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Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of May 15, 2022

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 May 15, 2022. Sign up to receive these updates every Sunday in your inbox by subscribing to our GeekWire Weekly email newsletter. Most popular stories on GeekWire Satya Nadella details Microsoft plan for ‘significant...

Startup turnaround specialist Matt Hulett on unlocking growth, and surviving turbulent times

Seattle startup veteran Matt Hulett’s new book, Unlock, was published this week. (Photo courtesy Matt Hulett.) Our guest on the GeekWire Podcast this week is Matt Hulett, a veteran of the Seattle tech community, and the author of the new book, Unlock: 5 Questions to Unleash Your Company’s Hidden Power, published by Page Two Books. A former...

Should robots be taxed? ‘Email From the Future’ imagines a world without ultra-rich techies

“Email From the Future” lays out a scenario for the world in 2084. (Illustration by TierneyMJ / Bigstock) Visions of Utopia go back to the year 1516, when Thomas More literally wrote the book on the subject — but is it an outdated idea to envision a world where today’s biggest problems are solved? Michael Rogers, who styles himself as...

Meet the Seattle-area teen geeks that just won awards at an international science fair

The Washington-state high school scientists who traveled to Atlanta last week to compete in the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). The state sent 23 students in person and virtually to the event, and they brought home 23 awards and honors. (WSSEF Photo) The bleak and all-too-common spectacle of roadkill was upsetting...

Life sciences news: Seagen CEO resigns after arrest, cautious optimism for biotech, and more

Hans Bishop (left), chairman of Sana Biotechnology, interviewed by Sana CEO Steve Harr at the Life Science Innovation Northwest event last month. (Red Box Pictures Photo / Scott Eklund) Here’s a rundown of the top life sciences and health news across the Pacific Northwest this week. Seagen CEO resigns after domestic violence arrest: Clay...

Boeing’s uncrewed Starliner capsule links up with space station after an ‘excruciating’ wait

Boeing’s Starliner space capsule hangs in front of the International Space Station in preparation for docking. (NASA via Twitter) Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner space taxi docked with the International Space Station for the first time today during an uncrewed flight test, marking one more big step toward being cleared to carry astronauts to orbit....

Tech CEO lost his backpack, laptop, passport and more — but found a calling in Twitter storytelling

Code.org CEO Hadi Partovi. (Code.org Photo) In addition to writing code, Hadi Partovi should teach more people how to write suspenseful mysteries on Twitter. The Seattle-area investor and entrepreneur, who is CEO of computer science education nonprofit Code.org, turned an unfortunate incident at an airport in California into a thriller...

Economic uncertainty starts to hit tech job market with reports of hiring slowdowns, rescinded offers

GeekWire Illustration Concerns about an economic slowdown, fueled by factors including inflation and a declining stock market, are starting to be felt by individual tech job seekers as some companies start to put the brakes on their employment growth. In some cases, companies are rescinding job offers after they’ve been signed, creating...

Our robot partners: Inside a research lab exploring the future of human-machine collaboration

Henny Admoni leads the Human and Robot Partners (HARP) Lab at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. (GeekWire Photo / Todd Bishop) PITTSBURGH — The biggest potential for robots and automation isn’t taking jobs from humans, but instead making those jobs better by allowing people to do what they do best. That’s one of the key takeaways...

Make better beer: Brewery analytics startup wins top prize at Seattle Angel Conference competition

Grist Analytics CEO Brynn Keenan. (Grist Photo) Grist Analytics, a startup that supports brewers, vintners and spirit-makers took home the $200,000 prize at the final round of this spring’s Seattle Angel Conference startup competition, held virtually Wednesday. Boulder-Colo.-based Grist makes software to automate quality control for craft...

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