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A Foot in Two Worlds, A Hand on Two Wheels —  Doug Heinlein Propels How Design Can Look, Feel and Work at the Art Institute of Seattle

A Foot in Two Worlds, A Hand on Two Wheels — Doug Heinlein Propels How Design Can Look, Feel and Work at the Art Institute of Seattle

  There has been a growing recognition in the last 25 years that design creates value for business. Nowhere is that more true than in the online environment. As marketing plans shift from global to niche strategies, designers are being asked to participate in crafting both overall user experience and micro-targeted, persona-based engagements. In each case, designers […]

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APImetrics: Minding the Gaps, Mining the Data Between Content, Commerce and Connectivity

APImetrics: Minding the Gaps, Mining the Data Between Content, Commerce and Connectivity

In the new era of cloud computing, a kind of performance-based “social contract” is being hammered out unlike any that philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau might have ever imagined. The company that is able to provide the most trustworthy and responsive user experience, be it a location-based mobile app, a 3D game, a social media exchange or an entire platform […]

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Oculus VR Shakes the Gaming World with Microsoft Partnership

Oculus VR Shakes the Gaming World with Microsoft Partnership

Oculus VR, the company behind the Rift virtual-reality headset, sent shock waves through the gaming world this month by announcing a partnership with Microsoft Corp. The gist: every Oculus Rift will be shipped with a wireless Xbox One controller, but the marriage of Microsoft gaming with virtual reality may go a lot further than the few […]

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People

Channeling the Social Media Voice at TripIt with Colleen Fogerty

Channeling the Social Media Voice at TripIt with Colleen Fogerty

When we talk about the mobile media revolution, about social media “on the go,” about device and website “responsiveness,” we picture the human body in motion. Travelers, perhaps uniquely, rely on mobile media for much more than opinion. Millions have come to depend on the global brand known as TripIt for timely data, pinpoint accuracy and travel […]

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Dan Price Takes CEO Pay Cut to Pay Employees $70K

Dan Price Takes CEO Pay Cut to Pay Employees $70K

To Dan Price, the founder and CEO of Gravity Payments, a credit card processing company here in the land of $6 Starbuck’s latte’s and $1800/mo. studio apartments, it’s a simple formula:  employee happiness = job satisfaction = $70K annual salary. To create that good fortune for the 120 employees of his company, Dan needed to do only […]

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KickStarter Gives Flight to Magical North Bend Musical: First You Jump

KickStarter Gives Flight to Magical North Bend Musical: First You Jump

Five Magically Realized Stories About Taking the Leap in Life Take Wing  at Valley Center Stage — Now thru Jan 25! Gary Schwartz Directs Eva Moon’s Quintessential Musical in North Bend In the medium of film or video, the “jump cut” is an abrupt shift in angle or perspective, and with it comes a change in […]

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E-City

Amazon Business Store Arrives with Free Two-Day Shipping

Amazon Business Store Arrives with Free Two-Day Shipping

Amazon has announced the launch of Amazon Business (www.amazon.com/business), a new marketplace on Amazon.com that combines the selection, convenience and value customers have come to know and love from Amazon, with new features and unique benefits tailored to businesses. Amazon Business provides easy access to hundreds of millions of products – everything from IT and lab […]

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Seattle Parking Has Gone Valet — Citywide — with the Luxe App Treatment

Seattle Parking Has Gone Valet — Citywide — with the Luxe App Treatment

A new on-demand, valet parking service known as Luxe has hit the streets of Seattle. Now you can drop off and pick up your car from anywhere in Downtown, Belltown, Pioneer Square, Capitol Hill or South Lake Union wherever it’s most convenient and have your parking included in the fee, all for a maximum of $15! The Uber of parking, […]

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Jukely, the Netflix of Concerts, Goes Live in Seattle

Jukely, the Netflix of Concerts, Goes Live in Seattle

Following successful launches in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Austin, Chicago and Miami, the “all you can eat” club and concert subscription service known as Jukely has landed in Seattle to offer music fans an endless buffet of an unlimited number of live shows in E-city for just $25 per month. Shows range from premiere […]

