A whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on: The top 10 posts in February

GeekWire Game Night. Photo: Annie Laurie Malarkey

Sometimes, it’s just a little hard to catch our breath around here at the GeekWire HQ. And February was certainly one of those months. A lot of the things we’ve been working on in the past few weeks aren’t quite ready for public consumption, but gosh darn are we excited about the fun things we’ve got in store.

Let’s just say it is going to be a very busy Spring around here.

We’ve been putting a lot of the puzzle pieces in place for what we think will be a full slate of exciting new editorial features, events and special surprises in the coming weeks. Things will get rolling next Wednesday, with the GeekWire Summit & First Anniversary Party.

Folks from 10 different states are flying in for the half-day conference and birthday bash (I can’t believe we are turning one), which features speakers such as angel investor Hadi Partovi, former Microsoft CTO Ray Ozzie and Hulu CTO Richard Tom. If you haven’t already, make sure to get your tickets here.

But, as you know, we’re all about the tech news here at GeekWire. And, as they say, the news never sleeps. (And we don’t much these days either). So, without further ado, here are the most popular stories on GeekWire for the month of February. Check em out, and let us know your favorite.

Google Drive in the wild? Screenshot and possible logo (32 comments, 192 Tweets)

Whole Foods prototype puts Kinect on shopping cart, follows people around store (30 comments, 525 Tweets).

Xbox 360 tops Wii and PS3 for 1st time in yearly global sales (70 comments, 473 Tweets)

How these geeks pulled off one truly amazing light show at CenturyLink Field (3 comments, 199 Tweets)

Hands-on: Microsoft’s Windows 8 shows steady progress in consumer preview (7 comments, 94 Tweets)

Exclusive: Amazon.com buys TeachStreet (51 comments, 191 Tweets)

How Carly screwed up AT&T’s $39B T-Mobile acquisition (22 comments, 41 Tweets)

USA Today’s internal app stats show Amazon’s Kindle Fire trouncing other Android tablets (13 comments, 114 Tweets)

Microsoft woos disgruntled Google users in full-page newspaper ads — here’s the first one (26 comments, 96 Tweets)

Office on the iPad: A litmus test for the modern Microsoft (21 comments, 59 Tweets)

 

  • http://ipredikt.com iPredikt

    GeekWire always puts on a great show, but sadly we’ll have to pass on this one. The $200-ish entry fee is just too much for my scrappy (and unfunded) Internet startup to muster. Have fun; we’ll just have to live vicariously through the digital pages of this site after the fact.

    • http://geekwire.com Todd Bishop

      Ken, thanks for the feedback and for your support. You’re right, we take pride in putting on some great events!

      Just so everyone else knows, the tickets actually start at $139 for startups, and also include access to the big anniversary party afterward. Particularly given the length of the event and the caliber of the content we’ve lined up, the ticket prices for the GeekWire Summit are below what others would charge. We have to take into account the costs of a big event like this. 

      We think it’s a great value, and we have more than 300 people signed up to attend already. We also made sure to offer early bird rates for this one.

      We have a wide range of events and meetups, and lots of great ones coming up later this year for anyone who can’t make it to this one.

      Todd Bishop
      GeekWire

      • http://ipredikt.com iPredikt

        Hi Todd, thanks for clarifying the $139 rate for startups. Rebecca also wrote to me this morning. I should have double-checked the amount before I posted. I also recognize that you guys are already subsidizing a portion of the cost and will NOT make money on this event. :-)

        I was just bummed that I wouldn’t get to hang out with you guys and help celebrate your one-year anniversary..but something tells me that I’ll make it there for part of the evening, anyway.

        In the meantime, I figure $139 will buy me some initial engagements with at least 4 bloggers for my widget, so that’s where the focus needs to be for iPredikt.

        • Anonymous

          Hi Ken!  As you know (because you’re a frequent-flier), here at GeekWire we design events to serve the broad spectrum of the tech community, from startups to tech titans, and everyone that supports them.  
          Not every event will be right for every one of you– but we’re confident of the 9 events we’re producing this year there will be something for everyone in the GeekWire community.
          As far as our ticket prices are concerned, check around, I’m sure you’ll find them fair, and our philosophy is to never overcharge attendees.  We offer sliding scale rates and can therefore subsidize prices for startuppers. We always suggest you let your conscience be your guide when picking your ticket price.
          All that said, we’re not in a money-losing business (if we were, I’d be out of a job in a hurry).  Thanks to our sponsors and advertisers, we can keep bringing this community great content and great events.  We’d like to think everyone wins, and we know we’ll see you at the events that resonate with you and your goals.  Cheers!