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Amazon’s announcement this morning that it will acquire Whole Foods for $13.7 billion surprised the technology and retail industries, and the rest of the world. The deal promises to give Amazon a much larger physical retail footprint, with potential implications well beyond the grocery business.

On this special edition of the GeekWire podcast and radio show, GeekWire co-founder John Cook and I analyze the news, explaining what the acquisition of Whole Foods means for the tech giant as it expands further beyond its iconic e-commerce store.

Listen to the podcast above, download the MP3 here, check out our special coverage of the deal, and watch the archived Facebook Live video below for a behind-the-scenes view of the podcast recording.

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