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||Our Favorite Apps, and the Great Outlook vs. Gmail Debate||This week on GeekWire, we talk about our favorite apps for book lovers, gamers, photographers, home cooks, people who like to send holiday cards, and more. Plus, an epic debate over the relative merits of Gmail vs. Outlook. Guests: GeekWire's Monica Nickelsburg and Daniel Rossi, and GeekWire contributor Kevin Lisota, CEO of Findwell.||11/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Facebook Seattle's epic office plan, Uber at the airport, dancing with Matt Harding||This week on GeekWire: An inside peek at Facebook's new Frank Gehry-designed offices in Seattle, Google's Nest becomes the latest arrival on the Seattle tech scene, and Uber presses the Port of Seattle to allow pickups at SeaTac Airport. Plus, an App of the Week that encourages your kids to read, and a new technology that will charge your devices from up to 30 feet away. We also check in with GeekWire's Taylor Soper in Beijing, and talk with YouTube phenom Matt Harding about his plans for a new around-the-world dancing video.||11/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||GeekWire's Taylor Soper in China||We caught up with GeekWire reporter Taylor Soper over Skype from Beijing to talk about what he has experienced so far on his big China reporting trip, what has surprised him most, and how the experience has changed his perspective on technology.||11/19/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Global dancing phenom Matt Harding talks about his new project||Matt Harding is ready to reunite the world, again, with the help of his goofy dance. But this time he needs some help. The 39-year-old Seattle resident, whose inspiring, globetrotting videos have racked up tens of millions of views and won fans around the world, has launched a new Kickstarter campaign, seeking to raise at least $125,000 to fund a new “Where the Heck is Matt” video in 2016.||11/18/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Microsoft Azure chief Jason Zander||GeekWire spoke this week with one of the key players in the cloud industry, Jason Zander, the longtime Microsoft executive who runs the Azure engineering team. We talked about the evolution of Azure, its rivalry with Amazon Web Services, Microsoft's new cloud partnerships with some of its longtime archrivals, and where the company is trying to take its cloud platform next. Highlights from this conversation ran in our weekly show " this is the full interview.||11/14/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||T-Mobile's next move, Groupon's comeback bid, and Microsoft vs. Amazon in the cloud||This week on GeekWire: Breaking down T-Mobile's "Binge On" video streaming news; Seattle considers a municipal broadband pilot program; an app that will track your kid's school bus, and tidbits about Amazon's second season of "Transparent." Plus, an interview with the new CEO of Groupon. And a conversation with Jason Zander, the executive in charge of Microsoft Azure engineering, about the company's competition with Amazon and its efforts to make peace with other longtime tech rivals||11/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||New Groupon CEO Rich Williams||Rich Williams, the new CEO of Groupon, is touring the company’s West Coast operations this week to meet with its core teams and rally the troops " taking the first steps in what he hopes will be a turnaround for the pioneering deals company. An Amazon veteran who started Groupon’s Seattle engineering offices after joining the company in 2011, Williams stopped by GeekWire this week after meeting with the company’s employees in the city||11/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Space and science editor Alan Boyle on his new job at GeekWire||we’re excited to announce a new member of the GeekWire team who will boost our coverage not only of commercial space but also airplanes, drones, artificial intelligence, scientific discoveries, and much more. Alan Boyle, one of the most respected science and space journalists in the country, has officially joined GeekWire as our new aerospace and science editor.||11/10/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Destination China: Why GeekWire is putting a reporter in Shanghai and Beijing for 10 days||GeekWire reporter Taylor Soper departed Seattle on his way to China earlier today, preparing to spend the next 10 days reporting from Shanghai and Beijing. Before Taylor left the office last week, GeekWire's John Cook and I sat down with him to talk about his plans for the trip, the challenges he'll face, the people he'll be meeting, the companies he'll be visiting the stories he'll be covering, and what we hope to accomplish through this adventure.||11/8/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Reviewing Amazon's new bookstore, inside Facebook's Seattle office, and Expedia's big buy||This week on the GeekWire radio show: A report from inside Amazon's first-ever bricks-and-mortar bookstore in Seattle; details on Expedia's $3.9 billion acquisition of HomeAway; an App of the Week that will keep those email newsletters under control; and what it's like to use Amazon's $50 Fire tablet. Plus, highlights from our conversation with Vijaye Raji, one of the leaders of Facebook's fast-growing Seattle engineering office, the company's largest outside of Silicon Valley.||11/6/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Amazon shopping on your TV, virtual reality NBA games, and tech meets politics||This week on the GeekWire radio show: Amazon is bringing e-commerce to your television set, GeekWire reporter Taylor Soper tests - and models! - a new fashion line for fashion-clueless geeks, our App of the Week, Fantastical, fills a void in the calendar market, and product reviewer James Risley has courtside seats for an NBA game, in virtual reality. Plus, highlights from our discussion about tech, politics and the future of Seattle with entrepreneur Heather Redman and journalist Erica C. Barnett.