Michael, Jason and Laura forego talk of the top stories on tap to dig into the recent news of Amazon’s desire to go urban and identifying downtown Raleigh as a more ideal location of HQ2.

The team talks to WRAL TechWire editor Rick Smith about the details of that story and what that means for a changing skyline and if both Apple and Amazon coming to the Triangle is still on the table.

After gaining insight with Smith, the team unpacks the news even further and look at the reactions and concerns from the larger triangle community.

After our conversation teaser with Marc Zionts, CEO of Automated Insights, Michael, Jason and Laura look at privacy concerns with smart home speakers, and how to protect yourself when your devices are always listening.