GeekWire Podcast: Netflix ads, Amazon’s shipping business, and Paul Allen’s real legacy

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings. (GeekWire File Photo / Kevin Lisota) Does it seem like activity is picking up out there in the tech world? Big fundings may…

Ungrading? Letting kids teach IT? GeekWire Award-winning STEM teachers share innovative strategies

The GeekWire Awards’ STEM Educator of the Year honorees, from left to right: Devina Khan, instructional designer at the West Valley Innovation Center; Stephanie Winslow, teacher at…

The next big challenge for robots: Insights from the new director of CMU’s Robotics Institute

Matthew Johnson-Roberson, new director of Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute, spent his teenage years in Seattle, and did his undergraduate studies at CMU. (GeekWire Photo / Todd…

Robots, automation, AI, and the Pirate Parrot: Insights from our return to the epicenter of robotics

The Pirate Parrot and GeekWire co-founder John Cook right before John found himself at odds with yet another Pittsburgh sports mascot. (GeekWire Photo / Todd Bishop) It’s…

‘My name is Reggie …’ Former Nintendo leader on his new book, and what’s next for games

Reggie Fils-Aimé, former Nintendo of America president and chief operating officer, is the author of the new book, “Disrupting the Game: From the Bronx to the Top…

Startups, superheroes, and the economy at a crossroads: Voices from Seattle’s tech community

Clockwise from upper left: Yoodli co-founder Varun Puri; Dave Cotter, WTIA chair and Leafly chief product officer; Tech Alliance CEO Laura Ruderman, and Mo Bhende, Co-Founder &…

How Jeff Wilke’s industrial roots guided him at Amazon, and inspired him to help revive U.S. manufacturing

Jeff Wilke wore flannel shirts in the fourth quarter of every year at Amazon, a gesture of solidarity with the company’s warehouse workers and a nod to…

Startup turnaround specialist Matt Hulett on unlocking growth, and surviving turbulent times

Seattle startup veteran Matt Hulett’s new book, Unlock, was published this week. (Photo via Matt Hulett.) Our guest on the GeekWire Podcast this week is Matt Hulett, a…

What Amazon’s plan to improve worker safety reveals about the company’s true nature

An Amazon sign above the entrance to a sortation center. (GeekWire File Photo / Todd Bishop) Addressing the issue of warehouse worker safety in response to a…

‘Wild times’ for tech startups: Making sense of the uncertainty with Madrona’s Tim Porter

Tim Porter, Madrona Venture Group managing director. (Madrona Photo / GeekWire Illustration) What the heck is going on in the economy, and how will the market gyrations…