GeekWire Podcast: Why this app maker loves Windows 8

We discuss a broad range topics on this week’s GeekWire radio show and podcast — such as Blackberry’s chances for a revival, paying for things on Twitter, and John finally upgrading to the latest version of Mac OS X, Mountain Lion.

Patrick Husting, CEO of Extended Results

But we keep coming back to Microsoft, and our guest this week is someone with unique insight into the company.

Patrick Husting is the CEO of Extended Results Inc., a business-intelligence technology company based in Redmond, just down the road from Microsoft. The company has been experiencing success on Windows 8 with its PushBI business intelligence app, using a different model than most app makers.

Husting also discusses his broader thoughts on Microsoft, Windows 8 and the tablet market.

That discussion begins at 8:00 in the audio player above, following our weekly news roundup. We start with the release of Office 365 and Microsoft’s shift to a subscription model for Office home users. Other topics include the Twitter-based commerce system from Portland startup Chirpify, and the “Skulls of the Shogun” cross-platform game for Windows 8, Windows Phone and Xbox Live.

App of the Week: Draw a Stickman Epic

Name that Tech Tune: Win tickets to the GeekWire Bash

Listen to the show above or access it directly via this MP3 file.

GeekWire airs on 97.3 KIRO-FM in Seattle at 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. Saturday. The show runs every weekend on GeekWire.com. You can receive every episode using this RSS feed, or subscribe in iTunes. Also search for the show on Stitcher.