Steve Lacey, the Google engineer and former Microsoftie who was the victim of a car crash July 24 in Kirkland, was honored Sunday at a memorial service. Read coverage by the Seattle Times. “Steve was addicted to building things,” remembered one of his fellow Googlers.
A dustup over Microsoft exposing the locations of phones and PCs may have been resolved over the weekend. “The flaw is fixed,” writes Stanford University researcher Elie Bursztein, who has been investigating the situation and offered a database lookup for people to check if their devices were included. We’ve asked Microsoft for comment and confirmation.
Update: Here is Microsoft’s blog post describing the change it made.
Legendary fantasy and science fiction writer George R.R. Martin (Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones) stopped by the studios of Bungie (original creators of the Halo video game franchise) during his book tour last week. “I could tell you what they are doing, but then I’d have to kill you,” Martin writes. He also visited Amazon.com.
A 4G Windows Phone? Well, it depends on how you define 4G. TmoNews uncovers pictures of some Windows Phone 4G stickers, suggesting that an upcoming Windows Phone handset will run on T-Mobile USA’s HSPA+ network.
Seattle’s pinch/zoom mobile design agency has developed a new iPad app for the BBC called iPlayer Global, to be released in Europe in the third quarter, and other parts of the world after that. Pinch/zoom says its user studies showed a preference for native app vs. web apps.
Barron’s magazine is bullish on Amazon.com.
InformationWeek: Google search on tablets gets a do-over.
GeekWire Weekend: In case you missed any of these items …
- GeekWire Radio: Tech jobs, Bill Nye, Microsoft vs. Apple and a GeekGirlCon preview
- If Microsoft Bing is Muhammad Ali, this is its best punch
- After working with Oprah, Tina Kirkpatrick looks to put Gilt City on the map in Seattle
- NYT’s David Pogue back on tour, playing the classics