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Bill Gates on Google’s Internet balloons; Contour hits the wall; and other comments of the week

The best comments, quotes, and random zingers we heard this week… “The Internet is transforming almost every element of the news business: shortening news cycles, eroding long-reliable revenue sources, and enabling new kinds of competition, some of which bear little or no news-gathering costs. There is no map, and charting a path ahead will not… Read More

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GeekWire Summer Meetup: All-ages event in Ballard

Summer is here, at least according to the calendar, which means it’s almost time for our next GeekWire Meetup. We’ve got a fun one planned — an all-ages event from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 15 in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood. We’re turning our parking lot (at 1455 NW Leary Way, just off the bridge)… Read More

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We just joined the 10,000 club on Facebook

We’ve been hard at work building GeekWire over the past 16 months, striving to bring you top-notch technology news and fun community events. It hasn’t been easy running a 24-7 news operation with just three of us, but we love what we do and we’re humbled that so many of you join us every day… Read More

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7 reasons to attend the Seattle 2.0 Startup Awards

Around the GeekWire offices this week, we’re making last-minute preparations and feeling the anticipation build for the big Seattle 2.0 Startup Awards, set for Thursday evening at the EMP in Seattle. Nearly 500 people have signed up, approaching our capacity, and the rest of the tickets are going fast. In other words, if you’ve been waiting… Read More

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Startup Awards: Vote for Bootstrapper of the Year

Getting a new company off the ground is no easy task, especially for those who decide to do so without taking outside capital. Bootstrappers have a rare ability to create value out of almost nothing. And we’ve got a rich history of bootstrapping success in the Seattle region. That’s why we are excited to announce… Read More

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Seattle 2.0 Awards: Vote for Startup CEO of the Year

Leading a startup these days takes vision, smarts, confidence and good old-fashioned luck. Not to mention a solid business plan. We’ve got some great examples of those qualities among the finalists for Startup CEO of the Year, today’s featured category in the Seattle 2.0 Awards, recognizing some of the top leaders in the region’s startup… Read More

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Seattle 2.0 Startup Awards: Vote for Deal of the Year

From IPOs to M&A deals to big venture capital financing rounds, today’s featured category in the Seattle 2.0 Startup Awards is Deal of the Year. There certainly were some whoppers in the Seattle area, and this group of companies certainly symbolizes some of the best and brightest in the Seattle tech community. This is one… Read More

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Startup Awards: Vote for Mobile App of the Year

Everything is going mobile these days, and some of our region’s most promising services now can be operated in the palm of the hand. Today’s featured category in the Seattle 2.0 Startup Awards is Mobile App of the Year, recognizing some of the top mobile developers in the region. This is one of more than a dozen… Read More

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Startup Awards: Vote for Innovation of the Year

The word “innovation” is thrown around a lot in the tech industry, but it comes in many different forms.  For evidence, look no further than the wide-ranging finalists in this category of the Seattle 2.0 Startup Awards: Innovation of the Year. They include technology for transmitting energy with lasers, new approaches to cloud computing and application management,… Read More

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Startup Awards: Vote for Seattle’s Investor of the Year

Even though it’s cheaper than ever to get a software or Internet company off the ground these days, money still matters. But the best investors bring more to the table than deep pockets, adding extra horsepower when startups need them the most. Today’s featured category in the Seattle 2.0 Startup Awards is Investor of the Year, recognizing some… Read More

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Seattle 2.0 Awards: Vote for the Geekiest Coffee Shop

If caffeine is the fuel of the startup culture, these places are the gas stations. But good coffee shops are much more than that, of course. They’re an important “third place” away from home and work, where people can meet up and plug in — for hours at a time, in some cases. (Yeah, we’re looking… Read More

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Startup Awards: Vote for Seattle’s Startup of the Year

Today’s featured category in the Seattle 2.0 Startup Awards is a big one, getting to the heart of what this competition is all about. Startup of the Year recognizes the up-and-comers in the Seattle tech scene, those who are growing fast but haven’t yet entered the world domination phase. From mobile gaming to e-commerce to Web tools… Read More

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Startup Awards: Vote for Seattle’s Do-Gooder of the Year

Today’s featured category in the Seattle 2.0 Startup Awards shines a light on some of the people who work selflessly behind the scenes to make the community stronger. This is one of more than a dozen categories in the Seattle 2.0 Startup Awards, presented by GeekWire. We’ll be featuring one category a day leading up… Read More

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Live from the GeekWire Summit

[The program will start around 1:30 p.m.] We’ve lined up some great speakers this afternoon for the GeekWire Summit in Seattle — including conversations with online collaboration pioneer Ray Ozzie and Hulu technology chief Richard Tom, plus panels featuring executives and engineers from Facebook, T-Mobile USA, Rhapsody, Swype, Z2Live, the University of Washington and more…. Read More

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Infographic: Seattle Geeks vs. Silicon Valley Geeks

We’re getting ready to kick off the big GeekWire Summit this afternoon — marking GeekWire’s first anniversary by bringing together tech leaders from around the region and the country for a conversation about the future of technology and innovation in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. As a lighthearted way of commemorating the occasion, we’ve partnered… Read More

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GeekWire Summit today: Key things to know if you’re going

We’re looking forward to welcoming more than 500 of you to the GeekWire Summit & Anniversary Party in downtown Seattle today. The GeekWire team has lined up some great speakers, and some surprises along the way, and we’re excited to spend the afternoon and evening with hundreds of you. Signups have exceeded our expectations, so… Read More