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GeekWire’s Taylor Soper named a New Journalist of the Year

GeekWire is proud to report that staff writer Taylor Soper has been selected as one of three New Journalists of the Year by the Western Washington Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists — a well-deserved recognition for a key member of our team. GeekWire readers know Taylor for his constant presence on the site, posting numerous stories a day on deadline,… Read More

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Watch this 15-year-old Seattle entrepreneur pitch an amazing iPhone-enabled stethoscope to Jimmy Fallon

Check this out. 15-year-old Seattle inventor Suman Mulumudi recently appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, showcasing his new Steth IO iPhone-enabled stethoscope. The son of a cardiologist even gave the late night comedian a heart check, to which Fallon replied: “Did that sound alright? Maybe I am a devil baby.” Fallon calls the Steth… Read More

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Video: Seattle, A History of Innovation — from Boeing to Zillow and beyond

Last night’s GeekWire Awards in Seattle celebrated the top technologies, people and companies in the Pacific Northwest in 2014 — but we started by putting everything in a much broader historical context. The team at Killer Infographics created this motion graphic for the event, in collaboration with GeekWire, tracing the roots of innovation in the Seattle region from the… Read More

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GeekWire Awards FAQ: What to know if you’re going to our sold-out celebration of Northwest tech

We can’t wait to see more than 800 of you for Thursday’s big GeekWire Awards bash. Here are some important details as you prepare for this one-of-a-kind celebration, honoring the very best in the Pacific Northwest tech community. A big thanks to all of our sponsors, including presenting sponsor Wave Business Solutions, for making this event possible…. Read More

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Coffee Mecca: Inside the Specialty Coffee Association’s ‘Big Event’ in Seattle

If you notice an extra buzz on the streets of downtown Seattle this weekend, it’s probably because the people around you are even more caffeinated than usual. Thousands of coffee industry professionals, producers, roasters, baristas and others from around the world are in town for the Specialty Coffee Association of America’s annual exposition, better known… Read More

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GeekWire Awards: Vote for Geekiest Office Space

Nerf gun wars, orange toilet paper, a cafeteria in a former bar, a great indoor putting green, and windows repurposed as whiteboards. Yes, tech company headquarters are some of the geekiest places in the world, and this is one of the most competitive categories in our annual GeekWire Awards — crowning the greatest tech pad in the Pacific Northwest. It’s time to… Read More

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GeekWire Calendar picks: Ride-sharing hacks, Nate Silver, Sci-Fi Film Fest, and more

With controversial ride-sharing rules dividing Seattle, next week’s Seattle Legal Innovation and Technology Meetup will explore the legal and regulatory issues surrounding the “sharing economy” — the phenomenon that’s transforming industries as diverse as transportation, housing, errands, and yes, even dog-sitting. The free meetup, on the theme of “Hacking the Sharing Economy,” will be held from… Read More

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GeekWire Awards: Vote for Geek of the Year

It’s time to kick off the voting in another key GeekWire Awards category — Geek of the Year. This is a special award, designed to recognize not just technical prowess but also efforts to strengthen the broader technology community. Reflecting that spirit, the voting in this category last year resulted in a rare tie, with computer scientist Oren… Read More

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Phished! Lessons learned from my smartphone stumble

When it comes to tech scams, in the immortal words of Antonio Banderas’ Puss in Boots, I have shamed myself. It was probably only a matter of time. Hadn’t I parried “Windows tech support” phone scammers to a draw? Damn, I was good. But that feeling of secure self-assurance slowly tipped toward cockiness at the… Read More

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These geeks spent hundreds of hours building Lego robots that do amazing things

Legos. Robots. Software. Yes, EMP was turned into a geek paradise Thursday night as seven teams from top technology companies in the state faced off in the “Build for Good Robot Competition,” a unique competition sponsored by Lego Mindstorms. Teams — including developers from Amazon, Expedia, HTC, Microsoft and Zulily — competed for glory and prestige with… Read More

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Viral Video: Microsoft goes Broadway with ‘OneNote More’

Hey, if this software thing doesn’t work out, Microsoft’s OneNote team might just have a future on stage. Marking the release of OneNote for Mac, the Microsoft group behind the note-taking product put together this funny parody of “One Day More” from Les Miserables that reveals some great pipes among certain members of the team…. Read More

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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