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GeekWire Awards: Vote for Perk of the Year

It’s been a long week, so we’re ready to have a little fun. And today’s category in the GeekWire Awards voting should prove to be one of the more entertaining in the lineup. It’s a new category for us designed to showcase the amazing lengths that some companies will go to in order to keep… Read More

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Milestone: Geocaching.com approaches 2M geocaches

Wow — this is a lot of canisters, log sheets and trackables. Geocaching.com, 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

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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

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Tomb Raider meets Geocaching: The global treasure hunt is on

Tomb Raider has been immortalized in film, comic books and even amusement park rides. Now, the long-running video game franchise — featuring the British archaeologist heroine Lara Croft — will be part of an unique location-based geocaching adventure. Crystal Dynamics, publisher of the Tomb Raider titles, has partnered with Seattle-based Groundspeak, the leader in geocaching,… Read More

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Rewind: Groundspeak’s Jeremy Irish on the geocache boom

Jeremy Irish, the co-founder and CEO of Seattle-based Groundspeak, was our guest on a recent episode of the GeekWire radio show and podcast, talking about the rise of geocaching and Groundspeak’s role in the phenomenon as the company behind geocaching.com. Continue reading for excerpts from our conversation. For someone who’s never heard of geocaching before, what is… Read More

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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; Amazon.com’s new Kindle feature for asking authors questions from inside books; and the second life for the HP TouchPad. Our guest… Read More

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From outer space to the ocean floor, Geocaching.com now boasts more than 1.5 million hidden treasures

Seattle’s Groundspeak was one of the early pioneers in geocaching, a high-tech, location-based treasure hunt of sorts where people seek out hidden containers filled with goodies using GPS devices or smartphones. When Jeremy Irish, Elias Alvord and Bryan Roth started the site Geocaching.com in 2000, there were just 75 geocaches listed. On Saturday, the company… Read More