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High stakes for AWS: Amazon Web Services is a $36 billion juggernaut that dominates the public cloud market, but it’s facing increasingly stiff competition from the likes of Google and Microsoft, as evidenced by the Redmond tech giant’s recent win of the Pentagon’s $10 billion cloud computing contract. Amazon will look to reassert itself at its re:Invent conference in Las Vegas this week, and GeekWire will be reporting from the scene. Check out our preview here.

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A "60 Minutes" segment that aired last night highlighted Seattle's homelessness crisis. Here's what the show didn't say about Amazon and the city's battle with big business. 

5G is here: T-Mobile will begin rolling out its 5G network across the country this week, taking the first steps toward ultra-fast next-generation wireless technology. The Bellevue, Wash., wireless carrier says 5G service will be accessible to 200 million Americans starting Dec. 6. The company describes this initial rollout as a “foundational layer,” with faster speeds to come in the future.

How does a guy go from being the engineering director for Amazon Prime to serving as the CEO of a quantum computer company? Peter Chapman has resurfaced at IonQ, which plans to open a Seattle-area office to support its Microsoft Azure partnership. Here’s our profile.

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