Nine By Blue, founded by ex-Googler Vanessa Fox, the architect of Google Webmaster Central, has been acquired by RKG. The newly combined company brings together the best minds, methodologies, and technology for deeper understanding of customer intent across global digital platforms, and creates one of the most intelligent offers in search, social and digital marketing available today. [...]
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.
“One for All, and All for One.” That is the rallying cry and the market positioning behind the new Microsoft Xbox One, a motto so all-encompassing it convinced Redmond to retrograde the branding concept back to a “first-edition” name. In fact, the new Xbox is far advanced from version 1.0 bringing such next-gen features as [...]
Attending a live concert is an amazing experience. Seattle-based Lively (www.getlive.ly) is making it one you’ll never forget. Launched this week, Lively is where bands and fans come together to make the concert experience unforgettable. Through Lively’s technology, live music performances are automatically captured at venues of all sizes and are made immediately available to concert-goers [...]
The Northwest is famous for microclimate conditions. Storm fronts materialize out of nowhere, like the wind gusts that buffeted the region on Sunday afternoon, taking out power in at least five counties. From Bellevue to Bainbridge Island, this reporter’s public utility, Puget Sound Energy, attributed the outages to many things via recorded message “updates,” from “a [...]
The United States Senate approved legislation Monday that would give states the right to require most Internet retailers to charge sales taxes, a vote that has the blessing from Amazon.com. The Seattle company’s endorsement — coming from a chief beneficiary of the tax advantage the bill is designed to eliminate — is widely viewed as an acknowledgment [...]
“Minding Your Business” Seattle Radio Show Makes Weekends “Prime Time” for Startups, with Advisors like TSheets Time Tracking Founder
Like clockwork, every Saturday afternoon from 1-2p.m. on “MoneyTalk Radio,” 1300 KKOL AM, marketing strategist Robbin Block gives up a bit of her weekend to make time for some remarkable business success stories, including the Northwest region’s most promising startups. Her live, call-in show invites business experts, founders and loyal listeners to tune-in to the broadcast airwaves [...]
Seattle’s Optify, a leading provider of digital marketing software for agency marketers, has announced the appointment of Chris Hundley as Chief Technology Officer. Hundley will lead the company’s product, development, operations and account services teams and drive Optify’s overall technology strategy as the company continues to innovate in solutions for digital marketing. Hundley brings more than 15 years [...]
Seattle “Sonic Bust” Perpetuates NBA Racketeering and Collusion. Citizenry Should Show Some Class (-Action)!
Before NBA commissioner David Stern steps down from his pulpit and slinks away into retirement next February 14, the citizens of Seattle should mount a class action lawsuit for racketeering against his NBA office in collusion with Howard Schultz and Clay Bennett, in particular because the city of Seattle, the team’s dedicated financiers Steve Ballmer, [...]
Seattle “Sonic Bust” Perpetuates Racketeering and Collusion. Citizenry Should Show Some Class (-Action) and Sue!
Before NBA commissioner David Stern steps down from his pulpit and slinks away into retirement next February 14, the citizens of Seattle should mount a class action lawsuit for racketeering against his NBA office in collusion with Howard Schultz and Clay Bennett, in particular because the city of Seattle, the team’s willing financiers Steve Ballmer, [...]
The “World’s First Living Building” and the “Greenest Building in the World” are just two ways to inscribe the birth announcement of Seattle’s Bullitt Center. The six-story, 50,000 square-foot building located at the intersection of Capitol Hill and the Central District in Seattle, seeks to meet the ambitious goals of the Living Building Challenge, the world’s most [...]