Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of Feb. 3, 2019

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. 3, 2019.

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Most popular stories on GeekWire

Say snow more? Weather guru Cliff Mass predicts ‘absolutely classic’ storm could hit Seattle region

The snow that fell on the Seattle region at the beginning of this week managed to mess with commutes, work and school schedules and leave the city and surrounding areas a slippery mess into Wednesday. … Read More

Amazon names Starbucks COO Rosalind Brewer as director, diversifying previously all-white board

Rosalind “Roz” Brewer, chief operating officer at Starbucks, has joined Amazon’s board of directors, the Seattle tech giant announced today. … Read More

Starlink constellation

SpaceX seeks FCC approval for up to 1M Starlink satellite earth stations

SpaceX has opened a new window into its ambitious plans for a global satellite broadband data network, thanks to an earth-station license application filed with the Federal Communications Commission. … Read More

Snow falls on Seattle and the best images and videos land on social media

A rare snowstorm hit the Seattle area Sunday night and into Monday morning. … Read More

Jeff Bezos accuses National Enquirer of extortion over threat to publish naked photos of Amazon CEO

Updated below with American Media Inc. statement. … Read More

Expedia posts $11B in 2018 revenue as travel giant gears up for legal battle with United Airlines

Expedia closed out 2018 by besting Wall Street expectations for revenue while sharply increasing profits and the amount people are spending on the platform. … Read More

Washington Post untangles a complex web behind the National Enquirer’s Jeff Bezos exposé

Jeff Bezos’ security chief has a theory that would explain how a supermarket tabloid obtained intimate text messages between the Amazon CEO and the woman he’s been seeing. … Read More

Russell Wilson and Ciara ‘Dream Big’ with new library initiative, scholarship and goals in tech

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was famous during the team’s run to its Super Bowl title in 2014 of asking, “Why not us?” as the team sought to beat the odds and achieve greatness. … Read More

Developing story: In age of digital, this 28-year-old photographer went to Antarctica with 65 rolls of film

Penguins and icebergs weren’t the only unusual things I encountered on a recent expedition to Antarctica. … Read More

Amazon health care joint venture names Zocdoc executive as CTO, ramps up hiring

Serkan Kutan, an Amazon and Microsoft veteran who was most recently chief technology officer at medical appointment booking company Zocdoc, has been named CTO of the health care joint venture launched last year by Amazon, JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway. … Read More