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John Cook, Todd Bishop and guests talk about the latest tech news and trends.
||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|
||Tips for streaming NFL games, our favorite fantasy football apps, and more||In this episode of the GeekWire Sports podcast, we round up the newest options for streaming NFL games, talk about the NFL’s upcoming sideline streaming technology, share our fantasy football tech tips, and more.||9/9/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Former Xbox chief Robbie Bach||This week: Can Microsoft's Xbox business provide a blueprint for the revival of the country? Our guest is Robbie Bach, the former Microsoft President and Chief Xbox Officer and the author of the new book, "Xbox Revisited, a Game Plan for Corporate and Civic Renewal." Plus, a big week for tech mergers and acquisitions in the Pacific Northwest, and an App of the Week that puts a new twist on one of the most beloved video-game franchises of all time. Pac-Man fans, this one's for you.||9/4/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Mr. Robot: Inside the world of a hacker||This week on GeekWire, we explore the world of hacking through the hit USA Network show "Mr. Robot." Our guest is Corey Nachreiner, CTO at Seattle-based WatchGuard Technologies, who has been analyzing the technical aspects of the show in a series on GeekWire called "Mr. Robot Rewind." Plus, the latest on Amazon, and an App of the Week from LinkedIn that will help you get to know your co-workers.||8/28/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||New York Times reporter Jodi Kantor on Amazon||The New York Times expos, "Inside Amazon, Wrestling Big Ideas in a Bruising Workplace," was the talk of the tech world this week, revealing a hard-charging, brutal workplace that reduces employees to tears at their desks. The story prompted a pointed rebuttal from Jeff Bezos, and many Amazon employees, but others said it was on the mark. To dive into this story, and the controversy it caused, we're joined this week by New York Times reporter Jodi Kantor, who wrote the story with her colleague David Streitfeld. Plus, how we discovered "Amazon Flex," and an App of the Week that uses text messages to help you save money.||8/21/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Hunting for Amazon's drones, HBO gets Sesame Street, and Halo 5 gets a teen rating||Behind the scenes of our search for Amazon's secret drone site. Sesame Street is coming to HBO? Halo 5 gets a teen rating for the first time, and a fast-growing tech company is finally leaving the island for the mainland of Seattle. Plus, Amazon wants to deliver packages to your bus route. And Microsoft has an impressive new speech translation app for Android and iOS.||8/14/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||How next-generation NFL stats will change the fan experience||With NFL training camps in full swing, GeekWire reporter Taylor Soper talks about the latest football technology news, including Microsoft’s use of next-generation stats from RFID chips embedded in the shoulder pads of NFL players.||8/11/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Are eSports really sports? Plus Xbox DVR, Expedia expansion and more||This week on GeekWire: Xbox unveils plans for a DVR for the Xbox One, Microsoft and Netflix up the ante for employee benefits, where Seattle ranks in the world's top 20 startup ecosystems, and why you might want to consider playing video games as a profession after all. Plus one app that will help you make a meal from your leftover ingredients, and another that will keep you from getting ripped off by your rental car company.||8/7/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||'Silicon Valley' star Thomas Middleditch on startup life, Microsoft Windows, and his own game project||You may know Thomas Middleditch for his character Richard Hendricks, the CEO of Pied Piper on the hit HBO show 'Silicon Valley.' But you probably didn't know that Middleditch, in real life, has a passion for video games and game design, and is working to get his own game project off the ground. That's one of the details we picked up in our behind-the-scenes conversation at Microsoft's Imagine Cup. We talked about startup lessons from "Silicon Valley," his own technology usage, and more.||8/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Windows 10 is finally here! Plus, a discussion with Vikram Jandhyala, Vice Provost for Innovation at the University of Washingt||Windows 10 is finally here, and we talk about our favorite and least-favorite aspects of the new Microsoft operating system. Amazon wants you to pay for a button that will help you pay for more stuff on Amazon. Plus, a discussion about the future of education, innovation and cities with Vikram Jandhyala, Vice Provost for Innovation at the University of Washington; and Thaisa Way, director of the new Urban@UW center.||7/31/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Apple, Starbucks, Lyft, and the Rolling Stones||Apple makes a big move into Seattle, Starbucks and Lyft strike a major partnership, and Amazon posts the biggest employee growth in its history - yes, even more. And what the heck was the Rolling Stones airplane doing in town? We'll answer that question and much more this week on GeekWire.||7/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Stephen Hawking searches for aliens, and Elon Musk explains the SpaceX explosion||We’ve been thrilled to have longtime space and science reporter Alan Boyle covering two big stories for GeekWire today: Stephen Hawking’s announcement of a $100 million initiative to find alien life, and Elon Musk’s news conference about a preliminary finding in the recent SpaceX Falcon 9 explosion.||7/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Prime Day, Asteroid Mining, and Seattle Tech Gets Political||An Amazon Prime Day post mortem, a big milestone for asteroid mining, tech moguls Steve Ballmer and Mark Cuban make nice over an NBA deal gone bad, and the Seattle tech community starts to influence local politics. Plus, an App of the Week that will help you keep track of your greatest meals.||7/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||What it’s like to check out an Internet hotspot from the Seattle Public Library||GeekWire’s James Risley talks about his experience testing the Seattle Public Library’s new mobile Internet hotspots, which can be checked out from the library … if you’re willing to wait. Read his full review.||7/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Organizing and synchronizing all of your photos||Microsoft makes another big round of job cuts, a victory for anonymous commenters, and Redfin wants to make it easier for you to tour homes. Our guest is David Vaskevitch, the former Microsoft CTO, who joins us to talk about his new startup Mylio, which helps people organize, backup and synchronize large collections of photos. Plus, an app of the week that will keep you from getting locked out of your car or house.||7/9/2015||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.