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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

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GeekWire Gala: Tickets now on sale for our big holiday bash

‘Tis the season to get geeky. Back by popular demand, we’re excited to announce one of our favorite events of the year — the GeekWire Gala. Tickets are now on sale for this fun holiday bash —taking place Dec. 4 at the newly-renovated Museum of History & Industry in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood. Last… Read More

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GeekWire update: New offices, big events and top stories of the month

GeekWire was on the move in the month of October — literally and figuratively. We hosted our big Startup Day conference, an all-day event featuring amazing talks by some of the region’s most inspiring entrepreneurs. Thanks to everyone who participated, and especially to those speakers who shared insights from the startup trenches. Many of the talks… Read More

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Startup Day FAQ: What to know if you’re going to our big event and geek bands bash

We’re getting excited for the fifth annual Startup Day event, kicking off Friday morning with remarks by Gov. Jay Inslee and featuring talks by 10 of the region’s top entrepreneurs, including Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman; Glympse co-founder Bryan Trussel, former drugstore.com CEO Dawn Lepore and many others. The audience will be filled with startup CEOs… Read More

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The Seattle 10: How to get your world-changing business idea on a giant cocktail napkin at Seattle’s history museum

Oh, the wonderful cocktail napkin. Yes, it’s perfect for wiping up mini-messes at the bar, or keeping drink condensation to a minimum. But this peculiar paper product also has formed the perfect canvas for countless entrepreneurial brainstorms over the years, some better than others. Now, we’re turning to the cocktail napkin to tell the stories… Read More

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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