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First Look at 12 Finalists in Seattle’s “First Look Forum” Pitch-Off

First Look at 12 Finalists in Seattle’s “First Look Forum” Pitch-Off

Early-Stage Startups to Compete for $10,000 Grand Prize at Premier Investor Showcase on May 5 Here are the 12 early-stage startup companies that have made the cut to pitch their ideas at this year’s Spring First Look Forum™, (formerly run by NWEN)  The finalists include a wide variety of business models and industries selected from a large pool of highly […]

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Microsoft’s HoloLens the Coolest Thing About Windows 10 “Build”

Microsoft’s HoloLens the Coolest Thing About Windows 10 “Build”

The new Edge browser or Cortana voice-enabled file launcher? Personalized ads appearing on the Windows 10 lock screen? How about Android and iOS apps now “portable” to Windows 10?   No, these are almost teasers for the coolness emerging around Microsoft’s multi-dimensional address at the 2015 Build conference. By far, the coolest update at Build is how […]

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WTIA Offers Industry Cyber-Shield Against Hackers

WTIA Offers Industry Cyber-Shield Against Hackers

The Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA), a unifying voice for the state’s technology community, is adding a virtual firewall  to help member companies protect their good names, avoid business interruption, and mitigate financial losses due to computer hacking and the compromise of confidential customer information. The trade association has customized two cyber-insurance offerings to meet the needs of those member […]

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People

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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Washington’s Jefferson Awards for Public Service Announced

Washington’s Jefferson Awards for Public Service Announced

Jefferson Awards for Public Service Seattle CityClub is proud to recognize community leaders each year through the Washington State Jefferson Awards. Regarded as the “Nobel Prize” for public service, this award honors “unsung heroes” for their volunteerism and action to make the world a better place. This year’s  awards ceremony was held on April 13th in […]

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E-City

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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Zillow and University of Washington to Host “Hack Housing: Empowering Smarter Decisions” — A Weekend Hackathon

Zillow and University of Washington to Host “Hack Housing: Empowering Smarter Decisions” — A Weekend Hackathon

With participation from the White House, U.S. Department of Commerce and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD); Scheduled for Feb. 6-8 at Zillow Tower in Seattle  Zillow is hosting a weekend hackathon whereby developers will be asked to come up with creative solutions to make it easier for first-time homebuyers, low-income renters and […]

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Mobile App Helps Seattle Residents ‘Un-Deck the Halls’

Mobile App Helps Seattle Residents ‘Un-Deck the Halls’

 If Seattle residents hear a ‘click, click, click’ this week, it’s not Santa’s reindeer. More than likely it’s holiday-weary neighbors using their new smart phones and tablets to clean the house. Storrage, a rapidly-growing provider of self-storage home pick-up and delivery to the Seattle-area, today launched a new holiday app – called Un-Deck the Halls – […]

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Pioneer Squared

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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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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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

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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