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 Jan. 15, 2023.
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The man clicks a button on a device settled on his ears like a giant headphone set. … Read More
It’s cool to see a fireball — but even cooler to capture it on video. … Read More
As his city tries to emerge from the pandemic, Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell is thinking about how to revitalize downtown amid long-term changes in work habits that pull people away from the urban core. … Read More
Follow-up: Full memo: Microsoft to cut 10k jobs, about 5% of workforce, and take $1.2B restructuring charge Microsoft is gearing up to lay off more employees this week, according to multiple reports. … Read More
[Editor’s Note: Timing of layoffs corrected since original post.] Citing a need to “align our cost structure with our revenue and where we see customer demand,” Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella told employees Wednesday that the company will cut 10,000 jobs between now and the end of March. … Read More
Big Tech’s big boom is over. But the sector overall is a long way from a bust. … Read More
At least 2,300 Amazon employees in the Seattle region are losing their jobs as part of the company’s layoffs, according to a notice filed with the Washington state Employment Security Department on Wednesday afternoon. … Read More
Maryland-based IonQ says it’s opening a 65,000-square-foot research and manufacturing facility in Bothell, Wash., to build quantum computers. … Read More
— Kristie D’Ambrosio-Correll, the former chief technology officer at Lululemon Studio, joined Seattle startup Littlebird as CTO. … Read More
Seattle Public Schools is joining a growing number of school districts banning ChatGPT, the natural language chatbot from OpenAI that has sparked widespread attention in recent weeks. … Read More