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Editor’s note: Issues with today’s TechFlash newsletter? Read those stories here

Dear readers: The Business Journal experienced technical issues with today’s edition of our regular TechFlash newsletter. We hope to have those issues resolved by the next installment of TechFlash on Wednesday, when we’ll also unveil an updated design for the newsletter. In the meantime, you can read all of our latest technology coverage here, and the stories that were intended for today’s newsletter below. Saudi sovereign wealth fund pours $1 billion into Bay Area Tesla rival This cancer-fighting…

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Kerry Killinger discusses Washington Mutual failure in rare public appearance

Kerry Killinger discusses Washington Mutual failure in rare public appearance

Killinger discussed for the first time in recent memory how he tried to prepare Washington Mutual for the financial crisis. He also talked about opportunities and risks for the banking industry and briefly mentioned the work he’s been doing since 2008.

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Kerry Killinger discusses Washington Mutual failure in rare public appearance

Alaska Air sees uptick in passengers after tweaking flight routes

Alaska Air sees uptick in passengers after tweaking flight routes

In July, the airline vowed to drop underperforming routes and add new ones to boost revenue and lower overhead.

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The Funded: Two big shutdowns, 3 IPO filings and a Walmart acquisition

The Funded: Two big shutdowns, 3 IPO filings and a Walmart acquisition

A pair of high-profile, venture-backed companies from San Francisco have shut down in recent days. Path Inc., a mobile social networking company founded by former Facebook product manager Dave Morin and ex-Napster founders Dustin Mierau and Shawn Fanning, announced its end on Monday. The original idea was to limit each user to to just 50 friends and provide a more private alternative to Facebook. The friend restriction was later removed and the service peaked at around 15 million users with…

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Heidi Fleiss wants Amazon to let parrots live in the Spheres

Heidi Fleiss wants Amazon to let parrots live in the Spheres

The so-called “Hollywood madam” has a request for Amazon – let rescued parrots live in the company’s “urban jungle” in downtown Seattle.

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