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GeekWire reporters John Cook, Todd Bishop and guests talk about the latest tech news and trends.
Doctors Without Data
Jun 19 • 22 min
Dr. Dan Low wanted to know how his patients were doing on a new drug. Getting the data was so painful, he decided to found his own software company to make it easier. On this episode of Health Tech: Dan’s journey from career doctor to startup CEO and…
Why the ‘Amazon Tax’ was repealed
Jun 15 • 39 min
The Seattle City Council voted to repeal the Head Tax, also called the ‘Amazon Tax,’ less than a month after it was put in place. The vote was surrounded by chaos and demonstrations from both sides of the issue — some citizens were actually hauled out of…
E3’s biggest games
Jun 13 • 33 min
E3, the biggest gaming convention in the U.S., is starting with a bang this week. Geared Up co-host Andru Edwards is down in Los Angeles for the show and on this episode, we run down the big game announcements of the year from Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo…
Zillow wants to buy your home
Jun 8 • 28 min
Right now you use Redfin and Zillow to find homes, but what if they wanted to buy your home? Plus, Amazon’s new Fire Cube wants to make Alexa your remote control and Microsoft makes one of its biggest acquisitions ever, and some fun on the random channel.
iOS 12 hands-on
Jun 6 • 40 min
iOS, Apple Watch, Siri, Oh my! Apple just wrapped up its annual Worldwide Developers Conference and this show is all about the new features the company is bringing to its most popular devices. We’ve been trying the new tricks on iOS 12, including some…
AI vs. Cancer
Jun 1 • 21 min
Su-In Lee’s father passed away from incurable cancer. Now she’s using her expertise in artificial intelligence to help cancer patients find the most effective treatment — based on their genetic data. On this episode, we follow Su-In’s story and explore…
Jeff Bezos: ‘We will have to leave this planet’
May 29 • 33 min
On this special edition of the GeekWire podcast, the other side of Jeff Bezos. You may know him as the Amazon CEO, but he’s also the founder of the Blue Origin space venture. He talked about his space ambitions this weekend at the National Space Society…
The Seattle Art Museum’s first CTO
May 28 • 30 min
Like thousands of others, Manish Engineer moved to Seattle recently to take a new technology job — but instead of a tech startup or a giant like Amazon, his job is at the Seattle Art Museum. Manish is SAM’s first Chief Technology Officer and it’s his job…
Epic week for startup funding
May 24 • 31 min
Seattle startups raked in hundreds of millions of dollars this week. What’s behind the flurry of big-dollar deals? Plus, a new service that lets you rent your car out, Airbnb-style, and Seattle’s iconic Space Needle gets a makeover
Mysterious new smartphone from Red
May 23 • 40 min
High-end camera maker Red unveiled a mysterious new smartphone this week, and Geared Up co-host Andru Edwards was there for the hands-on experience. He said the new phone has some cool features, but also some strange ones. Plus, Microsoft once again tries…
Tech, homelessness + the future of cities
May 17 • 36 min
The Seattle City Council passed a controversial tax on big businesses, prompting outcry from the city’s tech giants and unearthing white-hot passion over the city’s growth and homelessness crisis. The money raised will go towards building…
Lenovo Mirage Solo vs. Oculus Go hands-on
May 16 • 34 min
Two portable virtual reality headsets launched onto the stage in the past weeks: The highly affordable and convenient Oculus Go and the more sophisticated but pricey Lenovo Mirage Solo. So how do they compare? We go hands-on with both devices to find…
Tech Spotlight: Nokia Health and ThinkPad X1
May 10 • 33 min
On this episode, we take a deep dive into two technologies that co-hosts Andru Edwards and Todd Bishop have been using lately. Andru gives us his take on two Nokia Health’s smart devices and Todd tells us how he was lured back to using Windows by his…
Azure head Scott Guthrie live from Microsoft Build
May 8 • 41 min
On this episode, we come to you live from Microsoft’s annual Build developer’s conference. We sit down with Scott Guthrie — the head of Microsoft’s cloud and enterprise division — to talk intelligent edge, the future of cloud and more….
