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 Feb. 7, 2021.
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Most popular stories on GeekWire
Nautilus Biotechnology, a Seattle-based biotech startup led by Isilon co-founder Sujal Patel, is the latest company to go public using a special purpose acquisition company, or SPAC. … Read More
Seattle’s newest billionaire says tax talk will drive business away, claims Seattle freeze is ‘garbage’
Tanium co-founder and CEO Orion Hindawi may not be as well known as Jeff Bezos, Steve Ballmer, Bill Gates or other Seattle area billionaires. … Read More
Zillow Group said it will pay $500 million to acquire ShowingTime, a Chicago-based real estate company that sells software to facilitate home showings. … Read More
As Washington residents struggle to sign up for COVID-19 vaccinations, a volunteer team of software engineers has created an online solution. … Read More
Zillow Group didn’t have a Super Bowl ad, yet it may have come away from the weekend with the biggest marketing bump thanks to Saturday Night Live. … Read More
Not our fault. And good luck, you’re on your own. … Read More
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos was the top American philanthropist in 2020, giving away $10.1 billion to non-profit efforts associated with climate change and education, according to a ranking released this week by The Chronicle of Philanthropy. … Read More
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture is testing a full-scale prototype of its cargo lunar lander, as part of its campaign to get a jump on heavy-duty deliveries to the moon. … Read More
Another day, another SPAC. Today, we’ve learned that Seattle online pet sitting marketplace Rover plans to join the public ranks via a merger with True Wind Capital’s SPAC that values the company at a $1.35 billion enterprise valuation. … Read More
Kirkland, Wash.-based Pivotal Commware says it has closed on a $50 million funding round that will help it expand research, development and distribution for its millimeter-wave 5G network infrastructure products. … Read More
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