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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

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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

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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

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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