Check out the latest technology and startup news from the past week. Here are the most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of March 28, 2021.
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Amazon rarely apologizes, saying it will look for solutions for drivers who pee in bottles
Amazon rarely apologized Friday night and stepped back on comments posted on Twitter last week in response to Rep. … Read More
Bill Gates says there are too many low quality SPACs, but he’s firmly focused on the high quality SPACs
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates hinted at a SPAC bubble and stated in an interview with CNBC on Friday that he will avoid “low-quality” acquisition firms that bring companies into public markets too early. … Continue reading
Why this Seattle tech CEO pulled his business out of downtown and isn’t coming back anytime soon
“Until there is a credible and permanent solution to crime and homelessness in the downtown area, Seattle will likely have a hard time drawing tech companies back. … Continue reading
Amazon is updating the remote work instructions and plans to “return to an office-centered culture as a base”.
The news: Amazon expects most U.S. office workers to be back in the office by early fall, the company told employees in a memo on Wednesday. … Continue reading
Amazon employees, bots or trolls? New Twitter biographies mainly speak out against union efforts
Amazon receives help in its efforts to fight back a union movement at one of its fulfillment centers in Bessemer, Ala.… Read more
The cargo ship stuck in the Suez Canal appears in a “Microsoft Flight Simulator” flyby
Nothing like a couple of current events prying into your video game. … Continue reading
Andy Jassy, CEO of Amazon, explains why remote work harms innovation: “They don’t ripple the same way.”
As GeekWire reported earlier Wednesday, Amazon is returning to the office after allowing employees to work from home last year. … Continue reading
The Seattle startup Common Room emerges from stealth mode with $ 52 million in funding
The News: Common Room, a year-long startup based in Seattle, is going out of stealth on a massive scale. … Continue reading
Biden calls on Amazon not to pay federal income tax: “I’ll put an end to this.”
The debate over how much Amazon pays in federal income tax is heating up again. … Continue reading
Funko is getting into NFTs by combining physical and digital pop culture products and acquiring a key app
Funko takes the popularity of its pop culture collectibles into the future and welcomes the hysteria surrounding NFTs. … Continue reading