Revealed: The 7 answers to our Bill Gates Book Contest

One GeekWire reader is about to receive a nice post-Christmas gift — and he’s probably going to become a little bit smarter in the process. Congratulations to Jason Nickolay, the winner of our Bill Gates Book Contest. Nickolay, a native of Elko, Minn., correctly answered all seven questions about Bill Gates and will receive BillG’s seven… Read More


Contest: Answer 7 questions about Bill Gates for a chance to win his top 7 books of 2013

Bill Gates certainly knows a lot of stuff, from computer software to global health, and much more. This contest is a bonus for GeekWire Daily Digest subscribers. Subscribe for free to be eligible for the prize! But as evidenced by his love for reading books, the Microsoft co-founder likes learning something new every day. His seven favorite books from… Read More

Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian is interviewed by GeekWire’s Todd Bishop at Town Hall in Seattle Oct. 14

Name That Tech Tune: Win Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian’s new book, signed and doodled by the author

Updated below with answer and winner. We’ve got a very special prize up for grabs in this week’s Name that Tech Tune challenge: A copy of “Without Their Permission,” the book by Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, signed by the author himself specifically for this contest. This is the dogeared and marked-up copy of the book… Read More


Name that Tech Tune: Recognize this classic bass line?

Updated below with answer and winner. We continue our tour of classic video games on this week’s Name that Tech Tune challenge, with an arcade favorite that featured a foreboding bass line. This will sound very familiar to many people out there, but can you accurately identify the game? (For me personally, it took me… Read More


GifBoom teams up with Mr. Gangnam Style for contest

Get your best galloping dance moves on, because GifBoom is going Gangnam. Seattle startup GifBoom is putting on a contest with Psy, the international K-Pop star who has quickly risen to global fame with his ridiculous dance moves and catchy song, “Gangnam Style.” GifBoom is an Instragram-like mobile app for creating animated GIFs, those short choppy photo loops that… Read More


GeekWire Podcast: Where The Hell is Matt? On our show!

Even if you don’t recognize Matt Harding’s name, you’ve probably seen one of his videos. He’s the globetrotting YouTube star behind the site His videos, showing him dancing with people in countries around the world, have been viewed millions upon millions of times. Matt is our guest this week on the GeekWire radio show… Read More


Name that Tech Tune for tickets to Jet City Comic Show

[Updated below with answer and winner.] Our popular “Name that Tech Tune” challenge returns this week on the GeekWire radio show and podcast with a chance to win tickets to the Jet City Comic Show, a comic book and pop culture convention Sept. 24 at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall. We’ve chosen an epic tune appropriate… Read More


Name that Tech Tune for a chance to win an HTC Sensation

[Update, July 29: Thanks to everyone who entered. Here's the answer and the winner.] This week’s Name that Tech Tune contest is one of the most challenging we’ve ever run, and we’ve lined up a great prize for the person who ultimately wins: an HTC Sensation Android device, courtesy T-Mobile. If you’ve never played before,… Read More


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


Name That Tech Tune: Win a GeekWire laptop sticker

This week’s GeekWire Podcast features another installment of our popular Name that Tech Tune Contest. As prizes this week, we have limited-edition GeekWire laptop stickers to give out people who get the answer correct. Can you identify the computer being advertised in the audio clip below? If you think you know, send an email to… Read More