GeekWire Radio: Microsoft vs. Google, Facebook IPO, and a geek’s guide to real estate

Kevin Lisota in the studio. (Erynn Rose photo)

This week on the GeekWire radio show and podcast, we talk about Amazon’s acquisition of Seattle startup TeachStreet, Microsoft’s ad campaign against Google, and the juicy details of Facebook’s finances, as revealed by its IPO filing this week.

We’re joined in the studio by Seattle tech veteran Kevin Lisota, the CEO of real estate startup Findwell, who explains how technology has changed real estate (and how it hasn’t), offers his take on the latest dustup over real estate listing services, and share his experiences using the Nest intelligent thermostat in his home.

Then it’s our App of the Week, just in time for the game, and a new Name That Tech Tune challenge.

Listen to the show above or directly via this MP3 file.  You can get every episode using this RSS feed, by subscribing in iTunes or Zune.

 Show Notes: Links to the stories we discussed

Facebook files for IPO, confirms its business is pretty much advertising and Zynga … How Windows is still a better business than Facebook

Microsoft woos disgruntled Google users in full-page newspaper ads — here’s the first oneGoogle challenges Microsoft ads, and Microsoft unleashes its ‘Gmail Man’

Exclusive: Amazon.com buys TeachStreet

This real estate vet is sick and tired of Trulia and Zillow, and he’s not gonna take it anymoreZillow posts massive uptick in traffic, Wall Street applauds

Kevin Lisota: Findwell@kevinlisotaReview: Hands-on with Nest … a thermostat from the future!

This week’s Name that Tech Tune challenge.

Winners and sample solution for last week’s special puzzle.

App of the Week: Super Ads