Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of Nov. 15, 2020

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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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Most popular stories on GeekWire
Washington governor sets cap on delivery fees for Uber Eats, DoorDash, Postmates, others

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

Google keeps growing in Seattle area, agrees to buy nearly 10 acres at a car dealership site in Kirkland

Google’s footprint in Seattle just keeps on growing. … Read More

‘Next decade’s answer to the Space Needle’: Seattle 2030 is a post-pandemic skyscraper concept

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

Bezos Earth Fund announces first grants totaling $791M of his $10B pledge to help planet

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

New COVID-19 restrictions in Washington state: Inslee bans indoor social gatherings, indoor dining

Washington state is setting further restrictions as COVID-19 case counts reach new highs and hospitalizations rise again. … Read More

  New crop of Cosmic Crisp apples begins shipping from Washington state to stores across the U.S.

Wyze continues flood of new products, releasing smart sprinkler controller for yard care

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

Teen who built popular coronavirus tracking website has COVID-19 and calls it ‘pretty terrible’ 

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 optimistic about COVID vaccine science, worried about ‘dysfunctional’ U.S. distribution

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


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