Amazon vs. its hometown
May 4 • 38 min
The Seattle City Council is considering a tax on Amazon and other high-earning companies in the city — and the conflict over it got nasty this week. We explain it all on this episode. Plus, a Seattle-based startup wants to give you doctors…
Oculus Go: The future of VR?
May 2 • 31 min
The Oculus Go sprang onto shelves in a surprise launch Tuesday. Is the lower-power, portable VR headset the future of virtual reality? We debate on this episode. Plus: What the T-Mobile / Sprint merger means for wireless customers and Apple reports…
Sen. Maria Cantwell on tech and politics
Apr 30 • 33 min
Technology and politics are butting heads more than ever before. Issues like net neutrality and data privacy have stormed the national stage and Senator Maria Cantwell is in the middle of it all, from Mark Zuckerberg’s hearing in Congress to the fight…
Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes
Apr 26 • 37 min
If you only know Marvel from the movies, you don’t really know Marvel. That’s the sense you get when you enter the world-premiere exhibition at the Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle, “Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes.” On this episode, we take you…
Lost and Founder with Rand Fishkin
Apr 23 • 43 min
Rand Fishkin is the co-founder and former CEO of Seattle technology company Moz, and in his seventeen years in the startup world, he’s learned a thing or two about being an entrepreneur. He shares some of those stories — personal and professional…
Amazon cozies up with Best Buy
Apr 20 • 26 min
Amazon made a surprise move this week: A new partnership with Best Buy. It seems the age of the retail store is far from over. Plus, the company finally announced the number of Prime members it has: More than 100 million. And finally, former Microsoft…
The HomePod bust
Apr 18 • 37 min
Apple’s HomePod smart speaker has been out for a while now — and it’s clear the device is struggling in a competitive smart speaker market. What led to its demise? Plus, Amazon reveals how they assign the preferred ”Amazon’s Choice” label…
The Facebook Crisis
Apr 13 • 37 min
The fallout around data privacy scandals has put Facebook in a tough spot. After CEO Mark Zuckerberg spent two days testifying before Congress, many are asking, what’s next? And some say that next comes a big change in the tech economy. Plus, Uber is…
TLDR: Mark Zuckerberg Testifies Before Congress
Apr 10 • 4 min
A look at GeekWire’s new daily news show, TLDR. Subscribe to TLDR in your favorite podcast app for new episodes every weekday, or get the video version by subscribing to GeekWire’s YouTube Page. If you’re an Alexa fan, both the podcast and video are…
Get ready for ‘parallel reality’
Apr 6 • 42 min
A new technology called “parallel reality” lets many different people see completely different content on the same screen, simultaneously, without goggles. So how does it work, and how could it change the world? On this episode of the Week in Geek, we…
Geared Up: ‘Locked into Greatness’
Apr 5 • 26 min
How should gadget fans think about privacy? Andru, for one, says growing concerns about data privacy with Amazon, Google and Facebook will be a boon for Apple and other companies that don’t base their businesses on advertising revenue. But doesn’t…
Emily Chang on ‘Brotopia’
Apr 2 • 32 min
Silicon Valley is the birthplace of some of the most innovative companies in the world, but these days it’s also become infamous for something else. Bloomberg Technology host Emily Chang calls that something “Brotopia,” a culture that has built…
Trump vs. Amazon
Mar 30 • 27 min
President Trump is “obsessed” with Amazon, but not in the same way as the rest of us Prime members. A report that Trump is looking for ways to regulate the tech giant torched Amazon’s stock this week, but is it all bluster or a serious threat? Plus,…
Can Apple catch up in education?
Mar 28 • 24 min
Apple announced a new $299 iPad aimed at schools this week, along with tons of other education products — but will they give the company the edge to catch up with Google and Microsoft in ed tech? We pose that question to GeekWire contributor and…
Would you pay to use Facebook?
