Elon Musk’s SpaceX gets key FCC approval for Starlink satellite internet service

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Starlink on the go? A decision this week by the Federal Communications Commission cleared Elon Musk’s SpaceX to provide its Starlink satellite internet service to cars, trucks, boats and airplanes in motion in the United States. The approval is a key step toward a major expansion of Starlink’s functionality. Starlink satellites are developed at a SpaceX facility near Seattle, in Redmond, Wash. Read more

Fresh food in the freezer: A new startup with Seattle roots aims to change how food is preserved and stored, using tech that keeps meat, fish and produce flavorful at super cold temperatures. Read more.

Life sciences news roundup: Two COVID-19 vaccines developed in Seattle got the nod from regulatory agencies outside the U.S.; ARCH Venture Partners raises close to $3B; and more headlines. 

And in case you missed this week's top stories, here’s a quick rundown:

Interview with Microsoft President Brad Smith: GeekWire co-founder Todd Bishop visited Microsoft’s campus in Redmond, Wash., for a wide-ranging conversation with the company’s president. Read the highlights

Layoffs at Qumulo: The Seattle data storage startup cut 80 jobs in the latest round of layoffs affecting tech companies

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Tech vet marries ex-defense chief: Christina Lomasney, director of commercialization at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, tied the knot with James Mattis, the retired Marine Corps general who served as the 26th U.S. secretary of defense. Read more

Beanless brewer: Seattle startup Atomo raised $40 million to make more sustainable cold brews without beans. Read more

Startup funding numbers: A new analysis of GeekWire's funding list quantifies the impact of the economic slowdown on startups in the region. 

Thanks for reading, and have a great 4th of July weekend. — GeekWire Managing Editor Taylor Soper, taylor@geekwire.com.

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