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 March 14, 2021.
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Microsoft is investigating an authentication issue impacting multiple Microsoft 365 cloud services including Microsoft Teams, as well as Xbox Live. Read More
New funding: Seattle startup Deako Lighting raised $12.5 million as part of a Series B round to fuel growth of the companys smart light switch technology. Read More
Former Zillow Group CEO Spencer Rascoff is jumping back into the real estate game in a big way. Read More
Maren Costa, one of two former leaders of the Amazon Employees for Climate Justice group who was fired by Amazon last April, is now a principal lead designer at Microsoft. Read More
A Washington tech executive charged in a scheme to obtain more than $5.5 million in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans and launder the proceeds pled guilty on Monday. Read More
Seattle startup Modus is facing a cease-and-desist order from the Washington state insurance commissioner for allegedly violating real estate regulations. Read More
Tech workers, business owners, public policy advocates and private citizens weighed in this week in favor of and against a proposed capital gains tax in Washington state. Read More
The killing of eight people, including six Asian women, near Atlanta on Tuesday has sparked a wave of grief and outrage across the U.S. Read More
The pandemic may have sent large portions of the Google workforce home. Read More
Dutchie, the Bend, Ore.-based creators of an e-commerce platform that helps cannabis dispensaries facilitate online orders, has raised $200 million in new funding at a $1.7 billion valuation. Read More