Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of Sept. 13, 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 Sept. 13, 2020.

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Most popular stories on GeekWire

Bill Gates Sr., a respected lawyer, devoted civic leader, trusted mentor, and influential philanthropist who helped to shape Seattle’s tech industry even before his son co-founded Microsoft, died Monday of Alzheimer’s disease. … Read More

Snowflake came out with a bang in its public debut, raising $3.4 billion in the largest software IPO ever. … Read More

Facebook is yet again expanding in the Seattle region, its largest engineering hub outside of Silicon Valley. … Read More

Guest Commentary: Seattle, like much of the world today, is reeling. … Read More

While Elon Musk plans to keep on (electric) truckin’, don’t expect him to pick up a hitchhiking Bill Gates. … Read More

The U.S. Postal Service generated $1.6 billion in profit from Amazon in its 2019 fiscal year, on $3.9 billion in revenue from its business with the e-commerce giant. … Read More

Waking up Saturday morning, my window blinds glowed with a ghoulish yellow thanks to the blanket of wildfire smoke that was smothering Washington, Oregon and California. … Read More

Two years after deploying a shipping-container-size data center to the depths off Scotland’s Orkney Islands, Microsoft has reeled it back in, scrubbed off algae and barnacles and assessed the findings of the unique underwater project. … Read More

Penny Arcade co-creator Jerry Holkins

The Penny Arcade Expo, better known as PAX, has become a major fan convention and games industry event since starting in the Seattle area in 2004, spawning sister events around the country and on the other side of the world. … Read More

For all the remembrances tied to the passing of Bill Gates Sr., who died Monday at age 94, perhaps no story is more surprising or entertaining than one told over the years by Howard Schultz, former chairman and CEO of Starbucks. … Read More

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