Top Stories on GeekWire for the week of October 9, 2022 – GeekWire

Keep up to date with the latest tech and startup news from the past week. Here are the most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of October 9, 2022.

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The most popular stories on GeekWire

What was that flash in the sky on Wednesday night? … Read more

Seattle’s identity is synonymous with drizzle, foam, eerie grunge music and compulsive coffee drinking fueled by its notoriously humid and gray weather. … Read more

Melinda French Gates this week proposed a different timeline for the future of the Gates Foundation than the one presented last month by her ex-husband Bill Gates. … Read more

William Shatner’s journey to the final frontier aboard a Blue Origin spacecraft last fall seemed like the perfect opportunity to spark deep joy and celebration in a man who had played a space traveler in television for decades. … Read more

Yejin Choi, professor of computer science at the University of Washington and senior research director at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2) in Seattle, has won an $800,000 “genius grant” awarded annually by the John D. … Read the rest

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center on Wednesday announced a massive $710.5 million philanthropic donation from Jackie and Mike Bezos, parents of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, pledged on behalf of the Bezos family. … Read more

Microsoft will make Windows, Office, Teams and other programs available for existing new Meta Quest Pro and Meta Quest 2 virtual reality headsets as part of an expanded partnership with Facebook’s parent company. … Read more

With cranes still circling overhead and construction continuing in the Spring District in Bellevue, Wash., Meta officially opened the doors to its own offices in the sprawling development on Tuesday. … Read more

Blue Origin office building

The workforce at Blue Origin, the space business of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, has grown by leaps and bounds, as has the need for office and lab space. … Read more

Microsoft has previewed a new app that will attempt to help businesses, workers and property facility managers meet some of the emerging challenges of the new era of hybrid working. … Read more

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