Name that Tech Tune for tickets to Jet City Comic Show

[Updated below with answer and winner.] Our popular “Name that Tech Tune” challenge returns this week on the GeekWire radio show and podcast with a chance to win tickets to the Jet City Comic Show, a comic book and pop culture convention Sept. 24 at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall. We’ve chosen an epic tune appropriate… Read More


Name that Tech Tune for a chance to win an HTC Sensation

[Update, July 29: Thanks to everyone who entered. Here's the answer and the winner.] This week’s Name that Tech Tune contest is one of the most challenging we’ve ever run, and we’ve lined up a great prize for the person who ultimately wins: an HTC Sensation Android device, courtesy T-Mobile. If you’ve never played before,… Read More


GeekWire Radio: Netflix, Microsoft, EA, and Seattle vs. Portland in tech … and soccer

Special bonus this week: An early edition of the GeekWire radio show/podcast, including our take on the Netflix price hike; some words from the most quotable Microsoft executive ever; and thoughts on EA’s gigantic buyout of Seattle’s PopCap Games. Our guest in the studio: Rick Turoczy of Portland-area tech news blog Silicon Florist, who joins… Read More


Name that Tech Tune: What is this classic arcade game?

[Updated below with answer and winners] This week on the GeekWire podcast and radio show, we have a new installment of our Name That Tech Tune contest, with an audio clip selected in honor of our in-studio guest, Robert Khoo of Penny Arcade — the Seattle-based media company behind the hit Penny Arcade webcomic and… Read More


Introducing … GeekWire Radio

John and I first started podcasting more than a year ago, using some cheap USB headsets, after deciding on a whim to start recording our traditional end-of-the-week drinking sessions. Never did we imagine we’d end up on the radio, but that’s where we’ll be, starting tomorrow, as our GeekWire show makes its debut on air… Read More


GeekWire Podcast: Amazon’s strategy, Apple’s iCloud, and Nintendo’s crazy new controller

This week on the GeekWire Podcast, we recap a big week in tech news — including Jeff Bezos at the shareholders meeting; Apple’s Steve Jobs at the Cupertino City Council; and Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo at the E3 video-game convention. Then we’re joined by journalist Glenn Fleishman to talk about the latest from Apple, including… Read More

Monica Guzman Preston and Jason Preston

Rewind: Facebook vs. Twitter, and their roles in our lives

Our guests on the latest GeekWire Podcast were the husband-and-wife duo of Monica Guzman Preston of Intersect and Jason Preston of Parnassus Group — two early adopters and power users of social media. Monica, our former Seattle P-I colleague, has been a model for reporters and others looking to use Twitter to connect with their communities in new ways,… Read More


GeekWire Podcast: Groupon’s IPO, Microsoft’s Windows 8, and Twitter’s place in the world

This week on the GeekWire Podcast, we discuss Groupon’s IPO, the unveiling of Microsoft’s next Windows version, and the end of the original T-Mobile Sidekick. Then we examine the present and future of Twitter, Facebook and other social media (and much more) with Monica Guzman Preston of Intersect and Jason Preston of Parnassus Group — our… Read More

Keith Smith in the KIRO studios (Erynn Rose photo)

Rewind: Keith Smith, BigDoor CEO, on the economics and future of gamification

Our guest this past week on the GeekWire Podcast was Keith Smith, CEO of BigDoor, a Seattle company bringing the principles of video games to the world of online publishing, with badges, leaderboards and other rewards for users of traditional websites. He talked about the company’s new deal with Major League Baseball, the underlying economies of… Read More


GeekWire Podcast: Gamification, Chromebooks, and Microsoft’s Skype deal finally explained

This week on the GeekWire Podcast we explore the world of gamification with guest Keith Smith, CEO of BigDoor, a Seattle company bringing the principles of video games — badges, rewards, leaderboard, etc. — to the world of online publishing. In our weekly news roundup we dive into the big news of the week, Microsoft’s agreement… Read More


GeekWire Podcast: Paul Allen on technology, his life, Bill Gates and everything else

We’re pleased to present this special mid-week edition of the GeekWire Podcast, featuring audio highlights from my interview Friday evening with Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen at Town Hall in Seattle. During the on-stage conversation, an unusually animated and funny Allen talks about his friendship with Bill Gates, his struggle with cancer, his analysis of modern-day… Read More


Name That Tech Tune: Win a GeekWire laptop sticker

This week’s GeekWire Podcast features another installment of our popular Name that Tech Tune Contest. As prizes this week, we have limited-edition GeekWire laptop stickers to give out people who get the answer correct. Can you identify the computer being advertised in the audio clip below? If you think you know, send an email to… Read More

Andy Sack in the KIRO-FM studios

Rewind: Andy Sack on startups, TechStars and the promise of Seattle’s tech scene

Joining us for our latest GeekWire Podcast was Andy Sack of TechStars Seattle, Founders Co-op and Revenue Loan — the hard-charging startup guru whose clarion call for the Seattle tech community is to “Get F—ing Aggressive,” commonly abbreviated “GFA” in polite company (and on G-rated podcasts). We had a great discussion about what’s happening, what’s… Read More

The Giant Thinkwell team on the GeekWire podcast earlier this year.

Rewind: Can these 3 funny guys build a viable startup?

There’s no question that the guys at Seattle startup Giant Thinkwell are funny, as evidenced by their April Fool’s Day stunt outside of the headquarters. But can they build a successful business? That’s one of the questions we tried to pin them down on during the GeekWire Podcast this past weekend. Joining us were… Read More

Paul Griff, RootMetrics CEO, in the KIRO studios

Rewind: Why your wireless coverage stinks, and how it could improve

Our guest this past weekend on the GeekWire Podcast was mobile industry veteran Paul Griff, the CEO of wireless research company RootMetrics, who joined us to talk about the ins and outs of wireless coverage, AT&T’s proposed acquisition of T-Mobile USA, and up-and-coming mobile technologies, including his company’s tests of Verizon’s LTE network. If you… Read More


GeekWire Podcast: AT&T, T-Mobile and a wild week in tech

This week on the GeekWire Podcast: We look back on one of the biggest weeks we can remember in technology news, including AT&T’s proposed acquisition of T-Mobile USA, Apple’s trademark dispute with, and Microsoft’s patent case against Barnes & Noble over Android. Mobile industry veteran Paul Griff, the CEO of RootMetrics, joins us as… Read More