Week in Geek Podcast: Amazon health partnership’s CEO pick offers new clues about ambitious venture

Dr. Atul Gawande. (Center for American Progress Photo via Flickr)

Amazon, JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway have finally picked a CEO for their ambitious health venture. Unlike most healthcare executives, Dr. Atul Gawande is a doctor before anything else, and he has some big ideas about how to reform the healthcare system.

Plus, a lawsuit over a moving app could have big consequences for the gig economy. We’ll explain why Dolly is suing Washington State, and how the result could impact Uber, Airbnb and more.

We’ll also dive into the growing controversy over tech companies supplying technology to government agencies. Microsoft’s cloud contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement is in the spotlight following the controversial policy of separating children from their parents when families try to cross the border illegally. That policy was reversed this week after huge public outcry. Google and Amazon are facing criticism over their government contracts, as well.

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