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The Seattle freeze is real; the geekiest bicycle in the world; and other top posts of the month

Wow, what occurred to the summer time? It’s already Labor Day, and the canine days of summer time have merely slipped away.

One of the the reason why issues moved significantly quick this yr was an intense circulation of information — from Zillow announcing its intentions to buy Trulia for $3.5 billion to Steve Ballmer stepping down from the Microsoft board to Sprint dropping its bid for T-Mobile.

Nevertheless it wasn’t simply arduous information. We had some enjoyable alongside the manner too, together with the rockin’ rooftop party at EMC/Isilon earlier than a Sounders match and some lively conversations on the GeekWire podcast and radio show.

geekwiresummitlogo444We’ve additionally been working extremely arduous on the GeekWire Summit, our greatest content-oriented occasion of the yr which is developing on Oct. 2. We’ve bought an superior lineup of audio system, together with writer and drone entrepreneur Chris Anderson; Zulily co-founder Mark Vadon; Postmates CEO Bastian Lehmann; enterprise capitalist Julie Sandler; tech journalists Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher; and many extra. Particulars and tickets here.

Now, with out additional ado, right here’s a glance again at the top tales for the month of August. Because of everybody for studying, and see everybody at the Summit.

Meet Microsoft’s cell phone: Nokia 130 will sell for $25

Epic: Bill Gates geeks out on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Don’t touch that update! Microsoft pulls Windows 8.1 patch after reports of crashes

Amazon’s new Fire phone commercial features tech-savvy 9-year-olds who read Sheryl Sandberg’s book

Amazon Sunday delivery: Key facts to know as USPS rolls out service nationally

Is the ‘Seattle Freeze’ real? Data from this Tinder-like app for networking says yes

OnBeep raises $6.25 million to create a Star Trek-style communicator device

Video: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella doused with bucket of ice water, for a good cause

Yelp picks Bing over Google to translate reviews in 15 languages

Here’s where CenturyLink is installing its high-speed gigabit network in Seattle

Teague’s electric auto-shifting bicycle wins national contest, will be sold to the public

Images: Amazon’s latest biosphere designs look like Starfleet Command


A tech campus on the edge of downtown Seattle? City looks to attract tech giant for 4-acre Yesler Terrace parcel

Satya Nadella’s first big hire: Microsoft confirms ex-Qualcomm exec Peggy Johnson as biz dev chief

Watch out, GoDaddy: Google’s no-fuss domain service poses threat to traditional registrars

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