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GeekWire Calendar Picks: DeveloperWeek, Seattle Sports Tech Meetup, and more

San Francisco’s largest week-long tech event series is coming to Seattle. DeveloperWeek Seattle brings together hundreds of developers, technology executives, and startup founders “not just to learn new skills — but to build new apps, get jobs, and connect to the Seattle tech scene,” according to the event organizers. The week will kick off Friday… Read More

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With difficult cutbacks, Satya Nadella starts to make his mark on Microsoft

When Satya Nadella was named Microsoft’s CEO earlier this year, one of the concerns among investors was that the company veteran would maintain the status quo, largely sticking to the gameplan laid out by his predecessor, Steve Ballmer. This morning Nadella made it clear that won’t be the case, cutting 18,000 jobs in the largest layoffs in Microsoft… Read More

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GeekWire Calendar Picks: Play Nintendo Tour, Wearable Tech Meetup, Developers’ BBQ, and more

Nintendo has been through a difficult period in the home console business, with a rough reception for its Wii U console following the breakout success of the original Wii. But the iconic video-game company, whose North American headquarters are right here in Redmond, is known for one thing — great games. If you have children (or… Read More

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GeekWire Calendar Picks: Digitally Rendered Mind, WeWork Gallery Night, Aaron Swartz film and more

The relationship between the human experience and technology is hotly debated and constantly evolving. While some people unyieldingly charge forward on a mission to make the tech-human experience seamless, others are skeptical about the ramifications of allowing our tech to become part of us. Digitally Rendered Mind, a new video program being screened at the Northwest Film Forum, examines… Read More

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Quiz Masters! Scenes from GeekWire Tech Trivia Night

The GeekWire team had a blast hanging out with more than 250 of you last night for GeekWire Tech Trivia Night at the Spitfire in Seattle. Thanks to everyone who joined us, and a big thanks to our event sponsors — Avvo, Greythorn, Groupon and Filter — for helping to make the night possible. The competition was fierce,… Read More

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GeekWire Tech Trivia Night: What to know if you’re going

We’re getting ready for a great event Thursday night at the Spitfire in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood: It’s GeekWire Tech Trivia Night — the ultimate test of your geekiness, or at least your ability to retain random tech knowledge. Even if you’re not into trivia, it’s a great chance to network with other members of the tech community. If… Read More

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GeekWire Radio: Can Nintendo make a console comeback?

With the E3 video game convention in the books for another year, this week’s GeekWire radio show features a conversation with game writer and number-cruncher Tim Ellis about the state of Nintendo, the resurgence of Sony’s PlayStation franchise, and Microsoft’s strategy shift with the Xbox One, attempting to recapture its momentum. In a recent post… Read More

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The madness begins: Join GeekWire’s World Cup pool

Do you have World Cup fever? We do! And now you can join the greatest four-week spectacle in sports as a participant in GeekWire’s World Cup Challenge, a fun competition in which you’ll get the chance to pick who will hoist the “Copa Mundial” in Rio de Janeiro on July 13. The World Cup pits the… Read More

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GeekWire’s Taylor Soper named a New Journalist of the Year

GeekWire is proud to report that staff writer Taylor Soper has been selected as one of three New Journalists of the Year by the Western Washington Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists — a well-deserved recognition for a key member of our team. GeekWire readers know Taylor for his constant presence on the site, posting numerous stories a day on deadline,… Read More

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Video: Seattle, A History of Innovation — from Boeing to Zillow and beyond

Last night’s GeekWire Awards in Seattle celebrated the top technologies, people and companies in the Pacific Northwest in 2014 — but we started by putting everything in a much broader historical context. The team at Killer Infographics created this motion graphic for the event, in collaboration with GeekWire, tracing the roots of innovation in the Seattle region from the… Read More

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Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff: Fortune favors the geeks

Editor’s note: Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff delivered this keynote address to kick off the GeekWire Awards, presented by Wave Business Solutions, Thursday night at EMP. You can see all of the winners from the big night in this post. Here are Rascoff’s prepared remarks. Hey, everyone. Thank you for that awesome introduction. And congratulations to… Read More

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GeekWire Awards FAQ: What to know if you’re going to our sold-out celebration of Northwest tech

We can’t wait to see more than 800 of you for Thursday’s big GeekWire Awards bash. Here are some important details as you prepare for this one-of-a-kind celebration, honoring the very best in the Pacific Northwest tech community. A big thanks to all of our sponsors, including presenting sponsor Wave Business Solutions, for making this event possible…. Read More

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GeekWire Calendar picks: Ride-sharing hacks, Nate Silver, Sci-Fi Film Fest, and more

With controversial ride-sharing rules dividing Seattle, next week’s Seattle Legal Innovation and Technology Meetup will explore the legal and regulatory issues surrounding the “sharing economy” — the phenomenon that’s transforming industries as diverse as transportation, housing, errands, and yes, even dog-sitting. The free meetup, on the theme of “Hacking the Sharing Economy,” will be held from… Read More

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GeekWire Awards: Vote for Deal of the Year

There were some huge deals in the Pacific Northwest tech industry in the past 12 months — from mega financing rounds to blockbuster IPOs to impressive acquisitions. Today’s category in the GeekWire Awards — Deal of the Year — is all about those transactions. As with each of our categories, the five finalists below were… Read More

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GeekWire Awards: Vote for Hire of the Year

Talent is the name of the game in the tech industry. And that’s why today’s category in the GeekWire Awards voting — Hire of the Year — is such a critical one. These companies and organizations picked up leading technologists, investors or executives in their quest to do something extra special. Last year’s winner of… Read More

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GeekWire Awards: Vote for Perk of the Year

In the war for tech talent, every little thing matters, including sweet workplace perks. That’s especially the case for smaller companies that can’t necessarily compete with tech giants on salary. That’s why we’re back again with the Perk of the Year category, which recognizes a company for providing an awesome perk, one which exemplifies their… Read More

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GeekWire Awards: Vote for Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Some of the greatest technology companies have been started by teenagers or twenty-somethings: Microsoft, Facebook, Google. Young entrepreneurs can look at the world in new ways, transforming the way traditional industries operate in the process. That’s one of the reason why were excited once again to present the Young Entrepreneur of the Year award, taking… Read More

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GeekWire Awards: Vote for Bootstrapper of the Year

Startup companies don’t always take wads of venture capital to get off the ground. Some of the most promising — and inspiring — companies are fueled by the passion, drive and persistence of founders who never took a dime of outside funding. That’s what today’s category is all about in the GeekWire Awards, our annual… Read More

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GeekWire Awards: Vote for CEO of the Year

We’re back for another round of voting in the GeekWire Awards, the biggest celebration of startups, innovation and entrepreneurs in the Pacific Northwest. Today, we’ve got another important category: CEO of the Year. The competition is tight in this field with five well-deserving finalists, selected from dozens of nominations. We’ll tabulate the votes over the next few… Read More

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Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff to keynote GeekWire Awards bash

The GeekWire Awards are fast approaching, with tickets on pace to sell out. And, if you didn’t have enough reasons to attend the big bash at EMP on May 8th, here’s another. We’re excited to announce that Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff will keynote the event, offering insights and lessons from his own startup voyage. Rascoff is… Read More