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GeekWire brings you the week's latest technology news, trends and insights, covering the world of technology from our home base in Seattle. Our regular news podcast features commentary and analysis from our editors and reporters, plus interviews with special guests.

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GeekWire brings you the week's latest technology news, trends and insights, covering the world of technology from our home base in Seattle. Our regular news podcast features commentary and analysis from our editors and reporters, plus interviews with special guests.

    Who will be the Next Tech Titan? Previewing the GeekWire Awards

    Who will be the Next Tech Titan? Previewing the GeekWire Awards

    This week on the show, we get a sneak preview of the GeekWire Awards, coming up at the Showbox SoDo in Seattle on Thursday, May 9.


    We look back at the past winners of the Next Tech Titan title in the awards, and consider the event's track record in predicting major companies to emerge from Seattle and the Pacific Northwest.
    We also contemplate the evolution of the "Workplace of the Year" category through the rise of remote and hybrid work.
    And finally, we consider the impact of migration on another part of state: Spokane, Wash., and the Inland Northwest.

    See more GeekWire Awards coverage, and learn more about the event, which is presented by Astound Business Solutions.

    With GeekWire co-founders Todd Bishop and John Cook. Edited by Curt Milton.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 29 min
    Amazon CTO Werner Vogels on AI, healthcare, and sustainability

    Amazon CTO Werner Vogels on AI, healthcare, and sustainability

    This week on the show, we sit down with Werner Vogels, the Amazon chief technology officer, at Amazon in Seattle. We talked about the evolution of artificial intelligence, the promise of AI in healthcare and the environment, his broader tech predictions for the year, and one of his most iconic traditions at the company's annual cloud conference.

    Read more on GeekWire: Amazon CTO Werner Vogels on the rapid progress of AI, and its impact on society


    Werner Vogels - All Things Distributed
    Archive of Now Go Build episodes
    AWS re:Invent 2023 - Keynote with Dr. Werner Vogels
    Tech Predictions for 2024 and beyond
    @Werner on X.

    With GeekWire co-founder Todd Bishop; Edited by Curt Milton.
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    • 42 min
    AI for Good, with Microsoft's Juan Lavista Ferres

    AI for Good, with Microsoft's Juan Lavista Ferres

    This week on the show: Computer scientist Juan Lavista Ferres is corporate vice president and chief data scientist at Microsoft, and the lab director of Microsoft's AI for Good research lab, leading a team of data scientists and researchers in AI, machine learning and statistical modeling, focusing on global challenges like health, climate change, and digital literacy. He's one of the editors and authors of the new book AI for Good, Applications, in Sustainability, Humanitarian Action and Health, featuring case studies from Microsoft, to be published by Wiley on April 9. 

    With GeekWire co-founder Todd Bishop. Edited by Curt Milton.
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    • 26 min
    Inside a Tesla Cybertruck; how police dogs find devices; Ballmer's comedian son

    Inside a Tesla Cybertruck; how police dogs find devices; Ballmer's comedian son

    This week on the GeekWire Podcast: Reporter Kurt Schlosser takes us inside a Tesla Cybertruck, explains what it was like to drive one, and tells us how people reacted to the futuristic vehicle as it debuted on the streets of Seattle.

    Also on the show, Kurt shares details from his recent story about Nala, the Seattle Police Department's electronics-detecting police dog, and explains how these law-enforcement K9s are trained to find all sorts of devices.

    And in our final segment, we hear a clip from comedian Pete Ballmer, the son of Steve Ballmer, about growing up as one of the kids of the former Microsoft CEO.

    With GeekWire's Todd Bishop and Kurt Schlosser. 
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    • 22 min
    Microsoft's big AI hires, U.S. vs. Apple, and graffiti-fighting drones

    Microsoft's big AI hires, U.S. vs. Apple, and graffiti-fighting drones

    This week on the show, we peel back the layers of Microsoft's hiring of AI pioneer Mustafa Suleyman and colleagues from Inflection AI, considering how it plays into the trend of the Redmond company striking deals that look a lot like acquisitions, without actually being acquisitions. Then, we delve into the U.S. Justice Department’s landmark antitrust lawsuit against Apple, and consider the parallels to the DOJ's prior case against Microsoft. And finally, we ponder Washington state's plan to fight graffiti with drones.

    Additional Links


    S. "Soma" Somasegar: Analysis: Microsoft’s big hires foreshadow bold new move into consumer AI
    Newcomer: Microsoft’s Non-Acquisition Acquisition (second item)
    The Information: Microsoft Agreed to Pay Inflection $650 Million While Hiring Its Staff
    Bill Barr in the Wall Street Journal: Siri, Does Apple Violate Antitrust Law?
    DOJ: Justice Department Sues Apple for Monopolizing Smartphone Markets
    The Verge: DOJ’s sweeping Apple lawsuit draws expert praise

     

    With GeekWire co-founders Todd Bishop and John Cook. 
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 28 min
    Inside the plan to save Zulily, with the star of CNBC's 'The Profit'

    Inside the plan to save Zulily, with the star of CNBC's 'The Profit'

    This week on the GeekWire Podcast: The rise, fall, and revival of Zulily. We revisit one the most prominent ecommerce brands to come out of Seattle, explain its decline, and consider a plan by Beyond Inc., led by investor and entrepreneur Marcus Lemonis, to acquire its brand assets and relaunch the site.

    With GeekWire managing editor Taylor Soper and co-founder Todd Bishop.
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    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
112 Ratings

112 Ratings

Al mullins ,

Relevant and great

Thoroughly impressed by each episode of the GeekWire Podcast. It’s both relevant and timely, addressing current topics that hit the mark in today’s fast-paced tech landscape. The dialogue is not only engaging but filled with actionable insights. A must-listen for anyone wanting to stay ahead of the curve.

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What Happens in Seattle Matters Everywhere

Good source of tech news for Seattle/The World. What matter here matters everywhere, they say

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