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SeaBytes from Around the Sound

SeaBytes from Around the Sound

Amazon Launches the Go Store. No Lines. No Checkout. Just Grab and Go!

Amazon has expanded the definition of “convenience store” with a new shopping experience in Seattle at 2131 7th Ave, on the corner of 7th Avenue and Blanchard Street. The new store, called Amazon Go, features no checkout lines, and, don’t wait […]

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday Inside the Seattle Bubble!

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Inside the Seattle Bubble!

Like two big, effervescent bubbles rising from the holiday season’s retail fizziness, Black Friday and Cyber Monday have ascended to giddy, champagne heights in the tipsiness that is American consumerism.

Since Amazon.com has virtually replaced the North Pole as the locus of gift-buying consumption, perhaps the two, new, glass, bubble-domes at 6th and Virginia (Yes, Virginia, there […]

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Crackling with New Snap, EMP Becomes MoPop!

Crackling with New Snap, EMP Becomes MoPop!

Attend the FREE Pop Culture Party Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19; MoPOP Seattle Center

 

The sprawling, shape-shifting, Frank O. Gehry-designed building huddled below the Seattle Space Needle has always defied being type-cast. Its fusion of textures and colors, from its undulating, gold contours to its flowing […]

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Seattle’s REUNITE U.S. Asks Elected Officials to Cross the Aisle and Share a Cup of Coffee

Seattle’s REUNITE U.S. Asks Elected Officials to Cross the Aisle and Share a Cup of Coffee

Who among our elected officials will reach across the aisle and show they are working together?

That’s the essential question being asked by Seattle-based Reunite U.S., a grassroots movement that is tired of the negativity of the election season just concluded and is asking elected officials to show they can work across the aisle.

“We are asking […]

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Seattle Business Leads on Innovation in Climate Change: Being Bright Green in an Emerald City

Seattle Business Leads on Innovation in Climate Change: Being Bright Green in an Emerald City

As the world braces for climate change,  the Paris Climate Agreement becomes a reality, and the critical role of business moves to the forefront, the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce has brought local solutions to light– Bright Green in an Emerald City – in a report detailing examples of Seattle business leadership and tangible progress by its membership.

“We still have a […]

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Bill Gates Says “No Trump!” But In This Case He Means Bridge!

Bill Gates Says “No Trump!” But In This Case He Means Bridge!

The World Bridge Federation is coming to Seattle to spotlight some of the world’s greatest champions and personalities of the classic card game. Bill Gates will play on a USA team led by Bob Hamman, ranked as the world’s all-time top player. Other teams competing via online remote are Europe-Lavazza and CCBA from China.

The Yeh Online Bridge […]

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SIC = NXNW: The Seattle Interactive Conference Hits Its Stride in 2016, Oct. 18-19

SIC = NXNW: The Seattle Interactive Conference Hits Its Stride in 2016, Oct. 18-19

What began as the brainchild of Brian Rauschenbach and a dedicated team of organizers and advisors (see below), to bring together the worlds of technology, design, music, cinema, and maker-crafts in a kind of alchemy fired by the entrepreneurial spirit of the Pacific Northwest, has become a model of engagement for Seattle’s omni-channeled citizenry each Fall — the Seattle Interactive Conference.

With […]

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Fresh Tech-spresso Shots From Around the Sound

Fresh Tech-spresso Shots From Around the Sound

A Prime Time RIDE for Amazon Employees — and their Dogs

For a company that is driven to getting things to their destination on time — be it a one hour package delivery in Brooklyn to a lunch-hour restaurant relay in Houston, to free, 2-day shipping for the over 54 million U.S. Amazon Prime members (via UPS, Fedex and […]

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Pulling Fresh Shots from Around the Sound

Pulling Fresh Shots from Around the Sound

Microsoft’s Moon Shot Aims to “Solve” the Cure for Cancer 

Could the next breakthrough in finding a cure for cancer come not from cell tagging but from data tagging, mining the information technology process before the medical protocol?

A team of researchers at Microsoft is using machine learning and natural language processing to help the world’s leading oncologists […]

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Concur Buys Hipmunk, Bringing Even More Travel Expedia-ncy to the Pacific Northwest

Concur Buys Hipmunk, Bringing Even More Travel Expedia-ncy to the Pacific Northwest

Puget Sound-based Concur, the world’s leading provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions and the owner of TripIt, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Hipmunk, a leader in travel search innovation. The Hipmunk team and their innovations will further Concur’s strategy to deliver consumer-grade products to corporate customers.

Concur has displayed a long-held […]

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