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Nerd rockers Kirby Krackle win Battle of the Geek Bands

They sang about Facebook, math and comic books. And one dude even busted out the geekiest instrument of all time, the flute. (OK, maybe second only to the harp). Welcome to the Battle of the Geek Bands, held last night at the Showbox Sodo to kick off the inaugural Seattle Interactive Conference. I had a… 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

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Microsoft idea: Dating service for people with a ‘source of shame’ … like comic books

A newly surfaced Microsoft patent filing proposes an online matchmaking service that would have users confidentially tell the system about their “private affinities” — stuff that might cause them shame if listed on their public profiles. An algorithm would then analyze that secret information and quietly match people with similar “fringe interests.” And what do… Read More