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John Cook, Todd Bishop and guests talk about the latest tech news and trends.
||CleanAmazon, Google, and the Pacific NW tech economy||Amazon's Treasure Truck finally surfaces, Google is bringing its self-driving cars to the Seattle region, and a discussion of the tech economy with Greg Beams, director of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year program and a cinematic photographer with an exhibition called Technology's Promises. Plus, an App of the Week that combines hiking with public transit, and a chance to win a GoPro HERO4 Black camera in our GeekWire Trivia Challenge.||2/11/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanZillow at 10: Spencer Rascoff, Rich Barton, Lloyd Frink||In February 2006, a site called Zillow.com launched to the world, co-founded by former Expedia CEO Rich Barton, and Lloyd Frink, a longtime executive from Expedia and Microsoft. In February 2006, a new site called Zillow.com launched to the world, co-founded by former Expedia CEO Rich Barton and Lloyd Frink, a longtime executive from Expedia and Microsoft. Ten years later, the Seattle-based company now known as Zillow Group is a giant in the world of real estate media. Frink, Barton and Zillow Group CEO Spencer Rascoff join us this week on the GeekWire radio show.||2/4/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanBernie Sanders vs. Microsoft in Iowa||Microsoft 'feels the Bern' as Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders questions the company's role in the technology behind the Iowa Caucuses, Amazon has another secret building, a mobile car-fueling startup is moving away from Seattle, and we explain what's really been going on with Surface tablets on the NFL sidelines.||1/29/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanStarbucks, Snapchat and mystery venture Idea.com||This week on GeekWire: Details on a prominent space entrepreneur's next venture, Snapchat finds a Seattle home with room for 50 engineers, Starbucks makes progress with smartphone ordering, our App of the Week is "Neko Atsume: Kitty Collector," the answer to our GeekWire Trivia Challenge, and details on GeekWire Startup Day.||1/22/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanSatellite antennas on your car, Snoop Dogg vs. Bill Gates||This week on GeekWire: Satellite antenna startup Kymeta strikes a deal with Toyota, Snoop Dogg has some strong words for Bill Gates, the city of Seattle has some new rules for Amazon. Plus, a fun new game that combines Match-3 with RPG, and the return of the GeekWire Trivia Challenge, with a chance to win tickets to GeekWire Startup Day.||1/15/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCES, Virtual Reality, Kevin Spacey, and the X-Files||This week on GeekWire, we hear about the top technology at the Consumer Electronics Show with John Cook, from the show floor at the giant tech show in Las Vegas. Then, highlights from "House of Cards" star Kevin Spacey's insightful talk at CES. Plus, an overview of the virtual reality technology that's about to hit the market, an App of the Week that takes 3D photos, and a rundown of the best sci-fi and fantasy TV shows and movies coming in 2016.||1/7/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanGrading 'Star Wars', and New Year's Tech Resolutions||We give letter grades to "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," share our favorite stories of 2015, and talk about our tech resolutions for 2016. With GeekWire reporter Taylor Soper, and special guest Holly Firmin.||12/30/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanThe Year in Space||Pluto, Mars, Jupiter, Ceres, SpaceX, Blue Origin, Boeing and much more: It was a big year in space, and this week, we're joined by Alan Boyle, GeekWire's aerospace and science editor, who helps us catch up on everything and put the universe in perspective.||12/22/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanLast-Minute Holiday Tech Gift Guide||Andru Edwards of GearLive joins us with his annual last-minute holiday tech gift picks " including tablets, smart lightbulbs, video-game accessories, and a great living room device for cord-cutters.||12/18/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCarpooling with Uber; betting on your marriage; and Microsoft devices chief Panos Panay||This week on GeekWire, we're on location at the Microsoft Store at Bellevue Square, with special guests, Panos Panay, the head of devices at Microsoft, and Stevie Bathiche, distinguished scientist in Microsoft's hardware group. We talk about the design decisions that went into the Surface Book, the competition between Surface and Apple's iPad, and much more. Plus, your chance to win a Microsoft Band 2 in our GeekWire Trivia Challenge. In our news segment, we discuss Uber's new carpooling experiment in Seattle, a new startup that wants to bet against your marriage, and Donald Trump's latest plan for the Internet.||12/11/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanStarbucks coffee delivery; Ballmer's problem with Microsoft; and Xbox Live's Major Nelson||We're on location at the Microsoft Store at Seattle's University Village this week, with special guest Larry Hryb, better known as Xbox Live's Major Nelson. In the news segment, we talk about Starbucks delivery and Steve Ballmer's new role as Microsoft's resident gadfly. Plus, the return of our GeekWire Trivia Challenge, with your chance to win an Xbox One from Microsoft.||12/4/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanJoin us this week in Seattle for the GeekWire radio show!||We'll be hosting a special recording of our weekly show from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. this Thursday, Dec. 3, at the Microsoft Store in Seattle's University Village, featuring a special guest and prizes in partnership with Microsoft. Listen for details, and sign up at geekwire.com/radio.||12/1/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanOur 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|
||CleanFacebook 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|
||CleanGeekWire'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|
||CleanGlobal 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|
||CleanMicrosoft 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|
||CleanT-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|
||CleanNew 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|
||CleanSpace 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|
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.