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Nerd Notes: An elevator murder prank and Steve Ballmer starring in a Taylor Swift song

Editor’s Note: Nerd Notes is GeekWire’s roundup of random geekiness from around the globe. Not-so-funny elevator prank: The marketing team for the new film Dead Man Down, which was released in theaters Friday, thought it’d be funny to trick innocent New Yorkers into thinking they were witnessing a real elevator murder. Did they cross the line?… Read More


Seattle biotech star Dendreon cuts outlook, signals layoffs

Dendreon, one of the great hopes of Seattle’s biotech industry, today reduced its financial projections for the year and said it will be cutting jobs amid lower-than-expected sales of its Provenge drug for prostate cancer. The approval of Provenge by the FDA last year was heralded as Seattle’s biggest biotech breakthrough in nearly a decade…. Read More