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 Aug. 23, 2020.
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Most popular stories on GeekWire
Zillow’s recent Urban Suburban Market Report opens by asking: Are people fleeing the cities for greener suburban pastures? … Read More
Salesforce is cutting jobs after reporting record earnings, creating “shocked disbelief” inside the company, one newly laid-off Seattle employee tells GeekWire. … Read More
With grudging assistance from a trio of pigs, Neuralink co-founder Elon Musk showed off the startup’s state-of-the-art neuron-reading brain implant and announced that the system has received the Food and Drug Administration’s preliminary blessing as an experimental medical device. … Read More
The pandemic is changing the way we think about work — not only where, but on what days. … Read More
Google continues to grow its Seattle-area footprint despite the ongoing pandemic. … Read More
Jeff Wilke, the flannel-wearing CEO of Amazon’s vast consumer business, has been described as a natural business leader and the most important executive at the company over the past decade. … Read More
Mark Okerstrom is shifting from travel and tourism to trucking, looking to apply his digital commerce expertise to a new marketplace. … Read More
Cloud computing startup Snowflake Computing filed for an IPO on Monday, revealing its financial data for the first time as the company prepares to go public. … Read More
Powell’s Books, the venerable independent bookstore in Portland, has had enough with Amazon and will no longer sell books through the tech giant’s marketplace. … Read More
Jeff Bezos crossed into new billionaire territory on Wednesday with another surge in Amazon stock that pushed the CEO’s net worth to more than $200 billion. … Read More