RootMetrics CEO Bill Moore in the KIRO Radio studios. (Erynn Rose photo).

GeekWire Radio: How the big wireless carriers stack up

Are you happy with your current wireless carrier? This week on the GeekWire radio show, we explore the relative strengths and weaknesses of Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint with help from Bill Moore, the president and CEO of wireless measurement and analytics company RootMetrics. Our topics include a recent RootMetrics report that showed Verizon as the overall leader in… Read More

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Watch out, GoDaddy: Google’s no-fuss domain service poses threat to traditional registrars

Yesterday morning, Google let me into its new invite-only domain registration service, and I decided to give it a test run to figure out how scared traditional domain registration companies should be of the Internet giant encroaching on their territory. After my tests, if I were an executive at GoDaddy, Namecheap, or any other company that… Read More

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Amazon vs. Google: Twitch deal highlights growing war between tech giants

Now that the initial shock from Amazon’s purchase of Twitch is starting to wear off, the synergies between the two companies are becoming more obvious. Over the past three years, Twitch has become the ESPN of the video game industry, where viewers go to watch live footage of videogames. The company’s streaming technology could strengthen a number of… Read More

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Google goes after Office for iPad again with new Slides app

Google has once again fired a shot across Microsoft’s bow with a new iPhone and iPad app for its Slides presentation-making software. The app allows people to create, access and share presentations stored in their Google Drive account from their iOS devices, similar to PowerPoint or Apple’s Keynote software. Slides will join Google’s standalone mobile apps… Read More

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The Amazing Book Race: We pitted Amazon vs. Google in a same-day delivery test, and this is who won

SAN FRANCISCO — At a time when it’s easier than ever to get what you want, when you want it, Amazon and Google are competing against each other and an array of startups to be the go-to service for people who want products delivered on the same day they’re ordered. Amazon has begun offering same-day delivery of products from its… Read More

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Amazon and Google wrestle over corporate secrets in cloud employment dispute

Google is seeking to formally intervene in a lawsuit filed by Amazon against a former Amazon Web Services employee who left the Seattle company and took a job with Google’s cloud computing division. The move by Google is revealed in a new filing in King County Superior Court in Seattle. By intervening in the case, Google says it wants to limit what it describes… Read More

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Yelp picks Bing over Google to translate reviews in 15 languages

Yelp announced today that it will use Microsoft Bing to translate reviews on its iPhone app. Thanks to Microsoft’s Bing Translator, Yelp will translate either one review, or all reviews, with just one push of a button. There are 15 supported languages: English, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, German, Spanish, Italian, Norwegian, French, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Turkish,… Read More

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Barnes & Noble and Google to test same-day book delivery, swiping at Amazon

Google will offer online shoppers same-day delivery of books from Barnes & Noble stores, under a new partnership that aims to help the companies compete more aggressively with Amazon.com, their common rival. The service will be tested in Manhattan, West Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area, launching on Thursday, according to a report tonight by the New… Read More

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Google exec: Cloud price wars have only just begun

Google’s cloud team is on a city-by-city roadshow, trying to persuade developers to use Google Cloud Platform to run their apps and online services, leveraging the technology developed by Google to run its own massive cloud services. Today the tour stopped in the backyard of Microsoft and Amazon, with a message: Cloud prices haven’t been dropping quickly enough, and Google is aiming to… Read More

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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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How’s that search alliance working out? Yahoo’s U.S. search share hits all-time low as Microsoft Bing grows

Yahoo just can’t catch a break. ComScore’s new U.S. search market share numbers for June will show that the company’s piece of the market has shrunk to what one analyst calls an all-time low, according to a report by Search Engine Land. The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company had 9.8 percent of the search market last month, which puts… Read More

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Google reports quarterly revenue of $16 billion, misses on earnings again as top business exec departs

Google announced today that it brought in $15.96 billion in revenue for the second quarter of 2014, an increase of 22 percent from the same period a year ago. That beats expectations of $15.61 billion in quarterly revenue from analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters. The Mountain View-based tech giant also reported earnings of $6.08 a… Read More

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Amazon employees most attractive, Apple workers just average, dating app finds

The top five tech companies typically fight over who employs the biggest brains, but in this competition, they were ranked by another more superficial factor: beauty. In a peer review on Hinge, a dating app that seeks to match up young professionals, Amazon employees were found to be the most sought-after, followed by Microsoft, Google and Facebook. In dead last was Apple. As… Read More

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Amazon hires Google Glass founder to ‘work on a few other things’

Updated at 3:30 p.m. with Google’s statement below. Babak Parviz, who founded and led the Google Glass project, has left the search company’s Google X advanced research division for a new role at Amazon, he announced on his Google+ page this weekend — declaring himself “super excited” without revealing what he’ll be doing. He writes on his Google+ about… Read More

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Former Amazon employee: Disputed non-compete deal ‘excessive’ and ‘overbroad’

A former Amazon manager is responding defiantly to the company’s lawsuit over his new job at Google — further positioning his case as a new legal test for tech-industry employment agreements. A lawyer for Zoltan Szabadi, the former Amazon Web Services partnerships manager who was sued by the company after taking a job with Google, is asking a King County Superior Court judge to throw out the… Read More