Audio player

Comments

How this Seattle tech CEO landed in the pro bowling Hall of Fame

GeekWire

Technology

Rob Glaser is best known as the founder and CEO of RealNetworks, the Seattle-based company that specializes in digital media, games and computer vision technology. But for about two decades, he was also part of the ownership group for the Professional Bowlers Association, along with his former Microsoft colleagues Chris Peters and Mike Slade.  That's how Glaser landed in the PBA Hall of Fame earlier this year, despite never having been a pro bowler himself. It also makes Glaser the answer to what turned out to be a real stumper of a trivia question on the latest episode of the GeekWire Podcast. As part of our regular tech trivia contest for listeners, we asked, "Which current CEO of a Seattle tech company has been inducted into the hall of fame of a professional sport?" We received lots of guesses, but only one right answer. So we decided to call Glaser up and get his bowling backstory for this special bonus episode of the podcast. We also talked about RealNetworks' new MaskCheck app, which uses computer vision to detect whether people are wearing masks properly in compliance with public health guidelines.  Congrats to our contest winner Isaac Alexander, who will receive a GeekWire mask and mug as his prize. We'll be back this weekend, Saturday, Dec. 26, with a special year-in-review episode of the GeekWire Podcast with guest commentator Ed Lazowska, University of Washington computer science professor.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


More episodes  


Listen to Social media after Trump, with former Twitter VP Mike Davidson

Social media after Trump, with former Twitter VP Mike Davidson

Jan 16, 2021
Listen to Trump, social media, and an unprecedented moment in American history

Trump, social media, and an unprecedented moment in American history

Jan 9, 2021
Listen to 'Slackforce,' AWS re:Invent, and Seattle's new $9B tech company

'Slackforce,' AWS re:Invent, and Seattle's new $9B tech company

Dec 5, 2020
Listen to How to take on Amazon without getting crushed

How to take on Amazon without getting crushed

Dec 8, 2020
Listen to Health Tech Podcast: Wait, was that COVID?!

Health Tech Podcast: Wait, was that COVID?!

Dec 10, 2020
:: / ::
1.0x 1.5x 2.0x