This week on the GeekWire Podcast: We look back on one of the biggest weeks we can remember in technology news, including AT&T’s proposed acquisition of T-Mobile USA, Apple’s trademark dispute with, and Microsoft’s patent case against Barnes & Noble over Android.

Mobile industry veteran Paul Griff, the CEO of RootMetrics, joins us as our guest in the studio to talk about the ins and outs of wireless coverage, and the latest mobile technologies. And in our final segment, we reveal the answer to last week’s epic “Name that Tech Tune” contest.

Here’s the MP3 file for this week’s episode.

Continue reading for links related to the subjects we discussed on the show…

AT&T and T-Mobile: Holy Crap: AT&T Buying T-Mobile USA for $39 BillionExclusive: T-Mobile USA CEO to employees: Sale to AT&T the ‘best possible solution’Say hello to your new mobile overlord: Implications of AT&T’s T-Mobile hookup

Android litigation: Microsoft sues Barnes & Noble over Android in NookDetails on the patents

Amazon’s Appstore: Apple suing over ‘Appstore’ opens its Android Appstore, Apple be damnedWeekend Reading: Apple vs. Amazon, the full text

Swype: What’s next for Swype? Old-school tappingPhoto: Gov. Gregoire learns to Swype

Paul Griff, RootMetrics CEO, in the KIRO studios
RootMetrics: Company site … Coverage Map app … Study of 4G Network performance in Seattle region: PDF, 5 pages.

Favorite App: Comcast Xfinity iPad app

Answer to last week’s Name that Tech Tune contest: Original PlayStation startup sound.

Congrats to winners Kevin Leneway and Arcadiy Kantor, who will each receive a pair of tickets to the Seattle 2.0 awards, coming up May 5. Details/tickets here.

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  • Peter H

    Love the return of the podcast! Great logo too.

    • johnhcook

      We are glad to be back too. Thanks for tuning in, and let us know if there are specific topics you’d like us to address in upcoming shows or guests you’d like to hear from. Feel free to suggest an app for the “My Favorite App” segment too.

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