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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. 11, 2016.

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Starbucks hires Amazon Web Services and Microsoft vet to build cloud-based ‘digital flywheel’

Tal Saraf, a veteran of Cisco, Microsoft and Amazon Web Services, has joined Starbucks as its senior vice president of engineering and architecture, where he’s part of the effort to create what the coffee giant is calling its “digital flywheel.” Saraf is working to hire developers, managers and directors to build out that initiative, which he said on his LinkedIn profile is meant to extend customer engagement through web and mobile experiences, supported by modern, scalable cloud platforms and integrated services. … Read More

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