Armored trucks delivering the first Xbox One consoles for sale in the US arrive at Best Buy Theater in Times Square for the launch of Xbox One on Thursday, November 21, 2013. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision for Microsoft/AP Images)
Armored trucks delivering the first Xbox One consoles for sale in the US arrive at Best Buy Theater in Times Square for the launch of Xbox One on Thursday, November 21, 2013. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision for Microsoft/AP Images)

Need to catch up? Here’s a roundup of highlights from GeekWire this past week, with news, nuggets and other commentaries. As you can see from the links below, it was a huge week of tech news, as things really got rolling before Turkey Day with new game consoles and more.

Yes, you can: How to play Xbox 360 games on Xbox One. Microsoft’s release of the Xbox One was by the far the biggest news story of the week on GeekWire, and Taylor Soper’s report certainly provided some useful tidbits. In fact, five of the top 10 stories on GeekWire this week related to the Xbox One or Sony PS4, including a fun review by GeekWire’s Taylor Soper and Todd Bishop. All coverage here.

Ben Taskar
Ben Taskar

UW computer science professor Ben Taskar passes away at 36.  Devastating news at the University of Washington as one of the rising stars in the computer science department unexpectedly passes away. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues at the UW.

Startup Seattle funding avoids City Council budget axe, allowing initiative to proceedCity of Seattle moves ahead with proposal to support the startup community, despite objections of council member Nick Licata who earlier questioned whether members of startup community were socialists and worried about creating city positions “that are ill-defined.”

Bitcoin surges to all-time high of $900, then drops below $650 in 30 minutes. Ever used Bitcoin?

zulily-mo_111513_hires-1Zulily’s first week on Wall Street: Stock down 7%, market value still tops $4B. Who said daily deal sites are dead? After a successful IPO, Seattle’s Zulily puts to rest that it is just another LivingSocial.

Bill Gates explains what Microsoft needs in a new CEO “We’ll have to build on our strengths while addressing areas that we’ve got weaknesses or challenges. The person has to have a lot of comfort in leading a highly technical organization, and have an ability to work with our top technical talent to seize the opportunities.”

CenturyLink buys Tier 3, creates Cloud Development Center in Seattle area. Tier 3 founder Jared Wray: “We were able to ‘out innovate’ the market on a startup budget, but the obvious next step for us is to become a much bigger cloud.”

Video tour: WhitePages shows off remodeled office with kegerator, hydraulic desks and modern great room. Cribs! A pretty sweet office pad.

Latest from GeekWire columnists and guest writers:

Monica GuzmanHatching Twitter: Nick Bilton’s book will change how you look at the tech industry

Michele Mehl: The corporate Web site is dead, long live the new corporate Web site

Next event: Join us for the geekiest holiday party of the season. The GeekWire Gala is taking place Dec. 4th at the Museum of History & Industry, including our 2013 Newsmakers of the Year and 10 Seattle startups displaying their business ideas on giant cocktail napkins. Tickets here.

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