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 June 28, 2020.
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Microsoft plans to provide digital skills training for 25 million people this year under a new, multi-million dollar initiative that will bring together multiple branches of the company, including LinkedIn and GitHub. … Read More
A total of 3,180 cases of COVID-19 were reported across Washington state in the past seven days, approaching the weekly totals seen at the previous height of the outbreak in the state nearly three months ago. … Read More
Health benefits platform Accolade made its initial public offering Thursday morning, pricing its stock at $22/share, above the expected range of $19 to $21, and raising $220 million at a valuation of $1.2 billion in its debut on the Nasdaq stock market. … Read More
Tech leaders typically use their TED talks to sketch out an optimistic vision of the future, but today Bill Gates used his to warn about a rough autumn ahead due to the continuing coronavirus pandemic. … Read More
Billionaire Elon Musk knows his stuff when it comes to rockets or electric cars. … Read More
Washington state is seeing a continued resurgence of COVID-19, reporting a record 728 confirmed cases on Thursday, the highest daily total yet in the state that was the first known U.S. … Read More
The University of Washington physicist who once ran a crowdfunded experiment on backward causation is now weighing in with a potential solution to one of the longest-running puzzles in quantum mechanics. … Read More
Microsoft corporate controller Alice Jolla will take over as chief accounting officer following the retirement of Frank Brod. … Read More
OneTrust, an Atlanta-based privacy software company valued at nearly $3 billion, has acquired Seattle startup Integris Software. … Read More
The head of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation says he’s hopeful that a COVID-19 vaccine will be available by the end of this year — if all goes well. … Read More