Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of Dec. 12, 2021

Catch up on the latest startup and technology news from last week. Here are the most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of December 12, 2021.

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The Omicron COVID-19 variant is emerging in the Seattle area with a speed that has the potential to overwhelm healthcare systems and disrupt workplaces, scientists and health officials said Friday at a news conference. … Read more

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BELLEVUE, Wash. – Amazon is poised to transform a large part of this city, just as the company reformed Seattle over the past 15 years. … Read more

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Early data from the University of Washington suggests that the Omicron COVID-19 variant may already be spreading rapidly in Washington state. The data comes from samples analyzed using a rapid method and will need to be confirmed. … Read more

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Science magazine has revealed its breakthrough of the year: artificial intelligence discoveries predicting how proteins fold, forged by researchers at the University of Washington Institute for Protein Design and Alphabet’s DeepMind. … Read more

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Editor’s Note: This story was updated with information from Amazon on cell phone policy. … Read more

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Breakthrough Energy Ventures, the multi-billion dollar cleantech initiative created by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, is leading a $ 65 million funding round to support Kent, Washington-based Stoke Space’s effort to create a new generation. Fully reusable rocket pack, and believe it or not, there is a climate change angle. … Read more

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Citizen, the app that allows people to monitor and participate in public safety surveillance and reporting, is officially expanding to Seattle after running tests in the city for a few months. … Read more

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Maritime Blue, a Washington state public-private coalition that focuses on environmentally friendly technologies for the maritime industry, received $ 500,000 in the first stage of a federally funded clean technology challenge. … Read more

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Health officials in King County anticipate a likely increase in the rapidly spreading Omicron COVID-19 variant, said county health official Dr.… Read More

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Sometimes it comes down to little things. … Read more

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