Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of Dec. 3, 2017

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 Dec. 3, 2017.

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Most popular stories on GeekWire

Space Launch System

Boeing’s Dennis Muilenburg says he’ll beat SpaceX to Mars; Elon Musk says ‘Do it’

So what does SpaceX CEO Elon Musk think of Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg’s claim that the first people to set foot on Mars will arrive on a Boeing rocket? … Read More

‘Seismic shift’ in H-1B visa program could mean trouble for tech

A clandestine crackdown on a program big companies use to bring international talent to the U.S. … Read More

John Darrow

Geek of the Week: After 19 years at Amazon, senior principal engineer John Darrow is never bored

John Darrow has been at Amazon since the days when the tech giant was simply “Earth’s Biggest Bookstore,” selling just books and shipping orders out of one Seattle warehouse. … Read More

NFL Seahawks Eagles

Pitch perfect: Neil deGrasse Tyson calls Seahawks play against Eagles a ‘legit Galilean Transformation’

Embed from Getty Images Seattle Seahawks fans don’t need an astrophysicist to tell them that quarterback Russell Wilson is capable of otherworldly heroics on the football field. … Read More

Hot or not: LinkedIn data shows which jobs and skills are on the rise and which are fading

Machine learning is in; Flash is out. Data scientists are in great demand, specialized developers, not so much. … Read More

Microsoft will renovate Silicon Valley campus into its ‘smartest, greenest office yet’

A week after announcing plans for a historic redevelopment of its original Redmond, Wash., headquarters, Microsoft this morning unveiled plans to overhaul its 32-acre campus in Mountain View, Calif., saying the revamped facility will achieve new environmental milestones for tech office buildings. … Read More

Bill Gates

Bill Gates wants you to curl up by the fireplace with these five amazing books he read in 2017

Bill Gates travels the world to all sorts of exotic places and probably gets to meet with pretty much anyone he might have an interest in. … Read More


Listen to this playlist, designed by a psychologist to support subjects tripping on ‘magic’ mushrooms

Listening to music can be a very personal journey for some people, serving as a guiding light or emotional girder, depending on the situation. … Read More

Microsoft plans world-class cricket pitch at Redmond HQ, in first for major U.S. tech campus

In a lot of ways, Microsoft’s big redevelopment project at its headquarters in Redmond, Wash., looks similar to many tech companies around the world —  a dense, modern campus centered around open spaces and an outdoor plaza. … Read More

Apparent Google update glitch disconnects student Chromebooks in schools across the U.S.

It wasn’t a good day to be a leading-edge school district in education technology. … Read More