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GeekWire Bash, Full Results: Crowning our 2014 ping-pong and foosball champs

It was an epic night for geek sports as more than 150 competitors went head-to-head in our annual GeekWire Ping-Pong & Foosball Championships during the GeekWire Anniversary Bash at the Showbox SODO in Seattle. The final in the expert ping-pong division featured a clash between two past champions, as perennial champ Valeri Kim, representing Akvelon,… Read More

Last year's expert champ, Avi Cavale, of Shippable.

How I raised $2 million in funding by playing ping pong

It all started at last year’s GeekWire ping pong and anniversary bash. I had just founded my company, Qhode (now called Shippable). We were building a geeky product, a continuous integration and deployment service targeted at software developers. Even though we were solving a real problem, I had no idea how to market it. I… Read More

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Man vs. Robot: The ultimate ping pong challenge

As many of you know, we love our ping pong here at GeekWire. In fact, we’ll be hosting our annual GeekWire Anniversary Bash & Ping Pong tournament next Thursday at the Showbox Sodo. We’ve got some awesome players in the lineup this year — including past champions Avi Cavale of Shippable, Sanjay Puri of 9Mile… Read More

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Meet GeekWire’s newest staff writer: Welcome, Tricia Duryee

In our nearly three years in business, GeekWire has expanded into areas we never would have expected — bringing together big crowds for events, running a well-received membership program, helping geeks find great jobs, and even providing an avenue for startups to get health-care benefits. But journalism is still at the heart of what we… Read More

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It’s on! Seahawks vs. 49ers is now GeekWire vs. Re/code

Just when you thought the stakes in Sunday’s NFC title game couldn’t get any higher, GeekWire has challenged those upstarts down at Re/code — the new California-based tech news venture from Kara Swisher, Walt Mossberg and crew — to a friendly bet over the game, matching our Seattle Seahawks against their San Francisco 49ers. Yes, the… Read More

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GeekWire Radio: Ride-sharing rules, our geeky gift guide, using the Nest Protect, and the Gigabit Seattle delay

There was a ton of news this week on the Seattle tech beat, starting at City Hall. That’s where we begin on the GeekWire radio show, with a recap of the debate over the city’s proposed regulations for ridesharing networks — a.k.a. “transportation network companies” — such as Lyft, Sidecar and Uberx. GeekWire reporter Taylor… Read More

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It’s Movember: So, send us photos of those super staches

Have you noticed a bit more facial hair around the office this month? Yep, it’s Movember — that wonderfully hairy time of year when guys throughout the world show off their handlebars and walruses to the amusement and sometimes disgust of their colleagues, co-workers and family members. It’s all in good fun, with folks raising… Read More

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Geeks Give Back: Support Seattle Children’s Research Institute at this year’s GeekWire Gala

‘Tis the season to get geeky. And give back! We’re getting excited for the geekiest holiday bash of the season, with more than 800 expected at the big GeekWire Gala next Wednesday at the fabulously festive Museum of History & Industry in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood. And while we’ll raise a toast to an exciting… Read More

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Beyond stack rank: How Microsoft needs to change now

In the startup world, I’m prone to saying, “You can take the boy out of Microsoft, but not the Microsoft out of the boy.” This week I’ve been tracking the controversy around Microsoft’s abolition of the old stack-rank review system, and couldn’t help but have very strong feelings on the matter despite having left the company… Read More