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 May 17, 2020.
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Amazon took a big step into the gaming industry Wednesday with the launch of Crucible, a free-to-play online shooter and the company’s first original big-budget game. … Read More
The search for COVID-19 therapies has turned to an antibody that was first identified back in 2003, in a blood sample from a patient who recovered from a similar coronavirus-based disease. … Read More
A longtime contact of mine recently emailed a New York Times article from June 18, 1998: “Virtual-Classes Trend Alarms Professors.” Viewed through the lens of 2020, the headline was worthy of The Onion. … Read More
Baoke Zhang, a 35-year-old software engineer at ride hailing giant Lyft, is facing bank and wire fraud charges for what federal prosecutors called a “brazen scheme” to defraud the U.S. … Read More
Attached to one of Amazon’s downtown Seattle office buildings, in the heart of the tech giant’s headquarters campus, a new homeless shelter built by the company is now open and servicing people in need. … Read More
Microsoft says it has created one of the world’s top supercomputers for the exclusive use of OpenAI, the San Francisco-based artificial intelligence company pursuing breakthroughs in artificial general intelligence, or AGI, new forms of autonomous technology that would match or surpass human abilities. … Read More
Two NASA astronauts landed at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida today to go through a set of pre-launch traditions that haven’t been followed for nearly nine years — and create a few new traditions as well. … Read More
Ryan Yousefian had an advantage in the 2020 Dempsey Startup Competition for student entrepreneurs in the Pacific Northwest. … Read More
At first glance, Iceland’s COVID-19 statistics might seem contradictory. … Read More
A federal judge says RMS Titanic Inc. can go forward with its plan to cut into the Titanic shipwreck and try retrieving the Marconi wireless telegraph machine that sent out distress calls 108 years ago. … Read More