Saying farewell to the iPhone; Bill Gates’ reading list; and other top posts of the month

It was another big month here at GeekWire. We unveiled our new GeekWire membership program, relaunched the popular GeekWire 200 startup list and hired superstar salesperson, Sarah Camp, as our Chief Sales Geek.

As you can imagine, things were buzzing around our increasingly cramped Ballard offices. It was also a busy time on the editorial front, with GeekWire posting our biggest traffic since we launched nearly two years ago. (Yes, our 2nd anniversary bash and ping pong tourney is coming up March 6th!)

We’re humbled by the readers who tune in each day, and we’ll continue to work hard to deliver the best news, analysis and features in the coming days, weeks and months. In case you missed some of the action in January, here’s a look back at the top stories of the month, based on page views. Enjoy!!

Report: Thieves steal iPads from Microsoft, leave everything else (724 Tweets, 34 comments)

Microsoft IllumiRoom turns entire room into video game (100 Tweets, 10 comments)


Windows Phone fans petition Square, Instagram, Google for apps (116 Tweets, 50 comments)

Inspired reading: Bill Gates lists the top ten books of 2012 that made him think (298 Tweets, 4 comments)

Farewell, iPhone: A new year, with my new Windows Phone (241 Tweets, 80 comments)

Foolish on Facebook: Teen arrested after posting about drunk driving (76 Tweets, 7 comments)

Bill Gates says you should read these 5 books in 2013 (292 Tweeets, 8 comments)

How many cows are in Canada and 24 other wacky interview questions from Amazon, Google and more (124 Tweets, 10 comments)

Video: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer crashes CES keynote (72 Tweets, 17 comments)


Why this app maker targeted Windows Phone first, and what happened after that (92 Tweets, 33 comments)

CES 2013: Windows 8 Ultrabook tablets draw crowds at big tech show (41 Tweets, 6 comments)

Prediction guru Nate Silver: The Seahawks are going to the Super Bowl (207 Tweets, 6 comments) (This is the one story we really wish came true!)

Microsoft, let’s be friends (85 Tweets, 36 comments)

Microsoft inks $617 million deal to bring Windows 8 to 330,000 Department of Defense employees (167 Tweets, 13 comments)

Sony boss: We’ll let Microsoft unveil its console first, then make ours better (71 Tweets, 19 comments)

Windows Phone Diary: Week 1 of an uncertain relationship (42 Tweets, 47 comments)

Thanks again to everyone who tuned in during the month of January. We’re already off to a fast start this month, so make sure to check back regularly for your latest tech news.