A Google graveyard; Bill Gates’ next big bet; Geek Madness; and other top posts of the week

We’ve had a busy few days here at GeekWire — launching our new events calendar; opening nominations for the May 9th GeekWire Awards; and announcing plans for the first-ever live performance of the GeekWire radio show. (Yes, it’s going to be a fun one, so get your tickets now). But we’ve also been busy pumping out fresh news, analysis and features. Here’s a look back at the top 10 posts of the week. Thanks to everyone for tuning in.

Microsoft pokes at Samsung Galaxy S3 in high-profile Windows Phone ad

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Kate Matsuidara

Kate Matsudaira departs Decide, starts Pop Forms

Kymeta: Is this Bill Gates’ next billion-dollar company?

Wearable computing: How technology will soon be stitched into our lives

CFOs on the hot seat: Students tell Expedia and Zillow execs how they could improve

googledeathNew era: Big office project to give Microsoft new neighbors

The death of Google Reader and 38 other beloved products from the search giant

Success: Jeff Bezos recovers sunken Apollo rocket engines

UW-Bothell becomes first university in Wash. to create School of STEM

Geek Madness Day 2: Torvalds trounces Jobs in huge first round upset