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GeekWire Podcast

GeekWire Podcast

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John Cook, Todd Bishop and guests talk about the latest tech news and trends.


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Starbucks, Amazon... Starmazon?

Author: KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
Fri, Mar 24, 2017


Starbucks and Amazon, two of Seattle's iconic businesses, started off very different from each other. But they're slowly and steadily moving towards the same goal: a hybrid of tech-driven and in-person retail. Today on the Week in Geek we ask, what does that mean for the businesses, and what would it look like if they eventually merged? Plus, we introduce a new segment: The Random Channel. 

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A flood of new Apple devices and features

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Tue, Mar 21, 2017


Trying to keep up with news from Apple this week was a challenge. New iPads, a new Product Red iPhone, a Snapchat-like app, and changes to Apple Watches were all in the headlines today. On this episode of GearedUp we review the news (or lack thereof) in all the announcements, plus Andru goes over some tips and tricks for getting better speeds on the Xbox One.

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What's *really* happening in the world of tech funding

Author: KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
Mon, Mar 20, 2017


Theories about the future of tech are a dime a dozen, but this week's guest has a tried-and-true method to peek into the tech ecosystem: follow the money. Greg Beams is a partner at global professional services firm EY and heads up the Entrepreneur of the Year program in the Pacific Northwest. He takes us on an in-depth study of the numbers and figures behind Seattle's tech scene, and what they say about where the industry is going. 

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The success of the Switch, fast food goes high tech, and more

Author: KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
Thu, Mar 16, 2017


It's been a busy week in the gadget world. The Nintendo Switch set sales records, Pandora announced a new premium service, and McDonalds of all places is introducing a high-tech ordering system. Get caught up on all the electronics news with this week's episode of GearedUp with hosts Andru Edwards and Todd Bishop. 

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Inside the Amazon Fresh Pickup saga

Author: KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
Thu, Mar 16, 2017


After months of anticipation, GeekWire learned the name of Amazon's secretive grocery pickup service: Amazon Fresh Pickup. On this episode of the Week in Geek, the GeekWire team has a hot debate over the actual usefulness of being able to order groceries ahead for pickup. Plus, we get an update on the case against the Trump administration's travel ban, and some of us bemoan a world without Uber. 

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Slack Wars

Author: KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
Tue, Mar 14, 2017


Slack, the messaging and collaboration tool for teams, is all the rage right now inside many companies, and it has some big new competition from Google, Microsoft and others. We're going inside this growing market today with our guest, Samir Diwan, the co-founder and CEO of Seattle startup Polly.ai, a bot that runs polls and surveys in Slack, Microsoft Teams, and Google Hangouts Chat.

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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen on the future of technology

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Fri, Mar 10, 2017




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GeekWire turns 6

Author: KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
Thu, Mar 09, 2017


This week marked GeekWire's 6th anniversary, and it's been quite the wild ride for co-founders Todd Bishop and John Cook. On this GeekWire Podcast special, they talk about their experience so far as entrepreneurs, and how Seattle's tech scene has changed over the past 6 years. 

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The new Xbox Game Pass and the future of smartphone design

Author: KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
Mon, Mar 06, 2017


It's going to be a formative year for smartphones: the highly anticipated Samsung S8 and the upcoming LG G5 are just two of the phones that will have a big impact on the future of smartphones, and particularly their design. On this week's episode of GearedUp we take a look at a G5 demo phone and leaked images of the new S8, and discuss the directions the industry is taking. Plus, we talk about the Xbox Game Pass, Microsoft's new game subscription service.  

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Hands on with the Nintendo Switch and Zelda: Breath of the Wild

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Thu, Mar 02, 2017


Nintendo's new video game console, the Switch, is a big deal. It's a new era in combining home and mobile gaming, and it's also Nintendo's chance for a comeback after their last home console, the Wii U, flopped. Today we go hands-on with an advanced copy of the console, which will launch in stores Friday, March 3, and we play it's most anticipated game, Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. 

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To Snap or not to Snap? Plus, how AWS Broke the internet

Author: KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
Thu, Mar 02, 2017


It was a big news week for the tech world. A small typo in an Amazon Web Services command caused half the internet to go down, Snap made its debut as a public company in the biggest IPO since Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba and Seattle said hello to two new giant tech offices. Get the inside story and analysis from GeekWire editors and reporters on this episode of the Week in Geek. 

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Author Brad Stone on the 'Upstarts' of Silicon Valley: Airbnb and Uber

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Wed, Feb 22, 2017


Airbnb and Uber are two of Silicon Valley's most disruptive companies. In his most recent book, author Brad Stone dives into the unique figures at the heads of these companies, as well as the negative and positive disruption they're causing in marketplaces around the world. He spoke with GeekWire's Todd Bishop at Seattle's Town Hall for this episode of the GeekWire Podcast. 

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'American Spies' author Jennifer Granick on privacy in the age of surveillance

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Tue, Feb 21, 2017


The internet makes access to information incredibly easy, and we normally see that as a good thing. But what if the information being accessed is details of our private lives? And what if the person accessing them is a government intelligence agency? This week we speak with Jennifer Granick, author of "American Spies" and director of civil liberties at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society, about the quest for privacy in the age of surveillance. 

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GearedUp: Apple Music's new TV deals and a PC the size of an iPhone

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Thu, Feb 16, 2017


Apple Music is taking on more and more TV shows, including James Corden' Carpool Karaoke and a brand new series called Planet of the Apps. What are they up to, and can they take on other TV streaming services? Plus, we take a look at the wars over wireless data plans, and a Windows 10 PC that's the size of an iPhone.

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Inside the world of Bill Gates: The full GeekWire interview

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Tue, Feb 14, 2017


Saving the world is no easy task, but Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates won't let that get him down. In this one-on-one interview with GeekWire, Gates explains why he's still optimistic about the future of the world. Plus, inside details about his conversation with President Trump, and his take on Microsoft's progress under Satya Nadella.

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The NBA embraces e-sports, and shipping is costing Amazon big time

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Fri, Feb 10, 2017




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GearedUp! A smart helmet, some smart shades, and wireless earbuds

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Fri, Feb 10, 2017


It's official: the Snapchat Spectacles have landed in Seattle! This week on Geared Up, we get a our very own pair from the new Seattle machine and revel in the frenzy of the mysterious glasses. Plus, we discuss the Coros smart helmet, the current favorite accessory of GeekWire editor Todd Bishop, which lets riders listen to music or podcasts through their bones. And we take a look at the newly released Beats X, wireless earbuds and competitors to the AirPods. 

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Why mixed reality is going to blow your mind

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Tue, Feb 07, 2017


Front row seats to every game? Personal concerts from world-famous rock stars? Nope, you haven't won the lottery: these things might be common after the widespread adoption of "mixed reality" technology, a combination of virtual reality and the real world. This week we speak with tech evangelist and author Robert Scoble about mixed reality, which he calls "the fourth transformation" in tech, also the title of his new book.

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Tech vs. Trump

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Wed, Feb 01, 2017




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Concur co-founders on healthcare tech, Obamacare, and immigration

Author: KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
Tue, Jan 31, 2017


Raj Singh and Mike Hilton rose to Seattle tech fame with Concur, an expense management company that they founded and led for over twenty years. In 2014, they launched into a new project: taking the reigns at healthcare technology startup Accolade. On this episode, Raj and Mike share their views on the intricate world of healthcare, what it's like to jump back into the startup ranks, and how the Trump administration's policy changes could have ramifications in tech, healthcare, and beyond. 

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