Mar 23 • 39 min
Facebook is reeling from the revelation that a British firm, Cambridge Analytica, improperly used millions of its users’ data. #DeleteFacebook is trending and those in the tech world are closely watching how users react to the news. Can the tech giant…
Apple in the classroom
Mar 21 • 28 min
Apple announced a mysterious education event, hosted at a high school in Chicago. Is the company aiming to make a comeback in the education technology market? Plus, Apple is rumored to be making its own displays, Microsoft marches on with its always…
Cancer’s tipping point, atop Mt. Everest
Mar 19 • 28 min
Cancer research and treatment is at a tipping point. Breakthrough science is helping patients live longer, healthier lives and even curing patients in desperate situations. That’s why Seattle journalist Luke Timmerman is preparing to summit Mount…
Totally 80s Rewind
Mar 16 • 27 min
This week, we take a trip back to the heyday of Walkmen and the Apple IIe. GeekWire reporter Kurt Schlosser got to visit the new, interactive 80s exhibit at the Living Computers Museum + Labs. Plus, a controversial lawsuit over the next generation of…
Hands on with the Galaxy S9
Mar 14 • 33 min
We get a hands-on review of the brand new Samsung Galaxy S9, set to launch Friday. Plus, Apple buys digital magazine service Texture and Andru gives us his take on Amazon’s acquisition of smart home security company Ring — and why it might be bad for…
Preserving ‘web culture’
Mar 12 • 32 min
Memes, reaction GIFs and urban legends like Slenderman are all examples of a new culture developing in the U.S. and across the world — one that’s unique to the web. On this episode of the GeekWire Podcast, we speak with two archivists from…
Amazon: Savior or villain?
Mar 9 • 31 min
Is Amazon good for Seattle? That’s the question a community forum asked this week, and the results point to the complex relationship Amazon has with the communities around it. Plus, Uber and Lyft are the latest tech companies to dive into healthcare…
Making tech more diverse
Mar 8 • 42 min
It’s International Women’s Day, and in the tech world, the discussion about diversity, harassment and inclusion is coming more and more into the spotlight. What can companies and individuals do to make tech more welcoming for minorities and women?…
Common sense for AI
Mar 2 • 39 min
It was a big week for AI. Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen put $125 million towards a new initiative to create “common sense” for AI that will help the technology get even smarter. Microsoft announced several AI-fueled healthcare technologies. On…
Tech tangles with the law
Feb 23 • 35 min
Tech’s entanglements with the law were on full display this week. Washington and other states are fighting net neutrality rollbacks. Advocates across the political spectrum are criticizing Amazon’s ask for government incentives in its HQ2 search, some…
New phones from Sony and Samsung?
Feb 21 • 29 min
Sony and Samsung both hinted at — or had leaks about — upcoming smartphone releases. What are they up to? Plus, Andru gives us his take after using the Apple HomePod and Dyson is taking its vacuum cleaner business in a surprising new direction….
MIT President on next-gen AI
Feb 20 • 19 min
Can studying human intelligence help us build smarter machines? Rafael Reif thinks so. He’s the president of MIT and he spoke with us on this podcast about the university’s efforts to expand our understanding of AI and build new technologies for…
Amazon layoffs explained
Feb 16 • 29 min
In a rare move, Amazon laid off 500 people this week. They also became the third most valuable company in the world. Plus, electric bike sharing and dealing with Saeattle’s explosive growth.
