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. 26, 2021.
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Amazon’s long-awaited New World launched on Steam on Tuesday morning, and in news that should have Amazon execs breathing a little easier today, the early buzz around the game continues to be solid. … Read More
New funding: As wildfires continue to burn in the Western U.S., reforestation startup DroneSeed on Wednesday announced a $36 million Series A round. … Read More
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella offered new details about the company’s unsuccessful attempt to acquire TikTok a year ago on Monday night at the Code Conference. … Read More
Project Veritas, a right-wing activist group with a history of trying to discredit mainstream media organizations, has filed a defamation lawsuit against the University of Washington and Stanford University over a blog post that analyzed the online spread of a Veritas ballot-harvesting claim. … Read More
In the latest chapter of a long-running space spat, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk took aim at his billionaire rival Jeff Bezos today with a barrage of double entendres that were delivered from the stage at this week’s Code Conference. … Read More
Bungie is expanding from Bellevue, Wash. into Seattle. … Read More
Seattle-based Truveta will leverage Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform to analyze health data under a new partnership with the software giant announced Wednesday. … Read More
Amazon introduced a home robot called Astro, under development for the past several years, using artificial intelligence and other advanced technologies to operate autonomously in the home. … Read More
In June, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced that it hired Angela Jones, the well-regarded CEO of Washington STEM, the statewide education nonprofit that connects underserved students with STEM education and opportunities. … Read More
Two industrial designers who helped create and launch the first Amazon Go cashierless convenience store have a new baby, as some founders like to refer to their startups. … Read More