GeekWire Radio: Microsoft Band, Starbucks delivery, and soaring demand for computer science
This week on the GeekWire Radio Show: Microsoft wants to put a computer on your wrist, Starbucks wants to deliver a cup of coffee to your desk, and the University of Washington wants to give a boost to computer science education.
Plus a new GeekWire Trivia Challenge and an amazing App of the Week that you’ll wish you had back in high school.
We’re joined in the studio by special guest Ed Lazowska, the Bill & Melinda Gates Chair at the University of Washington Department of Computer Science and Engineering.
Listen to the show here and continue reading for related links.
Related headlines and links
- $199 Microsoft Band launches as flagship device for new Microsoft Health data platform
- ‘Microsoft Band’ Diary: Can this new wearable device change my life?
- To meet demand, University of Washington moves forward with plans to build new computer science building
- Starbucks to deliver food and coffee in 2015: Howard Schultz calls it ‘e-commerce on steroids’
App of the Week: PhotoMath for iPhone and Windows Phone.
GeekWire Trivia: The answer to last week’s challenge: The Tick is the superhero whose rallying cry is a kitchen utensil. (“Spoon!”)
Congrats to our winner, Bill Landon, who gets a pair of tickets to the upcoming GeekWire Game Night, Nov. 11 at the Spitfire in Belltown.
This week’s question: The Microsoft Band actually isn’t Microsoft’s first wearable device. A decade ago, the company released watches under the “Smart Personal Objects Technology” or SPOT initiative. Who was the celebrity endorser for Swatch’s Microsoft SPOT watches?
Send your answer to [email protected] for a chance to win GeekWire Game Night tickets.
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