Wednesday, January 27, 2021

GeekWire Podcast: Seattle region’s new tech giant; ‘Slackforce’ analysis; AWS re:Invent takeaways

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This week on the GeekWire Podcast: Salesforce strikes a deal to acquire Slack for $27.7 billion; Amazon Web Services makes some surprising news at its annual re:Invent cloud con...

How to take on Amazon without getting crushed: Advice on tackling online retail’s 800-pound...

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Amazon is often described as innovative, creative, experimental and ruthless. It’s also very, very big — and getting bigger. With a market value of $1.6 trillion — nearly th...

How this Seattle tech CEO ended up in the Professional Bowlers Association Hall of...

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Rob Glaser is best known as the founder and CEO of RealNetworks, the Seattle-based company that specializes in digital media, games and computer vision technology. But for about t...

Top Stories of 2020: How the events of this year upended the worlds of...

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To say that 2020 unfolded in unexpected ways would be an epic understatement, as illustrated by these GeekWire headlines from the spring. Microsoft’s new coronavirus plan: Seatt...

Welcome to 2025: New GeekWire podcast explores the future of retail, work, and more

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Technology was already transforming the world, and the pandemic has hit fast-forward on many of those changes. So what will things look like in another few years? We’ll answer t...

Can shopping malls survive? How technology and the pandemic are radically reshaping retail

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Walk through Seattle’s trend-setting University Village shopping center near the University of Washington, and you’ll see Apple, Crate & Barrel, Allbirds and other top ret...

Expedia Group’s CEO on the future of travel, and why big cities will someday...

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“The day there’s a vaccine announced, that people really believe in, will be our highest booking day in history.” That was Peter Kern, the CEO of Expedia Group, the Seattle-...

GeekWire Summit Preview: A glimpse of the future of tech, health, education, jobs and...

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Our signature technology conference, the GeekWire Summit, kicks off next week. Now in its ninth year, this annual event is known for offering a glimpse of the future through the e...

‘Racism is a pandemic,’ and this is how the tech industry can be part...

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“Racism is a pandemic. Whether it’s tech, or whether it’s any other form of business, we have the need for a vaccine that’s going to stop it. And I think that can take man...

‘It’s on us to dismantle racism.’ 10 steps tech and business leaders can take...

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Over the past decade, U.S. tech companies have solved some of the world’s most complex challenges. But the industry remains utterly confounded when it comes to improving diversi...
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