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Join the “Party for the Park,” June 2, with QuoteWizard in Pioneer Square

Join the “Party for the Park,” June 2, with QuoteWizard 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, will host a “Party for the Park” this Thursday in Pioneer Square — and you’re invited. From 3-7 p.m. in Occidental Square, adjacent to the […]

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Microsoft is First Ever Tech Company to Address UN Security Council On Fighting Terrorism

Microsoft is First Ever Tech Company to Address UN Security Council On Fighting Terrorism

A Microsoft executive has addressed the U.N.’s most powerful body on a framework for countering terrorist propaganda and online recruiting.  The remarks of Steven A. Crown, a Microsoft vice president and deputy general counsel, marked the first time a representative of a technology company spoke before the United Nations Security Council. “There is no silver bullet that will stop […]

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Seattle Opens Alaska Cruising Season In Era of Digital Ports of Call

Seattle Opens Alaska Cruising Season In Era of Digital Ports of Call

As the Alaska-bound cruising season opens this week at Seattle’s Pier 91, there are those avid Net surfers who wonder how to connect with the “Cloud” from onboard ship. While many passengers may appreciate a respite from their daily digital habits, and being untethered for a week or more can be its own vacation, other travelers may want, […]

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Running Late During Seattle Viaduct Closure? Glympse Shares Your Location With Anyone You Choose

Running Late During Seattle Viaduct Closure? Glympse Shares Your Location With Anyone You Choose

Seattle’s double-decked Alaskan Way Viaduct that has elevated traffic along the Elliott Bay waterfront since 1953, connecting our Boomtown sporting arenas with Belltown, will officially be closed for the next two weeks, causing traffic tie-ups across the metro region as drivers look for alternate routes. Thankfully, there is a hands-free solution for keeping friends, family and business colleagues alerted if you find […]

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Rand Fishkin’s “10X Content” is the Universal RX for Better Search Ranking

Rand Fishkin’s “10X Content” is the Universal RX for Better Search Ranking

The mustachioed impresario of Seattle-based Moz, our own native son of SEO software (+ strategies + link building), Rand Fishkin, aka “The Wizard of Moz,” has minted a new term that has been reverberating across the Web — from Seattle with love! The term is “10X Content.”  Rand first coined it in a “Whiteboard Friday,” the […]

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Tales from the Con: Emerald City Comic Con 2016 Soars

Tales from the Con: Emerald City Comic Con 2016 Soars

To say that Emerald City Comic Con has become imbued with the might, marvel and majesty of an international showcase would be a slight —a muggle morsel of an understatement, a bit of mortal minutiae. Where else can you find Sean Astin (Samwise Gamgee of the LOTR trilogy) or Nathan Fillion (Green Lantern, Firefly), next to the Weasley Twins, James and Oliver Phelps, […]

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Baseball Wearables: Can Seattle Mariners Stretch Internet Lead into Runs & Wins?

Baseball Wearables: Can Seattle Mariners Stretch Internet Lead into Runs & Wins?

Can Seattle’s industrious lead on the basepaths of Internet technology spell an offline advantage for the stalwart Mariners as they take home field for the first time in the 2016 major league season? We’re not talking the FitBit, Nike Fuelband or Jawbone. Neither will the Apple Watch or Android Gear make an appearance at home plate anytime this year. They are currently MLB-prohibited. […]

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Spring Cleaning Accelerated! Cascadia CleanTech Invites Startups

Spring Cleaning Accelerated! Cascadia CleanTech Invites Startups

The CleanTech Alliance has launched a new business accelerator that will assist cleantech startups throughout the Pacific Northwest by leveraging the region’s unique clean technology business and research assets. The Cascadia CleanTech Accelerator, co-sponsored with Oregon Best, will tap an extensive regional network of cleantech expertise, organizations and research labs to deliver mentorship, access, curriculum and other forms of […]

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Bezos Becomes the New “Cable Guy” With Amazon Cable Store for Comcast & Other Packages

Bezos Becomes the New “Cable Guy” With Amazon Cable Store for Comcast & Other Packages

Now that an FCC ruling has paved the way for third parties to become provisioners of cable television programming packages, the largest cable provider in the land has decided to team up with the largest e-commerce provider in cyberspace. Amazon’s new Cable Store comes Comcast cable-ready — with TV only, TV plus Internet, or “Triple-play” TV, Internet and telephone services. However, a modem is […]

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Amazon’s New Echo Tap and Echo Dot Offer More Room to Roam

Amazon’s New Echo Tap and Echo Dot Offer More Room to Roam

The world’s most domesticated voice-recognition and intelligent speaker system has been unleashed! Amazon has resoundingly increased the reach and where-with-all of its Echo voice-activated technology by introducing two new models to the product line. The new hardware isn’t about more RAM but more rooms, and more room to roam.  Amazon Echo Tap is a battery powered, totable, “take-it-with-you” device that takes […]

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