A Steve Jobs flash mob; iPad fans react to Windows 8; and October’s other top posts

The Steve Jobs Flash Mob

Whoa, what a month. Was it us, or did the technology industry simply explode with activity in October? Every day it seemed as if there was another groundbreaking announcement.

The tablet wars heated up as Microsoft introduced its Surface, and Apple rolled out the iPad Mini to mixed reviews and mockery from Amazon.

On the startup front, Mark Long’s newly-formed game company Meteor Entertainment scored $18 million, while venture capital stalwart OVP Venture announced plans to ride into the sunset. We also profiled a new crop of TechStars startups.

We had some fun along the way too, like when we asked Xbox-jersey-wearing Seattle Sounders fans about their favorite gaming consoles or watched a conga line break out to Jonathan Sposato’s wonderful rendition of “Copacabana” at the GeekWire Meetup.

No wonder it was the biggest traffic month on record at GeekWire.

Can we catch our breath now? Probably not. But that’s OK. We love telling stories of the growing geek community.

Thanks to everyone for reading, posting comments and coming out to our events. (Make sure to join us December 6th for the GeekWire Gala!). And for those who want to follow all of the GeekWire action, make sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube or sign up for our free daily email newsletter.

Without further ado, here’s a look at the top stories on GeekWire for October.

Why Microsoft is building one of North America’s largest tents on its campus (9 comments, 583 Facebook Likes)

Video: Flash mob at Apple Store honors Steve Jobs (19 comments, 333 Facebook Likes)


Bad-ass Boeing missile flies over buildings, fries computers with microwaves (24 comments, 500 Facebook Likes)

Explosion destroys home of Amazon.com Vice President (3 comments, 48 Facebook Likes)

Video: iPad fans react to a Windows 8 tablet — will they switch? (43 comments, 157 Facebook Likes)


 

Iva Handful: Photo:Jackie Kingsbury

No pressure, Microsoft, but I just spent my family’s iPad budget on a $599 Surface (102 comments, 43 Facebook Likes)

Video: Microsoft’s new Surface tablet gets first ad (16 comments, 284 Facebook Likes)

Geeklesque: What’s with all of these nerds taking their clothes off? (1 comment, 92 Facebook Likes)

Microsoft Surface Day 2: Setting up our new ‘iPad’ (28 comments, 56 Facebook Likes)

Valve designer Greg Coomer: How getting rid of bosses makes for better games (9 comments, 105 Facebook Likes)

Video: This 3-year-old kid uses Windows 8 like a champ (63 comments, 137 Facebook Likes)


Yes, there’s a line for Surface in Seattle — with lots of Microsofties in it (43 comments, 107 Facebook Likes)

Amazon buying Seattle HQ from Paul Allen for $1.16 billion (3 comments, 97 Facebook Likes)

  • GG002

    Pretty poor flashmob performance, IMHO.