Search for software ‘Bliss’: Iconic desktop image from Microsoft’s Windows XP still lures hill seekers

“Bliss,” the Microsoft Windows XP desktop wallpaper image, as seen in a YouTube video tutorial. (YouTube screen grab) Twenty years after a rolling green hill and blue sky showed up as the default desktop wallpaper image for Microsoft’s Windows XP operating system, the search for “Bliss” is still an intriguing one. For those who haven’t […]

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Here’s the first thing President Biden should do to spark entrepreneurship in the US

The most powerful lever President Joe Biden can pull to catalyze entrepreneurship in the U.S. is immigration reform. That’s according to two experts from the venture capital community who joined GeekWire on Thursday for a virtual discussion about the Biden administration and the entrepreneurial ecosystem. When asked about the one thing the government could do […]

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In Clubhouse chat, Bill Gates talks bitcoin, iPhone, the pandemic and what he’s binging on Netflix

Bill Gates. (GeekWire File Photo) Bill Gates entered Clubhouse for the first time on Wednesday night, taking his ongoing book tour to the popular invite-only conversation app to discuss everything from climate change to what he’s binging on Netflix. The Microsoft co-founder, promoting his new book “How to Avoid a Climate Disaster,” chatted with journalist […]

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Biden signs executive order to investigate semiconductor shortage affecting electronic goods

(Photo by Adam Schultz / Biden for President) U.S. President Joe Biden signed an executive order on Wednesday that will start an investigation into critical shortages of various necessary goods in the U.S. This includes the global semiconductor shortage, which has dramatically affected the manufacturing for electronic goods such as smartphones, video cards, laptops, and […]

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