Former Microsoft exec Ray Ozzie named to HP board

HP today named three new directors to its board, and one of the new faces will be very familiar to the computer maker’s longtime partners in Redmond: Ray Ozzie, the former Microsoft chief software architect, is one of the newly appointed HP board members. Ozzie has been working on his own startup, now known as… Read More

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Ray Ozzie’s stealthy startup Talko raises $4 million

The last time we caught up with software pioneer Ray Ozzie, he was talking about the power of one’s connections in making startups a success. Well, Ozzie certainly is one of the most connected entrepreneurs we know, having succeeded Bill Gates as chief software architect at Microsoft and, before that, founding Lotus Notes and Groove… Read More


Ray Ozzie on startups: Don’t underestimate the power of your connections

Ray Ozzie, the software pioneer best known around these parts as Microsoft’s former chief software architect, was the surprise keynote speaker at the TechStars Seattle Demo Day this afternoon. His message was about the importance of the basic connections — financial and otherwise — that are forged among entrepreneurs, investors and mentors in the startup… Read More


Live from the GeekWire Summit

[The program will start around 1:30 p.m.] We’ve lined up some great speakers this afternoon for the GeekWire Summit in Seattle — including conversations with online collaboration pioneer Ray Ozzie and Hulu technology chief Richard Tom, plus panels featuring executives and engineers from Facebook, T-Mobile USA, Rhapsody, Swype, Z2Live, the University of Washington and more…. Read More

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GeekWire Summit: Facebook, T-Mobile, Swype and more join lineup of speakers

We’re gearing up for our big GeekWire Summit, the inaugural half-day conference March 7 in downtown Seattle. Last week we announced the participation of former Microsoft chief software architect Ray Ozzie, Hulu CTO Richard Tom, and UW computer science luminary Oren Etzioni. Today we’re pleased to announce more industry veterans who will be sharing insights from… Read More


Introducing the GeekWire Summit: Our new conference will go inside the future of tech

As journalists and participants in the Pacific Northwest tech community, we’ve long believed that Seattle deserves a world-class tech conference that involves people not only from our region but also from other tech hubs such as Silicon Valley and Boston — bringing leaders together for a conversation about the future of technology and innovation in the Northwest and… Read More