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Linsanity... At The Trademark Office

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Perhaps you've been following the "Linsanity" story over the last week or so. Even if you're not a sports fan, it's a pretty incredible story. The short summary for the six or seven of you who are sharing a rock to live under is that Jeremy Lin, who excelled at...
Linsanity... At The Trademark Office

Sonics update: Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson outlines plan to keep Kings in his city

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Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson. While the deal to bring the NBA back to Seattle is extremely close to completion, Sacramento still has a chance to keep its team in town and mayor Kevin Johnson outlined his plan Tuesday afternoon. Johnson, a former NBA point guard, spoke with confidence that the...
Sonics update: Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson outlines plan to keep Kings in his city

Poor Larry Ellison: No One Will Sell Him An NBA Team (ORCL)

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Grizzlies owner Michael Heisley has told Larry Ellison to stop calling. Ellison was trying yet again to buy an NBA team. Heisley pulled the plug on negotiations with Oracle's CEO because Ellison was interested in moving the Grizzlies from Memphis to San Jose, Calif. “We’re not even considering Ellison,”...
Poor Larry Ellison: No One Will Sell Him An NBA Team (ORCL)

NBA returning to Seattle thanks to Steve Ballmer

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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer earlier this year. (Microsoft photo) We heard two weeks ago that the NBA might be back in Seattle. Now we have some confirmation and assurance. Several legitimate sources, including ESPN, Yahoo! Sports and The Seattle Times, were all out with stories late Sunday night that reported...
NBA returning to Seattle thanks to Steve Ballmer

Sonics update: Former Facebook exec joins Sacramento investor group

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Former Facebook exec Chris Kelly. Another California tech titan is joining the group trying to keep an NBA team in Sacramento and away from Seattle. Chris Kelly, who was Facebook’s Chief Privacy Officer from 2005-2010, is joining the partnership hoping to buy the Sacramento Kings and block Seattle’s bid to...
Sonics update: Former Facebook exec joins Sacramento investor group

NBA Team Rebounds From IT Disaster

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After Katrina, the New Orleans Hornets built a stronger disaster-recovery operation: a hot site with a diesel engine big enough to 'power a locomotive.'...
NBA Team Rebounds From IT Disaster

Tech Multimillionaire Robert Pera Reaches Deal to Buy Memphis Grizzlies

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Robert Pera, a 34-year-old former Apple engineer and the founder and CEO of Ubiquiti Networks, will soon be adding a new title to his resume: NBA team owner. The communications technology magnate – who’s worth nearly $1 billion, according to Forbes – has reached a deal with Chicago billionaire Michael Heisley to buy the...
Tech Multimillionaire Robert Pera Reaches Deal to Buy Memphis Grizzlies
Startups: Do It for the Beer Money: Turning Your Car Into a Rolling Billboard

Sonics Update: Steve Ballmer offers 'characteristically enthusiastic' presentation to NBA

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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer earlier this year. (Microsoft photo) Whether it’s talking about Microsoft or bringing the NBA back to Seattle, Steve Ballmer certainly has lots of energy for supporting causes he believes in. Along with fellow investment partner Chris Hansen and Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, Ballmer was in New York City...
Sonics Update: Steve Ballmer offers 'characteristically enthusiastic' presentation to NBA
California politician blasts, threatens Microsoft's Steve Ballmer over CEO's involvement with NBA team acquisition

Sonics update: 44K season-ticket requests and a music video featuring Macklemore

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Lots going on with the Sonics today, from a “stunning” season ticket priority wait list to a Sacramento group trying to block an arena being built in their city. But first, important to note that tomorrow is a huge day. The two leaders of the Seattle investment group trying...
Sonics update: 44K season-ticket requests and a music video featuring Macklemore
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Portland just isn't where young people go to retire: It's where they get VC money too

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They’ve got The Timbers, and we’ve got the Sounders. They have a mediocre NBA team, and we’re getting ours back. They’ve got a quirky TV show with Kyle MacLachlan, and we once had one in the form of Twin Peaks. The Portland-Seattle rivalry is a fun one, and we...
Portland just isn't where young people go to retire: It's where they get VC money too

Bidding war: Hansen, Ballmer increase bid for NBA team to $625M

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The effort to bring the NBA back to Seattle isn’t over quite yet. Hoping to convince NBA owners that Seattle is ready for a professional basketball franchise, the Seattle investment group led by Chris Hansen and Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer increased its bid for the team by $75 million to...
Bidding war: Hansen, Ballmer increase bid for NBA team to $625M

GeekWire Radio: Microsoft’s Windows Phone vs. our iPhones in an on-air speed test

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Microsoft's Ben Rudolph (Erynn Rose photo) Can the GeekWire guys avoid getting “Smoked by Windows Phone”? That’s the question this week as we welcome Ben Rudolph from Microsoft’s Windows Phone team to the studio to reprise the speed tests he started staging at the Consumer Electronics Show. We put our...
GeekWire Radio: Microsoft’s Windows Phone vs. our iPhones in an on-air speed test

Search with fewer keystrokes and better spelling

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We spend a lot of time thinking about search results, but we also spend a lot of time thinking about search queries. Today we’re announcing three enhancements to help you input your searches more quickly and easily: more localized Google Suggest, improved spell correction for names and auto-correction for 31...
Search with fewer keystrokes and better spelling

Sonics fate may be decided today in Dallas, but where's Steve Ballmer?

