What if Amazon held its annual shareholders meeting and nobody talked about the company’s actual business? That’s essentially what happened this week — again — and it’s the first subject of our opening news segment on this week’s GeekWire radio show.
From there, we dive into the new numbers that show how Uber and Lyft are impacting the traditional taxi industry in Seattle, and discuss the big changes at Twitter this past week, including the departure of CEO Dick Costolo, and the news that the 140-character limit will be removed from direct messages.
Our big topic this week: Can municipal broadband become a reality in Seattle? Our guest in the studio is Bill Schrier, the former chief technology officer of the city of Seattle, who offers his perspective on the long-awaited report about the prospects for the city building its own gigabit fiber network to serve residents and businesses.
App of the Week: Fenix is a beautifully designed Twitter app for Android. One of our summer interns, high school student Michael Sherman, makes his debut on the show to talk about his pick for App of the Week.
Listen to the show below or via this MP3 file.