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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.

This […]

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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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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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Inaugural VR Meetup and OpenXR Launch in Seattle

Inaugural VR Meetup and OpenXR Launch in Seattle

Standardization is vital for the future of the VR and AR markets, especially as the number of companies involved in developing VR and AR hardware is on the rise. A large number of non-standardized platforms can alienate application developers who may not be willing to code programs for certain ecosystems, and in turn, this […]

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The Power of Play and WIN Winners!

The Power of Play and WIN Winners!

The Washington Interactive Network (WIN), presenters of this week’s Power of Play conference on 4.26 at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, has announced the recipients of their inaugural leadership awards.

The awards are made to acknowledge those individuals that have made significant contribution to the Washington State interactive media industry.

Jesse […]

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Breaking the Sound Barrier on an NBA/NHL Arena

Breaking the Sound Barrier on an NBA/NHL Arena

Back in 1994, my eldest daughter and I began making a frequent trek from our domicile on Bainbridge Island down the backroads of highway 305 and State Route 16 to a wooden dome roundly planted in Tacoma under the backdrop of Mount Rainier. It was there we could follow our beloved NBA franchise play out a […]

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Big Bertha Breaks Through; Makes a Date With Seattle’s Great Ferris Wheel

Big Bertha Breaks Through; Makes a Date With Seattle’s Great Ferris Wheel

In a civil engineering feat that’s been anything but “boring,” Seattle’s gigantic tunnel drilling machine, “Big Bertha,” reached the end of its 1.75-mile journey Tuesday, nearly four years after it embarked on its epic waterfront dig.

Bertha’s 9,270 foot crawl that began in July 2013 marks the second  circumnavigational technology on the Seattle waterfront, submerged […]

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