Updated on 10/22 with answer and winners.
We’re back with another installment of our Name that Tech Tune contest, this time offering a chance to win tickets to the upcoming, first-ever GeekWire Meetup, Oct. 27 in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood.
If you’ve never played the contest before, here’s how it works: Listen to the sound below, and if you know the answer, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. From the pool of correct answers, we’ll pick two people at random to win the prize.
This one is a little trickier than it might seem on the surface. The answer we’re looking for is the name of the original corporate parent of the company associated with this tune. In other words, you’ll need to know the name of the company associated with the tune, but that’s not the the answer we’re looking for. What we want is the name of that company’s original corporate parent.
Here’s a direct link to the MP3 for anyone who prefers that. And for a bit more context, here’s the extended Name that Tech Tune segment from this week’s GeekWire radio show and podcast.
Once again, if you know the answer, send it to email@example.com.
We’ll give the answer and announce the winner on the site and the show next week. Check back for this week’s show on GeekWire this weekend, or tune in at 7 a.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday on 97.3 KIRO-FM in Seattle. You can also get every episode of the GeekWire show using this RSS feed, or by subscribing in iTunes or Zune.
Good luck, and we’re looking forward to seeing everyone at the meetup the evening of Oct. 27 at the Spitfire. Tickets are available here.
By the way, the answer to last week’s Name that Tech Tune was floppy disc drives, which were playing the Imperial March in the sound clip we played. Go here to watch the video, and find out who won.
Update, 10/22: The jingle was from Expedia.com, whose original corporate parent was … Microsoft! Congrats to everyone who got it right, and to our winners (drawn at random from the pool of correct answers) Mel Morgan and Greg Smith. Rich Barton, the former top executive at Expedia, will be our featured guest at the GeekWire Meetup, the evening of 10/27 at the Spitfire.