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This week on the GeekWire Podcast: Microsoft is putting Amazon into a difficult position by advocating a tax increase on both companies in their home state, as part of a recent change in approach from the Redmond tech giant.

Meanwhile, Apple is placing an even bigger bet on privacy as a feature with its latest announcements, part of a broader trend in the tech world.

And we talk about a surprising startup investment by two Seattle tech veterans, Zulily co-founders Darrell Cavens and Mark Vadon.

Plus, we finish with the return of the Random Channel.

Audio editing by Jim Valley.

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