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    Elizabeth Warren takes aim at Amazon’s taxes again during speech at Seattle rally
    <img width="1260" height="836" src="https://cdn.geekwire.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/DSC01831-1260x836.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt=""><br>Sen. Elizabeth Warren called out Amazon in its own backyard at a rally in Seattle on Saturday evening. The Democratic presidential candidate again criticized the Seattle-based tech giant for skirting federal taxes at an event that her campaign said drew more than 7,000 people. “You know that last year, Amazon, Eli Lilly, and Halliburton reported billions of dollars in profits and paid zero in taxes,” she said, responding to an attendee during a Q&A session at end of her rally. She added that “rich people and giant corporations ‘ought to be paying their taxes, too.” It was the only Amazon-related… <a href="https://www.geekwire.com/2020/elizabeth-warren-takes-aim-amazons-taxes-speech-seattle-rally/">Read More</a>
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    Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of Feb. 16, 2020
    <img width="1200" height="630" src="https://cdn.geekwire.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/geekwire-week-in-review1.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="GeekWire Week in Review"><br>See the technology stories that people were reading on GeekWire for the week of Feb. 16, 2020.… <a href="https://www.geekwire.com/2020/geekwire-weekly-roundup-2020-02-16/">Read More</a>
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    GeekWire Podcast: Bezos fields criticism despite $10B climate pledge; Seattle braces for The Big One; and more
    <img width="1260" height="1260" src="https://cdn.geekwire.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/geekwirelogo121518-1260x1260.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt=""><br>Here’s what we’re talking about this week on the GeekWire Podcast. PBS’s Frontline profiled the Amazon empire and painted a complicated picture of unrelenting ambition. Frontline spent a year examining Amazon’s impact on commerce, technology and society, and landed interviews with several current executives and former employees. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos didn’t sit for an interview, however. Though the documentary didn’t cover much new ground, it did provide a striking narrative, highlighting new voices and perspectives. The definitive account of Amazon’s perilous ambition: Key scenes from PBS’s epic investigation Watch: Amazon Empire: The Rise and Reign of Jeff Bezos Speaking… <a href="https://www.geekwire.com/2020/geekwire-podcast-bezos-fields-criticism-despite-10b-climate-pledge-seattle-braces-big-one/">Read More</a>
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    How surviving a civil war in Sri Lanka fostered startup passion for this Usermind executive
    <img width="1260" height="840" src="https://cdn.geekwire.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/3Q4B2224-1260x840.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt=""><br>An upside to surviving nightmarish life experiences: it’s great for keeping things in perspective. At least that’s the case for Arun Theivendirarajah, Usermind’s vice president of product. Theivendirarajah grew up in Sri Lanka during part of its prolonged, deadly civil war. His family fled to Canada in 1992 when he was 13 years old. At that point, the war had stretched nine years and some of the island country’s key infrastructure had been destroyed. Though he was the son of a university professor, Theivendirarajah hadn’t been to school for a year before his family left. When you’re living in a… <a href="https://www.geekwire.com/2020/surviving-civil-war-sri-lanka-fostered-startup-passion-usermind-executive/">Read More</a>
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    SETI and other alien-hunting strategies are dealing with new tools — and new troubles
    <img width="900" height="561" src="https://cdn.geekwire.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/200221-panoseti.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="PANOSETI on Lick Observatory"><br>The search for extraterrestrial intelligence, better known as SETI, is taking advantage of a widening array of strategies — ranging from sophisticated laser searches, to a new type of wide-angle optical observatory, to arrangements to conduct the search simultaneously with other scientific efforts. But new technologies are also bringing new challenges: For example, how will radio astronomers deal with the noise created by a fast-growing number of satellites in low Earth orbit? The technological pluses and minuses for the SETI quest, and for other strategies aimed at detecting life beyond our solar system, took the spotlight in Seattle last weekend… <a href="https://www.geekwire.com/2020/seti-alien-hunting-strategies-dealing-new-tools-new-troubles/">Read More</a>
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    New artist renderings show off premium club-style spaces inside Seattle hockey and concert arena
    <img width="1024" height="576" src="https://cdn.geekwire.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/arena4.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt=""><br>While we’ve been able to watch Seattle’s old KeyArena as it has mostly disappeared (except for the roof) on the outside, we’ve yet to have a clear understanding of what the revamped hockey and concert venue will look like on the inside. That changed Friday. Oak View Group unveiled artist renderings of seven spaces inside the new arena at Seattle Center that are designed to eliminate the need for an excessive number of premium suites that generally ring the seating bowl of a venue. NHL Seattle CEO Tod Leiweke is reportedly “very focused on the atmosphere in the bowl” and… <a href="https://www.geekwire.com/2020/new-artist-renderings-show-off-premium-club-style-spaces-inside-seattle-hockey-concert-arena/">Read More</a>
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    GeekWire Calendar Picks: Meet Charles Simonyi; cosmic rays; Star Brews Beer Festival; and more
    <img width="1260" height="839" src="https://cdn.geekwire.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/simonyi-astronaut-1260x839.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt=""><br>— Not many people can say they’ve traveled to space. Not many can say they were also the original developer of software so prevalent today that most people wouldn’t be able to work without them. But Charles Simonyi can claim both of those accomplishments, along with a slew of others. Simonyi started the applications group at Microsoft that built the first version of Word and Excel. He has also been to space as a tourist five times; started his own company (which was subsequently purchased by Microsoft); and created a non-profit foundation that donates millions of dollars to the local… <a href="https://www.geekwire.com/2020/geekwire-calendar-picks-meet-charles-simonyi-cosmic-rays-star-brews-beer-festival/">Read More</a>
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    Source raises $2.5 million to expand its platform for commercial design nationwide
    <img width="1080" height="1080" src="https://cdn.geekwire.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Krowd1.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt=""><br>A Portland, Ore., startup that develops online tools for architects and designers just closed a $2.5 million fundraising round to take its platform national. Source, which rebranded from Krowdsourced, has grown from four to fifteen employees and steadily added customers since launching in 2018. The fresh cash will allow Source to expand across the country, opening new physical locations and widening the reach of its digital platform. Founders Co-Op, Rogue Venture Partners, Rogue Women’s Fund, Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund, MetaProp, and angel investors participated in the round. Source has raised a total of $3.7 million to date.… <a href="https://www.geekwire.com/2020/source-raises-2-5-million-expand-platform-commercial-design-nationwide/">Read More</a>

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