Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of Nov. 14, 2021
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. 14, 2021.
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Most popular stories on GeekWire
Meta made a big announcement Tuesday about how it hopes to bring touch to the virtual world through the use of haptic gloves developed by the company’s Reality Labs Research. … Read More
A new Seattle startup led by longtime entrepreneur Rahul Sood is combining a flurry of the latest tech trends — NFTs, blockchain, machine learning, metaverse — into futuristic gaming experiences. … Read More
Washington, Oregon and British Columbia agreed to work together to bring bullet trains or other forms of ultra-high-speed ground transportation to connect the major population centers of the Cascadia region. … Read More
Narrative Science, the Chicago-based company behind the Lexio data storytelling software, will join Seattle-based data visualization company Tableau Software under an agreement to be acquired by Tableau parent company Salesforce. … Read More
The news: Seattle-based real estate startup Aloft raised $20 million to grow its software platform used for home appraisals. … Read More
Real estate technology and services company Place just raised the first outside capital in its history: a $100 million Series A round led by Goldman Sachs Asset Management, at a valuation of more than $1 billion. … Read More
Drivers will face $75 ticket in Seattle as part of camera-enforced effort to keep intersections clear
The City of Seattle plans to use new cameras to monitor traffic around the downtown area and automatically ticket drivers who illegally block bus lanes, crosswalks and intersections. … Read More
A proposed class action lawsuit alleges that Seattle-based Zillow Group concealed problems in its home-buying business from shareholders before abruptly shutting the unit down two weeks ago. … Read More
TerraPower, the nuclear power venture backed by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, has chosen a soon-to-be-retired coal-fired power plant in Wyoming as its preferred location for a next-generation demonstration reactor. … Read More
Seattle’s reputation as a technology and innovation hub was further cemented by the release of Deloitte’s 2021 “North American Technology Fast 500.” Deloitte’s rankings are a yearly account of the fastest-growing North American companies in tech, as measured by revenue growth from 2017 to 2020. … Read More