GeekWire Radio: The future of shopping, startups, venture capital, video games and more

This week on the GeekWire radio show, we revisit last month’s GeekWire Summit technology conference, with highlights from four of the panels at the event. The GeekWire Summit is our annual technology conference, bringing top CEOs from around the region and the country for a discussion about the future of technology. Listen via the audio… Read More


Microsoft Halo chief Bonnie Ross: Free-to-play is a possibility for 343 Industries

Halo 5 will certainly not be a free-to-play title. But as for future games from Microsoft’s 343 Industries, it’s definitely a possibility. That’s the word from Bonnie Ross, who oversees Microsoft’s Halo business as the general manager of 343 Industries. Ross, speaking on a future of video games panel at the GeekWire Summit, shared her thoughts on… Read More


Zillow’s Rich Barton on building big companies: It takes a little bit of ‘craziness’ (full video)

Rich Barton has helped build some of Seattle’s biggest tech brands, including Expedia (market value $7.6 billion) and Zillow (market value of $3.6 billion). So, what does it take to grow startups to that scale? According to Barton, it’s a “certain amount of craziness.” “A big dream and a clear vision, and a little bit of… Read More


Photos: GeekWire Summit 2013

The 2013 GeekWire Summit was no doubt action-packed, whether it was hearing industry vets talk about Microsoft’s next CEO or watching high school students describe their awesome inventions. It was great having more than 700 of you from the community join us on Thursday and we hope everyone had a fantastic time. We’ve captured the entire… Read More


Relive the GeekWire Summit with photos, Twitter reaction

From a fantastic talk with Rich Barton and Bill Gurley to a former Amazon exec comparing shopping to sex, the 2013 GeekWire Summit was one to remember. Thanks to the more than 700 of you who came out to Thursday’s day-long event, where we enjoyed excellent conversations with industry leaders, great networking and tasty food…. Read More


Are brick and mortar stores going away? Not if people are still having sex

More and more people are shopping online, and that’s not good news for brick-and-mortar retail stores. In response to that movement, many think that physical stores will be extinct in the near future. Nadia Shouraboura, CEO of the robot-powered apparel company Hointer, disagrees. Speaking on the Future of Retail panel at today’s GeekWire Summit, she said… Read More


GeekWire Summit: Live video

Well, the day has come. We’re here at the GeekWire Summit in downtown Seattle, looking forward to welcoming more than 700 of you for the Pacific Northwest’s premier technology conference. We’ll be live streaming today’s entire event and you can watch with the embedded video below. We’ve got a full day of great content, featuring technology leaders from… Read More


Photos: GeekWire Summit pre-party at Zillow

Before we kicked off today’s big GeekWire Summit, we welcomed some of our attendees at a fun pre-Summit networking reception at Zillow’s headquarters in downtown Seattle Wednesday evening. It was fun seeing everyone, especially with a beautiful view of the Seattle waterfront on a picture-perfect late summer night. We’ve got a full day of great content… Read More


It’s GeekWire Summit time: What to know if you’re going to our big tech conference

We’re looking forward to seeing more than 700 of you for the GeekWire Summit, the Pacific Northwest’s premier technology conference, taking place Thursday Sept. 12 in downtown Seattle. If you’re attending, here’s what you need to know. GeekWire Summit Location: Sheraton Seattle, 1400 6th Ave Seattle, WA 98101. Time: Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, followed by welcome and… Read More


Party on the roof: Limited tickets on sale for GeekWire Summit post-event bash

The GeekWire Summit is shaping up to be our biggest event of the year, with a cast of amazing speakers talking about everything from space travel (Eric Anderson of Space Adventures) to entrepreneurship (Benchmark’s Bill Gurley and Zillow’s Rich Barton) to the future of shopping (Hointer CEO Nadia Shouraboura). More than 700 entrepreneurs, investors, CEOs… Read More


Video: Why you should attend the GeekWire Summit

The GeekWire Summit is fast approaching, set for Sept. 12 in downtown Seattle! In this special video we get the inside scoop from GeekWire’s John Cook and Todd Bishop, with inside details on the speakers, networking opportunities and parties planned around this one-of-a-kind technology conference. This year’s Summit will feature speakers including top Silicon Valley… Read More

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Microsoft Halo leader Bonnie Ross joins GeekWire Summit speaker lineup

We’ve been steadily adding industry leaders to the agenda for the GeekWire Summit tech conference — including top Silicon Valley venture capitalist Bill Gurley earlier this week — and today we’re excited to announce another big addition: Bonnie Ross, who oversees Microsoft’s Halo business as the general manager of 343 Industries. Ross will anchor a… Read More

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Top venture capitalist Bill Gurley of Benchmark added to the GeekWire Summit lineup

We’re extremely excited to announce today that Silicon Valley venture capitalist Bill Gurley will be joining us as a keynote speaker for the GeekWire Summit, taking place at the Sheraton Seattle on September 12th. A partner at Benchmark and an early investor in companies such as Uber, OpenTable and Twitter, Gurley is a straight-talking Texan… Read More

David Bluhm, co-founder of Z2, speaks at the GeekWire Summit last year. (© Karen Ducey 2012)

Why this mobile gaming vet says HTML5 is not the future

The promise of HTML5 has captivated mobile developers for a long time now. But the debate still rages: Should devs spend their time and energy tinkering with HTML5 or moving forward with native apps? Depending upon who you ask that question, you’ll likely get a very different answer.  Mobile gaming veteran David Bluhm – whose Seattle… Read More