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 Dec. 27, 2020.

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SpaceX CEO Elon Musk named his rocket recovery vessels after science-fiction spaceships, but Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos stayed closer to home for the christening of the ship that his Blue Origin space venture will use for at-sea rocket landings. … Read More

Valve Software announced the top 100 best-performing games of the year on its digital storefront Steam. … Read More

“Microsoft, FireEye, and the U.S. Treasury department have been hacked in the SolarWinds attacks.” This statement is true but doesn’t tell the whole story accurately. … Read More

Madrona Venture Group has raised more than $500 million in fresh capital that the 25-year-old Seattle venture capital firm will use to bankroll both early and later-stage startups. … Read More

The cost of an Uber trip in Seattle will jump about 24% starting Friday as the ride-hailing company is raising its prices in response to a new law requiring drivers to be paid the city’s minimum wage. … Read More

Qualtrics, which splits its headquarters between Seattle and Provo, Utah, is aiming to go public at a valuation of $12 billion to $14.4 billion, according to a report by CNBC. … Read More

— Seattle meat and seafood marketplace Crowd Cow hired Ian McAllister as chief product officer, Julie Pruitt as chief merchant, and Jeremy Sievert as VP of operations. … Read More

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News – Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of Dec. 27, 2020