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The Northern Lights are a fascinating but infrequent phenomenon at our latitude in Seattle. … Learn more
[Updated below with additional details from internal FAQ.] Amazon no longer plans to bring company employees back to the office en masse in early January, but will instead leave decisions to individual team leaders at the director level, CEO Andy Jassy told employees in an email Monday morning. internal. … Learn more
Microsoft and Amazon have struck a deal that paves the way for former Amazon Web Services chief executive Charlie Bell to begin his new job as the head of a new cybersecurity engineering organization within Redmond’s tech company. … Learn more
An Amazon Fresh grocery store will anchor the refreshment of a sprawling mall along busy Aurora North Avenue in northern Seattle. … Learn more
The news: Karat, a Seattle-based startup that helps companies conduct technical interviews, has raised a $ 110 million Series C funding round for a valuation of $ 1.1 billion. … Learn more
Total compensation for Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella rose more than 12% to $ 49.9 million in fiscal 2021, which ended June 30, according to the company’s new proxy statement. … Learn more
Carlos Rodriguez, CEO of payroll giant ADP, has been named to Microsoft’s board of directors. … Learn more
Dutchie is driving in the green. Bend, Oregon-based tech creators to facilitate legal cannabis orders have raised $ 350 million in a Series D funding round, announced Thursday. … Learn more
While Amazon’s latest change in its return-to-office policy is likely good news for Seattle-based employees who have become accustomed to remote working, Sayed Salem is in pain. … Learn more
– Heavily funded delivery service Gopuff has hired three other Seattle-based executives: former Beyond Meat COO Sanjay Shah as senior vice president of North America execution. … Learn more