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Seattle is proud of its growing virtual reality community and already boasts several promising VR and AR startups. But the young industry took a blow this week when startup Envelop VR announced it was closing its doors.

In this episode of the Week in Geek, we dive into Envelop VR’s product and why it may have folded, despite excitement from the community and some early successes. We also take a look at the Seattle athletes who made a list of top Twitter users, and a high-tech football helmet that was patented by Bill Gates and Bellevue, Wash.-based Intellectual Ventures.

Plus, we discuss how Amazon’s video empire stands up to competitors like Netflix, particularly given its recent successes at this year’s Golden Globes. And finally, we take a look at some startling video of a high-flying collision at Seattle’s Space Needle.

Watch the behind the scenes video and listen to the podcast above, or download the MP3 here.

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