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Bring back Kozmo; the ‘lost’ Steve Ballmer interview … and other quotes of the week

The best insights, observations, comments, tweets and random zingers we heard this week. “Dear Internet, Could you hurry up a resurrect Kozmo please? There’s more than enough stupidity and laziness to support it. From me alone.” – Rick Turoczy on Twitter. “Love waking up, going to Techmeme, and…” — Alex Wilhelm, editor for The Next Web, on Twitter…. Read More

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Here’s who is coming to the GeekWire Meetup, are you?

TeachStreet founder Dave Schappell will be there, so will some of the goofy geeks from Giant Thinkwell. And word is that 96-year-old Geek of the Week, the legendary Bill Sleeper, also will make an appearance. That’s right, the first ever GeekWire Meetup is just around the corner, a week from today. We’re expecting more than… Read More

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Seattle Business IT Awards: A call for nominations

GeekWire is excited to partner with Seattle Business Magazine for the first annual IT Awards, a celebration of the leading developers, engineers, executives, innovators and backroom geeks who just make things work. Winners will be honored at an event in late October, and featured in the November issue of the magazine. GeekWire will be presenting… Read More

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Inside Seattle’s geek craft fair

The Happy Go Techy Expo, held Saturday at the University of Washington, was a little bit geek craft fair, and a little bit mobile application showcase. GeekWire photographer Annie Laurie Malarkey stopped by to capture some of the wacky gifts, accessories, apps, food and crafts. Here’s a look at Annie Laurie’s photo gallery from the all-day… Read More

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GeekWire Launch Party: A guide to tonight’s big bash

The big day is here. We’re looking forward to seeing hundreds (upon hundreds) of you tonight at the GeekWire Launch Party. The festivities kick off at 5 p.m. and run until 9 p.m. at the Showbox Sodo, 1700 1st Avenue South, a block south of Safeco Field in Seattle. First things first: PARKING.  You can try… Read More

GeekWire Launch Preview: Testing our ‘GeekBall’ court

There’s less than a week to go until the big GeekWire launch event, next Wednesday evening in Seattle — have you gotten your ticket yet? — and today we got a chance to test out our specially constructed GeekBall court for the first time. What’s GeekBall, you ask? As you can see in the video above,… Read More

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Geek of the Week: Kelly Franznick, Blink CEO

Kelly Franznick is the type of person who can spend his vacation working on a stop-motion animation projects, and his spare time hanging out in a used computer store. In other words, as we celebrate Geek Pride Day, he’s the perfect person to feature as our latest Geek of the Week. Continue reading for his… Read More

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GeekWire Launch Event, 6/22: Get Your Geek On

We know that many of you have been waiting for this, and here it is: we’re excited to announce that GeekWire’s official launch event will be held the evening of Wednesday, June 22, at the Showbox SoDo, just south of downtown Seattle. Tickets available here –- be sure to get yours soon. We’re calling the bash… Read More

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Nerd Notes: Angry Birds lands late, DealSpringer pumps up, and Hef sidesteps Jobs

Twitter, Facebook and other online distractions are costing our economy dearly. Here, go spend some time reading a story about it. Speaking of distractions, uncensored versions of Playboy will finally arrive on the iPad tomorrow — as a web app, thereby avoiding Apple’s App Store restrictions. The Northwest version of the 140 Characters conference, better known… Read More

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Geek of the Week: Arianna O’Dell — entrepreneur, marketer, startup sparkplug

Arianna O’Dell, GeekWire’s latest Geek of the Week, has an infectious entrepreneurial spirit, a mind for marketing, and a million startup ideas. Not to mention a pretty impressive collection of shirts. Continue reading for pictures of those, and for her answers to our Geek of the Week questionnaire. Name: Arianna O’Dell Job, hobby and/or other geeky… Read More

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GeekWire contest: Win a Galaxy S 4G phone from T-Mobile USA

Update, May 5: Results and winners. We have a fun contest today for GeekWire followers on Facebook, with a chance to win a prize courtesy T-Mobile USA — a Galaxy S 4G phone. The background: T-Mobile is holding a Speed Challenge at its Seattle-area stores today through Sunday, daring iPhone users to pit their devices… Read More

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Geek of the Week: Kate Matsudaira, vice president of engineering, SEOmoz

Anyone who thinks technical chops and fashion sense are incompatible needs to meet our latest Geek of the Week, Kate Matsudaira, vice president of engineering for SEOmoz, the Seattle-based search-engine optimization software company. When not overseeing the company’s engineering or hunting for new hires, she’s dreaming up new ideas that mix fashion and tech. She… Read More

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Rewind: Andy Sack on startups, TechStars and the promise of Seattle’s tech scene

Joining us for our latest GeekWire Podcast was Andy Sack of TechStars Seattle, Founders Co-op and Revenue Loan — the hard-charging startup guru whose clarion call for the Seattle tech community is to “Get F—ing Aggressive,” commonly abbreviated “GFA” in polite company (and on G-rated podcasts). We had a great discussion about what’s happening, what’s… Read More

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Geek of the Week: Erica McGillivray, GeekGirlCon

We’re kicking off a new feature today, a GeekWire “Geek of the Week” honor for the Pacific Northwest technology community. We thought it was only appropriate to start with Erica McGillivray, president of GeekGirlCon, a Seattle-based nonprofit holding its first annual convention later this year. As you’ll see from her answers (and picture) below, Erica’s… Read More