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Stephen Fry and the inventor of the MP3 lead the winners of 'Europe's Webbys', the Lovie Awards

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The Lovie Awards, billed as “the only pan European Award to honour the entire breadth of content created for the internet,” has today announced its list of winners for 2012. Instigated as a European alternative to the Webby Awards, the Lovies (named after British computing pioneer Ada Lovelace) are now...
Stephen Fry and the inventor of the MP3 lead the winners of 'Europe's Webbys', the Lovie Awards
Google cracking down on sites that rip MP3s from YouTube videos

Scientists encode Shakespeare sonnets, MP3 and more into glitch-free DNA

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We've seen scientists experiment with DNA as a storage medium -- most recently with a Harvard team fitting 704TB of data onto a single gram of the genetic material -- and it looks like that research trend is only picking up. Scientists at the European Bioinformatics Institute in the...
Scientists encode Shakespeare sonnets, MP3 and more into glitch-free DNA

GeekWire Radio: Are you ready for a technology detox?

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Could you give up technology for a day? What would you learn about yourself and the world if you did? Dan Rollman of the National Day of Unplugging. Today is the fourth annual National Day of Unplugging, encouraging people to go without technology for a day, and we are...
GeekWire Radio: Are you ready for a technology detox?

We need to redefine what 'copy' means | William Patry

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In an extract from his new book, How to Fix Copyright, William Patry calls for a radical overhaul of copyright lawThe word "copy" has two meanings. As a verb, "to copy" means reproducing content from one work into either another work (we say one song was "copied" from another song)....
We need to redefine what 'copy' means | William Patry

Is the Digital Music Revolution Really Ruining Sound Quality?

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It seems like every advance in digital music brings with it a debate about whether the latest format degrades quality in exchange for convenience. This was true when CDs first came onto the scene, and it's probably even more true today with MP3s and their digital audio brethren. Heck, even...
Is the Digital Music Revolution Really Ruining Sound Quality?

GeekWire Radio: How to raise a well-balanced, creative geek

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Edward Jiang and Tyler Menezes of Student RND Our topic this week on a special edition of the GeekWire radio show and podcast: Growing up Geek. Joining us in the studio are GeekWire columnist Frank Catalano, whose ‘7 Steps to Raise A Geek Child‘ struck a chord with readers; and...
GeekWire Radio: How to raise a well-balanced, creative geek

GeekWire Radio: Facebook’s IPO, as viewed by a skeptic

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Our big topic is Facebook’s IPO this week on the GeekWire radio show and podcast. We assess the company’s debut on the NASDAQ and discuss its future outlook with Nat Burgess of Corum Group, a mergers-and-acquisitions specialist who is skeptical about Facebook’s long-term prospects. Nat Burgess in the KIRO-FM...
GeekWire Radio: Facebook’s IPO, as viewed by a skeptic
GeekWire Radio: The latest in digital security, and protecting yourself online

How Much Of Today's Copyright Mess Is Due To Bad Definitions Of The Word Copy?

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The Guardian has up a short excerpt from William Patry's recent book, How to Fix Copyright, which is a really enjoyable read. I don't necessarily agree with everything in there, but almost all of it is thought provoking and relevant to the discussions we have around here. The excerpt is...
How Much Of Today's Copyright Mess Is Due To Bad Definitions Of The Word Copy?

GeekWire Radio: Mining asteroids in space, and finding the best food on Earth

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We’ve got all sorts of innovation to talk about on this week’s GeekWire radio show and podcast. Chaitanya Sareen, the CEO of startup Chewsy We start on a lighter note, talking about one of the more attention-getting stories on GeekWire this week — the JoeyBra, an undergarment developed by...
GeekWire Radio: Mining asteroids in space, and finding the best food on Earth

Band Asks Fans To 'Donate Sounds' For Next Album

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We've written about the band Uniform Motion a few times. It's an excellent band that has done some very interesting things to connect with fans, including being incredibly transparent and focusing on the importance of the relationship over the value of the MP3 file. And like all smart content creators,...
Band Asks Fans To 'Donate Sounds' For Next Album

GeekWire Radio: Paul Allen’s sub, Ray Ozzie’s legacy, and more from our live events

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This week on the GeekWire radio show and podcast: Seattle rock legend Dave Dederer shares the inside secrets of digital music; tech pioneer Ray Ozzie reflects on his tenure at Microsoft; and Paul Allen tells us what he learned from jamming with Bono and Mick Jagger on his yacht....
GeekWire Radio: Paul Allen’s sub, Ray Ozzie’s legacy, and more from our live events

GeekWire Radio: Comic books, nerd rock and Angry Birds

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Jim Demonakos figures out this whole microphone thing in the KIRO-FM studios. (Erynn Rose photo.) This week on the GeekWire radio show and podcast, we get a preview of next weekend’s Emerald City Comicon from the conference director, Jim Demonakos. He’s a multitalented guy (and past GeekWire Geek of the Week)...
GeekWire Radio: Comic books, nerd rock and Angry Birds

GeekWire Radio: Google’s crazy glasses, text-spresso and predicting the price of your next gadget

