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 4, 2021.
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Amazon is probably not smiling this morning about an apparent protest movement started by a driver who is placing cardboard boxes upside down during deliveries to make it look like the company’s logo is a frown. … Read More
The death of Kurt Cobain 27 years ago today left fans of Nirvana forever wondering what new music the celebrated grunge band might have produced over the years. … Read More
In 10 days, Washington state will open up COVID-19 vaccinations to anyone 16 and over who wants a shot. … Read More
— Rad Power Bikes co-founder Ty Collins has stepped down from the rapidly growing e-bike startup. … Read More
On April 15, anyone in Washington state who is 16 or older can roll up their sleeve and get a shot of COVID-19 vaccine. … Read More
SpaceX is leasing a 124,907-square-foot building complex that’s under construction in Redmond Ridge Business Park, east of Seattle, according to the latest industrial real estate market report from Kidder Mathews. … Read More
Former Facebook exec Vijaye Raji leads new startup Statsig to help developers build features quickly
New startup: Vijaye Raji, a tech vet who previously led Facebook’s 5,000-person engineering outpost in Seattle, is CEO and founder of Statsig, a Seattle-area company that just formed to help developers build and launch features quickly. … Read More
T-Mobile launches home internet service and small town initiative as part of latest ‘Un-carrier’ move
The news: T-Mobile made a series of announcements Wednesday as part of its latest ‘Un-carrier’ initiative, including the official launch of its new home internet service, 5G phone offerings, and new investment in rural areas. … Read More
The unionization votes are now in the hands of the National Labor Relations Board and the two factions have completed their challenges to individual ballots in the year-long battle to organize nearly 6,000 Amazon warehouse workers in Bessemer, Ala. The next two days are going to determine which of the two sides has the upper hand: Amazon, which aggressively opposed unionization in the Alabama fulfillment center, or the Retail Wholesale and Department Store Union, which has been trying to convince the plant’s workers to form the retail company’s first unionized employee group. So what happens now? … Read More
Starbucks is launching a new effort to cut down on waste from its ubiquitous beverage cups with a limited trial in Seattle of a “Borrow a Cup” program. … Read More