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On this week’s GeekWire radio show and podcast, we offer a reality check on Jeff Bezos’ plan to put airbags in mobile phones; check in with Google+; talk about the rise of the Seattle-based Zulily daily deals service; and take a ride in the Uber private driver service.

Then we bring app developer Mike Schneider and AppStoreHQ‘s Scott Blanksteen into the studio for a discussion of the current landscape for mobile apps. And in our final segment, we have a new installment of Name that Tech Tune, with a chance to win a limited-edition GeekWire laptop sticker.

Listen to the full show above or directly via this MP3 file.

Headlines and links related to the topics we discussed … 

Jeff Bezos wants to put an airbag in your smartphone

Study: Google+ winning over suburban parents, losing college kids and cafe dwellers

Confessions of an Uber driver: An inside look at Seattle’s new private driver service

Daily deals site Zulily raises $43 million at a huge valuation of more than $700 million

Scott Blankstein and Mike Schneider

Links to some of the apps Scott and Mike discussed:

Check out the AppStoreHQ service; and follow on Twitter @appstorehq. Also see Scott Blanksteen’s guest posts on GeekWire.

Michael Schneider’s site: This is Tech; follow on Twitter @hivebrain.

Name That Tech Tune: Can you identify this very brief clip?

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