Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of Aug. 22, 2021

Check out the latest technology and startup news from the past week. Here are the most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of August 22, 2021.

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The most popular stories on GeekWire

Another Asian giant hornet’s nest was removed from a tree in Washington as the state’s Department of Agriculture tries to stay one step ahead of the invasive pest sometimes referred to as a “murder hornet.” The WSDA retrieved the nest from inside an alder in Whatcom County, east of Blaine, Washington, on Wednesday. … Continue reading

Washington’s Mount Rainier is either the snowiest place on earth or just a little second. … Continue reading

Long-time Amazon Web Services boss Charlie Bell has reportedly taken a job at Microsoft. … Continue reading

In my five-plus years at GeekWire, I’ve often wondered what it would take to get Jeff Bezos’ attention and how I’d react if the Amazon founder emailed me about one of my stories. … Continue reading

What exactly will longtime Amazon manager Charlie Bell do at Microsoft? … Continue reading

A cell phone fire in the cabin of an Alaska Airlines plane forced the emergency evacuation of passengers after the flight from New Orleans landed at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Monday evening. … Continue reading

A Seattle area tech manager who fraudulently tried to obtain loans for COVID-19 disaster relief through the Paycheck Protection Program was sentenced to two years in prison on Tuesday. … Continue reading

Companies today are faced with a shortage of skilled workers. … Continue reading

[Updated below with Microsoft confirmation and related announcements from Amazon, Google, and Code.org.] Microsoft reportedly plans to quadruple its cybersecurity spending to $ 20 billion over five years, according to a report from a meeting at the White House this afternoon between President Joe Biden and the US… Read more

– The IoT startup Mason announced that founder and current CEO Jim Xiao will swap roles with his sister and current Mason President Nancy Xiao. … Continue reading

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