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Avalara Ferries In Free Cloud-Based Sales Tax Service for Small Business

Avalara Ferries In Free Cloud-Based Sales Tax Service for Small Business

When Google named Bainbridge Island its honorary Washington eCity of 2014, lauding it as the most Internet savvy community in all of the Evergreen state, the island’s largest employer could take some righteous gratification. Avalara sits just steps away from the Bainbridge ferry terminal as one of the anchor companies in the new island gateway […]

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Versium Datalytics Scores Again with FraudScore

Versium Datalytics Scores Again with FraudScore

There’s a famous cartoon, circa 1990, that depicts two dogs sitting in front of a computer. “On the Internet,” one dog says to the other, “no one can tell you’re a dog!” Of course that piece of social humor is only partially true today. Depending on where we cyber-dogs choose to take long walks, dig up […]

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Microsoft Board names Satya Nadella as CEO, Bill Gates in New Advisory Role

Microsoft Board names Satya Nadella as CEO, Bill Gates in New Advisory Role

The Microsoft Board of Directors has appointed Satya Nadella as Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors effective immediately. Nadella previously held the position of Executive Vice President of Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise group. “During this time of transformation, there is no better person to lead Microsoft than Satya Nadella,” said Bill […]

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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

Avvo Fueled for Global Growth of Online Legal Services

Avvo Fueled for Global Growth of Online Legal Services

Since Avvo introduced the Avvo Rating in 2006, the lawyer quality metric has become a legal industry standard, rating more than 97% of attorneys  in the United States. Not long ago, Bing incorporated the Avvo Rating into its ‘Snapshot’ feature, which provides relevant information for selected lawyer searches on Bing.  Avvo has also emerged as a […]

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A Multi-Billion-Pixel Photosynth Image of Seattle

A Multi-Billion-Pixel Photosynth Image of Seattle

As first reported by Hexus.net, Microsoft has recently published a new Photosynth art project, collaborating with over 100 local artists including photographers, videographers, software developers and editors. The collaborative work produced a 360 degree 20,000 megapixel panorama image which is peppered with ‘Easter egg’ artwork surprises. The project, named ‘Gigapixel ArtZoom’ by Microsoft, consists of nearly 2,400 […]

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Smartphone Self-Protection System Goes Live with King County Boys & Girls Clubs

Smartphone Self-Protection System Goes Live with King County Boys & Girls Clubs

Can a smartphone provide its users with self-protection, tracking its owners’ location in real-time on GPS, offering audio and video recording when “armed,” and automatically calling 911 plus trusted friends when tapped or shaken? Boys & Girls Clubs of King County is partnering with Seattle’s iWitness to deploy a smartphone app designed to do just that. “Our […]

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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

Office for the Mac and MacTech for the Office. BootCamp Returns to Seattle

Office for the Mac and MacTech for the Office. BootCamp Returns to Seattle

Want to dominate tech the way the Seahawks dominate football? Then get “Microsoft-accredited” on the Mac, then dive into the leading edge of MacTech developments. Seattle plays host to these back-to-back  community events for anyone that supports Microsoft Office on Apple technologies such as OS X or iOS. Office for Mac Accreditation by Microsoft — […]

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FORKS E-Coupon Mobile App Puts Fast Food Money Where Your Mouth Is

FORKS E-Coupon Mobile App Puts Fast Food Money Where Your Mouth Is

Fast food seems like the ultimate Smartphone application for an increasingly mobile society.  On average, U.S. adults eat 4.8 meals per week in a restaurant, according to a Living Social dining out survey. Yet, while 57 percent said eating out used to be a regular thing  it is now seen by many as a “special occasion.” That’s where […]

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2013 Search Engine Ranking Factors Reported by moz.com

2013 Search Engine Ranking Factors Reported by moz.com

Every two years, Seattle search engine analysts and search software tools providers MOZ.com (formerly the SEOmoz-sters) tabulate, correlate, aggregate and independently weight the independent Search Engine Ranking Factors that determine where a Web listing will rank in the leading search engine indices. The following  2013 SEO Ranking Factors are therefore indicative of those characteristics, in the order shown below, that will help—or hurt—a site’s […]

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