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 June 24, 2018.
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Most popular stories on GeekWire
Amazon’s new blue crew: Tech giant enlists entrepreneurs to own the ‘last mile,’ delivering packages in Prime vans and uniforms
Amazon is expanding further into package delivery and promising to support a new wave of small business owners with the launch of a program that helps entrepreneurs start and run their own companies — delivering items purchased on Amazon.com in distinctive blue Prime-branded shirts and vans. … Read More
Seattle hits 20 months as the nation’s hottest housing market, but relief for buyers may be on the horizon
Seattle retained its long-running title of the hottest housing market in the country, according to the Case-Shiller national home price report, but there are signs of hope for would-be buyers frustrated by the slim supply in recent years. … Read More
Airbnb opens big new Seattle office with room for 300 people, setting down permanent roots
Airbnb has opened a new office in Seattle with room for more than 300 people, making it the latest tech titan to set down permanent roots in the Emerald City. … Read More
Who will win the cloud? CEOs offer wildly differing picks on the tech titan with the greatest opportunity ahead
Amazon is a pioneer in cloud computing, and the current market leader, but not the tech titan with the greatest future opportunity, according to a panel of technology CEOs who spoke Wednesday at the GeekWire Cloud Tech Summit in Bellevue, Wash. … Read More
Startup Spotlight: For $499 per month, this startup will fold laundry, sort mail, deliver packages and perform other chores around the home
If you’re already getting groceries delivered, dry cleaning picked up, and a dog walker on call 9-to-5 for Fido, you might be ready for the next step: a personal home manager. … Read More
Nintendo’s NES Classic returns to stores after massive hype in limited run, and it’s going fast
If you missed out on the Nintendo NES Classic craze in late 2016, you’re in luck. … Read More
Survey: Which Amazon HQ2 city would you live in?
In Amazon’s remarkable second headquarters competition, talent is the name of the game. … Read More
We asked GeekWire readers which Amazon HQ2 city they would live in — and it’s not what we expected
More than 2,000 GeekWire readers told us which of the 20 cities in the running for Amazon’s second headquarters they would live in — and the answer was a surprise. … Read More
Microsoft establishes formal healthcare group, hires two new health leaders
Like many large tech players, Microsoft has been steadily increasing its healthcare work over the past few years. … Read More
Massive new Apple Store in Seattle set to debut on June 30
Apple has, for the first time, publicly acknowledged plans for a new store in Seattle and given an opening date: June 30. … Read More