Microsoft is in talks to purchase the naming rights to Real Madrid's home stadium, the Santiago Bernabeu. Photo via Flickr user

Microsoft in discussions to buy Real Madrid’s soccer stadium naming rights

It’s certainly early in the discussion, but talks are underway between Microsoft and the Real Madrid soccer club over naming rights to the team’s famous Santiago Bernabeu stadium. Speaking with Spanish television channel Antena 3, Microsoft España president María Garaña said that the Redmond-based software giant is indeed one of the candidates in the running to own… Read More


Seattle vs. Portland: Oh yeah, it’s game time

If you didn’t hear, there’s a little soccer match taking place Sunday. Yep, 67,000 screaming fans are expected at a sold out CenturyLink Field in Seattle for an epic Sounders-Timbers match that has all sorts of story lines: The first home match for U.S. soccer stud and newly-signed Sounders midfield Clint Dempsey. Possible playoff implications…. Read More


Sounders kick off Windows Phone app amid awful playoff showing

This has got to be one of the more depressing product launches in Seattle tech and sports history. The Seattle Sounders picked Saturday night’s playoff game to unveil the team’s new Windows Phone 7 application, showcasing features such as team statistics, digital yellow cards and live game audio. But for anyone who caught the atrocious… Read More

Sounders fans (Kurt Schlosser photo)

What’s at stake for us in the Sounders-Timbers match, and how you can win a free ticket

They’ve got Mt. Hood, we’ve got Mt. Rainier. They’ve got BridgePort, we’ve got Manny’s Pale Ale. They’ve got Intel, we’ve got Microsoft. That’s right, baby, it’s rivalry weekend as the Seattle Sounders face off on the Xbox pitch this Saturday night against the Portland Timbers. We’re certainly pumped up. And, in the spirit of the… Read More