Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of Dec. 20, 2020

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 Dec. 20, 2020.
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Most popular stories on GeekWire
How the SolarWinds hackers are targeting cloud services in unprecedented cyberattack
[Editor’s Note: Independent security consultant Christopher Budd worked previously in Microsoft’s Security Response Center for 10 years.] Analysis: To understand where the SolarWinds attackers are going next, and how to defend against them, look to the clouds. … Read More
Can vaccinated people still transmit COVID-19? The answer is key for herd immunity, research finds
As coronavirus vaccines are distributed throughout the country, a big question remains: Even though the vaccines reduce symptomatic COVID-19, can vaccinated individuals still transmit the virus? … Read More
How the COVID-19 relief bill could change the future of game livestreaming in the U.S.
U.S. livestreamers may see major changes to their business model as a result of legislation in Congress’s latest COVID-19 relief bill. … Read More
Another Seattle power couple commits to giving away their fortune as part of the Giving Pledge
Seattle philanthropists Sarah and Rich Barton have signed the Giving Pledge, joining more than 200 billionaires and ultra-wealthy people around the globe who’ve pledged to give away their massive fortunes. … Read More
Porch makes stock market debut, raising $322M to fuel its ambitions in home services technology
Serial entrepreneur Matt Ehrlichman was inspired to start Porch after encountering challenges during the construction of his family’s home. … Read More
Electric aircraft motor company MagniX lands deal to power UK startup’s planned 300-plane fleet
A Seattle-area company has been picked to provide the electric motors for a proposed fleet of 300 aircraft to be built in the United Kingdom by 2030. … Read More
They make a good Teams: Slack CEO’s virtual wedding could take place on rival Microsoft tool
Three weeks into his $27.7 billion honeymoon phase with Salesforce, Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield’s real wedding could have an unwelcome guest of sorts, in the form of rival Microsoft Teams. … Read More
Bill Gates caps tough year on upbeat note: When he thinks life will be ‘much closer to normal’ again
Bill Gates was in the news this year almost as much as when he was running Microsoft, as an advocate for science and equity in the pandemic. … Read More
Peloton to pay $420M for Precor, longtime Seattle-area maker of commercial fitness equipment
Peloton announced Monday that it is acquiring Precor, the longtime Woodinville, Wash,-based makers of commercial fitness equipment, in a deal valued at $420 million. … Read More
Power of the pivot: How iconic Seattle restaurant Canlis launched 11 business ideas in 11 months
Pivot might be the most overused word of 2020. … Read More

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