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GeekWire Mid-Week Update

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Amazon shareholders approve 20:1 stock split, vote down record 15 proposals at annual meeting
Faced with a barrage of proposals on issues ranging from unionization to the environment, a majority of Amazon shareholders followed the board’s lead and rejected an unprecedented slate of issues up for consideration Wednesday morning.
Has Amazon found its fourth pillar? Revisiting a key question for the company’s future
One year ago, the last question put to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos during his final shareholder meeting as the company’s CEO was an important one.
Meet the Seattle-area teen geeks that just won awards at an international science fair
The bleak and all-too-common spectacle of roadkill was upsetting to Vedant Srinivas — particularly when his uncle and cousin’s beloved German Shepherd-Rottweiler mix was fatally hit by a car.
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‘Way cooler than standing in line’: Mariners fans get first crack at Amazon tech in new ballpark market
The Seattle Mariners and their fans would certainly be happy to have a few more walk-off wins this season.
About to take early stage startup job? Amid concern of downturn, CEO says to ask these hard questions
In addition to the usual questions about pay and benefits and culture and so on, a climate of economic uncertainty in the tech sector should have job seekers asking tougher questions of their potential startup employers.
Inside an Amazon robotic sortation center: How automation is changing the ‘middle mile’
IMPERIAL, Pa. — For a first-hand look at how robots and automation are changing logistics, we recently visited “PIT9,” an Amazon facility that opened last fall in the hills of Western Pennsylvania, outside of Pittsburgh.
Microsoft acquisition drama continues, as Activision subsidiary’s QA team votes to unionize
The quality-assurance department at Wisconsin-based Call of Duty developer Raven Software has voted to unionize, which could significantly impact its parent company, Activision Blizzard, with potential ripple effects for Microsoft’s Activision acquisition, and for the video game industry as a whole.
Why this Florida venture capitalist is touring Seattle’s tech scene
When Pablo Casilimas gave his girlfriend, a travel nurse, a list of cities he would prefer to live in, he put Seattle near the top, lured by the city’s tech and startup ecosystem.  Now he’s getting a taste of the Emerald City.
This mobile gas startup just landed $125M to fuel up fleets for Amazon, UPS, others
The news: Booster Fuels raised $125 million to fuel growth of its mobile gas service used by fleet operators including Amazon, UPS, Imperfect Foods, and others.
Microsoft Build: New AI dev tools turn pictures into apps, summarize text, and write code automatically
Microsoft’s annual Build developer conference, which starts Tuesday morning, will provide a new glimpse of the ways that artificial intelligence is automating software development, and helping developers provide AI tools to end users.
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Friday, April 22, 2022

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Monday, April 11, 2022

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Friday, October 29, 2021

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Old Age & Tranquility In Hometown Cha Cha Cha Kdrama

Monday, October 25, 2021

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Friday, September 17, 2021

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