Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of Aug. 5, 2018

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 Aug. 5, 2018.

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Most popular stories on GeekWire

Airline employee steals plane from Sea-Tac, does aerial tricks with F-15s in pursuit before crashing on island south of Seattle

A distressed Horizon Air employee stole one of the airline’s planes from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Friday night and roamed through the air with F-15 fighter jets in pursuit until the plane crashed on Ketron Island, southwest of Seattle, authorities said. … Read More

Microsoft adds Slack to official list of Office rivals as workplace collaboration wars escalate

Microsoft considers Slack enough of a threat to its Office business to officially list the popular workplace communication and collaboration tool as a competitor for the first time in its annual 10-K report to the Securities and Exchange Commission. … Read More

The stars align for a near-perfect Perseid meteor shower: Here’s how to catch it

The outlook for this year’s Perseid meteor shower is checking all the boxes. … Read More

How this cancer therapy went from scientific underdog to potential cure

Nearly 40 years ago, scientists had what seemed like a crazy idea: What if we could reprogram cancer patients’ immune systems to wipe out their disease? … Read More

Satya Nadella offloads $36M in Microsoft stock in biggest sale in his tenure as CEO

Satya Nadella sold $36 million in Microsoft stock, his biggest sell off since becoming CEO in 2014. … Read More

T-Mobile takes its 5G wireless pitch on a road trip with giant ‘Tech Truck’

The Internet may not be a big truck (it’s a series of tubes of course), but in a way, the Internet is inside a big truck—the T-Mobile Tech Truck. … Read More

Is this Ofo bike graveyard in Dallas a glimpse into Seattle’s future?

Checkout the bike share program now. What a waste! … Read More

Financially strapped Planetary Resources gets set to auction off equipment at HQ

In a fresh sign of the financial straits facing Planetary Resources, the asteroid mining company will be auctioning off hundreds of items from its headquarters in Redmond, Wash., ranging from industrial-strength CNC machine tools and 3-D printers to laptops and folding chairs. … Read More

OfferUp is raising a ton of cash as it battles Craigslist, eBay, Facebook and others

OfferUp is raising a huge round of funding as the mobile marketplace continues to grow and battle a crowded field of competitors. … Read More

Looking to reboot digital efforts, Nordstrom taps Edmond Mesrobian as new CTO

Nordstrom is doubling down on its technology efforts, naming Edmond Mesrobian as the retailer’s new chief technology officer. … Read More