Cashierless concessions: We tested Amazon’s new retail tech at Seahawks stadium

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Amazon’s retail tech gets the cheers at Seahawks stadium: Russell Wilson returned with the Denver Broncos on Monday night and was loudly booed, but a new store at Lumen Field was a hit with fans. The District Market features Amazon’s Just Walk Out cashierless technology and helps fans skip traditional concession stand lines. Read more and see fan reaction.

Bill Gates encouraged by U.S. climate initiatives: The Microsoft co-founder expressed optimism on two climate-related fronts during a fireside chat at the Cascadia Vision 2050 conference in Blaine, Wash. GeekWire co-founder Todd Bishop is reporting from the event, hosted by the Cascadia Innovation Corridor cross-border initiative, which includes civic and business leaders from Oregon, Washington state and British Columbia.

Madrona raises new funds: The Seattle venture capital firm has raised its largest fund ever, reeling in $690 million across two investing vehicles that will help it back more startups in its backyard and beyond.

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Grim — but hopeful — outlook from Gates Foundation: “As bad as the data makes it seem, the real situation might be even worse,” reads the introduction from Melinda French Gates and Bill Gates, in their foundation’s sixth annual Goalkeepers Report. Here’s the recap

Out-of-this world design proposals for Bezos building: Architects have submitted some unique proposals for the planned Bezos Learning Center at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum, and the public can weigh in. Read more.

Amazon VP of workplace health and safety leaving: Heather MacDougall’s departure comes at a time when Amazon has faced intense scrutiny over productivity and injury rates in its warehouse facilities. Read more.

Amazon releases updated Kindle: The company’s newest flagship e-reader has a battery life of up to six weeks and will cost $99.99. Read more

Redfin alum raise cash for new real estate startup: Far Homes emerged from stealth mode Tuesday and announced it raised $2.25 million to fuel growth of its portal to buy and sell homes in Mexico.

Viral video shows how hikers escaped wildfire: Two Washington state men used GPS and their outdoor skills after coming close to extreme danger during a mountain hike. Read more. 

Seattle startup spins out new business: Financial tech services company ModusBox is splitting PortX into a separate entity and has raised $10 million to fuel the process.

Funko teams with Snoop Dogg: The Everett, Wash.-based maker of toys and collectibles is opening a retail location in Los Angeles with the famed rapper. 

Amazon’s ‘Big’ Emmys win: Music star Lizzo’s reality TV series “Watch Out for the Big Grrrls” gave Prime Video reason to celebrate at the Emmy Awards. 

Tech Moves: Lumen hires a former Microsoft exec as CEO; Seattle Children’s taps new research officer; and more personnel changes

Wizards of the Coast lawsuit: The Renton, Wash.-based company behind Dungeons & Dragons wants to prevent the release of a Wisconsin company’s upcoming tabletop game, citing conflicts over both intellectual property rights and allegedly “racist and transphobic content.” Read more

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