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From biting guest posts to the legalities of non-compete agreements to the unusual rants of politicians, April was a big month for GeekWire. We recorded more than half a million page views and finished the month as one of the top 15 sites on TechMeme, big milestones for our first full month in business. But we’re not sitting still, and we have big plans to surpass those initial traffic numbers in the future as we unveil new editorial features and other cool stuff. Stay tuned.

As you’ll see in the list below, two of the most popular stories on the GeekWire top 10 were written by members of the Seattle tech community. We love sharply written guest posts, in part because they highlight a mission of ours to make GeekWire an important thread within the tech community.

Here’s a look back at the top 10 posts of the month, along with comment, Retweet and Facebook Like totals. Thanks to everyone for tuning in to GeekWire.  We’ll be back in May with some exciting announcements and more in-depth technology news coverage.

Microsoft’s Windows 8 recipe: Hint of Office, dash of Xbox, ounce of Windows Phone (26 comments, 93 Tweets, 70 Facebook Likes)’s real problem isn’t the outage, it’s the communication (31 comments, 298 Tweets, 45 Facebook Likes)

The only wrong answer is 50/50: Calculating the co-founder equity split (56 comments, 215 Tweets, 71 Facebook Likes)

India wins the Cricket World Cup, and 1,000 geeks in Redmond go wild (9 comments, 95 Tweets, 900 Facebook Likes)

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. goes on an anti-tech rant, blames the iPad for U.S. job losses (51 comments, 164 Tweets, 815 Facebook likes)

How to write on a Nordstrom window with Microsoft’s Kinect (0 comments, 282 Tweets, 245 Facebook Likes)


Matthew Miszewski

Microsoft ‘TouchStudio’ uses phone to program phone (2 comments, 101 Tweets, 99 Facebook Likes)

Judge to ex-Microsoft GM: You can’t take that job at, either (11 comments, 36 Tweets, 79 Facebook Likes)

Will Windows Phone surpass the iPhone by 2015? Gartner thinks so (11 comments, 102 Tweets, 167 Likes)

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