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“App-Based Drivers” Get Green Light to Unionize in Landmark Seattle Ruling

“App-Based Drivers” Get Green Light to Unionize in Landmark Seattle Ruling

A different kind of “travel ban” has been lifted by a Seattle judge. The state court has cleared a snarl of recent lawsuits and paved the way for Seattle to implement a landmark law allowing freelance drivers for ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft to unionize. 

The original law was passed unanimously by the […]

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Washington Health Alliance “Community Checkup” Website a Vital Sign of the Times

Washington Health Alliance “Community Checkup” Website a Vital Sign of the Times

As the U.S. Congress takes up the ominous task of finding alternatives to the political football known as the Affordable Care Act, aka “Obamacare,” the question arises:

What is the actual quality of health care in Washington state under the current system, including the expanded Medicaid program and subsidized insurance coverage for so many who […]

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City of Seattle International Women’s Day Proclamation

City of Seattle International Women’s Day Proclamation

The City of Seattle joined women everywhere in standing up for gender equality on International Women’s Day. The City stands with women everywhere who persevere, improve our world and fight for a better tomorrow. Read Mayor Murray and the City Council’s proclamation for International Women’s Day. 

 City of Seattle PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS,

International Women’s […]

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Tony Branham’s Bathroom Fans are SMART, So Are His Mirrors…Your Smarter Home Starts Here!

Tony Branham’s Bathroom Fans are SMART, So Are His Mirrors…Your Smarter Home Starts Here!

“Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest smart home products innovator in the Pacific Northwest?” Let’s expand that kingdom to everything this side of the Pacific Rim where brands like Panasonic and Jacuzzi rule, and across the Atlantic to the Black Forest where Grohe and Kohler are the kingmakers.

For the answer to that fabled question, just ask the Bluetooth-enabled, […]

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Real-Time Software for the On-Demand World: BoldIQ Builds It One Solution at a Time

Real-Time Software for the On-Demand World: BoldIQ Builds It One Solution at a Time

Optimizing On-Demand Air Travel, Ground Transportation, Health Care Operations, and HR Staffing  — from the Inside-Out.

Frequent flyer Ed Iacobucci was growing weary of the downtime he routinely suffered in business air travel. Instead of gaining valuable face-time with colleagues and customers, the inefficiency of airport layovers and a myriad of other logistical challenges meant costly delays.  

Was a 24-hour investment really necessary for a […]

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Paul Allen Endows University of Washington with $40 Million for Computer Science

Paul Allen Endows University of Washington with $40 Million for Computer Science

Microsoft will add another $10 million in honor of Mr. Allen’s donation, raising the gift to $50 million overall.

 

In what some are already calling a historic act of philanthropy that will put the UW and Seattle region at the forefront of the technology revolution for decades to come, Paul G. Allen will donate $40 […]

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And This Year’s Academy Awards Go To…Amazon!

And This Year’s Academy Awards Go To…Amazon!

Putting this year’s “Best Picture” envelope fiasco aside, before the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences could bungle the announcement for the evening’s “Best in Show” feature, three Academy Awards (Best Actor and Best Original Screenplay for Manchester by the Sea plus Best Foreign Language film for The Salesman) went to a Seattle-based company […]

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Mayor’s State of the City Address Denotes Change of Pace and Place

Mayor’s State of the City Address Denotes Change of Pace and Place

Seattle mayor Ed Murray gave his 4th State of the City Address Tuesday, outlining several new proposals and positioning Seattle in sharp contrast with proposed federal policies on immigration enforcement and deportation.

The venue for the the speech was not at Seattle City Hall, instead it was given at the Idris Mosque in Seattle’s Northgate neighborhood, […]

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Tip Off Time! Let the Seattle Sonics Enter the NBA’s New 2K ELeague!

Tip Off Time! Let the Seattle Sonics Enter the NBA’s New 2K ELeague!

In one of the biggest tie-ups between video gaming and a major sports league, the National Basketball Association has just announced it is teaming with video game publisher Take-Two Interactive to create an e-sports league in the US.

The basketball e-league – known as the NBA 2K ELeague – will start playing […]

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Bad Will Hunting: DomainTools Scours for Cyber Security Threats

Bad Will Hunting: DomainTools Scours for Cyber Security Threats

For years, Seattle’s DomainTools was recognized as the go-to resource for domain profile information and Whois data. Then, in 2014, the company made a decisive pivot into cyber security. Logic would dictate that every security investigation starts by pursuing who is behind the attack. Tracing IP routes and then understanding what other Internet resources are owned or controlled by the attackers […]

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