||10/30/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Amazon's surprise, SnapChat's secret, and the best game controller ever||Amazon posts record job growth, and bites back at the New York Times. GeekWire finds Snapchat's secret Seattle engineering office, using Snapchat. Our App of the Week saves you a trip to the eye doctor. Hands-on with Microsoft's new Xbox Elite game controller. What science fiction says about the future. Seattle's next billion-dollar company is challenging Craigslist. And a new startup saves you a trip to the gas station by bringing the gas station to you.||10/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Testing UberEATS and snooping on Amazon||This week on GeekWire, we get the inside scoop on UberEats, the new food delivery service from the popular ride-hailing app. Also, an update on Amazon's rumored bookstore in Seattle, and more of the best moments from our recent GeekWire Summit, featuring neurobiology student and Washington State Opportunity scholar Mahdi Ramadan, and early Amazon investor Nick Hanauer. Plus, our App of the Week, NetNewsWire, brings a favorite newsreader back to life for iOS and Mac.||10/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Amazon bookstore, Microsoft's Surface Book, and the future of shoes||Is Amazon opening a bookstore in Seattle? We provide the clues and let you decide. Plus, two interesting acquisitions in the Seattle startup world, hands-on with Microsoft's new Surface Book laptop; and a glimpse of the future of shoes with Nike COO Eric Sprunk.||10/9/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Netflix vs. Amazon and Hulu||We catch up on our video streaming news with guest Rob Toledo, editor of Exstreamist.com. He talks with us about the latest hit shows from Amazon, Netflix, Hulu and other services, and weighs in on which services are worth paying for. Plus, GeekWire's James Risley reviews the iPhone 6s, and our App of the Week shows the potential of the new phone's marquee feature.||10/1/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||China, Amazon, and Microsoft Excel's 30th anniversary||This week on GeekWire, we tell the behind-the-scenes story of Jeff Bezos, Tim Cook, Satya Nadella, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg meeting with China's President, Xi Jinping, on the Microsoft campus this week. We also go inside the very challenging world of Amazon's bicycle delivery couriers. Our App of the Week will help you achieve your own "moment of Zen." We also preview the upcoming GeekWire Summit, share highlights from a discussion with members of the team that built Microsoft Excel 1.0, which is marking its 30th anniversary next week.||9/25/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Self-driving cars, the robot revolution and the ‘job-pocalypse’||John Markoff is a New York Times science reporter and author of the new book, Machines of Loving Grace: The Quest for Common Ground Between Humans and Robots. GeekWire's Todd Bishop interviewed him recently at Seattle's Town Hall, and we're revisiting the conversation in this special edition of the show. Markoff is also one of the featured speakers next week at the GeekWire Summit in Seattle, appearing in a session with Microsoft Research chief Peter Lee. Tickets: geekwire.com/summit||9/22/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Dave McClure and Brady Forrest of 'Bazillion Dollar Club'||We're joined this week by Silicon Valley investor Dave McClure and hardware startup guru Brady Forrest, the stars of the new SyFy reality TV show "Bazillion Dollar Club," which dives into the high-stakes world of hardware and software startups. We also give the lowdown on Amazon's newest devices, and explain why Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella was demonstrating an iPhone at a Salesforce conference in San Francisco this week.||9/18/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||How mobile devices and the cloud are changing the way we work||A conversation with Microsoft enterprise mobility chief Brad Anderson the evolution of mobile productivity, the new era at Microsoft, his own work habits and more.||9/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Seattle girls send balloon to edge of space, NASA takes note.||Get ready for some scientific inspiration: Our guests this week are Kimberly Yeung, 8, and Rebecca Yeung, 10, sisters from Seattle who built a spacecraft out of wood, broken arrow shafts and a high-altitude balloon, sending it to the edge of space this past weekend. Their project and handwritten "lessons learned" captured the attention of thousands of people, including an exec at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab. Plus, we recap Apple's big iPhone news, and explain why Seattle is examining rental benefits given to tech employees. And our App of the Week, InboxVudu, promises to help solve email overload.||9/11/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
Geekwire is a great way to keep tabs on Seattle's Tech scene.
Podcast of the Radio Show
I listened first to Geek Wire because they had organizers from the GeekGirlCon event on. The GeekGirlCon folks advertised this interview, so I subbed to the podcast and had a listen.
The interview was pretty fun, interesting, and decently done.
I continued to listen to episodes since but did not listen to any back episodes, so overall I have only listened to a handful. Unfortunately, in that handful, I feel like I got the same episode twice. Perhaps it is the repetitiveness of tech news or perhaps there was a publishing mistake. The focus of this geek news is all tech - or at least 98% tech. My husband heard me listening one day and mentioned he reads the Geek Wire blog. His career is currently a tech career and he would most definitely be the targeted audience for this show. I'm not sure I am. I'll keep listening, because a half hour once a week is not much and there are interesting tidbits. It just is not going to be a top of the list podcast for me and if my number of podcasts become too many, will be one of the first to unsubscribe from.
Good weekly tech recap
Also appreciate the coverage of new startups.