Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of April 19, 2020
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 April 19, 2020.
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The latest computer projections from the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation deliver a double dose of discouragement about the course of the coronavirus outbreak, especially for those in the institute’s home state. … Read More
Bill and Melinda Gates are the reported buyers of a pricey piece of oceanfront real estate near San Diego, Calif., The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. … Read More
Washington state plans to have 1,500 people conducting contact tracing by mid-May in an effort to map and control the spread of COVID-19 as the economy re-opens. … Read More
Shares of Amazon hit record highs last week and some analysts think the growth won’t stop for the foreseeable future. … Read More
Buyers, seek opportunity. Sellers, hold off. … Read More
Bill Gates on life after lockdown, and what it will really take to defeat ‘the first modern pandemic’
Bill Gates, who predicted this pandemic five years ago, is now turning his attention to what’s next — and the simplest way to describe it, he says, is “semi-normal.” People will be able to go out again after lockdown orders are lifted, “but not as often, and not to crowded places,” Gates writes in a new blog post. … Read More
Microsoft and University of Washington researchers have teamed up on a new app that promises to alert people automatically if they’ve been in close proximity to someone infected by COVID-19, seeking to strike a balance between the sometimes competing interests of personal privacy and public health. … Read More
Zillow Group is embracing WFH. The Seattle-based real estate company told its employees Friday that they can work from home until at least the end of 2020. … Read More
President Donald Trump’s moratorium on a key immigration pathway is sowing fear in the U.S. … Read More
Rita Hansen was losing sleep and grappling with anxiety. … Read More