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The scene at the GeekWire Awards at EMP.
The scene at the GeekWire Awards at EMP.

It’s hard to believe that we’ve already rolled through another month, and that summer is now beckoning on the Seattle doorstep.

The month of May was a fun one here at GeekWire — starting with our special coverage of Columbus Startup Week in my home state of Ohio and quickly followed by an epic GeekWire Awards event at EMP with nearly 1,000 attendees.

GeekWire reporter Taylor Soper is leading a new tech sports channel for GeekWire
GeekWire reporter Taylor Soper is leading a new tech sports channel for GeekWire

We launched a new sports tech channel on GeekWire, led by the indestructible 3-point shootin’ Taylor Soper. (Make sure to subscribe to that new newsletter here).

Reporter James Risley, a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, also joined team GeekWire. James is writing for our new GeekWire Picks product review section, and covering a wide range of general assignment stories.

With summer headed our way, that means one of our favorite events is coming up. GeekWire Sounders Day — a pre-game tailgate party on the amazing rooftop deck of EMC Isilon — will take place on Saturday, July 18th before the Sounders-Rapids match.  You won’t want to miss this fun party, so grab your tickets now.

In the meantime, enjoy the last few days of clouds and these top posts on GeekWire for the month of May.

Top Posts for May

PicMonkey CEO and GeekWire Chairman Jonathan Sposato speaking at the Seattle Angel Conference.
PicMonkey CEO and GeekWire Chairman Jonathan Sposato speaking at the Seattle Angel Conference.

A Silicon Valley exodus? Redfin analysis finds Bay Area residents are increasingly looking for homes in Seattle and Portland (4,700 Facebook likes, 68 comments)

Amazon launches free same-day delivery for Prime members in 500 U.S. cities, including Seattle (5,800 Facebook likes, 7 comments)

This Seattle angel investor just declared that he’ll only back startups with at least one female founder (6,500 Facebook likes, 59 comments)

How Penny Arcade manages PAX ticket sales — and why your crazy idea to fix them won’t work (1,400 Facebook likes, 52 comments)

Jeff Wilke of Amazon.com
Jeff Wilke of Amazon.com

The peculiar traits of great Amazon leaders: Frugal, innovative and body odor that doesn’t smell like perfume (1,100 Facebook likes, 7 comments)

Idris Elba, in talks for ‘Star Trek 3,’ sets new land-speed record in a Bentley (4,500 Facebook likes, 5 comments)

Seattle startup Tune opens 8-bedroom house, with free rent, for women studying computer science (5,900 Facebook likes, 31 comments)

Hackers steal money from Starbucks mobile customers using linked credit cards (1,300 Facebook likes, 11 comments)

Here are the 7 books that Bill Gates says you need to read this summer (481 Facebook likes, 4 comments)


From space to schools, Elon Musk takes on the education system by starting a new school (632 Facebook likes)

Why this Seahawks linebacker showed up at a University of Washington MBA event (415 Facebook likes, 3 comments)

Google funds new lendable WiFi hotspot devices for Seattle Public Library (1,500 Facebook likes, 5 comments)

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