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GeekWire Podcast: Why this app maker loves Windows 8

We focus on a broad vary subjects on this week’s GeekWire radio present and podcast — equivalent to Blackberry’s possibilities for a revival, paying for issues on Twitter, and John lastly upgrading to the newest model of Mac OS X, Mountain Lion.

However we preserve coming again to Microsoft, and our visitor this week is somebody with distinctive perception into the corporate.

Patrick Husting is the CEO of Extended Results Inc., a business-intelligence expertise firm primarily based in Redmond, simply down the highway from Microsoft. The corporate has been experiencing success on Windows 8 with its PushBI business intelligence app, utilizing a distinct mannequin than most app makers.

Husting additionally discusses his broader ideas on Microsoft, Windows 8 and the pill market.

That dialogue begins at 8:00 within the audio participant above, following our weekly information roundup. We begin with the discharge of Workplace 365 and Microsoft’s shift to a subscription model for Office home users. Different subjects embody the Twitter-based commerce system from Portland startup Chirpify, and the “Skulls of the Shogun” cross-platform game for Windows 8, Windows Cellphone and Xbox Reside.

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