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Seattle’s CleanTech Alliance Innovation Showcase Is America’s Best Hope

Seattle’s CleanTech Alliance Innovation Showcase Is America’s Best Hope

The annual CleanTech Alliance Innovation Showcase to be held June 26th at the Bell Harbor Conference Center on the Seattle waterfront could well be America’s best hope for harnessing the power of innovative thinking in fostering smarter energy and environmental policy solutions which the current administration in Washington D.C. seems bent on dismantling.

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Prime, Choice or Select?  Amazon Raises the Steaks in Grocery with $13 Billion Whole Foods Tender

Prime, Choice or Select? Amazon Raises the Steaks in Grocery with $13 Billion Whole Foods Tender

Inside the Amazon-Whole Foods Acquisition

If Alexa can order it, AmazonFresh can deliver it, or you can pick it up at “Will-Call” or zip through the automated, express check-out aisle, sans-cashier, from your closest Whole Foods Market store, why would you want to do your grocery shopping anywhere else? That’s the billion dollar question Amazon is […]

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Seattle Tech Gifts for Father’s Day

Seattle Tech Gifts for Father’s Day

Bezos: “Alexa, buy me a Father’s Day gift from Whole Foods.”

Alexa: “Now buying Whole Foods for $13.7 billion.”

You: “Alexa, what should I get my ‘Dear Old Dad’ for Father’s Day?”

Alexa: “Father’s Day is a popular time for car shows. See if there’s one happening nearby. Your Dad can show you some of […]

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The Most Liked Seattle CEOs: Owler Gives a Hoot!

The Most Liked Seattle CEOs: Owler Gives a Hoot!

How would the leader of your company rate for congeniality, popularity or what might be otherwise labeled “CEO Likeability?”

An inaugural survey that crowd sourced more than a quarter of a million CEO ratings has tabulated the “fondness factor” across 50 cities and 25 industries.

Owler, a research company in the throes of building […]

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Life Hacking Trump!

Life Hacking Trump!

A Hackathon to Brainstorm How to Best Brief Top Government Decision Makers Awards $10,000 in Seattle

Media culpa! The headline of this article has been “trumped up” in order to win your attention. Okay, it was also done to make a point. America’s confidence in the information it receives from numerous sources is under assault. The drumbeat […]

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It’s Not a Pulitzer, But The Zillow Prize, WIN and Hackathon Cash Keep Coders Inspired

It’s Not a Pulitzer, But The Zillow Prize, WIN and Hackathon Cash Keep Coders Inspired

A talent for creating winning software solutions is turning Seattle programmers and computer analysts into cyber-warriors of a different stripe — contestants on a new stage for software development as sporting competition.

Last week’s Expedition Hackathon awarded $10,000 for a day’s work (plus an all-nighter), in a 24-hour sprint to create a better way of curating and […]

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Hacked Windows XP Flaw Exploited — Then Patched — in Largest RansomWare Infection in History

Hacked Windows XP Flaw Exploited — Then Patched — in Largest RansomWare Infection in History

Support for Microsoft Windows XP ended in 2014, 12 years after the software was introduced. The world’s biggest software maker usually drops support for older versions of Windows after a decade or more. Still, an estimated seven percent of the world’s PCs still run on the software. With more than 1 billion PCs believed […]

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Seattle Rebukes FCC: Enacts Broadband Privacy Rule of Its Own

Seattle Rebukes FCC: Enacts Broadband Privacy Rule of Its Own

“You can’t stop Seattle!” intones a now en vogue TV spot for Delta Airlines. The ad could just as easily pertain to the jurisprudence of Judge James Robart who was the first to block the Trump travel ban or to the vigilance of mayor Ed Murray and City Hall as it does […]

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Crunching the Numbers: From USAFacts to OED’s Business Decision Engine

Crunching the Numbers: From USAFacts to OED’s Business Decision Engine

In an era of government where words seem to have become estranged from their literal meaning, where “alternative facts” and “fake news” hang like funnel clouds swirling around the U.S. capitol, and where the House of Representatives can pass a bill affecting millions of Americans without first knowing how much it will cost or […]

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Seattle Ranked #1 Career City by Economist Research and Robert Half

Seattle Ranked #1 Career City by Economist Research and Robert Half

The Robert Half Career City Index, a ranking and comparison of 25 U.S. cities across several indicators selected to measure the different aspects that relate to career development, has joined with The Economist to score the #1 place to work in America. The overall top scorer on the career cross table is (drum roll, please) Seattle.

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