Week in Geek Podcast: The message Amazon’s HQ2 sends Seattle, and where the tech giant could go next

Cranes dot the neighborhood around Amazon’s South Lake Union campus, with its Doppler and Day 1 towers and Spheres visible at top right. (GeekWire Photo / Kurt Schlosser)

Amazon surprised everyone Thursday morning when it announced it is looking to build a second headquarters in a city in North America. The news has big implications for Seattle, Amazon’s home, as well as cities around the country that are already lining up to woo the tech giant.

On this episode of the Week In Geek, we take a deep dive to analyze — and debate — the importance of the move, the message it sends to Seattle and where the tech giant will choose as it’s second home.

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Also check out these stories on Amazon’s second headquarters:

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Be careful what you wish for, Amazon suitors, a lot will change with the tech giant in your city

‘It’s never too late to say we’re sorry’: Seattle leaders respond to Amazon plans to establish second HQ outside its hometown

Amazon will exceed 500K employee milestone with new HQ and Whole Foods acquisition

Amazonians on the street react to prospect of a second HQ, discuss staying in Seattle and leaving

Even as Amazon seeks a second HQ, rumors point to four big new Seattle office leases for tech giant

Amazon’s second HQ: Why U.S. immigration policy makes Canada a frontrunner

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Source:: GeekWire

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