Catch up on the latest startup and tech news from last week. Here are the most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of June 27, 2021.
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Most Popular Stories on GeekWire
Amazon is adding two new leadership principles that reflect how the company is evolving as the tech giant faces increasing scrutiny from regulators and growing negative public perception. … Read more
Seattle is burning. The heat is so strong that Amazon on Monday opened one of its buildings at the company’s headquarters to the public as a “cooling center.” Kanishka Tiwari has been working remotely out of her Capitol Hill apartment. … Read more
Amazon is making more real estate moves east of Seattle, adding hundreds of Amazon Web Services roles in Redmond, Wash. … Read more
Sophia Rascoff and her father, Zillow co-founder and former CEO Spencer Rascoff, like to take on new dishes in the family kitchen, even though the 16-year-old says they don’t have extensive cooking experience and that they are not amazing chefs. … Read more
SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket sent dozens of satellites into orbit today with a launch that featured an unusual ground landing for its first-stage booster. … Read more
When Amazon workers return to office buildings in the Seattle area, cycling could pay off, as the company announced Thursday that it will add a benefit for commuters by bike. … Read more
Editor’s Note: This story has been updated with comments from Greyhound and clarification on the future of the BoltBus service. … Read more
The lawsuits have started. Just a week after Athira Pharma’s CEO was placed on temporary leave over allegations of altered images in scientific papers she wrote, three class action lawsuits have been filed alleging SEC violations on behalf of shareholders. … Read more
Tomo Launches: A new real estate company led by former Zillow executives Greg Schwartz and Carey Armstrong officially launched Wednesday in Seattle, Dallas and Houston. … Read more
In a new memo obtained by GeekWire, Microsoft President Brad Smith laid out how the company plans to navigate growing technology regulation around the world as part of a four-year strategy called CELA 2025.… Read more