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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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Interstellar Mapping? Velosys Plotting Land Map Management

Interstellar Mapping? Velosys Plotting Land Map Management

In the blockbuster, sci-fi film Interstellar, a scene-stealing robot that is part monolithic slab, part Lego®-like transformer, is programmed to provide data visualization of a vast uncharted territory, a galaxy that could hold the potential survival of the human race in its coordinates.   Travel back in time to planet Earth, and back to the real […]

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From SXSW: Rhapsody Bringing Millions of Licensed Songs to Twitter

From SXSW: Rhapsody Bringing Millions of Licensed Songs to Twitter

It may lack the streaming video luster of the app du jour, aka Meerkat, but at this year’s edition of South by Southwest, Seattle-based Rhapsody, the original on-demand streaming service, has announced a vast catalog of music available for sharing on Twitter. The launch makes Rhapsody the first streaming music service to offer licensed full-track playback to music fans on Twitter. […]

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People

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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Nominations now open for Washington’s Jefferson Awards for Public Service

Nominations now open for Washington’s Jefferson Awards for Public Service

To help bring our community’s unsung heroes to light, Seattle CityClub will honor five Washingtonians through the Jefferson Awards for Public Service. This “Nobel Prize” for public service awards people who make a difference in their community, our nation and the world through their jobs or volunteer service. Washingtonians are encouraged to nominate outstanding volunteers […]

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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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E-City

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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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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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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