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A tourist kicks back and takes in the view of Seattle from the newly redesigned Space Needle Observation Deck. (GeekWire Photo / Kurt Schlosser)

Seattle startups raked in hundreds of millions of dollars in the past week alone — for businesses as varied as pet sitting tech and a revolutionary leukemia treatment. What’s behind the flurry of big-dollar deals? And is it good news for the scene, or the sign of an impending downturn?

Plus, Getaround — a new service that lets you rent your car out, Airbnb-style — expands to Seattle, and the city’s iconic Space Needle gets a shiny new makeover.

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