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    Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of July 5, 2020


    <img width="1200" height="630" src="https://cdn.geekwire.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/geekwire-week-in-review1.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="GeekWire Week in Review"><br>See the technology stories that people were reading on GeekWire for the week of July 5, 2020.… <a href="https://www.geekwire.com/2020/geekwire-weekly-roundup-2020-07-05/">Read More</a>
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    Why this Oracle exec turned to academia to help climb the cloud career ladder


    <img width="985" height="931" src="https://cdn.geekwire.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/DSC02016.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt=""><br>About the time he was in kindergarten, Andre Alfred started playing with the Tandy 1000 SX that his dad bought at Radio Shack. By age 9, he was writing code in Turbo Pascal. After graduating high school, he passed on higher ed and slid right into good-paying jobs in engineering and product management. But Alfred had a promise to mom that he had to keep. So nine years out of high school, he enrolled in WGU Washington, an online university, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in IT management while continuing to work. That opened something of an academic floodgate… <a href="https://www.geekwire.com/2020/oracle-exec-turned-academia-help-climb-cloud-career-ladder/">Read More</a>
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    The ban that wasn’t: Amazon’s TikTok reversal leaves tech world wondering WTH?


    <img width="900" height="610" src="https://cdn.geekwire.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/bigstock-Helsinki-Finland-May-302929153.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt=""><br>Amazon’s TikTok take-back was the talk of tech on Friday. The company started the day by telling employees they needed to delete the popular social media app from their mobile devices over security concerns, and ended the day with a giant “never mind.” Those stunned by the tech giant’s initial directive were equally caught off guard by the reversal five hours later, in which Amazon said its message was “sent in error” and there was no change in policy regarding the app. Here's the email Amazon sent to employees this morning banning TikTok from employee phones. "If you have TikTok… <a href="https://www.geekwire.com/2020/ban-wasnt-amazons-tiktok-reversal-leaves-tech-world-wondering-wth/">Read More</a>
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    GeekWire Podcast: Three tech stories that show how COVID-19 is radically changing our lives


    <img width="1260" height="1260" src="https://cdn.geekwire.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/geekwirelogo121518-1260x1260.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt=""><br>Here’s what we’re talking about on the GeekWire Podcast this week. The world of the COVID-19 pandemic is unlike anything any of us has ever experienced. We covered three stories this week that give us a glimpse into how the virus is changing our lives: We’ll talk about the new realities of work, through the lens of a Seattle area startup that just ditched its physical office space. Then on to education, with the latest on what classes will look like at the University of Washington and other schools this fall. And finally, sports. For Seattle Mariners fans, “take me… <a href="https://www.geekwire.com/2020/geekwire-podcast-three-tech-stories-show-covid-19-radically-changing-lives/">Read More</a>
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    Testing MilkRun: Portland’s farm-to-doorstep grocery delivery service launches in Seattle


    <img width="1260" height="1042" src="https://cdn.geekwire.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/milkrun1-1260x1042.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt=""><br>The coronavirus pandemic is rapidly changing consumers’ grocery shopping habits and creating a big opportunity for startups like MilkRun. Demand for the Portland-based company’s farm-to-doorstep groceries has been surging since the outset of the pandemic, allowing MilkRun to expand to its first new market. Three weeks ago, MilkRun launched in Seattle and the startup is eyeing expansions to additional cities by the end of the year, with a mission to put more money in the pockets of struggling farmers and provide communities with locally produced food. The pandemic is exposing long-eroding weaknesses in the large supply chain that feeds most… <a href="https://www.geekwire.com/2020/testing-milkrun-portlands-farm-doorstep-grocery-delivery-service-launches-seattle/">Read More</a>
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    FCC chief seeks conditional approval for Amazon’s Project Kuiper broadband satellite network


    <img width="1260" height="840" src="https://cdn.geekwire.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/20200107_CES_215-Pai-Simons-1260x840.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="Ajit Pai"><br>The Federal Communications Commission’s chairman, Ajit Pai, says he’s proposing approval of Amazon’s plan to put more than 3,200 satellites into low Earth orbit for a broadband internet constellation known as Project Kuiper … with conditions. In a tweet, Pai said he shared his proposal today with colleagues on the commission: Earlier today, I shared with my colleagues a proposal to approve, with conditions, #Kuiper’s application to deploy and operate an NGSO satellite network. Satellite constellations like this aim to provide high-speed broadband service to consumers in the U.S. and around the world. — Ajit Pai (@AjitPaiFCC) July 10, 2020… <a href="https://www.geekwire.com/2020/fcc-chief-seeks-conditional-approval-amazons-project-kuiper-broadband-satellite-network/">Read More</a>
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    Washington state sues Trump administration over student visa rules


    <img width="1260" height="840" src="https://cdn.geekwire.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/1657-GWSummit-Day-1-2017-1260x840.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="Bob Ferguson"><br>Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced plans to sue the federal government over new rules that would ban international students from the U.S. if their course load is offered entirely online. The lawsuit claims the proposal, unveiled by Immigration and Customs Enforcement this week, threatens the revenue and safety of universities in Washington state. Ferguson is seeking a temporary restraining order blocking the order from taking effect July 15. The case follows lawsuits filed by Harvard and MIT this week. Related: Univ. of Washington will move 80% of classes online this fall amid looming threats from COVID and ICE Ferguson… <a href="https://www.geekwire.com/2020/washington-state-sues-trump-administration-student-visa-rules/">Read More</a>
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    Amazon tells employees to delete TikTok, then claims directive was sent in error


