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 Sept. 9, 2018.
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Jeff Bezos on new foundation, Amazon HQ2 status, Trump media criticism, and why he was fine being second-richest person
Jeff Bezos was drawn to focus a large portion of his new $2 billion philanthropic foundation on preschool education because of the “powerful compounding effect” that comes from getting kids started with with the right education, the Amazon founder and CEO told an audience in Washington, D.C., on Thursday night. … Read More
After a Tuesday morning drive that was a morning dry for KEXP‘s traditional radio listeners, the Seattle station is back on the air with its over-the-air signal. … Read More
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Microsoft releases details on last week’s big Azure outage, during which servers were damaged but no data was lost
A severe lightning storm in the San Antonio area last week not only disrupted the power supply to Microsoft Azure’s data center in the region, it knocked the cooling systems offline, damaging “a significant amount” of equipment. … Read More
After an interesting year for Google Cloud’s artificial intelligence group, Andrew Moore, dean of computer science at Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Mellon University, will become head of the division at the end of the year, with current leader Fei Fei Li returning to Stanford in a move that Google said was all part of the original plan. … Read More
SpaceIL’s lunar lander is go for launch as a secondary payload on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket that’s due to send a telecommunications satellite into geosynchronous orbit, Seattle-based Spaceflight announced today. … Read More
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has unveiled his eagerly-awaited philanthropic initiative, announcing a new “Bezos Day One Fund” that will focus on efforts to help homeless families and improve preschool education, with an initial commitment of $2 billion. … Read More
Magic Leap finally reveals what’s going on at its Seattle office, and role in larger vision for augmented reality
Two years ago, the secretive augmented reality company Magic Leap established a Seattle office nearly 3,300 miles away from its headquarters in Plantation, Fla. … Read More
The multibillion-dollar question: What in the world (or universe) will Jeff Bezos do with his riches?
Jeff Bezos transformed the modern economy, using disruptive thinking to reshape how people buy products and read books, and how companies access computing and deliver goods. … Read More
Zulily co-founder and former CEO Darrell Cavens is stepping away from the e-commerce company that he jokingly refers to as his “third child” ― for real this time. … Read More