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 Sept. 5, 2021.
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Most popular stories on GeekWire
A new study finds that Microsoft’s companywide shift to remote work has hurt communication and collaboration among different business groups inside the company, threatening employee productivity and long-term innovation. … Read More
The Washington State Department of Agriculture said Friday that it has located a new Asian giant hornet nest — the second of 2021 — just a couple weeks after removing a sizable colony of the invasive species from a tree east of Blaine, Wash. … Read More
Microsoft President Brad Smith says the U.S. … Read More
Opendoor, the online real estate giant that lets people directly buy and sell homes online, has acquired Seattle-based startup Pro.com and San Francisco-based Skylight. … Read More
When COVID-19 served up a global crisis that threatened to sink his startup, Keenan O’Leary shifted his plans to help address another emergency: widespread homelessness. … Read More
Microsoft made another key hire for a new consumer technology group on Wedneday, adding former Facebook and Google product leader Amit Fulay as vice president of product. … Read More
University of Washington scientists will help decode how variations in DNA influence health and disease with $16 million in new funding. … Read More
CaaMTech, a Seattle-area startup developing new psychedelic agents, has raised $22 million in funding, the company announced this week. … Read More
Bill Gates’ Cascade Investment LLC is acquiring a controlling stake in Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the company announced Wednesday. … Read More
Yoky Matsuoka is known for her pioneering work in neurorobotics, assisting humans by connecting the central nervous system to the central processing unit. … Read More