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 April 19, 2020.
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The latest computer projections from the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation deliver a double dose of discouragement about the course of the coronavirus outbreak, especially for those in the institute’s home state. … Read More
Bill and Melinda Gates are the reported buyers of a pricey piece of oceanfront real estate near San Diego, Calif., The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. … Read More
Washington state plans to have 1,500 people conducting contact tracing by mid-May in an effort to map and control the spread of COVID-19 as the economy re-opens. … Read More
Shares of Amazon hit record highs last week and some analysts think the growth won’t stop for the foreseeable future. … Read More
Buyers, seek opportunity. Sellers, hold off. … Read More
Bill Gates, who predicted this pandemic five years ago, is now turning his attention to what’s next — and the simplest way to describe it, he says, is “semi-normal.” People will be able to go out again after lockdown orders are lifted, “but not as often, and not to crowded places,” Gates writes in a new blog post. … Read More
Microsoft and University of Washington researchers have teamed up on a new app that promises to alert people automatically if they’ve been in close proximity to someone infected by COVID-19, seeking to strike a balance between the sometimes competing interests of personal privacy and public health. … Read More
Zillow Group is embracing WFH. The Seattle-based real estate company told its employees Friday that they can work from home until at least the end of 2020. … Read More
President Donald Trump’s moratorium on a key immigration pathway is sowing fear in the U.S. … Read More
Rita Hansen was losing sleep and grappling with anxiety. … Read More