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Tech and hockey vet Todd Humphrey on his dream job with Seattle Kraken, ‘the nirvana of all startups’

Todd Humphrey, senior vice president of digital and fan experience for the Seattle Kraken NHL team, is a technology veteran who played professional hockey in the U.S. and Canada. (Lisi Wolf Photo) For all of the technology being developed and considered for Seattle’s new NHL team — from the mobile app that will help drive […]

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Seattle’s CenturyLink Field, home of the Seahawks and Sounders, to be renamed Lumen Field

The Seattle Seahawks in action at what was CenturyLink Field. (GeekWire Photo / Kurt Schlosser) Seattle’s CenturyLink Field, home of the Seahawks and Sounders FC, is being renamed Lumen Field, the Seahawks announced on Thursday. The new name comes after a rebranding of CenturyLink to Lumen Technologies, which was previously announced in September. The new […]

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I was a virtual NBA fan: What it’s like to cheer from the digital sidelines in Microsoft Teams

This is the spectator view for fans watching NBA games “courtside” in Microsoft Teams: the live stream on one side, and your virtual cheering section on the other. (GeekWire screenshot) I had one of the more memorable sports moments of my life last night, rooting for my favorite team in the crowd at an NBA […]

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Home team’s home stream: Seattle Sounders and Amazon sign deal for Prime Video soccer matches

Seattle Sounders FC players, coaches and family members celebrate at CenturyLink Field in Seattle on Nov. 10 after the professional soccer team — with an ownership group loaded with big names in tech — won its second MLS Cup title in three years. (GeekWire Photo / Kevin Liosta) Two Seattle brands are joining forces as […]

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Let’s get Kraken! Seattle hockey team has a name and logo as sports mystery finally surfaces

The new logo for the Seattle Kraken NHL team. (Seattle Kraken Image) Seattle’s professional hockey team finally has a name — and it’s time to get Kraken. In a much-hyped branding reveal on Thursday morning from the construction site where a new Seattle arena is being built, the Seattle Kraken team name, logo and colors […]

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Amazon and NFL renew ‘Thursday Night Football’ streaming deal — and add one Saturday game

A “Thursday Night Football” game as seen on Amazon Prime Video. (Amazon / NFL screen grab) Sports fans missing baseball, basketball, hockey, soccer and just about anything else that should be in play right now are holding out hope for the return of football in the fall. And Amazon is right there with them, as […]

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Vicis board places high-tech football helmet maker into receivership in bid to find buyer

Former Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin sports the Vicis Zero1 helmet in a preseason game back in 2017. Baldwin was also an investor in the startup. (GeekWire Photo / Kevin Lisota) Update, Monday, Dec. 23, 3:10 p.m.: This story has been updated with additional comments from Vicis Board Chair Bruce Montgomery. Just days after […]

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What happened to Vicis: Inside the collapse of the high-tech helmet maker, as board decides its fate

A display inside the Vicis headquarters building in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood. (GeekWire Photo / Kurt Schlosser) Inside the lobby of Vicis‘ headquarters in Seattle this week, floor-to-ceiling images on the walls showed young football players wearing the company’s high-tech helmet. A portrait of former Seattle Seahawks star Doug Baldwin loomed behind a reception […]

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Seattle vs. Toronto: Ranking their tech hubs and sports clout as cities face off for MLS Cup

The MLS Cup trophy atop the Space Needle in Seattle this week. (Seattle Sounders FC Photo via Twitter) It’s a familiar feeling. For the third time in four years, the Seattle Sounders FC and Toronto FC will meet in the MLS Cup to settle the question of soccer supremacy. But there’s also something familiar about […]

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Russell Wilson’s startup Tally powers new real-time predictions game for L.A. Rams, Seahawks’ big rival

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, right, with Jason LeeKeenan, CEO of Tally, in Seattle in 2018. (GeekWire Photo / Kevin Lisota) When the Seattle Seahawks take on the Los Angeles Rams on Oct. 3 this season, fans might want to predict how many touchdowns quarterback Russell Wilson will throw against his division rival on that […]

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