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Mike Fridgen, CEO of Decide.com. (Erynn Rose photo) This week on the GeekWire radio show and podcast, we debate the merits of Google’s augmented reality glasses, talk about the world’s geekiest coffee machine, and assess the prospects for the Nokia Lumia 900, and its chances for helping Windows Phone. Our...
GeekWire Radio: Google’s crazy glasses, text-spresso and predicting the price of your next gadget

Podcast: Nook vs. Kindle, future of Xbox, and settling in with our new devices

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Has Amazon’s Kindle lineup distanced itself even further from Barnes & Noble’s Nook over the past couple months? Could the Xbox become an all-encompassing hub for home automation technologies? And how are our parents doing with their new smartphones and tablets? Those are some of the topics on this...
Podcast: Nook vs. Kindle, future of Xbox, and settling in with our new devices
Chromebook Google Drive integration is both handy and slick

GeekWire Podcast: Digital tipping point for Post Office

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How many of you still send or receive letters and bills in the mail on a regular basis? This week on the GeekWire radio show and podcast, we explore the larger trends that are leading the U.S. Postal Service to end Saturday delivery of first-class mail, and get a...
GeekWire Podcast: Digital tipping point for Post Office
iPad mini, Surface, Kindle Fire: Which one really belongs on your holiday list?

Podcast: Inside the world of a prolific iPhone app maker

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Plenty of people out there make iPhone and iPad apps, but we were particularly impressed with the breadth and variety of Mihai (“Mike”) Draghici’s work, especially considering that this isn’t even his full-time job. iOS app developer Mihai (“Mike”) Draghici By day, Draghici is a senior software engineer for insurance...
Podcast: Inside the world of a prolific iPhone app maker

The 4 a.m. Chatroulette feature and the epic battle between “consume only” Apps and Participatory Web (why I’m not worried about iPad like @JeffJarvis)

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Last Friday night I was sitting on a street corner in Palo Alto. Why was I there? To hang out with the geeks and to get the latest shiny object that Steve Jobs and team had spent that same night stocking the store shelves with. But while waiting in...
The 4 a.m. Chatroulette feature and the epic battle between “consume only” Apps and Participatory Web (why I’m not worried about iPad like @JeffJarvis)

GeekWire Radio: Seattle and Silicon Valley, the inside view from the startup world

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Do Seattle’s tech startups dream big enough, and do the region’s startup investors do enough to help make those big dreams happen? Chris DeVore and Tony Wright in the KIRO-FM studios. We explore those topics and more this week on the GeekWire radio show and podcast, as we compare...
GeekWire Radio: Seattle and Silicon Valley, the inside view from the startup world
What's a known source of malware doing in an iOS app? Ars investigates

Neil Young's Music Rescue Mission (Video)

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Neil Young is on a quest to improve upon the MP3 file that dominates digital music. Young isn’t opposed to the fact music is going digital, but he says the sound of today’s files isn’t good enough, with audio quality at just 5 percent of traditional recordings. “My goal is...
Neil Young's Music Rescue Mission (Video)

CE Week's Startup Pavilion Serves Up Bikes, Hydroponics, And Rotary Phone Photo-Sharing

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In the Startup Pavilion at CE Week, there’s just as much diversity as there is similarity among the new flock of products and services hitting New York. We saw a number of bikecessories, bike services, and reached the other end of the spectrum by visiting a cloud-based hydroponics monitoring...
CE Week's Startup Pavilion Serves Up Bikes, Hydroponics, And Rotary Phone Photo-Sharing

GeekWire Radio: Inside the world of pinball, from competitions to collecting

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We get to explore one of our favorite activities on this week’s GeekWire radio show and podcast, talking in the studio with a pinball competitor and a pinball collector representing the upcoming Northwest Pinball & Arcade Show in Seattle. Dan Halligan and Linda Nasfell. (Erynn Rose photo) Joining us...
GeekWire Radio: Inside the world of pinball, from competitions to collecting

GeekWire Podcast: Why this app maker loves Windows 8

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We discuss a broad range topics on this week’s GeekWire radio show and podcast — such as Blackberry’s chances for a revival, paying for things on Twitter, and John finally upgrading to the latest version of Mac OS X, Mountain Lion. Patrick Husting, CEO of Extended Results But we...
GeekWire Podcast: Why this app maker loves Windows 8

GeekWire Radio: Our future in space, and why it might be closer than we thought

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Our topic this week on the GeekWire radio show and podcast is space, and our possible future in it. Joining us is Adam Bruckner — a professor of aeronautics and astronautics at the University of Washington. He shares his insights and perspective on the emerging era of commercial spaceflight, asteroid...
GeekWire Radio: Our future in space, and why it might be closer than we thought

Double Standards: EU Commissioner De Gucht Is 'Innocent Until Proven Guilty'; EU Citizens Are 'Guilty Until Proven Innocent'

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The Belgian EU Commissioner Karel De Gucht is the driving force behind ACTA, and is apparently really keen to combat crimes like counterfeiting and piracy. It also seems he has a slight problem with the tax authorities: Belgium’s Tax Inspection Service has accused European Commissioner Karel De Gucht of tax...
Double Standards: EU Commissioner De Gucht Is 'Innocent Until Proven Guilty'; EU Citizens Are 'Guilty Until Proven Innocent'
Box CEO Aaron Levie: The full Startup Day interview
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