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Steve Ballmer at the Microsoft CEO Summit 2013. (Microsoft Photo). We’re just minutes away from finding out if NBA will return to Seattle this fall, as NBA owners are voting to possibly determine the fate of the Sacramento Kings. But some of the chatter this morning was about the whereabouts...
Sonics fate may be decided today in Dallas, but where's Steve Ballmer?

Larry Ellison Wants To Buy An NBA Team (And Maybe Move Them To San Jose)

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Oracle CEO Larry Ellison is making yet another bid to buy an NBA team. After striking out on the Golden State Warriors and the New Orleans Hornets in the past two years, he's in "advanced talks" to buy the Memphis Grizzlies, CSN Bay Area reports. Current Grizzlies owner Michael...
Larry Ellison Wants To Buy An NBA Team (And Maybe Move Them To San Jose)

A 34-Year-Old Ex-Apple Engineer Just Bought An NBA Team (AAPL)

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Yesterday in New York, the NBA board of governors approved the sale of the Memphis Grizzlies basketball team to a 34-year-old former Apple engineer.Robert Pera, the CEO of Ubiquiti Networks, won't officially join that exclusive club of 30 team owners for a few more days. He still has to finalize...
A 34-Year-Old Ex-Apple Engineer Just Bought An NBA Team (AAPL)
Seattle's new arena might look like a SuperSonic jet turbine

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (GOOG, ZNGA, RIMM, MSFT, AMZN)

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Good morning! Here's the news: Zynga's chief engineer has resigned in order to do "something entrepreneurial." Google is opening an online tablet store. LivingSocial's cofounder steps down from the board. RIM lost $54 million on that massive outage. Ex-CEO of RIM Jim Balsillie has stepped down from the RIM...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (GOOG, ZNGA, RIMM, MSFT, AMZN)

Miami Heat owner sues Google, blogger over ‘unflattering’ photo

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In an act of childishness worthy of his championship players, a minority own of the Miami Heat NBA team has filed a copyright suit against a blogger for posting a photo of him. He is also suing Google for refusing to take the photo down. In a complaint filed in...
Miami Heat owner sues Google, blogger over ‘unflattering’ photo

Ballmer, Nordstroms revealed as investors in Seattle NBA bid

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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. (Microsoft photo) Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has signed on as an investor in a bid to build a new sports arena in Seattle, aiming to attract NHL and NBA franchises to the city. Chris Hansen, the hedge-fund manager who is leading the effort, disclosed Ballmer’s name...
Ballmer, Nordstroms revealed as investors in Seattle NBA bid

No, Writing A Song With The Lyric 'Let's Go Thunder' Doesn't Entitle You To 30% Of The Oklahoma City Thunder's Profits

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A guy named Charles Syrus apparently wrote a song that had the phrases "Go Thunder" and "Let's Go Thunder" in it, cheering on the Oklahoma City Thunder NBA team. Syrus then got a copyright on the song. And then... he claimed that the copyright for the song gave him the...
No, Writing A Song With The Lyric 'Let's Go Thunder' Doesn't Entitle You To 30% Of The Oklahoma City Thunder's Profits

Microsoft Would Like You to Please Stop Blaming It for Stealing Your NBA Team

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Y’all don’t know me. Ever since news broke that Microsoft CEO Steve “Sweaty” Ballmer is part of an investment group working on buying Seattle its very own NBA team, the high profile tech company has been forced to fend off angry Sacramento Kings fans who blame it for the loss...
Microsoft Would Like You to Please Stop Blaming It for Stealing Your NBA Team

How social media reacted to Sonics news that left Ballmer 'horribly disappointed'

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By now, you’ve probably heard how the NBA relocation committee unanimously voted Monday afternoon to block Seattle’s bid to buy the Sacramento Kings and bring the NBA back to the Emerald City. An investment group led by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and hedge fund manager Chris Hansen had already reached an agreement...
How social media reacted to Sonics news that left Ballmer 'horribly disappointed'

Dreams Do Come True! Looks Like Steve Ballmer Is Getting a Basketball Team

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Yeehaw! Looks like Steve Ballmer and several other basketball-loving local investors led by Chris Hansen are going to get their wish, in the form of an NBA team they can relocate to Seattle. ESPN is reporting that the Sacramento Kings’ current owners have agreed to sell, and NBA sources tell Yahoo Sports they’ll...
Dreams Do Come True! Looks Like Steve Ballmer Is Getting a Basketball Team

GeekWire Radio: Microsoft’s tablet, Apple’s upgrades, and more from the week in tech

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I’m headed to Los Angeles on Monday for Microsoft’s mystery announcement, and we kick off this week’s GeekWire radio show and podcast by examining the possibility that the company will be coming out with its own branded tablet to rival Apple’s iPad and possibly even Amazon’s Kindle Fire. Then...
GeekWire Radio: Microsoft’s tablet, Apple’s upgrades, and more from the week in tech
Microsoft to Sacramento: Don't blame us for taking your NBA team
Imposters and jerks: where are the real heroes in the tech community?
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