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Top posts: A sexually-charged video promoting Windows Azure leads the charts

Who knew {that a} video of a tacky dance routine from a developer’s convention in Norway promoting Microsoft’s Windows Azure would seize a lot consideration. However that video, which we described as “raunchy” and GeekWire readers known as “inappropriate”  and “bizarre,” led the charts for the month of June. The submit set off an energetic dialogue, relating all the pieces from girls in tech to Europeans’ views of People.

Wow. We’ve definitely by no means seen something fairly prefer it earlier than on GeekWire.

After all, there was extra occurring than weird movies from Norway. June was a busy month, with Microsoft unveiling its Surface tablet at an occasion in LA and Google countering a couple of days later with the launch of the Nexus 7.

On the startup entrance, Madrona Venture Group raised a $300 million venture capital fund — the greatest in the agency’s historical past — and two others — Divergent Ventures and the W Fund — reeled in money. In the meantime, area identify operator Donuts Inc. raised greater than $100 million and gross sales tax software program supplier Avalara raised $20 million in contemporary capital.

Right here’s a glance again at the prime tales for the month of June. Thanks once more to everybody for tuning in to GeekWire.

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