February was an exciting and interesting time for tech. From Jeff Bezos stepping down to NASA landing their first rover on Mars in 2021, we're here to recount the most important moments for you, summarized.
Here's your monthly wrap-up for February 2021 for your easy viewing.
NASA Rover Lands On Mars!
I am a huge fan of any news around space. I am fascinated by any space exploration, so this was super exciting to see, especially with all the talk around space with more private ventures with Bezos and Musk.
A summary can be seen below:
Launched: July 30, 2020
Landed: Feb 18, 2021, on Jezero Crater on Mars
Goal: Seek signs of ancient life and collect rock and regolith samples (broken rock and soil) for a possible return to Earth.
Are Tech Stocks Going Through A Correction Soon?
Although not necessarily a tech update, it affects many tech companies with massive valuations with the growth in 2020. Although recently, there has been a small decline, in my opinion, we’re going to be seeing a more significant correction in the next few months or the rest of the year.
Of course, this isn’t financial advice but if you have a different opinion, post a comment below!
Jeff Bezos Steps Down from Amazon
Wow! This is huge news, in my opinion, for Amazon.
With huge growth during COVID-19, Amazon was in a unique position to capitalize on the remote working and pandemic situation.
Bezos is most likely stepping down because he feels like Amazon is in the right hands to continue its growth safely, but he will still be on board, ready to make bigger picture decisions.
This means, however, he can also put more time into his wider projects such as Washington Post and Blue Origin.
Qualcomm debuts its world’s first 10Gbps 5G chipset
I was in the middle of buying a new phone recently, so this was pretty exciting news to me.
Snapdragon processes have always been reliable, so the launch of the X65 chipset cements their new chip into the market for new smartphone handsets and fixed wireless access solutions.
This is the world’s first 10 Gigabit 5G processor and is expected to be used in many commercial devices that will be launched in 2021.
Censorship of Facebook in Australia
Wow, who would have thought this would actually happen.
After a breakdown of media publishers and Facebook, the social media giant decided to censor all content coming from any media pages from Australia.
This means you cannot see anything, including any new posts or previous content (as seen in the screenshot above).
This was mainly fueled by the Australian Government and major news publications in Australia trying to force aggregators of news like Facebook and Google to pay up for the content it takes from the publications.
I think it’s incredibly dumb and backward, and there are other ways to approach the situation better.