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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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OTA: Repeal of FCC Privacy Rules A Sad Day for Consumers

OTA: Repeal of FCC Privacy Rules A Sad Day for Consumers

The Online Trust Alliance, a Seattle-based, non-profit think-tank with the global mission to enhance online trust and user empowerment while promoting innovation and the vitality of the Internet, shared its assessment of this week’s congressional repeal of FCC Privacy Rules with Seattle24x7. 

Craig Spiezle, OTA executive director and president, described the situation as […]

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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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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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