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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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Crushing it at PAX: Richard Sherman and Bobby Wagner Ride Crush Tank for 12’s!

Seattle Seahawks stars Richard Sherman and Bobby Wagner have a history of going head-to-head in a bit of friendly video game competition, but the two Pro Bowlers and defensive teammates found themselves on the same side during a recent promotional appearance for the mobile game World of Tanks Blitz this weekend.

The Seattle cornerback […]

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The Heart of Bumbershoot 2016 Beats Beyond the Music

The Heart of Bumbershoot 2016 Beats Beyond the Music

Recognized as one of the “top 5 reasons to visit Seattle,” Bumbershoot’s 46th annual festival at the Seattle Center takes place this Labor Day weekend, Friday Sept. 2 through Sunday Sept. 4, with a stellar musical lineup that includes headliners like Seattle natives and hip hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, alternative rock band Death Cab for Cutie, and critically acclaimed Norwegian […]

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“SEO SOS” Moz, Part Deux

“SEO SOS” Moz, Part Deux

When Seattle24x7 entitled a recent ShopTalk interview with Moz CEO Sarah Bird and founder Rand FishkinSEO SOS,” the headline was not intended to prognosticate the 28% reduction in Moz’s workforce that the SEO company announced last week.

In a blog post, CEO Bird cited the increase in product breadth and diversification […]

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City of Seattle Awards $320,000 for Digital Equity

City of Seattle Awards $320,000 for Digital Equity

In 2016, the city of Seattle’s  IT Community Technology program released a Digital Equity Action Plan, which was developed in partnership with more than 100 community leaders, non-profit organizations, companies, and members of the public.

Announced this week, ten Seattle organizations will receive a total of $320,000 in Technology Matching Funds as part of that Digital Equity Initiative.

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Welcoming DOTA 2: The International 2016 Main Event

Welcoming DOTA 2: The International 2016 Main Event

The doors to Key Arena were flung open at 9:00 a.m. Monday morning to welcome a crush of cyber gaming fans to the crowning tournament of the competitive DOTA 2 season — the International 2016 Main Event.  

The crown of DOTA 2 Champion will come with a whopping $8.8 million dollar prize for first […]

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The Impure End to the Pure Play of Drugstore.com and Beauty.com

The Impure End to the Pure Play of Drugstore.com and Beauty.com

When Walgreens, the nation’s largest drug store chain, announced its $429 million cash buyout of Drugstore.com in 2011, many analysts speculated it was mostly for the value of the domain name.

At the time, Drugstore.com had revenue estimates of a “mere” $529.6 million for 2011 compared to more than $65 billion a year for Walgreens brick and mortar (and […]

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Seattle Is Starbase to Star Trek Past and Future

Seattle Is Starbase to Star Trek Past and Future

When the newest, interstellar voyage from Star Trek’s Starfleet blasts through the galaxy this Friday with the premiere of Star Trek Beyond (playing in IMAX 3D at the Pacific Science Center and around the Sound), on board the starship will be an emissary from King County, Washington, stardate: July 22, 2016.

The space […]

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‘Pokémon Go’ Pushes Redmond-Based Nintendo Stock to Augmented Reality Breakthrough

‘Pokémon Go’ Pushes Redmond-Based Nintendo Stock to Augmented Reality Breakthrough

The game is immersive, based on augmented reality. But the stock surge of Kyoto, Japan-based Nintendo is all too real. Nintendo North America, which is headquartered in Redmond, saw its stock soar nearly 25 percent Monday after the release of  “Pokémon Go,” which directs its users to explore their physical surroundings to find, catch and train Pokémon characters.

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