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Catch up on the latest funding news for Seattle startups: 

  • ‘Safest credit card ever’: Possible Finance, which offers small loans and just raised $20 million, is expanding with a new credit card that does not charge interest or late fees. (Above, from left: co-founders Prasad Mahendra, Tyler Conant, and Tony Huang, CEO)

  • Data startup raises $63M: Edge Delta helps companies analyze their observability data "at its source."

  • Gaming infrastructure startup lands $60M: SoftBank and Sony are among the backers of AccelByte. 

Latest Amazon news:

The robots aren't coming for your jobs: That's at least according to the people building robotic automation tools. Here's our latest dispatch from Pittsburgh.

Return of travel boosts Expedia: The Seattle company reported Q1 revenue of $2.2 billion, up 81% year-over-year, but shares fell during Tuesday trading.

Bungie’s ‘digital-first’ workplace: The Bellevue, Wash.-based game developer is giving employees more flexibility for where they work, even as it expands its physical office footprint. “Our studios will be a place our teams want to spend time in — not have to,” CEO Pete Parsons told GeekWire. Read more.

Thanks for reading, and have a great day. — GeekWire reporter Kurt Schlosser, kurt@geekwire.com, and GeekWire managing editor Taylor Soper, taylor@geekwire.com.

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