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 Dec. 5, 2021.
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MacKenzie Scott is taking a break from the headline-grabbing posts about multi-billion-dollar gifts she’s given to charity the past couple years to instead offer a lesson in what philanthropy truly means. … Read More
A controversial capital gains tax in Washington state that goes into effect next month is causing executives and business owners to cash out their stock holdings. … Read More
Embed from Getty Images Updated below with statements by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and CEO Andy Jassy. … Read More
Can artificial intelligence write its own programs? … Read More
Jeff Bezos made a surprise appearance at the People’s Choice Awards in Los Angeles Tuesday night to present an award to film star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and in the process revealed a budding, buff, bald-guy friendship. … Read More
A startup called Electric Sky says it’s begun building its first Whisper Beam transmitter for providing tightly focused wireless power to drones in flight, thanks to a $225,000 award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. … Read More
Looking to expand its already sizable stake in Bellevue, Wash., Facebook’s parent company Meta is making a move on another 213,000 square feet of office space in the rapidly growing Spring District. … Read More
If you’re having problems buying items or logging in to Amazon.com, you’re not alone, and thanks to the widespread use of Amazon Web Services, the problem isn’t limited to Amazon. … Read More
Yelp’s attempt to hire a former Groupon vice president in Seattle has sparked a legal battle between the companies over Washington state’s non-compete law. … Read More
Machine learning is the common basis for modern artificial intelligence, using large amounts of data to build AI models that recognize patterns and make predictions when presented with new information. … Read More