An optimistic future for cheap tech
Feb 12 • 30 min
What does the future look like when it comes to widespread, cheap technology? Thirteen-year Microsoft engineer, clean tech expert and science fiction author Ramez Naam thinks it’s looking pretty good. We speak with Naam about his writing, the future…
A tech renaissance
Feb 9 • 29 min
This week, the Week In Geek comes to you from GeekWire HQ2 in Pittsburgh. Amazon is pushing further Prime integration with Whole Foods and we dive into the tech renaissance happening in Pittsburgh and how the city is preparing for challenges that come…
Inside SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy launch
Feb 7 • 17 min
SpaceX launched the most powerful rocket in operation this week, the Falcon Heavy. GeekWire’s Alan Boyle was in Cape Canavral, Florida, for the launch and tells us about his experience and what it all means for the future of space travel. Follow all…
A ‘tricorder’ in your home: Lee Hood on the future of health technology
Feb 6 • 25 min
Technologies have drastically changed health and healthcare in the past 20 years and Lee Hood is one of the innovators behind those changes. We speak to the genetics and biology pioneer about how he brought engineering into biology and explore his…
Inside the Amazon Spheres
Feb 2 • 26 min
Amazon finally opened its Spheres building this week, a greenhouse-office hybrid that gives its employees a new, plant-filled workspace. The company also announced it is teaming up with JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway to create a new healthcare…
Is Apple canceling the iPhone X?
Jan 31 • 31 min
Rumors abounded this week that Apple is canceling the iPhone X, which isn’t exactly true. Plus, a smart bicycle hub, new details on the Apple HomePod and the $500 flamethrower that one of our hosts just pre-ordered. Follow all our tech coverage at…
A $9 billion biotech deal
Jan 26 • 30 min
One of the most prominent immunotherapy companies, Juno Therapeutics, announced a deal to be acquired by Celgene. Plus, we dive into the tech renaissance in Pittsburgh and complain about Seattle’s bike lanes. Read all our coverage at GeekWire.com.
The tech behind Amazon Go
Jan 24 • 31 min
Amazon Go, which opened Monday, is the convenience store version of Amazon.com: A store with no checkout lines that automatically tracks everything you grab off the shelves. We go inside the tech that powers the store on this episode. Plus,…
Analysis: Amazon’s HQ2 short list
Jan 18 • 26 min
Amazon announced 20 cities that have made the short list for its second headquarters. We analyze the list and each city’s chances of winning the $5 billion project on this special episode of the Week In Geek. Read all our coverage of Amazon’s HQ2…
Google’s answer to the Echo Show
Jan 17 • 31 min
CES created all kinds of news, from the groundbreaking to the just plain whacky. We go over everything you need to know on this episode of Geared up, including: The Google Assistant devices squaring off against the Echo Show; A toilet with Alexa built…
Steve Ballmer on basketball and the American dream
Jan 15 • 27 min
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer hasn’t exactly had a quiet retirement. His projects include being the owner of the LA Clippers, running his own philanthropy and founding USA Facts, a project that uses government data to inform how to improve the…
Our ping-pong robot overlords
Jan 12 • 27 min
We check in with GeekWire reporter Kurt Schlosser live from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. His highlight so far? Beating a ping-pong robot. In other news, one of Seattle’s biggest private tech companies, Avvo, was acquired this week and…
Live from CES: Voice assistant mania
Jan 10 • 27 min
Andru is live at CES in Las Vegas and he tunes in for a special report on what’s going on at the world’s biggest tech show: Voice assistant mania, giant 8K TVs and an apocalyptic rainstorm. We’re still giving away an Echo Spot to a Geared Up…
Health Tech: Health’s AI revolution
Jan 9 • 22 min
The health world faces a lot of challenges, and oftentimes it also knows the answer to those challenges — it just needs some help putting the pieces together. That’s where artificial intelligence comes in. On this episode of Health Tech, we dive into…
Meltdown and Spectre explained
Jan 6 • 18 min
There are two fatal flaws in computer processors that hold up much of the tech world: Meltdown and Spectre. On this episode, we explain what these flaws mean for tech systems and devices and how worried people should really be. Follow all our…
Microsoft’s giant health investment
Jan 5 • 24 min
Washington State is suing Motel 6 after the hotel chain shared customers’ personal data with federal immigration authorities. Plus, Microsoft makes a big investment in an AI-fueled health test that could screen dozens of diseases at once. That and…
The iPhone Battery Scandal
Jan 3 • 38 min
Apple is under fire after iPhone users discovered the company meddled with the device’s performance as their batteries slowed down. Plus, a preview of all the tech and gadgets to watch for at CES and a chance to win a brand new Echo Spot. Follow…
The Year In Geek
Dec 29, 2017 • 36 min
It’s been a big year for the tech world. The industry endured repeated clashes with the Trump Administration and saw the rise of Amazon as the company made two of its biggest moves yet. We analyze the Year In Geek on this episode and also make some…
The best tech of 2017
Dec 26, 2017 • 34 min
We’ve seen it all this year on Geared Up, from super-powerful consoles to super-goofy camera glasses. On this episode, we celebrate our first full year as a podcast with a roundup of the best tech from 2017 — and a few of the worst flops….
