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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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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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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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Toasting Stephanie Burkhart of MadWine.com

Toasting Stephanie Burkhart of MadWine.com

“Clink, clink.” As the holiday season twisted like a corkscrew into the opening of a bright and bubbly new year, Seattle24x7 raised a toast to Stephanie Burkhart, one of the most prolific email writers to appear in any Puget Sound wine, beer or spirit drinker’s Inbox.

At least once a week, Stephanie’s picks from around the grapevine, brewery and distillery world […]

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Getting in TUNE with Mobile App Marketing

Getting in TUNE with Mobile App Marketing

When, in 2009, an online marketing industry forerunner by the name of HasOffers created what was the first mobile tracking software to attribute customer clicks and downloads to sales commissions and cash, the flame that would ignite an explosion in mobile app marketing was just a flicker.

The Google Play store was still […]

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iProv and Improv: Two Performers Hit Their Marks for Unexpected Productions 

iProv and Improv: Two Performers Hit Their Marks for Unexpected Productions 

Beside the Pike Place Market “Gum Wall,” below the glowing marquee highlighting Seattle’s most established improvisational  theater, “Post Alley” has become a kind of double entendre.’

A few, short steps from this stretch of the alley’s cobblestones, you can step inside, not the Pink Door, but the stage door to the Market Theater, a place where Seattle’s most gifted ad libbers, (including software […]

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Two Explorers, 50 Peaks, 50 Days, Two Microsoft Bands

Two Explorers, 50 Peaks, 50 Days, Two Microsoft Bands

Eddie Bauer guide and Mt. Everest American women’s record holder Melissa Arnot, and guide in training Maddie Miller, are at the summit of their mission to climb the highest peak in every state in the U.S.A. in 50 days.

With the help of Microsoft, the two explorers have tracked their progress using the Microsoft Band every step of the […]

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OpenFL Founder Joshua Granick Joins FlowPlay in Platform Development Role

OpenFL Founder Joshua Granick Joins FlowPlay in Platform Development Role

FlowPlay, the Seattle-based company behind the immersive gaming platform for casual and sports wagering games, virtual worlds and social casinos, has announced the appointment of OpenFL founder and managing director Joshua Granick as scientist-in-residence.

In this platform development and evangelist role, Granick will work to support the growth and evolution of FlowPlay’s platform, […]

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Alexa’s “Better Half” — Amazon’s Mike George Echoes Innovation

Alexa’s “Better Half” — Amazon’s Mike George Echoes Innovation

At the 2016 TechCrunch Disrupt Conference, seven out of nine top awards revolved around a single platform. A tip, (or “Tap”), of the hat is in order for Mike George, the Amazon Veep who oversees the prized tech disruptor —the  Amazon Echo product line and its all-too-human, vocal persona named “Alexa.” 

With his arching, glabrous brow, we estimate the […]

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How Computers Sense and Reflect: MS Research Fellow, Eric Horvitz, Receives AI Award

How Computers Sense and Reflect: MS Research Fellow, Eric Horvitz, Receives AI Award

Eric Horvitz,  a distinguished technical fellow at Microsoft Research and a past president of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), has been named the recipient of the ACM – AAAI Allen Newell Award for contributions to artificial intelligence and human-computer interaction. The award recognizes advancements that span the computing and decision sciences through […]

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