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Making sense of Xbox exec Marc Whitten’s new job at Sonos

When talking about the competitive landscape for Microsoft’s Xbox One, the conversation is nearly always about the console wars and how it stacks up against the PlayStation 4. But yesterday’s departure of Xbox exec Marc Whitten to Sonos, the wireless audio company, shows just how narrow-minded that viewpoint is: Microsoft’s competition for the Xbox One… Read More

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GeekWire Radio: Amazon at $400, favorite gadgets of 2013, and the new world of airplane tech etiquette

We have a lot to talk about this week on the GeekWire radio show, starting with Amazon’s gravity-defying share price, passing $400/share for the first time this past week. Despite the company’s tradition of razor-thin profit margins, investors seem to have faith in Jeff Bezos’ long-term vision — or at least in Amazon’s ability to… Read More

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Ask Andru: Eight last-minute ideas for cool tech gifts

[Editor's Note: Andru Edwards of Gear Live and the Ask Andru column joined us on this week's GeekWire radio show and podcast to share his top picks for technology gifts this holiday season. Here's a rundown of his choices, just in time your last-minute shopping.] Kindle Fire: Amazon’s $199 tablet is often compared to the iPad,… Read More

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Former Xbox chief Robbie Bach resurfaces on Sonos board

Robbie Bach, the former head of Microsoft’s Xbox business, is returning to the technology world, sorta. Bach, a 22-year Microsoft veteran who retired from the company last year at age 48, has joined the board of Sonos Inc., the privately held maker of high-tech home audio equipment, according to a Wall Street Journal report today…. Read More