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Passion More Important Than Paycheck, Seattle Millennials Say

Bank of America Better Money Habits® Millennial Report Finds That Young Adults in Seattle Prioritize Jobs With Personal Purpose Over Salary, but Finances Are Still a Source of Stress

Nearly three quarters of Seattle millennials believe passion is more important than salary in their career, according to the new Better Money Habits® Millennial Report released […]

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Seattle in the Round: A 360° View of High-Growth Scenery and Greenery

The vibrant ecosystem that is downtown Seattle has been dramatically transformed over the past 24 months, both inside and outside of the workplace. Nowhere is the metamorphosis more visible than from the top of the Seattle Space Needle, viewed in time-lapse, 360° videography.

Or, for a more organic,view of the city’s morphing landscape on terra […]

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Gov. Jay Inslee Promises State Action to Protect Net Neutrality

Should the Federal Communications Commission complete its ill-guided mission to undo the country’s net-neutrality rules, Washington Governor Jay Inslee has announced that he and other state leaders will take steps to protect consumers regardless of the outcome.

At issue is the anticipated vote on the plan put forth by FCC Chairman and former Verizon […]

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People

RealSelf is Changing the Face of Plastic Surgery Online

More than 5 billion people lack access to basic surgical care to help repairable conditions like birth defects, burns, and other injuries. The need is especially profound in underdeveloped countries where medical teams who can perform these surgeries are scarce and outreach to remote communities is difficult.

To support vital, life-changing humanitarian trips that connect […]

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Blogging in China and Seattle, Dr. Richard Saint Cyr Contrasts East and West Healthcare in Words and Pictures

Having spent 10+ years as a board-certified, family medical doctor in Beijing, China, including multiple years as a health care correspondent for The New York Times, Dr. Richard Saint Cyr was one of the first Americans to author a blog from inside the Chinese capital examining issues of public health as a medical writer and […]

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Saving Lives — There’s an App for That!

It is a well-known fact that there is more computing power in today’s iPhone than there was on the Apollo spacecraft mission that landed the first human on the moon.

To enumerate just how much power, the iPhone 6’s clock is 32,600 times faster than the best Apollo era computers and could perform instructions 120,000,000 times faster. […]

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E-City

Apprenti Tech Apprenticeship Program Expands Nationally

Apprenti™, the nation’s first registered tech apprenticeship program which launched in Seattle Washington, will expand nationally into Oregon, Michigan, California and Ohio. The apprenticeship program – which hasa been guided by the Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA) in 2016 – recruits, trains and places diverse talent into tech roles.

According to a forecast […]

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Seattle’s Best Conferences: A Reflection of NW Ingenuity

A well-run conference is like a two-way mirror. On one side, the curated content must reflect the genuine interests and aspirations of those who participate, quenching their thirst for personal inspiration and professional growth.

On the other end, the conference lens must allow the content programmers to see how their audience is tuning in. Done […]

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Seattle’s Civic Playbook: 101 Plays for a FullConTech Game Plan

Join WTIA in Achieving Civic Goals

Washington’s high technology trade association, the WTIA, held its own version of an NFL pre-season “OTA” in May and like the Organized Team Activity in football, it was a “full contact,” or more accurately, a FullConTech team-oriented event.

A highlight of the 2017 FullConTech “training camp” was a Civic Playbook packed goal-line to end-zone with nearly 140 […]

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Pioneer Squared

Bill Gates Explains “How Computers Work,” and How to Write Code!

Apple, Xbox and other tech startups, have collaborated on explaining foundational concepts including circuits and logic, or hardware and software, in a fun and digestible way.

Code.org is delighted to share a series of six short videos that teach How Computers Work. This project […]

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Steam Drops Bitcoin For Being Too Volatile

The Internet’s biggest game distribution platform and marketplace, Seattle-based Steam, has dropped support for the blockchain-based cryptocurrency known as Bitcoin.

The parting of the ways sent a shock wave that registered on the Richer scales of  both technologists and economists as Bitcoin has been experiencing a serious surge in investor interest and value.

Steam […]

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Cascadia Venture Acceleration Network Combines 50 NW Founders

A memo of understanding has been signed by close to 50 Pacific Northwest organizations including educational institutions, life science research networks, laboratories and new venture groups affirming the creation of the Cascadia Venture Acceleration Network, which will operate as a consortium supporting entrepreneurs and researchers across British Columbia, Washington state and Oregon.

The new network […]

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Advisor-X

by Bob Ferguson, Attorney General, State of Washington

The most aggressive opening in chess is called the King’s Gambit. On the second move, White sacrifices a pawn that typically protects his king for a blitzkrieg assault on Black. It’s audacious. With no preparation, no careful groundwork, White signals his intent to wipe his opponent off the […]

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by Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft

About two years ago I set out to tell the story of Microsoft’s quest to rediscover its soul and imagine a better future for everyone. Today, the first copies of the book arrived — neatly boxed and orderly. I laughed to myself because the process to get to this […]

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by Lee Johnson, Director of Global Marketing, NetMotion Software for Advisor-X

Most IT departments today, may not realize it, but they are flooded with mobile data. A wealth of information is available in corporate laptops, tablets and smartphones that can help a company make smarter business decisions and ensure a positive mobile experience for their […]

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Previews & Reviews

Windows Mixed Realty — Get Your Headsets On

Since the introduction of Microsoft HoloLens, the world’s first fully self-contained holographic computer in January 2015,  Microsoft has continued to propel the Mixed Reality revolution.

Now, the complement of Windows MR partners have kicked off the 2017 holiday buying season by celebrating the availability of pre-orders for Windows Mixed Reality headsets at Microsoft stores and Microsoft.com.’

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Nordstrom Creates High Tech Circuitboard Pop-In Shop — You’re the Pulse!

A new “Pop-in” shop at eight Nordstrom department stores across the national electronic gridiron creates a “Tron-like” shopping environment where you are the human pulse of energy tracing the silicon paths of a circuit board between different product displays and placements, each containing some very nifty gizmos for your home tech portfolio.

As Nordstrom […]

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Microsoft Surface Laptop Warrants New Entrance Exam

Having more than made the grade in enterprise, cloud computing, office productivity, and gaming software, Microsoft has learned some important lessons about go-to-market hardware as well as code.

Meet the company’s newest graduate. The new Surface Laptop  computer warrants a closer examination by students who want more power than a tablet but at a price point […]

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Tech Humor

Google Pizza!

Google Pizza!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Looking Both Ways?

Looking Both Ways?

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Mobile Tech, Then & Now

Mobile Tech, Then & Now

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