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Amazon SVP of Worldwide Operations Dave Clark in front of a new Amazon last-mile delivery van. (GeekWire Photo / Kurt Schlosser)

This week, like so many, was filled with big announcements from Amazon. First, the company unveiled a new last-mile delivery service to rival FedEx and UPS. But there’s an interesting twist: Despite workers in Amazon shirts delivering packages from Amazon vans, the service isn’t actually run by Amazon.

To top off that news, the company also announced the $1 billion acquisition of a Boston company called PillPack. It’s a pharmacy delivery service that takes prescription drugs straight to customer’s doors, making the move Amazon’s first big plunge into a healthcare market.

And in startup news, we dive into a record-breaking funding round from a Pacific Northwest startup you’ve probably never heard of.

On the random channel: A stunning red lipstick that took the internet by storm and a colleague’s surprising celebrity phone call.

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