Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of March 1, 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 March 1, 2020.

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Most popular stories on GeekWire

Along with his concern for the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, Avi Schiffmann was concerned about the spread of misinformation. … Read More

An Amazon employee at the company’s Seattle headquarters has tested positive for the novel coronavirus spreading across the country, according to an internal email obtained by GeekWire. … Read More

Follow @geekwire for updates. Send us a news tip. … Read More

Microsoft is recommending that all of its Seattle-area employees who can do their jobs from home do so for the next three weeks, through March 25, in the latest effort to thwart the spread of the novel coronavirus. … Read More

Amazon is now asking all of its Seattle-area employees who can do their jobs from home to do so until the end of March amid an ongoing coronavirus outbreak in the region. … Read More

The work-from-home guidance from Seattle’s largest employers in response to the coronavirus outbreak is already affecting the city’s normally treacherous morning traffic. … Read More

The University of Washington is taking a novel approach to combat the spread of coronavirus around the world. … Read More

A Facebook contractor based in Seattle tested positive for coronavirus, the company confirmed Wednesday. … Read More

Trevor Bedford

An evolutionary analysis based on the genome sequences of COVID-19 coronavirus samples taken from patients in the Seattle area suggests that the number of infections doubles roughly every six days, which translates into hundreds of infections over the course of the past six weeks. … Read More

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As the coronavirus epidemic widens, public health officials in Seattle-King County are recommending that people work at home if possible — and that large gatherings of people should be postponed if feasible. … Read More

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