Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of July 19, 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 July 19, 2020.

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Most popular stories on GeekWire

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Washington state rose 71% over the past week, reaching a new weekly high of more than 6,800 reported cases, according to GeekWire’s calculations from state Department of Health data. … Read More

Washington is tightening restrictions on gatherings and businesses as coronavirus cases surge across the state. … Read More

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates addressed various coronavirus-related topics in a 30-minute interview with CBS News’ Norah O’Donnell that aired Wednesday. … Read More

Mukund Mohan, a Seattle-area tech executive who spent time at Amazon and Microsoft, has been charged by federal prosecutors with seeking over $5.5 million in loans through the U.S. … Read More

A combination of record-low mortgage rates, remote work policies, and other factors are driving homeowners in cities such as Seattle and San Francisco to look elsewhere for a new place to live. … Read More

One can take a reductionist view of career success as a series of lucky breaks or the result of relentless hard work. … Read More

Microsoft-owned LinkedIn is laying off 6% of its employee base as fewer companies use its platform due to a reduced need for hiring amid the pandemic. … Read More

Seattle’s professional hockey team finally has a name — and it’s time to get Kraken. … Read More

The seemingly unstoppable trend of tech companies and talent concentrating in a few cities hit a brick wall in March. … Read More

We couldn’t get together in person, but we still found a way to celebrate the best in Pacific Northwest tech on Thursday as the GeekWire Awards went virtual. … Read More

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