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Your latte, at risk? Starbucks challenged over mobile password security

[Follow-up: Starbucks updating iOS app to address ‘theoretical vulnerabilities’] Look out, the hackers may be coming after your morning cup of joe. Security experts are challenging Starbucks over the way passwords are stored in its widely used mobile payments app, saying that a lack of common security protocols makes it possible for a hacker with physical… Read More

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T-Mobile’s John Legere makes most of AT&T party ejection

LAS VEGAS — Getting the boot from AT&T’s private party and Macklemore concert last night was apparently the best thing that could have happened to T-Mobile CEO John Legere here at CES this week. The outspoken wireless executive has been having a field day with the incident on Twitter, garnering loads of coverage and making… Read More

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On the scene at CES — the Super Bowl of technology

LAS VEGAS — Team GeekWire has arrived at the 2014 International CES, which gets rolling today with preliminary press briefings followed by the traditional CES Unveiled event at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. After some mixed results at the sports book over the past day (seriously, Cincinnati?) we’re ready to get to work. Our goal… Read More

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Lessons from Highway1: Brady Forrest’s tips for fledgling hardware startups

Brady Forrest has a unique perspective on the world of hardware these days as the leader of Highway1, a hardware startup incubator in San Francisco created by the product development and supply chain company PCH International. Forrest, the former Seattle resident who was the co-founder of the popular Ignite event series, was back in town this week… Read More

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This morning’s Seattle snow is a triumph of technology

If you’re just waking up in the Seattle region, there’s a surprise waiting outside: a nice coating of snow. In fact, this would have surprised meteorologists in the past. But not this time, thanks to advances in the computer systems and scientific approaches used to predict weather. The new generation of WRF models were predicting this… Read More

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These industries get cussed out more than any others

From the folks who earlier this year brought us the list of the most foul-mouthed Americans (yes, my home state of Ohio is frickin’ No. 1) here comes the latest in expletive-tossing. Marchex, the Seattle mobile advertising company, has put together a list of the industries that get cussed out the most on the phone…. Read More

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GeekWire Calendar Highlights: Startup Grind, DevCon5 and Code Chix

You know, sometimes you just need to take a break from all the holiday cooking, cleaning, shopping, planning and stressing. Here’s some upcoming holiday-free events picked from the GeekWire calendar. These events are chock-full of information, education and inspiration, just what you need as you prepare to move ahead into 2014. (P.S. Don’t worry, there’s… Read More

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Here they are: GeekWire’s 2013 Newsmakers of the Year

It has been a giant year for news at many of the Seattle region’s technology companies — with successful IPOs, historic transitions, surprising technology plans and comeback stories keeping the GeekWire news team busy throughout the year. And with that as the backdrop, we are pleased to present an annual tradition, the unveiling of the… Read More

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Poll: Who has the best geek mustache in Seattle?

There was a bit of mustache mania going on this past month as dudes everywhere participated in the annual Movember challenge, raising awareness and money for mens’ health by showcasing their staches. We saw some wild and wacky whiskers here in Seattle, asking members of the GeekWire community to submit their handlebars, walruses and horseshoes… Read More

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GoldieBlox drops girl-power parody of Beastie Boys’ song, pledges to stop legal fight

Well, that was quick. GoldieBlox has pulled the parody of the Beastie Boys’ song “Girls” from its latest ad, saying that the company doesn’t want to fight with the band. The company recently filed a lawsuit to attempt to secure its ability to use the song, after the band’s lawyers sent GoldieBlox “threats” surrounding the… Read More

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It’s Movember: So, send us photos of those super staches

Have you noticed a bit more facial hair around the office this month? Yep, it’s Movember — that wonderfully hairy time of year when guys throughout the world show off their handlebars and walruses to the amusement and sometimes disgust of their colleagues, co-workers and family members. It’s all in good fun, with folks raising… Read More