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gwnewRegular readers will notice something different about GeekWire as you browse the site today — especially if you’re reading on a smartphone. We’ve rebooted the site with a new, mobile-responsive design and a slate of new features.

The changes included streamlined story pages, larger images throughout the site, and a redesigned top navigational menu that provides quick access to news categories and site features. Some of the highlights:

  • The top of GeekWire’s home page now spotlights a featured story, plus a trending story that’s proving popular among readers based on comments or traffic. Check back throughout the day to see what’s featured and trending.
  • Story pages now feature a sliding carousel at the top of the page, highlighting stories that you don’t want to miss.
  • We’ll be sprinkling shorter News Briefs into our daily news flow, supplementing to our regular coverage with short, newsy posts and updates that we previously wouldn’t have had a chance to publish.
  • For our GeekWire advertisers and sponsors, we’ve created new positions that better adhere to industry standards while complementing the streamlined design of the site. (Interested advertisers and sponsors should contact Daniel Rossi, GeekWire’s chief business officer, daniel@geekwire.com)

For those interested in the history of GeekWire, we launched the first version of the site over the course of a weekend in March 2011 with an off-the-shelf WordPress theme, which was heavily customized over past three years. With this reboot, developed in-house, we started from scratch. (A big thanks to Kevin Lisota of Findwell for his help and guidance throughout the process.)

Find out more about GeekWire on our brand-new About Page, with background and contact information for everyone on staff.

We hope you like the changes. Your feedback is welcome. Thanks to all of you — readers, advertisers, sponsors, partners, members, and event attendees — for your support of GeekWire’s role in the tech community.

— John Cook and Todd Bishop, GeekWire co-founders

(P.S. There is an Easter Egg. That’s all we’re saying. Good luck.)

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