Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of Nov. 5, 2023 – GeekWire

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 Nov. 5, 2023.

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Amazon Web Services will reorganize its Sales, Marketing, and Global Services (SMGS) group to “lay the foundation for accelerated customer impact and growth in the years ahead,” according to an internal memo Monday morning. … Read More

Amazon failed to issue refunds for returned products and breached its own policies, according to a new class action lawsuit filed in federal court in Seattle this week. … Read More

Two former investors for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust and the Gates family investment office have launched a $135 million investment fund focused on startups using “deep technology” to tackle some of humanity’s most difficult challenges. … Read More

Hall-effect thruster fires during test

A month after the launch of its first prototype Project Kuiper satellites, Amazon reports that the spacecraft have demonstrated controlled maneuvering in orbit using their custom-built electric propulsion systems. … Read More

A brief restriction on employees’ ability to use ChatGPT inside Microsoft triggered at least one report Thursday that the tech giant was taking a curious approach in its multibillion-dollar investment in OpenAI. … Read More

Amazon is cutting an unspecified number of positions in its music division in the latest layoffs to hit the tech giant as it looks for ways to trim costs. … Read More

Muge Erdirik Dogan, president of Amazon Fashion & Fitness, is leaving the tech giant to pursue an external opportunity. … Read More

The Washington State Department of Transportation is blaming a “cybersecurity incident” for taking out parts of its website and app this week, disrupting the flow of travel-related information. … Read More

Amazon’s 2023 holiday ad campaign is intended to be a love letter to lasting friendships and joyful moments that don’t slow down because of age. … Read More

Seattle tech investor Ben Gilbert is transitioning to a new role at Pioneer Square Labs, the startup studio and venture firm he helped co-found, to focus more attention on “Acquired,” the wildly popular podcast that he co-hosts. … Read More

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