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Seattle CIOs Reveal Hiring Plans For First Half Of 2015

Seattle CIOs Reveal Hiring Plans For First Half Of 2015

The just-released Robert Half Technology IT Hiring Forecast and Local Trend Report for Seattle shows that 23 percent of Seattle-area chief information officers (CIOs) surveyed recently plan to expand their IT teams in the first half of 2015. This is up 7 points compared to projections from the previous six-month period (July – December 2014). Another 64 percent plan to hire only for open IT […]

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The State of Holiday Shopping: eBay Tracks Washington State

The State of Holiday Shopping: eBay Tracks Washington State

While people across the country may share some holiday traditions—from tree lightings and tracking Santa to caroling and Christmas sweaters — our holiday shopping habits are state-specific. To understand the “state” of holiday shopping in Washington, eBay conducted a local survey exploring how, when and where Washington residents are crossing off their gift and wish […]

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Bing Shares the Top Searches of 2014

Bing Shares the Top Searches of 2014

Bing outlines the people, moments and events that shaped 2014 at http://www.BingTrends.com 2014 was a year full of celebrity stargazing, sports spectating and high-end designers according to Bing search data. As we look back at the billions of searches conducted on Bing this year, we get a unique, behind-the-scenes look at the people, moments and […]

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People

Seattle Sex Therapy Comes to the Internet

Seattle Sex Therapy Comes to the Internet

E-Visits. i-Sessions. Telerehab. Now Meet Tele-Therapy. As the Internet has become a ubiquitous presence in our daily lives, and new devices appear to attach themselves to our bodies like cyber-appendages, from iPhone earbuds to Google glasses, Bluetooth wristwatches to Wi-Fi tablets, the means for everyday people to communicate with top, health care specialists at the […]

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White House Taps Seattle’s Kurt DelBene to Lead HealthCare.gov

White House Taps Seattle’s Kurt DelBene to Lead HealthCare.gov

Kurt DelBene, a former executive at Microsoft, has been appointed to lead the oversight of the embattled HealthCare.gov. Kurt was most recently the president of the Microsoft Office Division and has been with Microsoft since 1992. Bill Gates, Microsoft’s chairman and founder, praised DelBene for his expertise in “managing complex large-scale technology projects.” “Kurt will provide management […]

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Matt Ehrilchman Improves Home Improvement With Porch

Matt Ehrilchman Improves Home Improvement With Porch

  Update: Porch.com adds Lowes as Strategic Partner:  What can you learn from your family, friends and neighbors when they are gathered around your front porch? When the question is about home improvement, the answer is: A lot! Serial entrepreneur Matt Ehrlichman credits the lessons he’s learned about building long-term value in innovative startups not […]

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E-City

Seattle Pacific University and <em>Image</em> Journal Link Content & Culture Across the Literary World

Seattle Pacific University and Image Journal Link Content & Culture Across the Literary World

  Poetry, Prose and PERL Make an Incredible Mark on the World of Language by Madison B. Holup Founded in 1891, Seattle Pacific University (SPU) shares some compelling links between the literary and digital worlds. A good number of these connections are exemplified by the award-winning literary journal published on campus and entitled Image. An acclaimed […]

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American Hustle: Gigabit Squared Fiber Deal for Seattle Blacks Out

American Hustle: Gigabit Squared Fiber Deal for Seattle Blacks Out

Gigabit Squared, which contracted to build a super fast high-speed network in Seattle, has suffered the ignominy of apparent insolvency, inadequacy and incompetence when it comes to facilitating Seattle’s next generation of broadband Internet access. Under the plan overseen by former Mayor Mike McGinn, Gigabit Squared had the opportunity to  to lease parts of the city’s […]

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2013 Heart Walk Attracts Thousands, Raises Knowledge plus Millions to Help Save Lives

2013 Heart Walk Attracts Thousands, Raises Knowledge plus Millions to Help Save Lives

Survivors of heart disease and stroke, including children living with congenital heart conditions, were among the thousands of walkers taking part in the annual Puget Sound Heart and Stroke Walk, Saturday, October 26 at Seattle Center. The walk is the largest community event for the local American Heart Association (AHA) with the goal of raising […]

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Pioneer Squared

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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Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Productions and Morgan Spurlock’s Cinelan Launch National Education Initiative Around WE THE ECONOMY 20 Short Films You Can’t Afford to Miss

Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Productions and Morgan Spurlock’s Cinelan Launch National Education Initiative Around WE THE ECONOMY 20 Short Films You Can’t Afford to Miss

Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Productions and Morgan Spurlock’s Cinelan today announced the launch of educational companion materials for the newly released short film series WE THE ECONOMY 20 Short Films You Can’t Afford to Miss. The curricular materials include a robust discussion guide around the series and individual lesson plans for specific economic questions addressed in each film.  These educational resources […]

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Donuts To Exceed 100 New gTLDs With May Launches

Donuts To Exceed 100 New gTLDs With May Launches

Donuts Inc., the world’s largest registry for new generic top-level domains (gTLDs), continues its expansion of the Internet’s global addressing system in May by making 13 new gTLDs available to the general public. In addition to the 13 gTLDs slated for general availability, Donuts will make another 16 gTLDs available for early registration by trademark holders. Donuts […]

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Advisor-X

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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How the New FTC Guidelines on Digital Advertising Impact Local Advertisers

How the New FTC Guidelines on Digital Advertising Impact Local Advertisers

by Olga Spaic The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently updated its guidelines for digital advertising to account for social media and mobile devices – .com Disclosures: How to Make Effective Disclosures in Digital Advertising.  Advertisers and social media enthusiasts alike responded with initial dismay. And now that the dust has settled let’s examine what these […]

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Previews & Reviews

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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Hammy’s Hamburger Hamlet: The Tastiest Burgers Can Be Found Among A Fresh Wave of Artisan Bainbridge Island Eateries

Hammy’s Hamburger Hamlet: The Tastiest Burgers Can Be Found Among A Fresh Wave of Artisan Bainbridge Island Eateries

If it satisfies your hunger to know that Bainbridge Island was lauded as Google’s pick city for the 2014 eCity of the Year in Washington state, congratulations, you’re a geek! If it also tickles your taste buds to learn that you can set your Google Map search query for Hammy’s Burgers, the latest culinary attraction […]

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Chateau Ste. Michelle Announces its 2014 Summer Concert Series!

Chateau Ste. Michelle Announces its 2014 Summer Concert Series!

Chateau Ste. Michelle winery is proud to announce its 2014 Summer Concert Series, featuring 21 star-studded concerts. The 2014 season kicks off June 13th with a performance by Allen Stone, and marks the 30th anniversary of the winery’s popular annual outdoor summer concert series. The 2014 Chateau Ste. Michelle Summer Concert Series will offer 21 concerts spanning a variety of […]

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