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The latest from news outlets and blogs around the Northwest and beyond, chosen by Crosscut editors.

Alibaba eyes Seattle for new outpost

Chinese retail behemoth Alibaba has started recruiting engineers in the Seattle area, Geekwire reports.

GEEKWIRE

Seattle company may open marijuana “warehouse”

A Seattle-based company is looking at purchasing property in Lacey to open a warehouse-sized pot facility.   

THE OLYMPIAN

Amazon launches Kindle Unlimited — and it’s cheap

Amazon launched Kindle Unlimited Friday, which puts 600,000 titles at subscribers’ fingertips for only $9.99 a month.   

PUGET SOUND BUSINESS JOURNAL (SEATTLE)

Senate’s attempt to nullify Hobby Lobby fails

Sen. Patty Murray’s bill to require employers to provide insurance coverage for contraception failed to pass the Senate on Wednesday.;

WALL STREET JOURNAL

Rupert Murdoch: Businesses need more control of public policy

The Australian-turned-American also told the business leaders from the Group of 20 most economically developed nations that it's fine for U.S. corporations to move offshore to duck U.S. taxes. 

THE GUARDIAN (UK)

Microsoft layoffs will impact “shadow economy”

Microsoft’s downsizing will likely lead to layoffs for thousands of contract workers who aren’t included in the official numbers. 

GEEKWIRE

Microsoft cuts 18,000 jobs

Microsoft announced Thursday that it plans to remove 14 percent of its workforce, including 1,351 positions in the Puget Sound area, in the largest layoffs in the history of the company. 

SEATTLE TIMES

The real cost of a burger

Between burger buns, you can find a multitude of externalities that low prices try to hide. 

NEW YORK TIMES

Comcast 'embarassed' by hellish 8-minute customer service call

A painful customer service call with a customer trying to cancel his Comcast service is making the Internet rounds today.

NPR

A future with no passwords?

Your future logins may have a physical manifestation.

QUARTZ
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