Magic Leap revealed
Dec 22, 2017 • 28 min
Secretive, super-rich startup Magic Leap finally revealed its first product: An augmented reality headset that throws it into competition with Microsoft’s HoloLens. Plus, we explain the science behind a new “universal” flu vaccine and play a…
‘Uncarrier’ TV
Dec 20, 2017 • 33 min
T-Mobile has big plans, and right now they plan to completely disrupt the cable TV market. We dive into the details of their plan on this episode, along with our review of the Muse, a new in-car Alexa device, and an overview of the Echo Spot release….
Our AI future
Dec 18, 2017 • 33 min
Artificial intelligence is threatening jobs and reshaping lives everywhere. What can we do about it? What will our AI future look like? We ask Oren Etzioni, CEO of the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, whohas some creative ideas for…
Net Neutrality Showdown
Dec 15, 2017 • 37 min
The FCC voted to overturn net neutrality protections — and Washington State is taking the decision to court. What does it all mean for the average person? Plus, T-Mobile is getting into the TV streaming business and we geek out over Star Wars:…
Gates Foundation CEO on ‘awesome’ 2017
Dec 14, 2017 • 27 min
Natural disasters. Deep social divisions. Most people would say 2017 wasn’t a good year. But Sue Desmond-Hellmann, CEO of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, says 2017 was “an awesome year” for global health and U.S. education. We hear why on this…
Shazam! Apple’s $400M acquisition
Dec 12, 2017 • 31 min
Apple acquired Shazam for about $400 million, and they might have some ambitious plans for the company’s tech. Plus, Microsoft debuts the phone-like Always Connected PC and Alexa knows a new trick, plus some tunes. Follow all our tech…
Seattle and Silicon Valley meet the UK
Dec 10, 2017 • 33 min
Andrew Whittaker is the British Consul General representing the United Kingdom in Northern California, Oregon, Washington and other portions of the Western United States. He has a particular interest in the technology industry, serving previously as…
Elon Musk’s race to Mars
Dec 8, 2017 • 36 min
Is Elon Musk really going to shoot his Tesla Roadster into space? How is Space X’s plan for global satellite internet going? And what does this week’s Sunday Night Football game have to do with Galilean Transformations? That and much more on this…
CVS, Aetna and healthcare’s ‘mass freak-out’
Dec 6, 2017 • 18 min
Amazon might start selling prescription drugs online — and it’s causing a “mass freak-out” among the healthcare industry. One result: drugstore chain CVS brough Aetna, a health insurance company. We analyze the trends behind the deal and ask:…
Tech at the symphony
Dec 4, 2017 • 32 min
Orchestras are built on technology that goes back hundreds, sometimes thousands, of years. How do you bring that tradition into the modern age? We go behind the scenes with Seattle Symphony’s tech-powered multisensory performances, featuring stars…
Our lunch with Anthony Bourdain
Dec 1, 2017 • 35 min
GeekWire editors Todd Bishop and John Cook had lunch with Anthony Bourdain. Here’s what happened. Plus: Microsoft’s big HQ1 remodel, Big Fish games is sold for almost $1 billion and a scheme to dupe the Washington Post backfires big time. Follow all…
Health Tech: Disrupting healthcare from the inside
Nov 29, 2017 • 33 min
Tech is all about disruption. Healthcare is about slow and steady change. How do you merge those worlds? For Mike McSherry and Mary Haggard, the answer was to innovate form the inside out. Mary runs Providence St. Joseph Health’s startup incubator and…
Holiday gadget disappointments
Nov 28, 2017 • 35 min
We’re excited about a lot of gadgets this gift-giving season, but this week we learned some of them won’t make it home in time for the holidays. We give you some alternatives to delayed gadgets and also assess Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Plus,…
Making vintage computers work again
Nov 22, 2017 • 28 min
Mainframes and supercomputers from the 60s were once sold as scrap metal. Now, some of them are operational again, thanks to the work by Seattle’s Living Computers Museum + Labs. We tour the museum and labs with its director, Lath Carlson, to learn…
Tech holiday gift guide
Nov 20, 2017 • 40 min
