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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