Gates’ divorce drama: Did Bill Gates’ alleged affair prompt board resignations?
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Gates’ divorce drama: Did Bill Gates’ alleged affair prompt board resignations?

Bill Gates talks about the onset of COVID-19 in the early days of the global outbreak at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting (GeekWire Photo / Todd Bishop) Bill Gates resigned from the Microsoft board after allegations surfaced that the company co-founder had an inappropriate, years-long sexual relationship with an employee, the…

You should be totally freaked out by the DarkSide attack on Colonial Pipeline
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You should be totally freaked out by the DarkSide attack on Colonial Pipeline

We’ve seen this movie before. After warnings go unheeded, a predictable, completely avoidable disaster strikes the US — in the process, revealing a soft, exposed underbelly of risk. And the people who get paid to stop this kind of thing from happening never seem to learn, most of the time, until it’s too late —…

Perfect Storm: Grocery Prices Skyrocket; Meat Prices Soar; Corn Hits $7; Gas Prices Going Nuts; Extreme Weather Events
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Perfect Storm: Grocery Prices Skyrocket; Meat Prices Soar; Corn Hits $7; Gas Prices Going Nuts; Extreme Weather Events

Grocery store prices overall are up 3.3 percent from March 2020 to March 2021, according to the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). If you ordered from a restaurant during that time, your meal costs rose 3.7 percent.

“It seems to be a perfect storm as far as ingredients, labor and every other element we’re looking at,” Joe Grendys, the billionaire owner of Koch Foods told Forbes. “The inputs going into producing these products have gone up at a pace we haven’t seen in quite some time.”

R-Calf president Bill Bullard said $7 corn in a competitive livestock market would not create as bad of a problem. But he says he’s now heard of producers like one that’s been in business 46 years questioning if they will make it another season. 

Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of May 9, 2021
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Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of May 9, 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 9, 2021. Sign up to receive these updates every Sunday in your inbox by subscribing to our GeekWire Weekly email newsletter. Most popular stories on GeekWire Seattle teen…

Revealed: The 2021 summer bucket list, including barbecues, a holiday and watching a football match in a pub beer garden
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Revealed: The 2021 summer bucket list, including barbecues, a holiday and watching a football match in a pub beer garden

NEWS COPY The 2021 summer bucket list has been revealed – and includes having a barbecue, a holiday and watching a football match in a pub beer garden. The study of 2,000 adults found that after a year of lockdowns and social distancing, more than half are playing ‘catch up’ after Covid put a stop…

London hotels have officially declared themselves ‘OPEN’ – using room lights on different floors
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London hotels have officially declared themselves ‘OPEN’ – using room lights on different floors

NEWS COPY Using room lights on different floors, this is the moment London hotels officially declared themselves ‘OPEN’ for all guests again. As the capital – and the country – begins to get back to normal life, Crowne Plaza London – Docklands and Holiday Inn Kensington Forum celebrated being open for non-essential guests again from…

How End User Computing (EUC) is Digitally Transforming the Post-Pandemic Workplace
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How End User Computing (EUC) is Digitally Transforming the Post-Pandemic Workplace

Since the start of the global pandemic, many column inches have been devoted to the inevitable rise in home-working. No business could have foreseen a situation in which the majority of their workforce would have to work from home for months on end. Even before many companies were forced to make (and help) their employees…

Elon Musk says he’s working with dogecoin to improve transaction efficiency
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Elon Musk says he’s working with dogecoin to improve transaction efficiency

If you see dogecoin price surging yet again on cryptocurrency exchanges, social media, and the news, that’s because Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been propping the meme coin on Twitter again. Musk has had a massive influence on doge, which rose spectacularly from less than 5 cents a few months ago to nearly 70 cents…

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