Spencer Rascoff of Zillow

Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff sounds off on the JOBS Act, calls it a ‘step backwards’

The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, also known as the JOBS Act, was signed into law by President Barack Obama six months ago. The measure was supported by many in the technology and startup communities, in part because it was designed to loosen regulations on emerging businesses, including obligations to comply with Sarbanes-Oxley and other… Read More


Live from TechNW: The future of e-commerce

Team GeekWire is settled in here at the third annual TechNW forum at Seattle’s City Hall, where 360 attendees are expected today. The early morning panel was all about the future of the bustling e-commerce world that’s growing quickly — eMarketer predicts a 16.8 percent year-over-year growth this holiday season for online sales. Eric Best,… Read More


TechNW: Can Windows Phone become a legitimate No. 3?

Microsoft’s Windows Phone has been a recurring theme at the Washington Technology Industry Association’s TechNW conference this morning in Seattle. Especially among the local audience, clearly there’s a lot of interest in the Redmond company’s mobile comeback bid. But the comments from speakers across the mobile industry make it clear that the jury is still… Read More