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This week on the GeekWire Podcast, we recap a strange week in tech news, including our first glimpse of Paul Allen’s autobiography, telling all about Bill Gates;’s effort to push deeper into the music industry, minus the support of the major record labels; and the trouble with Facebook encountered by Seattle startup Zapd.

Joining us as our guests in the studio are Adam Tratt, Kevin Leneway, and Kyle Kesterson, the co-founders of Seattle startup Giant Thinkwell, who share the inside story of their company — including their run-ins with John Stamos and Lady Gaga. And in our final segment, we have a new installment in our Name that Tech Tune contest, offering two lucky people a chance to win tickets to the upcoming WordPress Seattle conference.

Here’s the MP3 file for this week’s episode.

Continue reading for links related to the subjects we discussed on the show…

Kevin Leneway, Adam Tratt, and Kyle Kesterson look alert in the KIRO studios

Paul Allen and Bill Gates: Bill Gates and Paul Allen, the raw truth, as told by AllenReport: Paul Allen book has ‘created a rift’ with Bill Gates

Digital Music: Amazon unveils Cloud Drive music serviceAmazon Cloud Drive: What the critics, naysayers and fanboys are sayingQ&A: Rhapsody rebounding after RealNetworks spinoff.

Zapd: Introducing Zapd: A ‘cool’ alternative to Color built on just $410,000Zapd: We built it, they came, but Facebook pulled up the drawbridge.

Giant Thinkwell: Hey developers: Forget the cheeseburgers, have a LOLcatGiant Thinkwell site .. Giant Thinkwell team.

Name that Tech Tune: Email if you know the answer, for a chance to win a ticket to WordCamp Seattle. Go here for more information on the contest.

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