Inside Everett's Boeing factory.
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It was a year of soaring profits for Boeing and Microsoft, rapid expansion for Amazon and anguish for Boeing machinists. KUOW's economy reporter Carolyn Adolph tells Bill Radke how the Puget Sound region's major employers fared in 2014.

The Reinvented Bill Gates

Dec 29, 2014
Bill Gates.
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Marcie Sillman talks with GeekWire co-founder Todd Bishop about Bill Gates, his new role at Microsoft and his many other roles in start-ups, philanthropy and more.

If you can't get your new Sony PlayStation or Microsoft Xbox online today, you can blame the Lizard Squad – or (indirectly) North Korea. Or maybe neither.

The Lizard Squad purports to be a group of hackers now claiming responsibility for a denial of service attack on the two game consoles' online sites.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.
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Marcie Sillman talks to Todd Bishop of Geekwire about how Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's first year on the job went, how tablets are doing in the market and other Seattle tech news.

Pujpha Bania, 33, and her daughter Manisha, 8, are migrant workers from Odisha state in northeast India. They travelled several days by train to work at a brick kiln near Hyderabad, India.
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HYDERABAD, INDIA – The road to Hyderabad winds through a landscape of ancient boulders – some three or four stories high. The earth-colored stones fill wide gaps between the sleek, high-rise towers that push the city’s skyline and suburbs to new limits.

Students sit in a computer science class taught by professor Chakravarthy Bhagavati at the University of Hyderabad.
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HYDERABAD, INDIA – If you ask engineering students in India about their career paths, the conversation often leads to America and if they’d like to go there.

“Obviously,” is a typical response.

Can Microsoft Catch Up?

Nov 17, 2014
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Jeannie Yandel talks with  Todd Bishop, co-founder of GeekWire, about Microsoft's fate in the sea of successful tech giants.

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Marcie Sillman talks to Nick Wingfield, tech reporter for the New York Times, about Microsoft's decision to offer its Office software for free on smartphones and tablets.

Ross Reynolds speaks with Sara Laschever, co-author of  the book, "Women Don't Ask," about some strategies for women to become more comfortable in salary negotiations. 

At a conference on Thursday for women in tech, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella advised women who aren't comfortable asking for a raise to have "faith that the system will actually give you the right raises as you go along. That's good karma. It will come back." Nadella has since apologized for his comments, and added that, upon reflection, he realized that the best advice is, "If you think you deserve a raise, you should just ask.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.
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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said Thursday women are better off not asking for a raise because they’ll be rewarded in the long term. The U.S. Supreme Court considers when workers are on the clock. Plus, Amazon wants to test drones, a Seattle church protests pot next door and Bill Radke recalls the musical ride of Paul Revere with Knute Berger, Eli Sanders, Joni Balter and Luke Burbank.

Ross Reynolds talks with GeekWire co-founder and editor, Todd Bishop, about the latest in tech news.

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Ross Reynolds talks to Todd Bishop about the new Microsoft Windows 10 software and what it means for our local economy.

Microsoft Buys 'Minecraft' For $2.5 Billion

Sep 15, 2014

Ross Reynolds talks with Jamin Warren, founder of the videogame arts and culture company Kill Screen, about what Microsoft has to gain from buying the company behind the hugely popular video game "Minecraft."

Ross Reynolds talks to Seattle Times economic columnist Jon Talton about the antitrust probe China has filed against Microsoft. Also, who will move to Federal Way now that Weyerhaeuser is moving to Pioneer Square?

Teen Girl Loves Computer Science, But Struggles To Fit In

Aug 26, 2014
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It was the first day of freshman year at Rainier Beach High School and everyone had first day jitters. The first period bell rang: computer science class. It wasn't a good experience for 16-year-old Ifrah Abshir.

"I could never get it right," Abshir said. "Everything just kept crashing. Nothing worked, and I got mad, and I'm short tempered!"