion, eclipsing Wall Street’s expectations amid growing demand for the company’s cloud services as the pandemic continues to accelerate technology adoption. … Read More
Gov. Jay Inslee announced Thursday that seven counties in Western Washington will see their COVID-19 mandated restrictions ease starting on Monday. … Read More
Editor’s note: Post updated with recap of the Twitch stream below. … Read More
During normal times, the Amazon Meeting Center is bustling with Amazon workers and others attending various tech-related events. … Read More
Starbucks COO Roz Brewer will be the new CEO of drugstore giant Walgreens, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. … Read More
In a couple of recent interviews with New Zealand’s 1 NEWS, Valve Software’s Gabe Newell has offered a few insights on what might be next for the Bellevue, Wash.-based gaming company and why he’s interested in brain-computer interfaces for gaming. … Read More
Amazon is hosting another COVID-19 vaccination clinic on its Seattle headquarters campus on Sunday, a week after the tech giant’s first pop-up effort resulted in 2,400 people receiving a shot against the deadly virus. … Read More