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“It’s not just appropriate but vital that the president kills this contract.” That was Fox News host Steve Hilton in a July 21 “Swamp Watch” segment — one of four different videos cited by Amazon in its formal protest of the Pentagon’s decision to award its $10 billion cloud computing contract to Microsoft. The protest was filed under seal Friday afternoon in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, but videos listed in an unsealed exhibit provide a glimpse into the company’s legal strategy, as the tech giant seeks to show that the bidding process was improperly influenced by political pressure from the White House.

Testing Sanctuary: A new Seattle startup just opened up what it describes as “the most personal, immersive wellness studio experience in the universe” — and GeekWire managing editor Taylor Soper gave it a try this week.

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The other shoe drops: Zappos is giving customers who may have been affected by a major 2012 data breach 10 percent discounts on purchases through the end of the year. The discounts are part of a settlement that the Amazon-owned online retailer reached in a class-action lawsuit brought by affected customers.

Vicis CEO exit: Dave Marver is stepping down as CEO of high-tech football helmet maker Vicis, GeekWire has learned. Marver co-founded the Seattle startup six years ago after Vicis spun out of the University of Washington.

Nuclear cancer treatment? TerraPower, the nuclear research venture founded by Bill Gates, is joining with Isotek Systems and the U.S. Department of Energy in a public-private partnership aimed at turning what otherwise would be nuclear waste into radiation doses for cancer treatment.

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