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Your Ticket to Space: Booking a Ride on Blue Origin’s New Shepard

Your Ticket to Space: Booking a Ride on Blue Origin’s New Shepard

Blue Origin had been a relatively low-profile Seattle space startup. Founded and funded by Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos, the company has been focused on developing spacecraft with a vertical takeoff-vertical landing first stage. Vertical takeoff is the industry’s largest boon. New architecture is constantly streamlined to accommodate for both vertical lift and land designs, and […]

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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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People

“Seattle’s Marc Maron,” Aaron Roden is One of the Region’s First-Generation, Breakout Podcasters

“Seattle’s Marc Maron,” Aaron Roden is One of the Region’s First-Generation, Breakout Podcasters

Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery but Seattle podcaster Aaron Roden, host of the weekly Air-Raid Podcast, a part of the fledgling KIRO radio podcast network, had no intention of mimicking Marc Maron’s celebrated streaming interview show when he began his podcast in 2010. Roden’s lesser-known, home-based studio, situated at the time in Greenwood, was nine-hundred miles from Maron’s […]

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Seattle Seahawk Cliff Avril On Offense for CenturyLink Gigabit Internet

Seattle Seahawk Cliff Avril On Offense for CenturyLink Gigabit Internet

Cliff Avril, best known for his prowess as a defensive end for the Seattle Seahawks  will be going on offense for CenturyLink Internet service beginning this fall. Avril will appear in local television and radio commercials, on outdoor billboards and in online, print and social media promotions. The campaign, focused on the theme of Home Team. Home […]

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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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E-City

Girls Who Code Spend an Immersive Summer With Expedia

Girls Who Code Spend an Immersive Summer With Expedia

Expedia.com, one of the world’s largest full service online travel sites*, announced the kick-off of its summer with Girls Who Code – a national non-profit organization that seeks to inspire, educate and equip girls with computing skills for the 21st century. Expedia, Inc. will host 30 high school girls at its headquarters: 20 in the widely celebrated Girls […]

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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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Pioneer Squared

MSR Enable Team Pushing Limits on Technology that Empowers

MSR Enable Team Pushing Limits on Technology that Empowers

It began as an overhauled wheelchair fitted with electronic gadgets, hastily cut Styrofoam and a fair amount of duct tape, but the enormous promise of the hackathon prototype was unmistakable. Just one year later, the technology gives former pro-football player Steve Gleason, who lost the ability to move his limbs to ALS, the capability to […]

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GIX, the Global Innovation Exchange, Unites “Geeks” of UW and China

GIX, the Global Innovation Exchange, Unites “Geeks” of UW and China

With a singular exception, the Greater Seattle area has taken its place among the world’s R&D elite in driving the future of computer operating systems, electronic commerce, virtual gaming, online travel, and a portfolio of other sector leaders at the vanguard of advanced technology. The Seattle area has relied on a single major research university, the University of Washington, while nearly every other technology center in […]

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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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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

WTIA’s Full ConTech Conference Set to Take On Region’s Top Challenges

WTIA’s Full ConTech Conference Set to Take On Region’s Top Challenges

Former SuperSonics Head Coach Lenny Wilkens to Tip-off Bracket-Style Tournament The Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA), Washington state’s unifying voice for the technology community, has announced Full ConTech, the Pacific Northwest’s newest event that will bring together hundreds of all-stars from across the tech, education, business, and government sectors to develop a playbook for tackling Washington state’s biggest tech […]

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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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