Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of June 11, 2017

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Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of June 11, 2017 - World News

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 June 11, 2017.

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Most popular stories on GeekWire Amazon sues former AWS VP over non-compete deal; Smartsheet calls claim against its new product chief an ‘enormous overreach’

Amazon.com is alleging that one of its former high-ranking executives violated a non-compete agreement when he accepted a job at Bellevue-based Smartsheet, GeekWire has learned. … Read More

Amazon to buy Whole Foods Market for $13.7B, dramatically expanding physical retail footprint

Amazon will acquire Whole Foods Market for $13.7 billion, marking the Seattle-based tech giant’s most ambitious expansion yet into brick-and-mortar retail. … Read More

Three numbers explain why the tech boom doesn’t make Seattle’s new tunnel a good investment

Seattle’s new Alaskan Way tunnel — currently three years late and millions of dollars over budget — has been called the worst transportation investment in the entire United States. … Read More

Amazon unveils $20 Dash Wand with Alexa for voice-enabled grocery ordering and home controls

Amazon just introduced a new Alexa device: a $20 version of its Amazon Dash Wand with the voice-enabled smart assistant built in for ordering food, getting recipes and controlling smart-home devices. … Read More

Author lays out all you need to know about August’s total solar eclipse

If you’re planning to witness the total solar eclipse on Aug. … Read More

Elon Musk promises an update on his plan to settle Mars – including how he’ll fund it

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk’s vision to send a million people to Mars is now in print, but the billionaire visionary says he’s already working on an update. … Read More

It’s business, and it’s personal: How Amazon Web Services decides to enforce non-compete contracts

Career decisions are always stressful, but employees at Amazon Web Services face an additional source of anxiety when evaluating new opportunities: am I about to get sued? … Read More

Amazon Web Services AI exec: How cloud computing is driving artificial intelligence breakthroughs

Artificial intelligence research is still in its infancy, at least as compared to computer science in general, but the concept of unlimited computing resources is accelerating the field. … Read More

Former Swype execs raise $8.5M for Xealth, a health platform that connects patients, doctors and digital treatments

There is no end to pressing needs in the healthcare industry. … Read More

Seattle’s ‘Manhattan moment’: Luxury condo preview is a house party for a changing city

The Rolls-Royce and the Ferrari parked in front of a real estate sales office in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood Wednesday night were the first indication that this was no normal “house party.” The line of blue-jacketed valets, the red carpet and rope line, the doorman with a list of registered guests, the wine bar, the gourmet hors d’oeuvres, the black-tie-wearing servers, the mini pop-up shop for custom-tailored men’s suits — all of that was a pretty good signal, too. … Read More

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