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 July 5, 2020.
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Most popular stories on GeekWire
Seattle’s years-long effort to tax the wealth generated by tech and other lucrative industries crossed a new milestone Monday. … Read More
The battle between Walmart and Amazon is ramping up this month as Walmart prepares to launch a new membership service that rivals Amazon Prime. … Read More
Seattle’s new plan to tax top salaries at the city’s highest-paying businesses is raising questions from the region’s tech community. … Read More
Amazon stock just keeps on climbing. The Seattle company saw shares rise above $3,000 for the first time ever Monday morning. … Read More
Oracle unveiled a new service that promises to make all of its public cloud services available as a fully managed cloud region in its customers’ data centers, developed by an Oracle team based largely in the company’s Seattle engineering office. … Read More
The University of Washington’s leaders — and their colleagues across the country — are walking a tightrope as they plan for the fall term amid rising coronavirus cases and controversial new rules for international students introduced by the federal government this week. … Read More
With no end in sight to the COVID-19 pandemic and the transition to work-from-home going smoothly, Tagboard faced a dilemma: keep paying rent for the company’s existing office space, or go fully remote. … Read More
A number of Seattle-area tech startups received millions of dollars from the federal government to help get through the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. … Read More
Update 2:20 p.m.: An Amazon spokesperson said Friday afternoon that the email ordering employees to delete TikTok was an error. … Read More
Microsoft leader Peggy Johnson is departing and will become the chief executive officer at high-profile augmented reality startup Magic Leap. … Read More