Week in Recap: Top stories on GeekWire for the week of March 12, 2023

Catch up on the latest technology and startup news from the past week. Here are the top stories on GeekWire for the week of March 12, 2023.

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More than 1,200 business and community leaders gathered Tuesday afternoon for the Downtown Seattle Association’s annual State of Downtown event. The bright sunny skies and spring-like weather that greeted attendees as they entered the sparkling brand new Seattle Convention Center seemed to highlight the upbeat theme of the day at DSA: “Optimism and Opportunity.” But there was a more direct call to action that emerged during the 4-hour event: What will it take to get office workers back downtown? … Continue reading

Meta announced another round of significant layoffs on Tuesday, as the parent company of Facebook and Instagram announced it would cut about 10,000 jobs. … Continue reading

Editor’s note: Four months after the release of its chatbot, ChatGPT, OpenAI unveiled its latest artificial intelligence technology, GPT-4, on Tuesday. … Continue reading

Silicon Valley Bank’s rapid downward spiral could lower mortgage rates and drag down home prices in tech-heavy metropolises like San Francisco and Seattle. … Continue reading

Amazon, Starbucks, and other big companies are demanding that employees return to the office in hopes that face-to-face interactions will lead to increased creativity, productivity, and profits. But one Seattle tech CEO doesn’t believe that argument. … Continue reading

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Biopharma acquisitions often involve layoffs and lab closures as smaller companies are acquired. … Continue reading

Pfizer is buying Seattle-area biotech giant Seagen in a massive $43 billion deal announced Monday. … Continue reading

Make way, Seahawks, Mariners, Sounders, Storm and others. … Continue reading

Bellevue, Wash.-based wireless carrier T-Mobile announced Wednesday that it is acquiring Ka’ena Corp., owner of the Mint Mobile and Ultra Mobile brands, for up to $1.35 billion. … Continue reading

Silicon Valley Bank wants you back. The 40-year-old institution, now backed by the US,… Read more

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