GeekWire Podcast: Groupon’s IPO, Microsoft’s Windows 8, and Twitter’s place in the world

This week on the GeekWire Podcast, we discuss Groupon’s IPO, the unveiling of Microsoft’s next Windows version, and the end of the original T-Mobile Sidekick. Then we examine the present and future of Twitter, Facebook and other social media (and much more) with Monica Guzman Preston of Intersect and Jason Preston of Parnassus Group — our first husband-and-wife team of guests.

In our final segment, we have a brand new installment of our Name that Tech Tune contest, offering a chance to win tickets to the upcoming GeekWire Launch Event at the Showbox Sodo.

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Stories and links related to the subjects we discussed …

Monica Guzman Preston and Jason Preston in the KIRO studios (Erynn Rose photo)

GrouponFast-growing (and unprofitable) Groupon files for $750 million IPOIPO filing reveals Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz’s stake in GrouponPoll: Is there a tech bubble?

Microsoft: Windows 8, the first real glimpse: Tiles on a tabletWindows 8: A radical change for Windows, and a huge gamble for Microsoft

SidekickFrom Danger to Android: The saga of the T-Mobile SidekickLast words from a Sidekick 3: ‘iPhone can suck it’

TwitterGraphic: 13 percent of Americans use Twitter … Google’s Eric Schmidt and his ‘Gang of Four’

Monica Guzman: Twitter, Personal site, Intersect

Jason Preston: Twitter, Personal site, The Tweet HouseParnassus Group

Name that Tech Tune: What is this classic video game theme song? Email todd@geekwire.com.

  • http://fakesteveballmer.blogspot.com/ Stephanos Anton Ballmerfeld

    Technically it’s called a ZuneCast ant a podcast!

  • TBag

    Nice podcast. realy enjoyed it.