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Ross Reynolds talks to Todd Bishop of Geekwire about Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's 3,200 word, company-wide memo.

Bishop picked out one key section of the missive: Nadella’s pursuit of streamlining the company’s engineering processes and being more responsive to the market and customers’ demands.

Marcie Sillman talks to Todd Bishop, tech writer and co-founder of Geekwire about the growing tech industry in the Northwest and Facebook's secret study into manipulating the emotions of its users.

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The Obama administration must restore trust in U.S. technology companies and uphold America’s fundamental liberties, Microsoft’s chief counsel wrote in a strongly-worded blog post.

David Hyde and Todd Bishop of Geekwire discuss the latest tech news: Apple announces a new operating service, brick and mortar stores take advantage of the Amazon and Hachette dispute, and a local startup creates a new app to guide you through Seattle museums.

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Steve Scher talks to Geekwire's Todd Bishop about AT&T's move to acquire DirecTV, Amazon's first children's show and the release of the video game Halo 5.

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Steve Scher talks to Geekwire's Todd Bishop about the latest news in northwest tech, including Bill Gates no longer being the largest shareholder of Microsoft and Amazon's efforts to expand same-day delivery.

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Microsoft may have found a way to pull ahead of the Sony Playstation — in China.

The company partnered this week with a Chinese company to bring its Xbox One gaming console out of the black market and into Chinese stores.

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Marcie Sillman talks with Todd Bishop, co-founder of Geekwire, about the major security flaw affecting Microsoft's web browser Internet Explorer.

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Microsoft says its purchase of Nokia's mobile phone business is complete. The deal is meant to help Microsoft deliver a Windows phone to challenge Apple and Google. However the company said it's only the first step in a journey to bring the two organizations together as one team.

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Ross Reynolds talks with Geekwire's Todd Bishop about the Northwest tech industry and how the updates to Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.1 will impact its place in the growing smartphone market.

Microsoft is ending support Tuesday for Windows XP, which means the company won't be fixing any fresh problems that crop up with the 12-year-old operating system. "PCs running Windows XP after April 8, 2014, should not be considered to be truly protected," says a company statement.

Say Goodbye To Windows XP

Apr 7, 2014
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Steve Scher talks with Geekwire's Todd Bishop about Northwest tech news, including the end of Windows XP, an update for Windows 8 and how tech companies are trying to make their mark on television and movies.

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Steve Scher and Todd Bishop discuss the changes Microsoft's new CEO Satya Nadella is implementing.

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Steve Scher talks with Todd Bishop of Geekwire about Nokia's new Android phones and Facebook's $19 billion acquisition of the text messaging app WhatsApp.

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Microsoft picks Satya Nadella to succeed Steve Ballmer as CEO, and hundreds of thousands of Seahawks fans pour into downtown to celebrate Seattle’s first-ever Super Bowl victory.

Steve Scher talks with Crosscut’s Knute Berger, Eli Sanders of The Stranger and news analyst Joni Balter about this week's top stories.

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Microsoft is celebrating a new leader: Satya Nadella is the company's third chief executive. Nadella likes cricket, and he quoted Oscar Wilde in his email to employees Tuesday. And for Seattle's Indian community, his appointment to the top job means a lot.

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Microsoft has confirmed that Satya Nadella, 46, will be its new CEO as of Tuesday.

Todd Bishop, co-founder of the tech website Geekwire, said Nadella, who has worked at Microsoft for 22 years, will be making a big leap. “He’s been a strong business leader inside the company, but he’s never led an organization at this scale before,” Bishop said.

Microsoft confirmed Tuesday that Satya Nadella, who has risen through the tech company's ranks since he joined it in 1992, is its new CEO.

Nadella has most recently been executive vice president of Microsoft's "cloud and enterprise" group.

While it's never been considered a "cool" company, Microsoft is still a force — worth $300 billion, and Windows operating systems still run on a big chunk of the world's computers. While the profile of founder and former CEO Bill Gates still looms large, outgoing leader Steve Ballmer took the reins in 2000. And Tuesday, the board chose an internal candidate — 46-year-old Indian-American engineer Satya Nadella — to head the company.

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Published reports have recently speculated that long-time Microsoft executive Satya Nadella is about to be named the company's new CEO.

But who is this man, and why is the Microsoft board of directors so interested in him?

KUOW's Lisa Brooks spoke with Geekwire co-founder Todd Bishop about Nadella and other rumors around Bill Gates' status as board chair.

Seattle Tops Denver In 'Startup Bowl'

Jan 27, 2014
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Steve Scher compares the strength of the technology communities in Colorado and Seattle with Todd Bishop of Geekwire.

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David Hyde discusses with economics columnist Jon Talton Boeing and Microsoft's big decisions and how they will effect the Puget Sound economy in 2014.

Ross Reynolds talks with US Rep. Suzan DelBene, D-Wash., about a bill called the USA Freedom Act that would reign in government surveillance capabilities.

KUOW's Jamala Henderson attended a conference about encouraging young women to pursue careers in tech on Wednesday. Below are a collection of tweets -- many of them from Jamala -- that emerged from the conference. 

Is Microsoft Beating Google At Retail?

Nov 26, 2013
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David Hyde talks with Washington Post reporter Lydia DePillis about why internet giants are venturing into traditional brick and mortar.

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Ross Reynolds speaks with Dr. Tahira Probst about the controversial practice of "stack ranking" (which Microsoft announced it will do away with) and other employee evaluation methods. She is a professor of psychology and the interim Assistant Vice Chancellor Of Academic Affairs at Washington State University- Vancouver.

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There was big news from our region’s tech giants this week: Microsoft's profits are up nearly 17 percent over the past year, and Amazon now has more than 110,000 employees — passing Microsoft for the first time ever.

Nick Wingfield covers technology for The New York Times. He talks with Marcie Sillman about the latest tech news coming out of Seattle.

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Microsoft stock rose 6 percent after an earnings report that had analysts cheering. The Redmond, Wash.-based employer has been struggling to change as consumers move away from computers and toward mobile devices.

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Microsoft servers around the world are dishing out a new version of Windows 8. The new version brings back a start button, something users said they missed.

A lot is riding on the success of the operating system, which is the backbone of Microsoft’s transformation into a devices company. It’s Microsoft’s effort to create a single experience for all Microsoft devices, from smartphone to tablet to laptop.

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William Henry Gates III is an American business magnate, investor, programmer, inventor and philanthropist. You probably know him as Bill. He has done a few things, most notably, perhaps, building the software empire Microsoft. Although Bill Gates has stepped away from the daily operations at Microsoft, he’s still chairman of the board. And some influential Microsoft investors are calling for Gates to step down. That’s according to a story from Reuters Corporate Board Correspondent, Nadia Damouni.

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