Beginning with its opening days and ending with its sell to Best Buy, Speakeasy was often in the news -- in Seattle, and around the world.
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Press: Coffee And A Few Bytes — Internet Cafes Serve Up New Ways To Get Wired, Blending Technology, Community And Entertainment
After months of wielding jackhammers, running cable, wrangling 2 x 4’s into actual furniture
Roderick and Anisa Romero of Sky Cries Mary hold the first live-streamed art gallery opening,
As Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood begins to be revitalized, Speakeasy’s backroom
Jack Straw Productions launches one of the first streaming radio stations, Sonarchy. 20 years,
Press: Cyberspace, Real Life Merge For A Day — Internet Users View Images From 500 Sites Around Globe
In 1996, it wasn’t hard to dub your event ‘the largest collaborative Internet event
Speakeasy’s backroom theater was host to not only live performances, but to a wide variety
Our press coverage even went as far afield as the Asia Times.
“People are starting to live here again. As opposed to in the past where people leave
The cafe was featured in a business review newspaper, focusing on the low pressure sales approach
The cafe was featured in a piece by Der Spiegel in June of 1996.
One of the ways that Speakeasy connected with the arts community in Seattle was to provide a space
Speakeasy was conceived around March of 1994. The main impetus was that while the Internet was
Partnering with Competitive Local Exchange Carrier Covad, Speakeasy launches its broadband
“The Speakeasy has been really glorious,” says Gretchen Apgar. “From the
Founded by former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic, JAMPAC was focused on fighting several anti
“It ruined us,” said co-owner Gretchen Apgar. “You spend two-and-a-half years
In late November, several of Speakeasy’s web servers were compromised by a hacker based in
Entrepreneur profiles several start-ups, focused on more than just making a buck.
Speakeasy expanded its customer base by acquiring another local ISP, Jet City.
In a brief setback, Speakeasy’s partner, Covad, files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
The Speakeasy Cafe hosted a fundraiser for the Green Party presidential hopeful, Ralph Nader.
Mike Daisey’s breakthrough work, 21 Dog Years, debuted in Speakeasy’s Backroom theater
Press Release: DirectSwitch – Speakeasy Offers Customer-Friendly Transition Program for Stranded DirecTV DSL Subscribers
Speakeasy grows exponentially through the launch of their DirectSwitch program.
Finding success as an upstart Internet Service Provider in the early days of the web wasn’t
Speakeasy debuted at number 47 on the Inc 500 list of the US’s fastest growing private
The success of Speakeasy was often written about; this piece tracks the history of the company as
DSL Headbangers Metallica strikes Speakeasy Deal by Karl Bode Metallica, the band that created
Through a partnership between the band and Seattle-based Internet service provider Speakeasy,
Broadband provider Speakeasy has hired Bruce Chatterley as its president and chief executive
Speakeasy expands its brand within the gaming community by picking up GameDaemons.
Speakeasy’s OneLink enabled customers to receive DSL services without requiring a land line.
Speakeasy receives funding from Intel in order to investigate the since-abandoned WiMax technology.
Speakeasy expands its product set to include Voice over IP services for their residential.
Yes, there was a time when Mozilla’s FireFox was considered an ‘upstart,’ and
Building on its success with residential Voice over IP services, Speakeasy launches a business
Speakeasy sets up its first hardware in order to test out delivering WiMax within the Seattle
Speakeasy departs Belltown for a new location overlooking the Seattle waterfront.
Founded in 1994, Speakeasy evolved into an Internet service provider primarily for residential
After more than a decade developing Speakeasy from nothing into something, Mike Apgar was ready
Upon leaving Speakeasy, Mike Apgar spins off a new company, Ookla, focused on developing and
After its experiments in WiMax didn’t pan out, and in preparation for its sell to Best Buy,
After running on its own steam for over a decade, Speakeasy is picked up by a major corporation.