Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of Feb. 23, 2020

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 Feb. 23, 2020.

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Most popular stories on GeekWire

Starship SN1 anomaly

A prototype for SpaceX’s Starship super-rocket was destroyed tonight during a pressure test on its pad at the company’s South Texas facility. … Read More

Expedia Group is laying off 12 percent of its workforce, about 3,000 employees, in an effort to “streamline and focus” the Seattle-based online travel giant under chairman Barry Diller following the ouster of its CEO and CFO late last year. … Read More

Amazon Go is going full grocery. Two years after launching a chain of convenience stores without cashiers or checkout lines, Amazon is opening its first “Amazon Go Grocery” store in Seattle on Tuesday morning, enlarging the footprint for surveillance-style shopping and signaling a larger challenge to the broader world of brick-and-mortar retail. … Read More

Editor’s note: This story and headline were updated to clarify that the average wage numbers include non-wage cash payments such as bonuses, travel expenses, 401K plans, and stock options. … Read More

A former Microsoft worker was convicted of 18 federal felonies after he stole $10 million worth of digital currency from his ex-employer and used the funds to finance extravagant purchases, including a $1.2 million lakefront home and $160,000 Tesla vehicle. … Read More

While governments and citizens across the globe prepare and react in assorted way to various stages of the coronavirus pandemic, Bill Gates says there “is no time to waste” and a number of things should be happening immediately to deal with the crisis. … Read More

Adam Bosworth, a veteran tech executive known for his work at companies including Microsoft, Salesforce and Google, is leaving his role as an Amazon Web Services vice president but says the mysterious project he has been leading will be unveiled “relatively soon,” and has “as much potential as any I’ve ever built.” Bosworth, who joined Amazon in 2016, said in a post on LinkedIn that he will work as an independent consultant for a small number of clients. … Read More

Amazon made headlines Tuesday with the debut of its newest cashierless grocery store concept in Seattle. … Read More

Recessions typically don’t help businesses and cities. … Read More

Police have released a Bellevue, Wash. man suspected of second-degree murder after his wife’s body was found in Hawaii. … Read More

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