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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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Funding for Gigabit Seattle fiber Internet project was in question from the start

A year ago this week, Gigabit Squared, a “digital economic development” company operating out of Cincinnati, Ohio, announced a deal with Seattle officials to bring ultra high-speed Internet service to homes and businesses here — taking advantage of unused capacity in the city’s 500 miles of fiber-optic cabling. Mayor Mike McGinn, gearing up for his re-election campaign… Read More

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Mapping Seattle’s gigabit Internet plans: Are you in or out?

After Seattle mayor Mike McGinn announced an agreement Thursday with broadband developer Gigabit Squared to operate a high-speed fiber network in Seattle throughout 12 neighborhoods, most tech people in the area had a simple question: Am I in or am I out? I am not in the Seattle fiber initial project areas, darn it. — Glenn Fleishman (@GlennF) December 14, 2012 It’s… Read More