Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of July 9, 2017

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Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of July 9, 2017 - World News

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 9, 2017.


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Aurora alert: Solar storm heightens chances of seeing northern lights

What could make a summer weekend even more perfect? … Read More





Seattle City Council unanimously approves income tax for the rich

The Seattle City Council on Monday unanimously approved a plan to levy a 2.25 percent tax on the income of residents earning $250,000 or more annually. … Read More





Amazon Alexa and Echo chief Mike George is leaving after nearly two decades with the company

Mike George, the Amazon vice president who oversaw two of the company’s most successful products — the Alexa virtual assistant and Echo smart devices — is leaving after nearly two decades with the Seattle-based tech giant. … Read More





Lock your doors, people: Verizon breach on unsecured AWS server exposes 14M customer records

Storing files on public cloud services is one of the most secure ways to protect your data, so long as you actually secure it. … Read More





Ignition Partners Managing Partner Frank Artale resigns after ‘misconduct’ allegations

Frank Artale, a managing partner at Bellevue, Wash.-based venture capital firm Ignition Partners, has resigned at the firm’s request after allegations of “misconduct” against him, according to a statement from Ignition Partners tonight. … Read More





Kaplan-owned Dev Bootcamp to shut down, closing Seattle coding school and other sites

Dev Bootcamp, a coding school with six locations around the U.S., including Seattle, will close its doors in December. … Read More





Prime shape: Buff Bezos flexes his muscles at elite Sun Valley getaway

Embed from Getty Images Maybe Amazon’s signature catchphrase is helping CEO Jeff Bezos stay motivated at the gym. … Read More





Seemingly strange radio signals from a red dwarf star spark interest at Arecibo

The 1,000-foot-wide radio telescope at Puerto Rico’s Arecibo Observatory will take a closer look at a red dwarf star known as Ross 128 after picking up what one astronomer said were “some very peculiar signals” during a 10-minute observing session in May. … Read More





Zillow shares slump as Amazon webpage hints at expansion into real estate referrals

Investors get nervous every time a certain Seattle-based e-commerce giant eyes a new market and this time Zillow is the victim of Wall Street’s Amazon anxiety. … Read More





Former Twitter engineers land $10.5M for startup Buoyant, leveraging lessons from the ‘fail whale’

Buoyant, a 13-person startup led by former Twitter engineers and now backed by a former member of Twitter’s board of directors, has raised a $10.5 million Series A round to apply lessons learned from revamping Twitter’s infrastructure to simplify the emerging world of microservices. … Read More





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