Get caught up on the latest technology and startup news from the past week. Here are the most Popular Stories on GeekWire for the week of Dec. 9, 2018.
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‘Spam’ bomb threats at schools and businesses nationwide demand Bitcoin ransom payments
A series of what appear to be unfounded bomb threats were made via email to organizations and individuals across the nation Thursday, grinding businesses to a halt and forcing the evacuation of numerous buildings containing thousands of people. … Read More
NYC Council grills Amazon over HQ2: ‘You’re worth $1 trillion. Why do you need our $3 billion?’
Amazon got a healthy dose of New York brashness Wednesday as city councilmembers grilled company executives and their economic development partners over the plan to build a 25,000-person office in Queens. … Read More
Watching the Seattle Seahawks win is fun again — especially with these viral videos on Twitter
Update: Wednesday, 8:30 p.m. PT: What does the guy making viral videos about the Seattle Seahawks’ recent success think about his own success in attracting followers and a good deal of attention on social media? … Read More
Microsoft Teams usage passes Slack in new survey; IT pros expect its presence to double by 2020
Microsoft Teams is now being used by more organizations than its rival Slack, according to a new survey that shows how far the Redmond tech giant’s collaboration app has come in less than two years. … Read More
#SurfaceDrop: Seahawks star Russell Wilson births new celebration with Microsoft tablet during big win
Russell Wilson may have inadvertently invented the geekiest touchdown celebration of the NFL season. … Read More
Retro software softwear: Microsoft shows off a Windows 95 ‘ugly sweater’ and fans want it now
What if a so-called “ugly sweater” is actually just the type of throwback apparel that people would want to wear? … Read More
Microsoft tops Forbes ‘Just 100’ list of most responsible companies
Microsoft has taken the top spot on the annual “Just 100” list of the most responsible U.S. … Read More
How this ex-Amazon manager turned $300 into a fast-growing startup without outside investment
Michael Lagoni’s startup journey began five years ago with just $300 inside a tiny 400 square-foot Capitol Hill apartment. … Read More
Tech leaders denounce new ‘public charge’ policy limiting green card eligibility
Leaders of more than 120 U.S. companies are speaking out against what they see as an effort to dramatically curb legal immigration into the United States without approval from Congress. … Read More
Amid reports of abandoned projects, Amazon says it’s still ‘excited’ about physical bookstores
Amazon Books was the tech giant’s first take on brick-and-mortar retail, starting in Seattle in 2015 and setting off a new era for a company that made its name as the leader of the e-commerce revolution. … Read More
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