Author Archive: Larry Sivitz

Larry Sivitz is founder, publisher and managing editor of Seattle24x7, the founder of SearchWrite Search Marketing, an SEO, PPC and Social Media Thought Leader, and an SPJ award winner for Seattle magazine.

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Chasing Amazon HQ2 on Twitter

Chasing Amazon HQ2 on Twitter

The competition to host the second headquarters of Amazon.com, dubbed HQ2, is already being called the “Corporate Olympics” as qualified cities across North America flex their economic development muscles to respond to the penultimate RFP decathlon.   To show their mettle, the Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) must have a population of over one million, possess a well-educated workforce with […]

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Blogging in China and Seattle, Dr. Richard Saint Cyr Contrasts East and West Healthcare in Words and Pictures

Blogging in China and Seattle, Dr. Richard Saint Cyr Contrasts East and West Healthcare in Words and Pictures

Having spent 10+ years as a board-certified, family medical doctor in Beijing, China, including multiple years as a health care correspondent for The New York Times, Dr. Richard Saint Cyr was one of the first Americans to author a blog from inside the Chinese capital examining issues of public health as a medical writer and […]

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“Tell-the-Truth” Monday: Is 2017 Seahawk Scrum Less than Agile?

“Tell-the-Truth” Monday: Is 2017 Seahawk Scrum Less than Agile?

In a preview of what some have suggested will be the NFC Conference Championship showdown in January, the opening game of the 2017 pro football season for the Seattle Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers was played out in something other than the frozen tundra and arctic temps of Wisconsin’s historically unwelcoming Lambeau Field.

On this particular day, the sun was out, the sky […]

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Seattle’s Lingua Franca: Alexa and Cortana

Seattle’s Lingua Franca: Alexa and Cortana

The vocal, verbal, virtual assistants of Amazon and Microsoft, better known as Alexa and Cortana, are now on speaking terms. The two companies have enunciated that their voice-activated AI assistants will soon be able to communicate with one another to access their respective features.

According to the Amazon announcement, interoperability will be available later this year. If you want to check your Outlook calendar […]

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Bumbershoot 2017 Lights Up Stagecraft, Art, Code, Comedy & Film plus Live Streaming to Flood-Ravaged Houston and Beyond!

Bumbershoot 2017 Lights Up Stagecraft, Art, Code, Comedy & Film plus Live Streaming to Flood-Ravaged Houston and Beyond!

This year’s Bumbershoot continues its legacy of celebrating innovation and the search for what’s next in the multi-disciplinary art forms of dance, film, literacy, theatre, visual arts, and of course, music.

The name Bumbershoot was chosen both as a knowing nod of respect to our city’s most famous weather pattern, and a symbol of the overarching […]

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Amazon Expands Retail Footprint With Bellevue, Fresh Grocer Footholds

Amazon Expands Retail Footprint With Bellevue, Fresh Grocer Footholds

A new Amazon brick-and-mortar bookstore opens today in Bellevue Square, making it a “tech twin” with the first, proto-store in Seattle’s University Village. “Bell Square” is also home to a Whole Foods store making Amazon the pending owners of two branded storefronts in the upscale shopping center which also boasts an Apple and Microsoft […]

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Saving Lives — There’s an App for That!

Saving Lives — There’s an App for That!

It is a well-known fact that there is more computing power in today’s iPhone than there was on the Apollo spacecraft mission that landed the first human on the moon.

To enumerate just how much power, the iPhone 6’s clock is 32,600 times faster than the best Apollo era computers and could perform instructions 120,000,000 times faster. […]

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Direct Marketing Specialist, Prime Video Int’l, Amazon.com

Direct Marketing Specialist, Prime Video Int’l, Amazon.com

Help shape the future of digital entertainment with Amazon! Our mission is to change the way customers around the world consume video entertainment, offering customers in every country in the world the broadest selection of premium video, available within a single experience and accessible across all devices. To help us fulfill this mission, […]

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Social Media Digital Strategist, University of Washington

Social Media Digital Strategist, University of Washington

The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for […]

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Product Manager – Mobile App, RealSelf

Product Manager – Mobile App, RealSelf

We are seeking a Product Manager for our mobile app products. Our mobile apps lead the charge on delighting RealSelf community members and growing the RealSelf business. Our teams strive to make a real impact by taking smart risks; they care about learning and value speedy failures as much as success. We are accountable […]

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