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 Nov. 15, 2020.
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Fees charged to restaurants by delivery companies will be capped in Washington state as the food industry is placed under new restrictions amid another COVID-19 surge. … Read More
Once the pandemic passes and everyone can stop thinking about relocating to Butte, perhaps we can reconnect with the imaginative spirit that fuels what it means to live in a high-tech city. … Read More
Jeff Bezos on Monday announced the 16 environmental organizations that will receive $791 million as the first round of grantees for his $10 billion Bezos Earth Fund. … Read More
Washington state is setting further restrictions as COVID-19 case counts reach new highs and hospitalizations rise again. … Read More
A week after launching a smart vacuum to clean up around the house, Seattle-based Wyze Labs is unveiling another new product, to help keep the grass green outside. … Read More
Avi Schiffmann, the Seattle-area teen who built a website to track the early and ongoing spread of coronavirus, has tested positive for COVID-19. … Read More
Bill Gates expressed optimism about the potential effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccine candidates, pointing to evidence from Pfizer’s trial suggesting that only a “modest level of antibodies” will be required to protect people from contracting the virus. … Read More
Updated at 12:30 p.m. Pacific. Tuesday. Amazon will offer prescription medications for home delivery through a new online drugstore, promising Prime members free two-day delivery and discounts of as much as 80% on medications purchased without insurance. … Read More
Biotech giant Moderna on Monday announced that its COVID-19 vaccine was 94.5% effective in preventing the disease during Phase 3 trials. … Read More
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Google keeps growing in Seattle area, agrees to buy nearly 10 acres at a car dealership site in Kirkland
News – Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of Nov. 15, 2020