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Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of May 9, 2021

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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 May 9, 2021.

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The news: Seattle entrepreneurs Sage Khanuja, 17, and Nikolas Ioannou, 18, have sold their telemedicine startup Spira to Galileo, a New York-based healthcare company. … Read More

Jonny Silverberg, co-owner of Seattle’s Schmaltzy’s Delicatessen, remembers his breaking point. … Read More

The Pentagon is considering “pulling the plug” on the $10 billion JEDI cloud computing contract, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday. … Read More

Blackburn’s back. Longtime Amazon exec Jeff Blackburn is returning to the Seattle tech giant, just a few months after he departed and spent five weeks at a Silicon Valley venture capital firm. … Read More

Jeff Bezos

It’s not exactly the type of vessel that would putter around near the shores of Amazon’s South Lake Union campus in Seattle, but Jeff Bezos is reportedly looking to set sail with a boat of his own. … Read More

When it comes to his Blue Origin space venture, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos likes to say “slow is smooth, and smooth is fast.” But a new book claims Bezos was so concerned about the slow pace of progress five years ago that Gwynne Shotwell, SpaceX’s president and chief operating officer, was asked about becoming Blue Origin’s CEO. … Read More

The news: Melinda Gates has been working with divorce lawyers since 2019, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal. … Read More

Washington state will move to fully reopen and lift restrictions put on the economy by COVID-19 by June 30, Gov. … Read More

“I wonder what unit profitability was in 2017 without advertising?” That seemingly mundane question, posed by Jeff Bezos during a meeting of Amazon’s senior leadership team, won’t get as much attention as other details from business journalist Brad Stone’s new book, “Amazon Unbound” — especially not when compared to revelations about the billionaire’s relationship with a helicopter pilot, and his ensuing battle with a supermarket tabloid. … Read More

The news: Madrona Venture Labs, the startup studio associated with Madrona Venture Group, has raised $8 million for its fourth fund. … Read More

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