Learn about the latest technology and entrepreneurial news from the past week. Below are the most popular stories on GeekWire during the week of August 22, 2021.
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The Washington State Department of Agriculture tried to stay ahead of the invasive pests sometimes referred to as “murder bumblebees,” so it has removed another giant Asian bumblebee nest from a tree in Washington. On Wednesday, WSDA removed the nest from an alder tree in Whatcom County, east of Blaine, Washington. … read more
Mount Rainier in Washington is either the snowiest place on earth, or it’s a close second. … read more
According to reports, Charlie Bell, who has been the leader of Amazon Web Services for a long time, is already working at Microsoft. … read more
In the more than five years of working at GeekWire, I often wondered how I could get the attention of Jeff Bezos and how I would react if the founder of Amazon introduced me to one of my stories via email. … read more
What will Charlie Bell, who has been an Amazon executive for a long time, do at Microsoft? … read more
On Monday night, after a flight from New Orleans landed at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, a fire broke out on a mobile phone in the cabin of an Alaska Airlines plane, forcing passengers to evacuate urgently. … read more
A technology executive in the Seattle area tried to fraudulently obtain a COVID-19 disaster relief loan through a salary protection program and was sentenced to two years in prison on Tuesday. … read more
Today’s companies face a shortage of skilled workers. … read more
[Updated below with Microsoft confirmation and related announcements from Amazon, Google, and Code.org.] According to reports, Microsoft plans to quadruple its cybersecurity spending to $20 billion in five years, according to a report from the White House meeting between President Joe Biden and the United States this afternoon…Read more
— Internet of Things startup Mason announced that the founder and current CEO Jim Xiao will switch roles with his sister, Nancy Xiao, the current president of Mason. … read more