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. 21, 2021.

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For the first time ever, NASA has captured video of a rover landing on the surface of Mars, plus audio of the wind whistling past it after the landing — and Amazon Web Services is playing a key role in making all those gigabytes of goodness available to the world. … Read More

Another Jeff is moving on from his longtime Amazon executive role, filling out the picture of what has become a massive leadership transition at the tech giant. … Read More

Fry’s Electronic’s, the big-box chain that was a longtime, one-stop shop for tech enthusiasts, is shutting down after 36 years in business. … Read More

Seattle engineering company First Mode is building a hydrogen fuel cell generator capable of lighting up Lumen Field. … Read More

Highspot has joined the growing list of billion-dollar startups sprouting up in the Seattle area. … Read More

Chris Young took the temperature on current kitchen innovation and decided the time was right to get back to the business of inventing devices to make home cooks smarter and food taste better. … Read More

Longtime Amazon exec Jeff Blackburn has joined venture capital firm Bessemer Venture Partners after stepping down from the Seattle tech giant earlier this week. … Read More

In a new court filing, lawyers for Seattle entrepreneur Amy Nelson and her husband contend that her salary and earnings are being unfairly held by the government as part of the FBI’s seizure last year of more than $892,000 from their bank accounts. … Read More

Zillow Group is now using its well-known Zestimate home value estimation tool to make cash offers on homes. … Read More

[Sandeep Krishnamurthy is dean of the School of Business at the University of Washington, Bothell.] Commentary: Jeff Bezos just announced plans to step down as Amazon’s CEO. … Read More

Fry’s Electronics shutting down all stores, ending 36 years as a big-box stop for tech enthusiasts

First Mode building hydrogen fuel cell to power one of the biggest zero-emission vehicles on Earth


News – Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of Feb. 21, 2021