Amazon is ruining dating; Ballmer’s basketball bid is bad for Seattle; and other top stories of the month

Rory Rawlings, co-founder and chief tax automation officer of Avalara, celebrates on stage after winning the award for Next Tech Titan.

Rory Rawlings, co-founder and chief tax automation officer of Avalara, celebrates after winning the award for Next Tech Titan at the GeekWire Awards.

It was another huge month for GeekWire. Not only did thousands of you visit the site to get your daily fix of technology news, but more than 800 celebrated with us at the EMP on May 8th at the GeekWire Awards.

The awards is one of our favorite events of the year because it drives home one of GeekWire’s most important tenets: Convening the community and celebrating the innovation that’s bubbling up in the Pacific Northwest. As you can see from the photo above, we had a pretty fun time too!

There’s more excitement in store in the coming weeks. On June 26th, we’re hosting a tech trivia competition and meetup at the Spitfire bar, followed by the best tailgate party in town on Aug. 20th for the second annual GeekWire Sounders Day. Make sure to mark your calendar for those events, and join us for the fun.

For now, here’s a look back at the top 10 stories for the month of May.

Too many dudes: Amazon’s growth is ruining Seattle’s dating scene, says single guyballmersmall (157 comments, 2,900 Facebook likes)

Kickstarter fraud: Washington files first consumer protection lawsuit involving crowdfunding (22 comments, 577 Facebook likes)

Why Steve Ballmer’s $1.8B bid for the Clippers could be really bad for Seattle (and it’s not about sports) (27 comments, 22 Facebook likes)

Stephen Colbert tells viewers to put T-Mobile phones ‘in your butt’ (4 comments, 502 Facebook likes)


fitbitLies my Fitbit tells me (19 comments, 64 Facebook likes)

Milestone: Bill Gates no longer Microsoft’s largest shareholder, as shares dip below Ballmer’s stake (4 comments, 182 comments)

Ballmer calls Microsoft and Apple ‘two-trick ponies’ in first speech since leaving CEO role (4 comments, 21 Facebook likes)

Napster co-founder emerges in Seattle with stealth ‘innovation studio,’ calls Silicon Valley unhealthy (12 comments, 822 Facebook likes)

Revealed: The winners of the 2014 GeekWire Awards (7 comments, 1,100 Facebook likes)

Uber will pay $500 to Lyft drivers who start working for its company (38 comments, 27 Facebook likes)

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