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 July 4, 2021.
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Amazon bolstered its senior leadership team in the final days of Jeff Bezos’ tenure as CEO last week, making a series of promotions and adding two longtime executives to the influential “S-team,” as it’s known, under new CEO Andy Jassy. … Read More
Jeff Bezos may be easing back from his CEO role at Amazon, but now he’s due to feel the heat at Blue Origin, the privately held space venture he created in the year 2000. … Read More
JEDI is canceled. The Pentagon said today it will nix the $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract, a massive project to migrate the Pentagon’s computing infrastructure and data to the cloud, following a prolonged legal battle between tech rivals Amazon and Microsoft. … Read More
If you think New York is a slam dunk as the best pizza city in the U.S., well, fuggedaboutit! … Read More
Surfing is not the easiest sport to learn. … Read More
Look out, UPS and FedEx? A deal this week between Amazon and e-commerce platform BigCommerce is “a clear indication that Amazon is working toward building a logistics services business,” expanding its shipping operations further beyond items sold on Amazon.com, a Wall Street analyst says in a new report. … Read More
Jeff Wilke did something unusual when he left his role as Amazon’s Worldwide Consumer CEO in March, after more than two decades with the company: he learned to code in the Python programming language. … Read More
Microsoft is giving employees $1,500 in bonus pay for weathering the “unique and challenging” circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an internal company memo seen by The Verge on Thursday. … Read More
Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin fuels feud with Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic over suborbital space trips
Jeff Bezos has a longstanding rivalry with SpaceX’s Elon Musk, but now his Blue Origin space venture is upping the ante in its spat with fellow soon-to-be space traveler Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic — and the Twitterverse is not amused. … Read More
Amazon has launched an at-home COVID-19 test kit for U.S. … Read More
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