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On this week's show, we talk about Amazon Echo in Canada; Essential's price drop (probably due to its poor sales); major screen complaints about the Google Pixel 2 XL, and why that makes Riley sad; Amazon's HQ2 RFP; and the potential for Susan Fowler's explosive blog post as a movie. Speed round -Alphabet invested $1b into Lyft -Google is going to reward researchers $1,000 for reporting bugs in the Play Store -Xplorenet bought NetSet -Snap drastically overestimated demand for Spectacles -Only 53 cities are actually testing or thinking about testing self-driving vehicles Links:Amazon files Echo Look and meal kit-related trademark in Canada | MobilesyrupThe Essential Phone now costs $499, $200 less than the original price | The VergeAnalyst: Essential Phone has only sold around 5,000 units through Sprint | MobilesyrupThe Pixel 2 XL would be the best phone if its screen wasn’t so awful | The VergePixel 2 XL screen burn-in is real, Google 'actively investigating' the problem | Android CentralAmazon’s HQ2…