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GeekWire Calendar Picks: Geocaching Block Party, I Heart Nerds 5K, and more

Sometimes technology gets a bad rap. Our high-tech world can isolate us, shorten our attention spans, and leave us wanting more. But technology can also build communities and bring us together — as with geocaching. The activity, in which teams of people use GPS and their smartphones to locate hidden caches, is a global treasure hunt for the digital age. When… Read More


Geeky study: Yes, Geocaching can help you lose weight

When you think about geocaching, the first thing that probably comes to mind are GPS-enabled nerds walking around the woods or city streets in search of hidden treasure. Well, that’s in part true. But there’s actually more to the hobby then meets the eye — or the waist line for that matter. A new study… Read More


Milestone: approaches 2M geocaches

Wow — this is a lot of canisters, log sheets and trackables., the database of record for the worldwide geocaching community, is poised to reach a major milestone in a matter of days: 2 million active geocaches. The online service, maintained by Seattle-based Groundspeak, expects to cross the 2 million mark sometime this Saturday,… Read More


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

Jeremy Irish, co-founder and CEO of Groundspeak.

GeekWire Radio: High-tech football, T-Mobile’s future, inside the world of geocaching

This week on the GeekWire radio show and podcast, we talk about the UW football team’s use of high-tech cameras to gain a competitive edge; the Justice Department’s move to block the AT&T/T-Mobile merger;’s new Kindle feature for asking authors questions from inside books; and the second life for the HP TouchPad. Our guest… Read More