GeekWire

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What is GeekWire?
GeekWire is an independent technology news site and online community based in Seattle, Wash. — covering the people, companies and innovations emerging from the Pacific Northwest and impacting the world. Founders John Cook and Todd Bishop bring their popular website to radio life weekends on KIRO Radio.

Latest news from GeekWire

Millennials flock to cities where homes are expensive, and it’s hurting the economy

Young people are flocking to big, expensive cities, according to data crunched by housing market information service RealtyTrac, and that might not be the greatest of ideas.

Is Amazon wielding too much weight in Seattle?

News this week that Amazon.com plans to occupy two more South Lake Union office towers is the type of headline that would make most cities salivate.

Watch these ‘Apple’ employees tell everyone to buy Microsoft gear in this awesome prank

The four dudes who make up NelkFilmz on YouTube filmed what might be the ultimate tech prank — they posed as Apple store employees, who then spent their “shifts” bagging on Apple products and telling people to shop at Microsoft.

Microsoft will require suppliers to give workers 15 days of paid leave

Microsoft will require its suppliers to give their employees who do work for the Redmond company at least 15 days of paid leave each year ? a new policy that could have a major impact on the outside vendors that collectively employ tens of thousands of Microsoft contract workers.

This boom is bigger than the last: Report says Seattle area seeing record number of new residents

So, if it feels like it’s really getting crowded out there, it’s because it is.

Mapping Seattle’s incubators, accelerators and co-working spaces

With the birth of Y Combinator in Silicon Valley a decade ago, the number of accelerators, incubators, and co-working spaces has increased exponentially over the past decade, with more than 200 in the U.S.

No major events? Road closures put squeeze on Emerald City Comicon

Seattle is bracing for major traffic bottlenecks this weekend, including lane closures on the Interstate 90 bridge and a shutdown of the Alaskan Way Viaduct, in addition to a closure of Sound Transit’s light rail service to downtown Seattle.