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GeekWire Bash is today: What to know if you’re going

We’re gearing up for the big GeekWire Ping-Pong & Anniversary Bash later today at the Showbox SODO, and we’re excited that more than 600 of you will be joining us for this one-of-a-kind event. Our team has put together a great lineup for the afternoon and evening — not just the centerpiece ping-pong and foosball… Read More

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Microsoft expects 15,500 in Seattle today for big meeting

Microsoft is holding its big employee meeting in Seattle this morning, bringing an estimated 15,500 people to KeyArena for annual event that feels like a giant pep rally. The event this year comes in advance of several major product launches, including Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, the Microsoft Surface tablet and Halo 4 for the… Read More

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Photos: Scenes from the GeekWire Summer Meetup

  A big thanks to all of you who joined us last night for the GeekWire Summer Meetup. This was the first time we’ve had an event at our offices — in the parking lot, technically — and we had a blast hanging out in the sun with people from across the Seattle tech community…. Read More

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Launch Pads: Groundspeak, center of the geocache universe

It’s a big month for Groundspeak, the Seattle company in the middle of the geocaching boom. On Saturday Aug. 18, a little more than a week from now, geocachers from around the world will descend on Groundspeak’s home in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood for the 2012 Geocaching Block Party, on International Geocaching Day. Geocaching is a… Read More

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Watch the big Higgs Boson news at a bar, with physicists

Maybe it’s not true that nothing good happens in a bar after midnight. Excitement is building in advance of a major news conference tonight where scientists involved with the Large Hadron Collider are expected to reveal the latest in their search for the elusive Higgs Boson particle. It’s considered the last great question in particle… 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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GeekWire Meetup Recap: How design is changing tech

We had a great time catching up with many of you at last night’s GeekWire Meetup. A big thanks to everyone who came out to the event at the Zillow HQ in downtown Seattle. Apart from the networking, the beverages and the games the highlight of the night was a chat between former Microsoft design… Read More

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GeekWire Gala: Get our killer calendar at the big event

Are you coming to the GeekWire Gala on Dec. 8? Here’s one of the surprises we’ve been working on. Everyone who attends will get a GeekWire 2012 Calendar, a special project we’ve developed in partnership with the talented team at Red Box Pictures, with the support of a great lineup of sponsors. As you can… Read More

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TEDx Rainier: Live online from the University of Washington

TEDx Rainier is being held today at Kane Hall on the University of Washington campus in Seattle, the latest in a series of independently organized events in the spirit of the popular TED conferences. The event in Seattle today features a wide-ranging lineup of speakers, giving a variety of informative and inspiring talks on topics… Read More

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Newsmakers 2011: Steven Sinofsky, Microsoft Windows

Windows is a longtime source of financial fuel for Microsoft’s business, and by extension for the Seattle region’s economy — used by hundreds of millions of people around the world and producing billions in profits every year. But the world is rapidly changing, and Microsoft is radically transforming its flagship product in an effort to… Read More

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On the scene at GeekGirlCon

Editor’s Note: Hundreds of people attended Day 1 of the inaugural GeekGirlCon at Seattle Center yesterday — sitting in on panels, learning crafts, showing off their best cosplay, playing games, meeting new people, and celebrating women and geek culture. Here’s a gallery of photos by GeekWire photographer Annie Laurie Malarkey, and video of the day… Read More

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Did Myhrvold’s TED talk cross the line into infomercial?

With his over-the-top cookbook, “Modernist Cuisine” — weighing in at 40 pounds, six volumes, 2,438 pages and a $625 list price — Nathan Myhrvold has produced an epic tribute to cooking and science, garnished with pages upon pages of striking and innovative photography. Say what you will about the former Microsoft technology chief, this project… Read More