Q&A: How this Seattle startup could take a bite out of Microsoft PowerPoint

Giant Thinkwell’s latest product, Haiku Deck, has been getting quite a bit of attention over the last few weeks.  We covered the team of three — Adam Tratt, Kevin Leneway, and Marc Kamaka — and the launch of their iPad-based presentation tool earlier this month. They were also one of the few startups that Valley celeb Robert Scoble interviewed while… Read More


Meet the college dropout (and speed freak) running tech for Seattle’s hottest startup

Don’t let the laid-back Pacific Northwest demeanor fool you. Luke Friang is a self-described “speed freak.” Whether bombing down icy slopes on his snowboard or maneuvering through hairpin turns in a mini-racecar, Friang simply loves to move fast. And that’s why the 42-year-old college drop-out and self-taught technologist has found such a good home at… Read More

Steve Murch in the KIRO-FM studios. (Erynn Rose photo)

BigOven’s Steve Murch: How digital recipes can change the world, starting with dinner

Our guest on the latest GeekWire radio show and podcast was veteran entrepreneur Steve Murch, the CEO of Seattle-based BigOven, which offers online services and apps devoted to recipes, shopping and other aspects of modern meal-making — tapping a large user-generated database of recipes. We talked about a range of topics, including how Murch competes… Read More


Q&A: Rhapsody rebounding after RealNetworks spinoff

Rhapsody International, on its own now for a full year, has added more than 100,000 new subscribers over the past year, climbing to more than 750,000 — capitalizing on a monthly price reduction and the rise of mobile apps to pull out of its tailspin and boost its customer base for the first time since… Read More