Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of May 23, 2021

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 23, 2021.

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Most popular stories on GeekWire

Jeff Bezos to hand over Amazon CEO role to Andy Jassy on July 5, anniversary of company’s creation

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos put an expiration date on his tenure as CEO, saying Wednesday morning that Andy Jassy will succeed him in the role on July 5. … Read More

Microsoft grapples with fallout from Bill Gates affair in unprecedented break from its past

Since becoming CEO of Microsoft, Satya Nadella has championed a growth mindset, pushing the company to continually evolve and learn from others and its own past. … Read More

Salesforce discloses Tableau results for first time since $15.7B deal, offering new Slack clues

Seattle-based Tableau Software generated $394 million in revenue for Salesforce in its first fiscal quarter, up 38% from a year ago. … Read More

Senators spar over the idea of giving billions to Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin venture for lunar lander program

The tussle over NASA funding for lunar landing systems has touched down in the Senate — with one leading senator seeking additional funding that could go to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture, and another leading senator arguing against a “Bezos Bailout.” The senator on the pro-funding side is Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., who chairs the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee. … Read More

Amazon will acquire MGM for $8.5B in tech giant’s second-largest deal to boost Bezos’ media empire

It’s official: Amazon will buy MGM for $8.45 billion. … Read More

Expedia Group hires top execs from Apple and Verizon as part of leadership structure overhaul

Expedia Group has hired top 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. … Read More

Microsoft adapts OpenAI’s GPT-3 natural language technology to automatically write code

Microsoft unveiled new tools for automatically generating computer code and formulas on Tuesday morning, in a new adaptation of the GPT-3 natural-language technology more commonly known for replicating human language. … Read More

Tech Moves: Longtime Amazon HR leader joins Snap; Tableau CFO departs; and more

— Darcie Henry, a 23-year Amazon veteran, will join Snap Inc. … Read More

Report: Amazon, Microsoft and Google vie for billion-dollar Boeing cloud contract

Amazon, Microsoft and Google are involved in a bidding process to provide Boeing with cloud computing services, a contract that’s expected to be worth at least $1 billion over several years, The Information reports. … Read More

How to maximize your chances of seeing the Supermoon total lunar eclipse

The only total lunar eclipse of 2021 will also be one of the shortest total lunar eclipses in recent years, lasting just less than 15 minutes. … Read More

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