Weekly review: most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of May 23, 2021
Stay up to date with the latest tech and startup news from the past week Here are the most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of May 23, 2021.
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Most Popular Stories on GeekWire
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has set an expiration date for his tenure as CEO, saying Wednesday morning that Andy Jassy would succeed him in that role on July 5.… Read more
Since becoming CEO of Microsoft, Satya Nadella has championed a growth mindset, pushing the company to continually evolve and learn from others and from its own past. … Learn more
Seattle-based Tableau Software generated $ 394 million in revenue for Salesforce in its first fiscal quarter, up 38% from last year. … Learn more
The scuffle over NASA funding for lunar landing systems has hit ground in the Senate – a prominent senator seeking additional funding that could go to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space company, and another prominent senator who speaks out against a “Bezos rescue”. The senator on the pro-fundraising side is Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., Who chairs the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. … Learn more
It’s official: Amazon will buy MGM for $ 8.45 billion. … Learn more
Expedia Group has hired senior executives from Apple and Verizon Media as the company overhauls its leadership structure and brand after a long period of organizational disarray and declining revenues. … Learn more
Microsoft unveiled new tools to automatically generate computer code and formulas Tuesday morning, in a new adaptation of GPT-3 natural language technology better known for reproducing human language. … Learn more
– Darcie Henry, an Amazon veteran of 23 years, will join Snap Inc.… Read more
Amazon, Microsoft and Google are involved in a bidding process to provide Boeing with cloud computing services, a contract expected to be worth at least $ 1 billion over several years, reports The Information. … Learn more
The lone total lunar eclipse of 2021 will also be one of the shortest total lunar eclipses in recent years, lasting just under 15 minutes. … Learn more