Sometimes it’s the odd, offbeat stories that grab the attention of our readers. How better to explain the fascination with the absurd techno-dance routine (posted above) that preceded Microsoft’s Windows Azure presentation at the Norwegian Developers Conference in June.

For the second month in a row, the sexually-charged video (you may recall that the song included the line “The words MICRO and SOFT don’t apply to my penis”) led the charts on GeekWire. The video still give us the chills. But it wasn’t all silly stuff that readers consumed in July, though Microsoft remained a hot topic of discussion.

Take a look back at the top stories this past month, and let us know your favorite. As always, thanks to everyone for tuning in to GeekWire.

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Forget MIT and Stanford: UW computer science department wins high praise in NYT piece (6 comments, 94 Tweets)

Ex-Congressman Rick White and ex-Motricity CEO Ryan Wuerch raise $4M for stealthy Solavei (42 comments, 19 Tweets)

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  • Guest

    Congratulations to Microsoft on making marketing collateral with staying power! How many other adverts keep people talking for months?

    • guest

      Yeah, just what MS needs: more negative press. Think this and other incidents have anything to do with the decline in reputation and ongoing collapse of the stock price?

      • Guest

        Yes, I think the 13.67% year-to-date rise in Microsoft’s share price is due to creative marketing.

  • guest

    Not surprising. MS is now the company people love to hate.

  • jvh23

    Love this.

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