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 Nov. 29, 2020.
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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos heralded progress on the development of the rocket engine that’s destined for use on the lunar lander that his Blue Origin space venture is building — but he also offered a glimpse into his crystal ball for future moon missions. … Read More
Orion Hindawi was born in the San Francisco Bay Area, and helped build two successful companies there. … Read More
Washington state unveiled a new app to inform residents if they’ve been exposed to someone diagnosed with COVID-19, as infection rates in the state soar to an average of 2,700 cases a day. … Read More
President Donald Trump today signed an executive order that puts the White House Office of Management and Budget in charge of drawing up a roadmap for how federal agencies use artificial intelligence software. … Read More
Kicking off the annual Amazon Web Services re:Invent conference this week, AWS CEO Andy Jassy pointed to a major milestone for the tech giant’s cloud division: AWS has officially surpassed $40 billion in annual revenue, and not at a leisurely pace. … Read More
Goodbye, Android. Hey, Siri. After more than a decade of dedication to Google’s mobile operating system, I’m leaving for Apple. … Read More
With ability to fly anywhere in the world, ‘Microsoft Flight Simulator’ players choose this special place
Paris? New York? Hawaii? Over the Grand Canyon? … Read More
Microsoft says it will make changes in its new Productivity Score feature, including removing the ability for companies to see data about individual users, to address concerns from privacy experts that the tech giant had effectively rolled out a new tool for snooping on workers. … Read More
A “relatively small addition of capacity” to the Amazon Kinesis real-time data processing service triggered a widespread Amazon Web Services outage last week, the company said in a detailed technical analysis over the weekend. … Read More
Jacqueline Nolis hasn’t just made a career out of working in data science, she wrote the book on making a career in data science. … Read More