Mike Fridgen, CEO of Decide.com

Decide CEO Mike Fridgen: ‘Branding, startup style’

Mike Fridgen has learned a few things about branding in his life as a serial entrepreneur. The CEO of Decide.com was co-founder and CEO of TripHub before going on to work for companies including Farecast and Microsoft. He shared some of his branding lessons learned at Seattle 2.0 Startup Day, presented by GeekWire this past weekend…. Read More

Clouds over Seattle. Flickr photo via Dan Hershman.

Nebulous ‘cloud computing’ term baffles most Americans

Geeks like us hear the words “cloud computing” almost every day, using it ourselves to explain a host of different online-based services. But how do folks in the heartland or other less tech-savvy places feel about cloud computing? Well, there’s still a ways to go in terms of grasping the concept, if a new survey… Read More


Pay too much for that TV? Decide.com may make up the difference with new guarantee

A new service from Decide.com could guarantee that you never overpay again for that exercise bike, digital camera or lawn mower.  The Seattle startup today unveiled a new price guarantee on over 200,000 products, allowing consumers to get cash refunds if Decide.com’s price prediction algorithms incorrectly tell consumers to buy at what they believe are… 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 WhereTheHellisMatt.com. 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


Consumer Reports for geeks: New ‘Decide Score’ uncovers the best and worst products

Decide.com already tells consumers when they should buy cameras, phones, refrigerators and other gadgets and appliances, analyzing price drops and increases. Now, the Seattle startup and brainchild of University of Washington computer scientist Oren Etzioni and others is getting into the recommendation business, assigning a score of 1 to 100 on more than 22,000 products… Read More


GeekWire Radio: Kinect on Windows, Apple on the rise, and Xconomy’s Curt Woodward

This week on the GeekWire radio show and podcast, we talk about Microsoft’s plan to develop a new Kinect device for Windows PCs, a research firm’s prediction that the iPad will lift Apple to the top of the personal computer market in 2012, and John’s discussion-generating commentary on the need for a top-notch, tech-oriented private university… Read More


Looking for iPhone 5 rumors? Here’s the feed you need

It’s one of the hottest topics right now for gadget geeks: When will Apple release its much-anticipated iPhone 5? Now, you can follow along with all of the rumor, speculation and leaked design docs. Seattle-based Decide today is unveiling a new Twitter feed and category on its Web site that will allow iPhone fanatics to… Read More