The holidays are just around the corner, and there are tons of gadgets that would make the perfect gift. From kid’s gaming to practical gadgets for the home, we give you our tech recommendations for this year’s gift-giving season — plus a few…
Hacking smart home devices
Nov 17, 2017 • 34 min
Hackers found a way to turn off Amazon’s smart Cloud Cam this week, raising concerns about the security of smart home devices. Plus, a service that gives “ugly” fruits and vegetables a chance to show how tasty they are and a company looking to bring…
Amazon’s smart camera
Nov 15, 2017 • 37 min
Amazon’s Cloud Cam is the company’s first smart home camera, but can it shape up to a tough field of competition? Plus, we debate the pros and cons of VR entertainment in light of HTC’s new wireless headset, the focus. We also get Andru’s take on the…
Lessons from the Bushmen
Nov 14, 2017 • 32 min
The Bushmen of southern Africa thrived for over one hundred thousand years with only a minimal level of technology. James Suzman, an anthropologist and author who studies their society, tells us what we can learn from this tech-free world and how…
Bots disrupt a pivotal election
Nov 10, 2017 • 36 min
Bots and others spread false information about a pivotal election via social media. We interviewed Steven Soderbergh about his new app/movie/TV show hybrid. Plus, Twitter goes to 280, and not everyone is happy about it. Follow all our coverage and…
Xbox One X hands-on review
Nov 7, 2017 • 23 min
Microsoft launched the most powerful gaming console ever on Tuesday. But is it really worth $500? We’ve been testing the Xbox One X for over a week and we report our findings on this episode. We’ll also share some takeaways from our first few days…
The Grind
Nov 6, 2017 • 23 min
Can job interviews be inherently biased? How do you network in the tech world? Should you always have a career plan or play things by ear? Those are just a few of the questions that Marc Casale, founder and co-host of podcast The Grind, is trying to…
Twitter & Facebook vs. Congress
Nov 3, 2017 • 35 min
Should tech companies take responsibility for how people use their products? That’s the question Congress is facing as it questions Twitter, Facebook and Google over Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election. Plus, Amazon’s new augmented…
Health Tech: The Quadfather
Nov 1, 2017 • 35 min
Todd Stabelfeldt is a pretty chill dude — he’s funny, loves his dogs and is a wizard programmer. He also happens to be quadriplegic. He uses technology like Apple’s Siri voice assistant and smart home devices to give him a new level of…
Xbox One X — first look
Oct 31, 2017 • 26 min
We got our hands on the Xbox One X before the console’s release. We can’t say much yet, but there are definitely some noteworthy features. Plus, it’s just a few days from the iPhone X launch day. We tell you what to expect and where to go if you…
Amazon wants a Key to your house
Oct 27, 2017 • 36 min
Amazon’s new Key service and Cloud Cam camera lets the company deliver packages straight into your front hall, but does it push privacy boundaries too far? Plus, we say a sad goodbye to the Microsoft Kinect and wander into the world of tech…
Play ball! A ‘smart’ game ball
Oct 26, 2017 • 24 min
Most tech is designed to attract your attention, sit you down in front of a screen and keep you there. Not this gadget. The Play Impossible Gameball is packed with tech like Bluetooth, accelerometers and more, and the whole point is to make users more…
S-Town creator Brian Reed
Oct 25, 2017 • 23 min
Podcasts are having a heyday, and perhaps no series showcases the creative scope and impact of podcasts as well as S-Town. The series is designed like a novel, tells a deeply personal and complex story like public radio and was released all at once in…
AG Bob Ferguson on tech and the law
Oct 23, 2017 • 28 min
The tech industry has a complicated relationship with the law, and Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson has a front-row seat to that relationship. Immigration, corporate regulation and privacy all impact tech companies, and not always in the…
Streaming, podcasts and a new era of “radio”
Oct 22, 2017 • 43 min
Tech is having an impact on all walks of life — including the arts. On this episode we dive into how tech is changing radio as we know it. Radio listenership is strong as ever, particularly when you take into account online streams and podcasts. But…
Would you rent used clothes?
