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Silicon Valley heavyweight doubles down on Seattle startup: Andreessen Horowitz is pouring more cash behind Irreverent Labs, a new company led by Microsoft vets building a blockchain-based fighting game that pits chicken-esque fighters against each other. Read more

Seagen CEO takes leave of absence: Clay Siegall, the CEO, president and chairman of the Bothell, Wash.-based biotech giant, is being investigated by the company amid allegations of domestic violence, which he has denied. 

RealNetworks CEO wants to take company private: Rob Glaser, who founded the streaming media pioneer and took it public nearly 25 years ago, made an unsolicited bid as RealNetworks faces the looming threat of delisting from the NASDAQ. Read more.

Microsoft launches new security services: The tech giant is aiming to boost its growing cybersecurity business with the new offerings. Read more. 

Q&A with Seattle’s new economic development chief: In a city facing record economic and social upheaval, Markham McIntyre knows he has his work cut out for him. Some solutions to the city’s issues could be found through an improved relationship with the tech community. Read more.

Amazon donates $1M to fuel STEM education: The tech giant is collaborating with Seattle’s Pacific Science Center to reach more underserved students.

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