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GeekWire Summit: We’re less than a day away from our biggest event of the year, the 2022 GeekWire Summit, Thursday and Friday in Seattle. If you haven’t registered yet, limited tickets are available here to attend in-person or online. Here are the key details to know if you’re attending. GeekWire reporters will be chronicling the action — follow along with our special coverage section.

Seattle hacker avoids prison time: A former Amazon Web Services engineer who was found guilty in a massive scheme to steal personal information from Capital One customers and others was sentenced to five years probation

Amazon invests in VC firms: The tech giant is putting $150 million in various funds that support startups led by underrepresented founders

Goodbye, Glow: Amazon’s video calling device for kids is getting nixed, just a year after launch. 

Tech Moves: Wizards of the Coast hires Microsoft exec to lead Dungeons & Dragons; Absci adds chief innovation officer; and more personnel changes.

ServiceNow to acquire Seattle startup: The Silicon Valley tech giant is buying Era Software, which helps developers manage observability data. Read more.

⚾ Play(off) ball! The Seattle Mariners announced game times for the upcoming Wild Card playoff series against the Toronto Blue Jays. GeekWire Summit attendees: Mariners’ apparel is strongly encouraged on Friday! 

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

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