Amazon, Facebook, PAX and Seattle’s status as a tech hub (GeekWire on KUOW)

We talked about HP’s decision to discontinue its webOS devices, the prospects for Amazon.com taking on Apple’s iPad, Facebook’s new privacy controls, Scientific American naming Seattle the No. 1 tech city in the country, and this weekend’s Penny Arcade Expo — geez, we covered lots of stuff – during GeekWire’s periodic appearance on the Weekday program on KUOW-FM in Seattle this morning.

I particularly enjoyed when Marcie Sillman, filling in for regular host Steve Scher, took note of the shiny MacBook Pro I brought into the studio and pointed out that she was running not one but two Windows PCs at that particular moment. Just for the record, my other favorite machine is a ThinkPad running Windows 7. (Maybe I need a laptop sticker to that effect.)

At any rate, here’s the audio in case you missed it, and links to the stories we discussed.

Here’s a direct link to the MP3 in case you have any problems with the player.

HP, Apple, iPad, webOS and the upheaval of the PC market

HP shedding PC business: Why Microsoft should buy it

Tablets changing video habits, playing into Amazon’s strategy

Facebook shakes up privacy settings, promising new and clearer controls

Seattle named No. 1 tech city in U.S. by Scientific American* 

Pax Prime website … Our earlier interview with Robert Khoo of Penny Arcade about PAX.

Amazon seeks Lab126 trademarks in advance of expected tablet debut

  • Pjbishop1

    Good interview Todd!
    PJ