We’ve been wearing Amazon’s Allbirds lookalikes: Here's how they compare to the real thing

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Happy Thanksgiving! If you’re getting ready for some holiday shopping, we’ve been doing some deep research for you in one category: shoes. Specifically, we’ve been testing out Amazon’s 206 Collective sneakers, which have been in the news in recent weeks because of their similarities to the popular Allbirds wool runners. Here are the results of our real-world comparison.

Whether or not you buy its shoes, Amazon is gearing up for a big quarter, doubling its seasonal hiring to 200,000 people this year. Much of the hiring will take place in the company’s fulfillment centers, but the increase also reflects the steady expansion of Amazon's overall footprint into other areas that require seasonal workers, such as retail stores and package delivery.

Adobe Analytics expects online holiday shopping in the U.S. to surpass $143 billion this year, up more than 14 percent, driven largely by mobile shopping.

Looking for a gift for the science geek on your list? GeekWire's aerospace and science editor Alan Boyle has a bunch of great recommendations. 

William Ruckelshaus, a fixture in Seattle's business community with a storied history of civil service, died Wednesday at his home in Seattle. He was 87.

Long before advising startups as a Madrona Venture Group founder, Ruckelshaus famously defied President Richard Nixon as deputy attorney general during the “Saturday Night Massacre” and Watergate in 1973.

"With his death, our country lost a hero and protector of American democracy,” said Tom Alberg, Madrona managing director. Read about his remarkable life.

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