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Seattle is First With Net-Enabled Bikeshare. Go for a SPIN!

Seattle is First With Net-Enabled Bikeshare. Go for a SPIN!

Bikesharing has been around for a while, but it always seemed silly to the founders of Spin that you could only ride to and from a fixed location.

So the team came up with a better idea: What if  you could place bikes all around town, bikes that you could pick up and drop […]

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Microsoft Sports Performance Platform Puts Data into Play

Microsoft Sports Performance Platform Puts Data into Play

At this week’s Hashtag Sports conference in New York City’s Times Square, Microsoft announced the newest project to join the Microsoft Garage Portfolio.

Microsoft Sports Performance Platform is a newly integrated, customized, sports analytics solution that will help both athletes and sports teams make better, faster and more data-driven decisions.

Teams such […]

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Capitol Call Political Activism App Takes the Guesswork Out of Calling Congress

Capitol Call Political Activism App Takes the Guesswork Out of Calling Congress

New GPS-Powered Political Action App Provides Users with Federal, State, and Local Representative Contact Information Along with Call Scripts, Contact Lists, and Direct Action Guidance for Current Political Issues.

Capitol Call, a political activism mobile app created to take the guesswork out of direct political action for everyday citizens and provide a tool for […]

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What Would Tech Look Like Without Immigrants?

What Would Tech Look Like Without Immigrants?

Openness is at the core of the American DNA. Immigrants are our friends, coaches, teachers, family members — they are the founders and leaders of our country. To celebrate a tech leader, visit “Suggest a Founder” at celebrateimmigrants.us/ and watch the following video.

 

 

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The Next Steps for Startup Success: A Book Series from Fledge

The Next Steps for Startup Success: A Book Series from Fledge

When it comes to helping fledgling companies get off the ground, one Seattle social entrepreneur has made a best practice of of helping startups to earn their pilot’s license.  The reality is that nine out of every ten startups will fail to fly far from the nest. What if you could assimilate the steps for successful lift off and […]

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Keyboard Branding? Nordstrom Part of Co-Branded Emoji Keyboard App

Keyboard Branding? Nordstrom Part of Co-Branded Emoji Keyboard App

A co-branded emoji keyboard app featuring fashion and lifestyle emojis, stickers and GIFs resembling actual product sold at Nordstrom has been launched by Topshop, a global fashion and beauty destination renowned for delivering great British fashion with flair and innovation.

The keyboard launcheswith 95 emojis and nine GIFs including a Topshop jacket, floral purse, Topshop Beauty […]

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Playing it Smart in Real Estate Continuing Education — Gamified “Generation” Simulates the Winning Moves for Realtor Success

Playing it Smart in Real Estate Continuing Education — Gamified “Generation” Simulates the Winning Moves for Realtor Success

In the tomorrowland of interactive, digital learning, text-based continuing education requirements are so … yesterday.

Take the renewal process for a real estate license in the state of Washington. Every two years, the state makes it mandatory for agent-realtors to complete 30 hours of continuing education or “CE” credits to update their certification — that’s 30 hours on top of […]

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Amazon Prime Day was the Largest Online Shopping Day in History

Amazon Prime Day was the Largest Online Shopping Day in History

Cyber Monday, the Monday following Thanksgiving, has repeatedly been crowned the biggest online shopping day of the year in America. So what chance does a Tuesday in the middle of July have — without the generosity of holiday gift-giving incentives — to become the top “Prime Time” shopping day on the annual E-commerce calendar?

Based on […]

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QuoteWizard Supports Seattle Parks Foundation in Pioneer Square

QuoteWizard Supports Seattle Parks Foundation in Pioneer Square

To celebrate ten years of a pioneering effort to save consumers money on the best values in home, health, auto, renter’s and life insurance products, QuoteWizard, Seattle’s leader in online insurance comparison shopping, hosted a “Party for the Park” in Pioneer Square — and the town was invited. QuoteWizard donated all proceeds from the event to enhance Occidental […]

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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 […]

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