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. 11, 2019.

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Ever since switching from an Apple MacBook to a Windows 10-powered Lenovo ThinkPad last year, I’ve kept using my iPhone. … Read More

Seattle real estate startup Flyhomes is reloading its war chest with $141 million in new funding to carve out a spot in the competitive race to transform how homes are bought and sold. … Read More

I don’t dislike Fire Emblem: Three Houses, but I don’t feel challenged by it — and that’s weird. … Read More

Editor’s note: Story updated with comments from Adrian Hanauer’s press conference. … Read More

The windows outside the ground floor of Amazon’s new re:Invent tower in Seattle are carefully blocked, shielding the bustling activity inside from public view. … Read More

Microsoft today updated its privacy policies to disclose that employees and contractors are listening to audio from some Skype calls and conversations with the tech giant’s digital assistant The change comes after Vice’s Motherboard reported that humans were listening to recordings from Cortana and Skype Translator, a real-time translation service that lets people chat while speaking different languages. … Read More

New Glenn

Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture is protesting the rules of the game for awarding future national security launch contracts, while continuing to play against SpaceX, United Launch Alliance and Northrop Grumman. … Read More

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Jim Xiao learned about building enterprise platforms at Microsoft China. … Read More

Ninja is not happy. The video game streaming star posted a video Sunday accusing Amazon-owned Twitch of using his channel to advertise other streams, including pornography. … Read More

Microsoft’s Cortana will soon be removed from the Johnson Controls GLAS smart thermostat, a device once thought to be a flagship smart home product for the digital assistant when it was first unveiled two years ago. … Read More





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