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Pioneer Squared

Donuts Clears 1.369 Million Reserved Domain Names for Registration

Donuts Clears 1.369 Million Reserved Domain Names for Registration

List of highly sought-after names includes two-character labels and names withheld to address “name collision”; registrations available this week. Beginning the week of June 8, Donuts Inc., the world’s largest registry for new generic top-level domain names (gTLDs), will release for registration 1.369 million previously reserved domain names.  The company will make these names available in […]

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A New Square is Galvanized for Data Pioneers

A New Square is Galvanized for Data Pioneers

Before Macy’s put its red star atop downtown Seattle’s Bon Marche’ flagship store, just a crosswalk from Westlake Center, the building was so large it could boast something of inordinate magnitude — its own zip code. Now a visionary, new team of entrepreneurs and educators that goes by the name of Galavanize, is taking over […]

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Trupanion Pet Medical Insurance Website Wins Best of Breed

Trupanion Pet Medical Insurance Website Wins Best of Breed

Seattle’s Trupanion deserves a scratch behind the ears. The Interactive Media Council has named Trupanion.com the winner of the 2014 Interactive Media Award for Best in Class Website. The complete redesign of the website optimizes the experience for users across North America through responsive design, data segmentation, and customization. The goal of the site was to improve user experience and […]

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Advisor-X

Talking back: Why you might be using social media wrong

Talking back: Why you might be using social media wrong

By Austin Williams, Program Associate, Voxus PR Social media is a two-way street. The things that set Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn (and Vine, SnapChat, Yik Yak, Tumblr, Instagram, Pintrest, reddit, Digg, 4chan…you get the idea) apart from traditional media is that the people you’re talking to can talk back. A lot of the hot new things in […]

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How Technology is Tackling Thanksgiving Food Waste

How Technology is Tackling Thanksgiving Food Waste

by, Larry LeSueur, CEO, WISErg It’s a remarkable statistic: on Thanksgiving Day, Americans will waste enough food to fill California’s Rose Bowl stadium.  That’s a tragedy on several levels. First, it’s hard to fathom — let alone accept — so much waste in a country where many people still go to bed hungry at night. […]

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Big Data: The New Gold Rush

Big Data: The New Gold Rush

by Chris Matty, CEO of Versium Both marketing and statistics are age-old industries with a myriad of scholarly works and entire century-old industries using these disciplines as their foundations.  Think old school.  Casinos and the profitability derived from predictive stats are probably the best example of this marriage, yet this bond expands across real estate, banking, […]

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Previews & Reviews

Wacom Refining Best-in-Class for E-Signature Technology

Wacom Refining Best-in-Class for E-Signature Technology

Wacom® has introduced a full HD resolution pen display – DTU-1141 – for private and public business entities seeking a best-in-class solution for viewing and filling out full-sized eDocuments and signing them electronically. Today, many banks, hospitals, insurance companies, public sector departments and retail stores require customers to sign documents directly at the counter or point of sale. […]

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Seattle Is Now A SpaceX Port to Mars

Seattle Is Now A SpaceX Port to Mars

Martian Chronicles, Chapter One [Dateline: Seattle, Wa, 1/2015]: As federal and state officials sipped champagne from SpaceX logo-etched glasses, alongside a raft of recruitable aerospace engineers at Seattle’s Fisher Pavilion beneath the Seattle Space Needle, serial entrepreneur and tech billionaire Elon Musk shed new light on on his plans for a SpaceX engineering office in […]

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Amazon To Open First Brick-and-Mortar Store in Time for Holiday Season

Amazon To Open First Brick-and-Mortar Store in Time for Holiday Season

Amazon.com will open its first physical store in New York in time for the holiday shopping season, according to The Wall Street Journal citing people familiar with its plans. The store would be located on 34th Street in Manhattan, close to a shopping district that includes the gigantic Macy’s flagship and serve as a mini-warehouse,. This Amazon venue is used for same-day delivery […]

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