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 Nov. 14, 2021.
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Meta made a big announcement Tuesday about how it hopes to bring touch to the virtual world through the use of haptic gloves developed by the company’s Reality Labs Research. … Read More
A new Seattle startup led by longtime entrepreneur Rahul Sood is combining a flurry of the latest tech trends — NFTs, blockchain, machine learning, metaverse — into futuristic gaming experiences. … Read More
Washington, Oregon and British Columbia agreed to work together to bring bullet trains or other forms of ultra-high-speed ground transportation to connect the major population centers of the Cascadia region. … Read More
Narrative Science, the Chicago-based company behind the Lexio data storytelling software, will join Seattle-based data visualization company Tableau Software under an agreement to be acquired by Tableau parent company Salesforce. … Read More
The news: Seattle-based real estate startup Aloft raised $20 million to grow its software platform used for home appraisals. … Read More
Real estate technology and services company Place just raised the first outside capital in its history: a $100 million Series A round led by Goldman Sachs Asset Management, at a valuation of more than $1 billion. … Read More
The City of Seattle plans to use new cameras to monitor traffic around the downtown area and automatically ticket drivers who illegally block bus lanes, crosswalks and intersections. … Read More
A proposed class action lawsuit alleges that Seattle-based Zillow Group concealed problems in its home-buying business from shareholders before abruptly shutting the unit down two weeks ago. … Read More
TerraPower, the nuclear power venture backed by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, has chosen a soon-to-be-retired coal-fired power plant in Wyoming as its preferred location for a next-generation demonstration reactor. … Read More
Seattle’s reputation as a technology and innovation hub was further cemented by the release of Deloitte’s 2021 “North American Technology Fast 500.” Deloitte’s rankings are a yearly account of the fastest-growing North American companies in tech, as measured by revenue growth from 2017 to 2020. … Read More