GeekWire Podcast: Amazon’s flying security camera, and Microsoft’s $7.5B gaming deal

Here’s what we’re talking about on the GeekWire Podcast this week:

Ring, the Amazon-owned smart doorbell and security company, unveiled a flying indoor camera on Thursday morning. Sure, it’s cool technology that may make your home safer, but what about the privacy implications?

There was big news in the gaming industry from Amazon and Microsoft this week. Amazon will try again to make its mark in games, this time with a new cloud-based gaming service called Luna. And Microsoft is spending $7.5 billion to buy the parent company of Bethesda Softworks, maker of popular games such as The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, Wolfenstein, and DOOM.

And Microsoft’s Teams collaboration software will add a much-desired capability next month: the ability to create ad hoc breakout rooms. Plus, they’re adding something we didn’t know we were missing, a “virtual commute” feature, in partnership with meditation app Headspace.

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With GeekWire’s Todd Bishop and Taylor Soper. Produced by Curt Milton. Theme music by Daniel L.K. Caldwell.

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