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Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of May 21, 2023



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 May 21, 2023.

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Most popular stories on GeekWire

Amazon responded to reports Monday that some employees at the company’s corporate headquarters in Seattle plan to walk off the job to protest recent actions at the company, including layoffs and a return-to-office mandate. … Read More

Michael Smyers, a software engineer and startup entrepreneur who played a formative role in Seattle tech companies Zipwhip and Coinme, died April 30, seven months after learning he had colon cancer. … Read More

Salesforce confirmed Friday that it will list Tableau Software’s headquarters building in Seattle on the sublease market. … Read More

Amazon workers are back. And so is the traffic. … Read More


The COVID-19 pandemic brought about significant transformations to cities worldwide. … Read More

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is offering up to $100,000 each to projects that test new ways of using AI to overcome everyday obstacles and solve seemingly intractable problems in low- and middle-income countries. … Read More

Jeff Bezos and his girlfriend Lauren Sanchez are reportedly engaged, four years after the couple first went public with their relationship. … Read More

The Seattle area’s corporate leaders and their veteran employees need to get back to the office regularly for the sake of the region and the next generation of workers, T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert told a crowd of more than 700 technology, business, and political leaders on Thursday afternoon. … Read More

Sarah Rhoads, who previously led Amazon’s aviation operations as vice president of Amazon Global Air, was promoted to lead the Worldwide Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) and Global Operations Learning and Development (GOLD) organizations. … Read More

Wizards of the Coast held a press summit earlier this month to announce plans for the Dungeons & Dragons tabletop role-playing game for the next six months, which includes a revival of the Planescape campaign setting, as well as its efforts toward outreach, diversity, inclusion, regaining fans’ trust, and growing its audience. … Read More

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