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 Feb. 14, 2021.
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New numbers show 2020 was the first year that Chromebooks outsold Macs, posting impressive market share gains at the expense of Windows. … Read More
Will Bezos bounce? Amazon CEO’s departure plan sharpens debate over ‘billionaire tax’ in Wash. state
When Jeff Bezos announced plans to step down as Amazon CEO later this year, critics of a plan to tax the fortunes of Washington state billionaires had a field day. … Read More
BlackSky Holdings, which is operating a growing fleet of Earth observation satellites as well as a cloud-based platform to analyze geospatial data, says it will become a publicly traded company through a blank-check merger valued at nearly $1.5 billion. … Read More
Amazon has acquired Selz, a 7-year-old startup that helps entrepreneurs sell products online. … Read More
Former AWS real estate managers, accused of taking millions in kickbacks, challenge Amazon’s motives amid FBI investigation
The August 2017 meeting at an Amazon office in downtown Seattle was, by all appearances, a normal bit of business. … Read More
In ‘How to Avoid a Climate Disaster,’ Bill Gates charts a difficult course that might just be doable
In his new book, “How to Avoid a Climate Disaster,” Bill Gates plays a role akin to a trusted doctor giving a prognosis and course of treatment for a patient confronting a potentially devastating disease. … Read More
New Vista Acquisition Corp., the blank-check company founded by former Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg to prime the pump for a future high-tech acquisition, went on the market today with an initial public offering valued at $240 million. … Read More
NASA’s Perseverance rover touched down on Mars today and began a mission that’s meant to store up evidence of past life on Mars, after a trip that came to a climax with seven minutes of delicious terror. … Read More
Redfin is making a major push into the residential home rental market, announcing Friday morning that it is paying $608 million in cash for Atlanta-based RentPath. … Read More
Amazon is named in electrical permits for improvements to the former New Seasons Market grocery store in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood, signaling the likely further expansion of the e-commerce giant’s grocery footprint in its hometown. … Read More
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