Weekly Review: The Most Popular Stories on GeekWire for the Week of January 2, 2022

Check out the latest technology and startup news from the past week. Here are the most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of January 2, 2022.

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The most popular stories on GeekWire

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated with comments from Pedro Domingos and additional information. … Continue reading

The news: A group of seasoned entrepreneurs and technologists have come together to lead a new startup in Seattle that aims to “increase your productivity.” The Details: Augment AI Corp is still in stealth mode, but GeekWire has learned that the startup has just raised a $ 3.45 million seed round and is running the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2 ) in Seattle. … Continue reading

According to a permit application, Amazon has leased another large office space in Redmond, Washington, naming the tech giant as the future tenant of a building to be renovated in the Redmond Hilltop business park. … Continue reading

Amazon package

Amazon is helping its home state of Washington, which announced today it is distributing 5.5 million rapid tests as the number of COVID-19 cases hits an all-time high. … Continue reading

Almost all of us have leftover items that we don’t want or need, and recent holidays may have put a few goods on the pile. … Continue reading

Birkan Uzun, a former software engineer at Amazon who joined Seattle’s Madrona Venture Group last year looking for the seven highest peaks on seven continents, died Friday in a skiing accident outside of Bend, Oregon. … Continue reading

At a time of mounting uncertainty about the future of work and physical office space, Seattle-based founder and CEO of outdoor retailer Evo is doubling what it takes to draw people back. … Continue reading

James Webb Space Telescope Celebration

Two weeks after its Christmas start, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope finished unpacking today and delighted astronomers. … Continue reading

Amazon is testing a new professional device that can extend the range of a single access point on its wireless network in the neighborhood of Sidewalk by up to five miles or more. … Continue reading

Relativity Space, the Seattle-based startup that now builds 3D-printed missiles in Southern California, has hired a Microsoft executive to lead its growing software engineering team and expand its AI-powered factory operating system. Scott Van Vliet, who led the team behind the Microsoft Teams collaboration platform as corporate vice president, will oversee more than 150 Relativity employees in the integrative software and additive manufacturing teams as senior vice president of software engineering. … Continue reading

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