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 Jan. 31, 2021.
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Jeff Bezos will step down as CEO of Amazon, becoming executive chairman of the company he conceived 27 years ago on a road trip to Seattle, and built into one of the world’s most valuable companies. … Read More
The Goat got baaaaaaannnnned. T-Mobile’s Super Bowl ad featuring Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (Greatest Of All Time?) won’t air during the big game on Sunday so the Bellevue, Wash.-based wireless carrier released it Friday morning. … Read More
The Office of the Washington State Auditor is investigating a security incident which has compromised the personal information of more than 1.6 million people who filed for unemployment claims in the state in 2020. … Read More
Let’s start with the good news. The number of new COVID-19 cases in the greater Seattle area, Washington state and the national level have all been declining since early January, showing a recovery from what’s known as the third wave of infections. … Read More
Amazon’s proposed design plans for its second headquarters campus in Arlington, Va., will have a familiar look for anyone who has ever set foot in Seattle as three tall office buildings ring a unique glass-enclosed structure. … Read More
The pandemic-driven e-commerce surge is expected to drive record sales and profit for Amazon as the company reports its holiday quarter earnings on Tuesday. … Read More
What will Amazon without Jeff Bezos as CEO look like? … Read More
Editor’s note: Sana Biotechnology priced shares on Wednesday evening, raising $587.5 million. … Read More
Tech workers showed up to a virtual hearing Tuesday to voice their opinion on a proposed tax on Washington state’s wealthiest residents. … Read More
A billionaire CEO who also happens to be a trained jet pilot is buying a days-long flight to orbit aboard SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft — and he’s setting aside the three other seats for a health care worker, a sweepstakes prize winner and the top tech contestant in a “Shark Tank”-style competition. … Read More