Bill Gates’ mistake; Comcast X1; iOS debuts; and other top posts of the month

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GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving chats with John Cook and Todd Bishop at the GeekWire Summit.

Autumn is officially here. How do we know? Well, of course there’s the rain. But, as GeekWire Chief Business Officer Daniel Rossi pointed out earlier today, I’m also no longer wearing my Chaco sandals around the office.

That’s right. With the rains, the open-toe shoe season is sadly over.

But before we officially move on, let’s take a quick look back at September. It was a big month for GeekWire — the biggest in fact. Not only did we welcome Daniel Rossi to the team, but our traffic swelled to record levels and we welcomed more than 750 of you to the big GeekWire Summit.

Of course, as a startup, we’re not sitting still. And we’ve got some big things in store for October. (Namely our Startup Day conference on Oct. 25th, featuring speakers like Glenn Kelman of Redfin; Dave Cotter of SquareHub, Boris Wertz of Version One Ventures, Gov. Jay Inslee and more).

But that’s getting a bit ahead of things. This post is about looking back. In case you missed any of the action, here’s a look at the top stories for the month of September.

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Finally: Bill Gates admits Control-Alt-Delete was a mistake (704 Tweets, 66 comments)

Xbox One now in full production with improved CPU performance (609 Tweets, 198 comments)

Here comes iOS 7: How to prepare yourself for Apple’s big mobile overhaul (32 Tweets, 8 comments)

Xfinity X1: How Comcast roped me back in to cable (46 Tweets, 34 comments)

Xbox 360 vs. Wii vs. PS3: Who won the console wars? (13 Tweets, 20 comments)

Kids, don’t believe the startup hype: Why you should join a big company first (311 Tweets, 49 comments)

Marketing mess-up: People furious with AT&T’s ‘tacky’ attempt to honor 9/11 victims (98 Tweets, 27 comments)

iPhone5c_34L_AllColors_PRINT copyNokia pokes fun at Apple’s colorful new iPhone 5C line, says ‘imitation is the best form of flattery’ (51 Tweets, 21 comments)

Jeff Bezos explains why Amazon doesn’t really care about its competitors (157 Tweets, 6 comments)

How San Francisco maps to Seattle: A reference guide (108 Tweets, 22 comments)

Apple confirms iPhone 5C and 5S, says iWork apps will be free on iOS devices (30 Tweets, 5 comments)

This 13-year-old just invented an Internet-enabled dog treat dispenser, canine chat service (128 Tweets, 11 comments)

Decide's CEO Mike Fridgen

Decide’s CEO Mike Fridgen

eBay acquires Decide.com, shopping research site will shut down Sept. 30 (121 Tweets, 26 comments)

These apps will help Seahawks fans break a world record for crowd noise on Sunday (98 Tweets, 6 comments)

Commentary: 3 project leadership lessons from Game of Thrones (41 Tweets, 3 comments)

Well, as they say, that’s a wrap folks. Thanks to everyone for tuning in to GeekWire!

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