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GeekWire Bash, Full Results: Crowning our 2014 ping-pong and foosball champs

It was an epic night for geek sports as more than 150 competitors went head-to-head in our annual GeekWire Ping-Pong & Foosball Championships during the GeekWire Anniversary Bash at the Showbox SODO in Seattle. The final in the expert ping-pong division featured a clash between two past champions, as perennial champ Valeri Kim, representing Akvelon,… Read More

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Seattle’s startup scene masters Beast Mode, could use a little Richard Sherman swagger

Seattle is not a city of showboaters or salesmen. It’s historically a stoic place, one of humble underpinnings where actions speak louder than words. That’s why cornerback Richard Sherman’s off-the-charts defensive play and subsequent comments in the NFC championship game against the San Francisco 49ers rattled our psyche a bit. Here was a man who… Read More

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13 lessons entrepreneurs can learn from Richard Sherman

In case you’ve been living under a rock the last week, Richard Sherman has been everywhere in the media. It started when the Seattle Seahawks made a game saving and ultimately winning play to beat the rival San Francisco 49ers in about as dramatic a fashion as possible — an interception in the end zone with less… Read More

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Startup’s geeky stunt salutes the Seahawks’ 00001100th man

If there were any doubts that Sunday’s NFC Championship game between the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers is the “Nerd Bowl,” this should put them to rest. In a city filled with “12th Man” flags, Seattle-based tech company ExtraHop took a much more technical approach last night by putting the numbers “00001100″ — the… Read More

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Fanzo raises another $600K to help sports fans find out what everyone is talking about

Things are rolling for Fanzo, the Kirkland-based startup that helps sports fans keep up with the latest news. The company just closed a $600,000 round led by Smilebox founder Andrew Wright, bringing total funding up to $1 million. Fanzo, founded last year, aggregates any type of sports-related content — whether it’s a breaking news article or a fan… Read More

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Ski lift ticket seller Liftopia carves fresh path with $5M from Spencer Rascoff, Marc Benioff and others

Some big names in tech are hitting the slopes. Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman, former Expedia CEO Erik Blachford are joining with Industry Ventures, First Round Capital, Lowercase Capital and others to bankroll Liftopia, which offers discounted ski lift tickets at hundreds of ski resorts throughout the world. The… Read More

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Uber now driving drunk NFL players home

If you’re looking to catch a ride through Uber in the coming months, your driver’s last passenger may have been a football star. The ride-for-hire company has partnered with the NFL Players Association to be the transportation partner for football players across the country looking for rides when they’re out on the town. “We wanted… Read More

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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