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 Oct. 9, 2022.

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Fireball as seen from Seattle

What was that flash in Wednesday night’s skies? … Read More

Seattle’s identity has been synonymous with drizzle, moss and the angsty grunge music and compulsive coffee drinking that’s fueled by its notoriously damp, gray weather. … Read More

Melinda French Gates this week offered a different timetable for the future of the Gates Foundation than the one laid out last month by her ex-husband Bill Gates. … Read More

William Shatner’s journey to the final frontier aboard a Blue Origin spaceship last fall seemed like the perfect opportunity to strike profound joy and celebration into a man who had played a space traveler on TV for decades. … Read More

Yejin Choi, a University of Washington computer science professor and senior research manager at Seattle’s Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2), won a $800,000 “genius grant” given annually by the John D. … Read More

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center on Wednesday announced an enormous philanthropic gift of $710.5 million from Jackie and Mike Bezos, the parents of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, pledged on behalf of the Bezos family. … Read More

Microsoft will make Windows, Office, Teams and other programs available for the new Meta Quest Pro and existing Meta Quest 2 virtual reality headsets under an expanded partnership with Facebook’s parent company. … Read More

With cranes still swinging overhead and construction continuing on the Spring District in Bellevue, Wash., Meta officially threw open the doors Tuesday on its own offices at the sprawling development. … Read More

Blue Origin office building

The workforce at Blue Origin, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ space venture, has been growing by leaps and bounds — and so has the need for office and lab space. … Read More

Microsoft previewed a new app that will attempt to help companies, workers, and real estate facilities managers address some of the emerging challenges of the new era of hybrid work. … Read More

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