Oct 20, 2017 • 25 min
The sharing economy has changed a lot of things, but could a company make renting specialized clothes a thing? Plus, we look back on Amazon’s HQ2 journey as its calls for proposals close and giggle about some rather unoriginal Silicon Valley…
Alexa hits the road
Oct 19, 2017 • 31 min
Amazon and Garmin have teamed up to bring Alexa into any car on the road with a tiny windshield device. Plus, Andru has a bone to pick with the new waterproof Kindle Oasis, Microsoft announces its new Surface Book 2 series and we check in with Andru’s…
Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson: How tech is transforming retail
Oct 16, 2017 • 36 min
Some people know Kevin Johnson from his years as a high-ranking executive at Microsoft. Some know him from his tenure as the CEO of Juniper Networks, a network technology company. So it might seem strange that Johnson is now the president and CEO of…
GeekWire Summit backstage: Satya Nadella, HQ2 and more
Oct 13, 2017 • 29 min
The 2017 GeekWire summit was our biggest yet, with keynoters including Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson and influential tech executives and thought leaders from around the country, including executives at Amazon. We lift the…
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on leadership, cricket and the future of tech
Oct 12, 2017 • 46 min
Satya Nadella is the CEO of Microsoft, one of the most powerful and far-reaching technology companies in the world. He’s both a great corporate leader and a powerful thought leader when it comes to technology. But he’s also a father to a child…
Could China overtake the U.S. in AI?
Oct 12, 2017 • 23 min
Baidu is most well known as a Chinese search engine giant. But the company, along with other tech behemoths in China and the U.S., is making a big investment in artificial intelligence. On this episode, we speak with Baidu president Ya-Qin Zhang about…
Health Tech: How tech is reinventing doctor’s appointments
Oct 9, 2017 • 28 min
Getting a doctor’s appointment can be a pain. It’s why people often put them off for far longer than they should, sometimes making their health much worse. Mark Long is trying to fix that. He’s the VP of digital innovation at Providence St. Joseph…
Seattle’s Hail Mary for Amazon HQ2
Oct 6, 2017 • 31 min
Amazon is looking for a second home — and it’s first home is jumping into the mix. Well, kind of. The Seattle region unveiled its proposal for Amazon HQ2 Thursday, and it didn’t exactly impress (or actually involve Seattle). Plus, Microsoft…
First take on the Google Pixel 2
Oct 4, 2017 • 31 min
Google announced a bunch of new hardware today, including the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, a Pixelbook laptop, two new smarthome devices and a tiny, AI-fueled camera. We break down all the news and see where the devices stack up in the pre-holiday device…
Why this techie is selling his Essential Phone on eBay
Oct 3, 2017 • 21 min
The Essential Phone was hyped as a breakout new Android device, without the bells and whistles of competitors. As it turns out, those bells and whistles were pretty important for Aaron Bird, a Seattle entrepreneur who bought the phone. Learn what…
Preserving Pop Culture
Oct 1, 2017 • 35 min
We all love pop culture artifacts: the guitar used by a favorite artist or costumes from a blockbuster sci-fi series. Melinda Simms and Brooks Peck have the undeniably awesome job of preserving and displaying those artifacts. We go behind the scenes…