New Seattle-Bangalore flight connects tech hubs

Email sent: Feb 13, 2020 2:03 pm

Is this your brand on Milled? You can claim it.

Jeff Bezos buys $165M L.A. mansion | Vote for Deal of the Year


Tech executives will soon have a new direct flight option from Seattle to Bangalore thanks to a West Coast alliance between Alaska Airlines and American Airlines.

Both Amazon and Microsoft, based in the Seattle region, have offices in Bangalore, one of India’s biggest tech hubs. The new flight will launch this October, with purchases available starting next month. It’s the first-ever direct option from Seattle to Bangalore. Read the story.

Jeff Bezos is the reported buyer of more prime real estate. The Amazon CEO just dropped a record $165 million on a 13,600-square-foot Georgian-style mansion in Beverly Hills.

Meanwhile, in Amazon’s hometown of Seattle, councilmember Kshama Sawant introduced a new “Amazon Tax” that would implement a 1.7 percent tax on the payroll of Seattle’s 825 largest businesses. Sawant estimates it would raise $300 million annually for affordable public housing and environmental objectives.

Real cash: More than 25 years after he founded RealNetworks, CEO Rob Glaser is personally investing $10 million into the digital media pioneer as it makes a major pivot into facial recognition technology. We caught up with him on the phone this morning to find out more.

Startup funding: Madrona Venture Group led a $7.6 million investment round for Esper, a Seattle-area B2B startup led by former Amazon and Microsoft leaders that helps customers manage fleets of company-owned Android devices.

GeekWire Awards: Cast your vote for the region’s top funding deal of the year

Thanks for reading, and see all our headlines below.  GeekWire managing editor Taylor Soper,
Voting is now open for the 2020 GeekWire Awards We received hundreds of nominations to recognize the entrepreneurs, products and companies in the Pacific Northwest that are changing the way we live, work and play. Cast your votes here, then get ready to cheer on your favorites on March 26th at the MoPOP. Get your tickets today!


Copyright © 2020 GeekWire LLC, All rights reserved.
You are receiving this email because you opted to receive emails from GeekWire LLC.
Our mailing address is:
GeekWire LLC
123 NW 36th St, Suite 203
Seattle, WA 98107

Other emails from GeekWire

Feb 17, 2020
Earthquake experts on the ‘Really Big One’ that’ll hit Seattle
Feb 16, 2020
GeekWire's Most-Read Stories of the Week
Feb 15, 2020
Bill Gates: AI and gene editing can save the world
Feb 15, 2020
We (almost) hacked the election
Feb 14, 2020
Bill Gates tests plant-based meat | Layoffs looming at Expedia?
Feb 14, 2020
GeekWire Space & Science Weekly