    <img width="900" height="600" src="https://cdn.geekwire.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/tiktok.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt=""><br>Update 2:20 p.m.: An Amazon spokesperson said Friday afternoon that the email ordering employees to delete TikTok was an error. The company declined to provide further explanation for how the directive was sent on accident. “This morning’s email to some of our employees was sent in error,” the spokesperson said. “There is no change to our policies right now with regard to TikTok.” Amazon emailed employees Friday morning asking them to immediately remove the popular video-sharing app TikTok from their mobile devices due to security concerns, according to an internal email shared on Twitter and The New York Times. “Due… <a href="https://www.geekwire.com/2020/amazon-bans-tiktok-employees-phones-citing-security-risks/">Read More</a>
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  • How major US stock indexes fared Tuesday

    Technology companies and banks helped drive stocks broadly lower on Wall Street Tuesday as the market gave back some of the big gains it made the past couple of weeks. The sell-off snapped the S&P 500 index’s five-day winning streak. Bond yields fell and the price of gold rose, another sign of caution in the […]
  • US nuclear lab investigates breach at plutonium facility

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Officials at one of the nation’s premier nuclear labs are investigating the potential exposure of employees to plutonium. Los Alamos National Laboratory confirmed Monday that 15 workers were being evaluated after a breach involving a gloved box that was being used to handle the material. The incident happened in June. The […]
  • US nuclear lab investigates breach at plutonium facility

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Officials at one of the nation’s premier nuclear labs are investigating the potential exposure of employees to plutonium. Los Alamos National Laboratory confirmed Monday that 15 workers were being evaluated after a breach involving a gloved box that was being used to handle the material. The incident happened in June. The […]
  • The top Apple apps on App Store

    Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 3. Procreate Pocket, Savage Interactive Pty Ltd 4. Monopoly, Marmalade Game Studio 5. NBA, 2K202K 6. HotSchedules, HotSchedules 7. Five Nights at Freddy’s, Clickteam, LLC 8. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 9. True Skate, True Axis 10. Dark Sky Weather, Apple Top […]
  • The top Apple apps on App Store

    Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 3. Procreate Pocket, Savage Interactive Pty Ltd 4. Monopoly, Marmalade Game Studio 5. NBA, 2K202K 6. HotSchedules, HotSchedules 7. Five Nights at Freddy’s, Clickteam, LLC 8. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 9. True Skate, True Axis 10. Dark Sky Weather, Apple Top […]
  • US-Apple-Books-Top-10

    Apple Books US Bestseller List – 07/05/20 – Paid Books Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher 1. Sex and Vanity by Kevin Kwan – 9780385546287 – (Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group) 2. 28 Summers by Elin Hilderbrand – 9780316420051 – (Little, Brown and Company) 3. Legacy by Helen Hardt – 9781642632231 – (Waterhouse Press) […]
  • Heat will stay stuck on extra high for July in most of US

    The heat is on. And for most of America it’ll stay on through the rest of the month and maybe longer, meteorologists say. Widespread and prolonged extreme heat is baking the contiguous United States and meteorologists see no relief in sight, except for a brief time in a corner of the Pacific Northwest. Next week […]
  • US-Apple-Movies-Top-10

    Apple TV app – Movies US charts: 1. The Outpost 2. Terminator: Dark Fate 3. Trolls World Tour 4. Force of Nature 5. Irresistible (2020) 6. Independence Day 7. Sonic The Hedgehog 8. The King of Staten Island 9. The Invisible Man (2020) 10. The Mummy (2017) Apple TV app – Movies US charts – […]
  • Biden wants US to produce more of its own pandemic supplies

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden is promising to shift production of medical equipment and other key pandemic-fighting products “back to U.S. soil,” creating jobs and bolstering a domestic supply chain he says has been exposed as inadequate and vulnerable by the coronavirus outbreak. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee’s campaign released a plan Tuesday to reinforce […]
  • Biden promises to up US production of key medical equipment

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden is promising to shift production of medical equipment and other key pandemic-fighting products “back to U.S. soil,” creating jobs and bolstering a domestic supply chain he says has been exposed as inadequate and vulnerable by the coronavirus outbreak. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee’s campaign released a plan Tuesday to reinforce […]
  • Data-mining firm Palantir files for stealth public offering

    The Silicon Valley data-mining firm Palantir Technologies confidentially filed to go public, setting up what could be the biggest stock offering from a technology company since Uber’s debut last year. Founded in 2004 by investors including Peter Thiel, the company works with governments, law enforcement agencies and the defense establishment to organize and analyze huge […]
  • Movement for Black Lives seeks sweeping legislative changes

    DETROIT (AP) — Proposed federal legislation that would radically transform the nation’s criminal justice system through such changes as eliminating agencies like the Drug Enforcement Administration and the use of surveillance technology was unveiled Tuesday by the Movement for Black Lives. Dubbed the BREATHE Act, the legislation is the culmination of a project led by […]
  • Movement for Black Lives seeks sweeping legislative changes

    DETROIT (AP) — Proposed federal legislation that would radically transform the nation’s criminal justice system through such changes as eliminating agencies like the Drug Enforcement Administration and the use of surveillance technology is set to be unveiled Tuesday by the Movement for Black Lives. Dubbed the BREATHE Act, the legislation is the culmination of a […]
  • Dutch police arrest 6 men, uncover makeshift torture chamber

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch police arrested six men after discovering sea containers that had been converted into a makeshift prison and sound-proofed “torture chamber” complete with a dentist’s chair, tools including pliers and scalpels and handcuffs, a high ranking officer announced Tuesday. Authorities said police conducted the raid before the torture chamber could […]
  • Dutch police arrest 6 men, uncover makeshift torture chamber

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch police arrested six men after discovering sea containers that had been converted into a makeshift prison and sound-proofed “torture chamber” complete with a dentist’s chair, tools including pliers and scalpels and handcuffs, a high ranking officer announced Tuesday. Authorities said police conducted the raid before the torture chamber could […]