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 Jan. 3, 2021.

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Neuroscientist Larry Farwell doesn’t read minds, but he can usually catch a liar. … Read More

In a final parting shot, 2020 delivered this bit of late-breaking bad news: A new variant of COVID-19 has emerged that appears more contagious and last week was confirmed in one man in Colorado and another in California. … Read More

Matt Meyers can build anything he wants, thanks to his decades in the lumber and building materials (LBM) space. … Read More

Amazon has surpassed 75,000 employees in the Seattle region, a new milestone that reflects the tech giant’s continued growth in its hometown over the past decade. … Read More

Boeing says it’ll be repurposing the Seattle-area facility that has served as the focus for research into the composite materials used in aircraft ranging from the B-2 Stealth bomber to the 787 Dreamliner. … Read More

In case there was any doubt, Amazon just signaled just how serious it is about building its own transportation and delivery network. … Read More

Haven, the healthcare joint venture led by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JP Morgan Chase, is shutting down next month. … Read More

At the end of what’s certainly been a rough week, logging off for the weekend is probably something lots of people were looking forward to. … Read More

Sujal Patel is getting the band back together at his secretive new biotech startup Nautilus Biotechnology. … Read More

A list of good things that happened this year in the world of tech, science, education, and more

Year in pictures: Tech giants, startups, politics, soccer and more put focus on Seattle in 2019

‘As good as it gets’: Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine, which got its start in Seattle, is 94.5% effective

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News – Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of Jan. 3, 2021