geekwirephotoWe’ve been hard at work here at the GeekWire offices over the past few weeks, prepping for the big GeekWire Awards show on May 8th at Seattle’s EMP museum. (Sorry folks, the event is now officially sold out with 800+ hard-core geeks expected for the festivities).

And while we’re super excited to celebrate some amazing Pacific Northwest entrepreneurs, technologies and innovations in 13 categories next Thursday night, that doesn’t mean we’ve been slacking on the editorial front.

Not at all. April was another big month at GeekWire, with some fascinating stories in the mix, from uncovering a nasty legal dispute involving some of Redfin’s earliest employees to ongoing coverage of the controversial ridesharing debate. Our commitment to high-quality tech journalism does not waver, and we continue to chase down the stories that matter to you.

One of the things we were most proud of during the month was striking a partnership with the Singh Family Foundation, a unique alliance in which we’ve committed to covering stories of importance to the community, focusing on those trying to make a difference in the world we live in. Check out Taylor Soper’s wonderful look at some inspiring techies who are trying to end homelessness in our city, and stay tuned for more stories like these in the coming months.

In case you missed any of the action, here’s a look back at the ten of the most popular stories on GeekWire. Enjoy.

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray

Seattle Mayor: ‘We should not allow our Internet access to be managed by a private monopoly’ (22 comments, 161 Tweets)

Apple smashes a few bugs with new iOS 7.1.1 update (3 comments, 30 Tweets)

Microsoft unearths mass grave of Atari ‘ET’ game cartridges, buried in 1983

Amazon, Facebook, Google and other tech companies deploy fixes for ‘Heartbleed’ bug (1 comment, 49 Tweets)

Researcher’s 1991 video could torpedo Apple’s key ‘slide to unlock’ patent (4 comments, 89 Tweets)

AmazonFireTV-FireStandingReview: Amazon’s Fire TV sets a new bar for streaming boxes (18 comments, 38 Tweets)

Farewell, Farecast: Microsoft kills airfare price predictor, to the dismay of its creator (6 comments, 113 Tweets)

Seattle Clippers? What Donald Sterling’s lifetime ban could mean for ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer (20 comments, 82 Tweets)

UberX adds $1 ‘Safe Rides Fee’ for passengers, reinstates 20% commission fee for drivers (22 comments, 93 Tweets)

Microsoft vs. Apple: Watch Cortana destroy Siri on the Arsenio Hall Show (4 comments, 62 Tweets)

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