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 Aug. 9, 2020.
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Most popular stories on GeekWire
The Downtown Seattle Association is asking the Seattle City Council to reconsider a new payroll tax following a news report that Amazon polled employees about which communities they’d prefer to work from elsewhere in the region. … Read More
REI was set to move more than 1,000 employees into a brand new headquarters complex this summer, built on an 8-acre site surrounded by parks and wilderness just east of Seattle in Bellevue, Wash. … Read More
Microsoft may be toying with the idea of buying Tik-Tok, but more than ever, its bread-and-butter is basic cloud services and server software for businesses. … Read More
Amazon’s longtime robotics leader Brad Porter has left the company, according to a report from Business Insider. … Read More
Oracle wasn’t the first big tech company to offer public cloud computing infrastructure, or the second, or the third. … Read More
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan unveiled a new proposal to increase pay for Uber and Lyft drivers and cover expenses such as gas. … Read More
Amazon Music and the tech giant’s Audible subsidiary plan to offer podcasts from third-party content providers directly on their platforms, significantly expanding their audio offerings and going head-to-head with Apple, Google, Spotify and others major podcast distribution platforms. … Read More
The Seattle Seahawks are turning to technology to help keep players and personnel safe as a season unlike any other kicks off next month. … Read More
About 80% of people infected with the novel coronavirus don’t spread the infection to anyone else, leaving the so-called super spreaders as the drivers of the global pandemic that has infected more than 5 million Americans alone, killing 162,000 people. … Read More
Aaron Ambuske was tired of getting poor sleep while camping. … Read More