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“We Make Seattle” Short Film Tells Your Story

“We Make Seattle” Short Film Tells Your Story

In 2012, Seattle Mayor McGinn convened a leadership roundtable, discussing Seattle’s reputation across the nation, and the desire among many entrepreneurs and creatives to do a better job telling the story of our great city. With over $30,000 from 261 backers, including sponsorships from Tableau, Zillow, Jackson Fish Market, Nick Finck, WA State Dept of […]

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Google Expanding into Major Campus on South Lake Union

Google Expanding into Major Campus on South Lake Union

There’s a Silicon Forest and a Silicon Alley — now with Google’s announced expansion into four new buildings and a colossal 607,000 square feet of office space in South Lake Union, not far from Amazon’s new world headquarters, the geo-tags Silicon Lake, Silicon Locks or the Silicon Canal may soon apply. Whatever you want to call it, the coming Googleplex between Terry Avenue and Fairview Avenue […]

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Next Century Cities Summit Convenes Broadband Leaders in Seattle

Next Century Cities Summit Convenes Broadband Leaders in Seattle

Developing a next-generation network is a daunting task for a city of any size. Access to the resources and tools to develop effective broadband Internet networks is essential. Next Century Cities is committed to developing and aggregating resources to guide incipient projects, as well as tools to help those already equipped with this infrastructure better leverage […]

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People

Alexa’s “Better Half” — Amazon’s Mike George Echoes Innovation

Alexa’s “Better Half” — Amazon’s Mike George Echoes Innovation

At the 2016 TechCrunch Disrupt Conference, seven out of nine top awards revolved around a single platform. A tip, (or “Tap”), of the hat is in order for Mike George, the Amazon Veep who oversees the prized tech disruptor —the  Amazon Echo product line and its all-too-human, vocal persona named “Alexa.”  With his arching, glabrous brow, we estimate the appropriate hat size […]

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How Computers Sense and Reflect: MS Research Fellow, Eric Horvitz, Receives AI Award

How Computers Sense and Reflect: MS Research Fellow, Eric Horvitz, Receives AI Award

Eric Horvitz,  a distinguished technical fellow at Microsoft Research and a past president of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), has been named the recipient of the ACM – AAAI Allen Newell Award for contributions to artificial intelligence and human-computer interaction. The award recognizes advancements that span the computing and decision sciences through developing […]

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Amazon’s CEO Trio: Jeff Wilke & Andy Jassy Make Three

Amazon’s CEO Trio: Jeff Wilke & Andy Jassy Make Three

Two heads are better than one, or so states a proverb in the old English tongue.  So what if the number of crowns is three and the first happens to be the gleaming pate of one Jeff Bezos?  In a CEO trifecta, two of Amazon’s most successful business leaders, the heads of Amazon Retail and Amazon Web Services, have been […]

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E-City

100,000 Opportunities Initiative Starts Hiring on May 5

100,000 Opportunities Initiative Starts Hiring on May 5

The 100,000 Opportunities Initiative, a coalition of 40 top U.S. companies, will bring its national youth hiring movement to Seattle beginning with a job fair on May 5 at Seattle’s CenturyLink Field Event Center. Hiring managers from Alaska Airlines, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Delaware North, Dominos, Evolution Fresh, FedEx, Hilton, HMSHost, Hyatt, JCPenney, Leisure Care, Lyft, Macy’s, Microsoft, Nordstrom, […]

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Seattle Sounders FC Launches New Video App With DeskSite

Seattle Sounders FC Launches New Video App With DeskSite

New HD “Big Screen” video platform delivers exclusive Sounders FC content on-demand to desktops, laptops, and tablets Seattle Sounders FC is the most recent MLS team to partner with DeskSite, officially launching the Sounders FC DeskSite, a new, interactive video app that proactively delivers premium, high-definition video content on-demand to fans – for free.   […]

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Sino-Seattle Summit a Spectacle of Tech’s Supreme CEO Superstars

Sino-Seattle Summit a Spectacle of Tech’s Supreme CEO Superstars

If it were basketball, it would be The Dream Team, if chess, the grandmaster elite. The biggest names in the pantheon of U.S.-China  technology met in Seattle this September 23rd in a diplomatic and technocratic sign of respect to the visiting president of China, Xi Jinping. Captured in the photo above, in the front row, from left to right, are Facebook […]

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Pioneer Squared

Microsoft Launches Bot Framework & Cognitive Services, part of Intelligence Vision

Microsoft Launches Bot Framework & Cognitive Services, part of Intelligence Vision

At this year’s Build 2016, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Terry Myerson, executive vice president of Windows and Devices Group, talked to thousands of developers about the work Microsoft Corp. is doing to help them embrace the new era of conversational intelligence and create more personal computing for every customer, industry and business. Nadella showcased […]

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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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Advisor-X

Rand Fishkin’s “10X Content” is the Universal RX for Better Search Ranking

Rand Fishkin’s “10X Content” is the Universal RX for Better Search Ranking

The mustachioed impresario of Seattle-based Moz, our own native son of SEO software (+ strategies + link building), Rand Fishkin, aka “The Wizard of Moz,” has minted a new term that has been reverberating across the Web — from Seattle with love! The term is “10X Content.”  Rand first coined it in a “Whiteboard Friday,” the […]

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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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Previews & Reviews

Baseball Wearables: Can Seattle Mariners Stretch Internet Lead into Runs & Wins?

Baseball Wearables: Can Seattle Mariners Stretch Internet Lead into Runs & Wins?

Can Seattle’s industrious lead on the basepaths of Internet technology spell an offline advantage for the stalwart Mariners as they take home field for the first time in the 2016 major league season? We’re not talking the FitBit, Nike Fuelband or Jawbone. Neither will the Apple Watch or Android Gear make an appearance at home plate anytime this year. They are currently MLB-prohibited. […]

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IID’s Cyberthreat Insight Tool Turns Net Into Dragnet

IID’s Cyberthreat Insight Tool Turns Net Into Dragnet

IID Launches Rapid Insight, Tool to Simultaneously Search Multiple Sources in One Place for Cyberthreat Indicators  Fortune 100 companies and government agencies already using Rapid Insight to gather contextual information about threats. IID, the source for clear cyberthreat intelligence, today announced the launch of a new threat indicator research tool, Rapid Insight. IID’s Rapid Insight allows threat […]

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Amazon Leadership Principles On the Wall vs. Hitting the Wall

Amazon Leadership Principles On the Wall vs. Hitting the Wall

Amazon has issued a robust response to criticism leveled in a NY Times article citing management insensitivity and a deficit in leadership training.  Countering the claims was none other than CEO Jeff Bezos plus the voices of a plethora of Amazon employees.   Ironically, Amazon elevates its employee Leadership Principles as inspirational and suitable for wall hanging. Without knowing the […]

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