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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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Tech-spresso News Shots from Around the Sound

Tech-spresso News Shots from Around the Sound

Vern Fonk Goes Wonk — Deploys Conversica AI

Artificial? Vern Fonk Insurance is legendary for its parodies of pop culture in kitschy television advertising.

Intelligent!  The company has turned to Conversica whose Seattle office is rapidly expanding (CenturyLink is a marquee client) and whose new Chief Scientist, Sid Reddy, has come onboard from Microsoft.

Conversica is the leader […]

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A Fierce Conversation with Susan Scott about Keeping It Real, Making it Work, Anonymous Trolls, Preposterous Trump and Ferocious Success

A Fierce Conversation with Susan Scott about Keeping It Real, Making it Work, Anonymous Trolls, Preposterous Trump and Ferocious Success

When Fierce Conversations was published in 2002, (a new edition was just released in May, 2017), it rocketed up the best-seller list and made Susan Scott one of the most sought-after self-improvement and HR counselors and keynoters in America. The rocket sled was propelled by the notion that authentic, unadulterated, face-to-face communication had the power to transform our lives and our work, and […]

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“The International” DOTA 2 Championships Steam Into Seattle, Stream Live to You

“The International” DOTA 2 Championships Steam Into Seattle, Stream Live to You

Returning to Seattle for the fourth consecutive year, the eyes of the international gaming world are once again riveted on Key Arena as the main event of  “TI,”“The International” DOTA 2 Championships for 2017 enters the final phases of the penultimate championship.

With a prize pool of more than $23 million dollars, including a […]

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Making Impact for NW Business, Joe Sky-Tucker Fosters Success from Square One

Making Impact for NW Business, Joe Sky-Tucker Fosters Success from Square One

What’s in a name? If the name is Business Impact NW, formerly known as Community Capital Development, it’s a name that can represent a hard-to-find loan to start a business, to create a viable business plan for a good idea, or to tap into the technical assistance needed to launch a new business in an underserved community in the Pacific Northwest.

For […]

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I-P-Oh! Redfin’s Big Day Nets 44% Gain

I-P-Oh! Redfin’s Big Day Nets 44% Gain

Seattle’s online real estate brokerage Redfin became the latest real estate company to go public, when the company’s shares began trading on the Nasdaq on Friday morning.

Interestingly, the company priced its initial public offering at $15 per share, which is actually beyond the range the company set in its prospectus. However, traders ate up the stock.

In early trading […]

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Where do Seattle’s Mayoral Candidates Stand on Tech?

Where do Seattle’s Mayoral Candidates Stand on Tech?

For the first time in its 33 year history, the Washington Technology Industry Association has evaluated and ranked the candidates who are vying to become the next mayor of the city of Seattle.

Summaries of each candidate — based on in-person interviews and the written responses to questions posed by the trade group — have […]

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Seattle’s Civic Playbook: 101 Plays for a FullConTech Game Plan

Seattle’s Civic Playbook: 101 Plays for a FullConTech Game Plan

Join WTIA in Achieving Civic Goals

Washington’s high technology trade association, the WTIA, held its own version of an NFL pre-season “OTA” in May and like the Organized Team Activity in football, it was a “full contact,” or more accurately, a FullConTech team-oriented event.

A highlight of the 2017 FullConTech “training camp” was a Civic Playbook packed goal-line to end-zone with nearly 140 […]

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Net Neutrality Day Rallies the Web’s Biggest Players

Net Neutrality Day Rallies the Web’s Biggest Players

July 12th, 2017 may live in history as the day when the world’s biggest Internet companies and activist groups came together to protest the FCC’s proposed rollback of Net Neutrality protections. Amazon, Expedia, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Spotify, eBay, even Uber and Lyft have weighed in, as have groups like Mozilla and the ACLU among many […]

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Net Neutrality Under Fire — Here’s How to Act Now!

Net Neutrality Under Fire — Here’s How to Act Now!

Last week, Senator Maria Cantwell held a Seattle Town Hall meeting with FCC Commissioner  Mignon Clyburn, the only Democrat currently serving on the commission, to sound the alarm that Net Neutrality may be the next domino to fall in the Donald Trump era of stripping away almost any type of regulation protecting the […]

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