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Make the Seattle Interactive Conference, Oct 15-16, to Meet the “Makers,” Those Defining the Digital Landscape

Make the Seattle Interactive Conference, Oct 15-16, to Meet the “Makers,” Those Defining the Digital Landscape

The fourth-annual Seattle Interactive Conference will make history with another successful encore performance October 15-16 featuring a jam-packed combination of presentations, structured networking events, a company exhibition Hub and an after-hours party.  Dedicated to the theme of “Makers,” the two-day event will take place at The Conference Center of the Washington State Convention Center in […]

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MineCraft Joins Microsoft’s Gaming Platform In the Cloud

MineCraft Joins Microsoft’s Gaming Platform In the Cloud

Microsoft has reached an agreement to acquire Mojang, the celebrated Stockholm-based game developer, and the company’s iconic “Minecraft” franchise. The Mojang team will join Microsoft Studios, adding its portfolio to global blockbuster franchises like “Halo,” “Forza,” “Fable” and more. Microsoft’s investments in cloud and mobile technologies will enable “Minecraft” players to benefit from richer and […]

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Up Close with the new Amazon Fire Phone

Up Close with the new Amazon Fire Phone

Seven years after Apple’s iPhone took over the category, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos believes there is room in the market for something different. Even with the dominant leads that Apple and Samsung hold, Bezos told The Associated Press in an interview, “it’s still early” in the wireless device business. People change phones all the time, […]

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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

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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Cannabis App Leafly Claims App of the Year Crown Over Tech Industry Giants

Cannabis App Leafly Claims App of the Year Crown Over Tech Industry Giants

Leafly, the world’s largest mobile information resource for cannabis consumers, was named Seattle’s GeekWire App of the Year at the Geekwire annual awards in Seattle. Described as “the Yelp of cannabis,” the Leafly app helps responsible cannabis consumers review and stay informed about cannabis strains and products and the best places to acquire them. Leafly also […]

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RealNetworks Launches LISTEN™ Ringing in Custom Music Magic

RealNetworks Launches LISTEN™ Ringing in Custom Music Magic

T-Mobile First in the U.S. to Offer New App that Lets Music Lovers Play Favorite Songs and Custom Greetings for Callers. RealNetworks, Inc. has debuted LISTEN™, an innovative new app combining music sharing, ringback tones and productivity tools, is now available for U.S. smartphone users via a partnership with T-Mobile, America’s Un-carrier. LISTEN is the first […]

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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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