Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of Aug. 23, 2020

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

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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

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


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