Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of Dec. 24, 2017


Get caught up on the latest technology and startup news from the past week. Here are the most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of Dec. 24, 2017.
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Most popular stories on GeekWire
I was an Amazon delivery driver: What it’s like to work in the tech giant’s citizen package brigade
I felt like Santa Claus earlier this month — the Amazon.com version, at least. … Read More
Redfin’s Glenn Kelman predicts a mass tech exodus from coastal cities
As CEO of Redfin, Glenn Kelman keeps a close eye on housing trends and their consequences. … Read More
Austin to Boston, holiday gossip reveals where our friends and family think Amazon’s HQ2 could land
Plenty of families who gathered for the holidays probably had to deal with opposing viewpoints and spirited debate on a number of different topics: politics, sports, a new boyfriend’s hair. … Read More
Doll of the year: 2018’s top American Girl is an aspiring astronaut named Luciana Vega
American Girl put a Space Age spin on the centuries-old tradition of dress-up dolls today by unveiling a spacesuit-clad character named Luciana Vega as its “Girl of the Year” for 2018. … Read More
Full Text: Here’s what Washington state’s legally contentious net neutrality bill looks like up close
A bill to preserve net neutrality in Washington state offers the first detailed glimpse of the state’s broader plan to combat a Dec. … Read More
From Redmond with WiFi: How this Microsoft employee helped bring critical infrastructure to a hurricane-ravaged Caribbean island
Nicholas Harland worried about his uncle Roger. … Read More
Home Depot reportedly considers acquisition of shipping company XPO to fend off Amazon
Home Depot has considered acquiring shipping company XPO Logistics, according to a report from Recode, in part to keep it away from Amazon. … Read More
Boston reportedly compiled dossiers on Amazon leadership for HQ2 bid, with details on ‘Buff Bezos’
Boston believes Jeff Bezos’ increasing commitment to fitness could be a clue to Amazon’s priority list in its search for a second headquarters, according to a report from The Boston Herald. … Read More
Amazon sells ‘tens of millions’ of Alexa devices worldwide in record holiday season
Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant may have reached critical mass during the 2017 holiday shopping season, judging from a new report from the e-commerce giant. … Read More
Beyond Prime: Amazon Air gets a shorter name for Christmas, at least in the news
Is “Amazon Prime Air” no longer a factor? … Read More

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