Week In Geek Podcast: Uber and Lyft meet healthcare, and is Amazon good for Seattle?

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Is Amazon good for Seattle? That’s the question a community forum asked this week, with civic leaders arguing both sides. The audience was split, to say the least, and the results point to the complex relationship Amazon has with the communities around it.

Plus, Uber and Lyft are the latest tech companies to dive into healthcare, integrating with hospital systems to help patients get to and from doctors appointments. And — did you just hear something? Users reported Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant laughing out of the blue this week, and they didn’t find it particularly funny.

Those are our topics on GeekWire’s Week in Geek podcast. Listen above or download the MP3.

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