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Seattle’s Bizible Acquired by Marketo, A Strategic Touch Point

Seattle’s Bizible Acquired by Marketo, A Strategic Touch Point

In the quest for more refined marketing attributions and accurate ROI’s, marketing automation leader Marketo has announced its biggest acquisition in history with the addition of  Bizible, a Puget Sound innovator in managing marketing performance. As MarTech reported, “With the acquisition, two complementary, cutting-edge analytics and technologies […]

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

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

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

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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Seattle is First With Net-Enabled Bikeshare. Go for a SPIN!

Seattle is First With Net-Enabled Bikeshare. Go for a SPIN!

Bikesharing has been around for a while, but it always seemed silly to the founders of Spin that you could only ride to and from a fixed location.

So the team came up with a better idea: What if  you could place bikes all around town, bikes that you could pick up and drop […]

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Microsoft Sports Performance Platform Puts Data into Play

Microsoft Sports Performance Platform Puts Data into Play

At this week’s Hashtag Sports conference in New York City’s Times Square, Microsoft announced the newest project to join the Microsoft Garage Portfolio.

Microsoft Sports Performance Platform is a newly integrated, customized, sports analytics solution that will help both athletes and sports teams make better, faster and more data-driven decisions.

Teams such […]

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Capitol Call Political Activism App Takes the Guesswork Out of Calling Congress

Capitol Call Political Activism App Takes the Guesswork Out of Calling Congress

New GPS-Powered Political Action App Provides Users with Federal, State, and Local Representative Contact Information Along with Call Scripts, Contact Lists, and Direct Action Guidance for Current Political Issues.

Capitol Call, a political activism mobile app created to take the guesswork out of direct political action for everyday citizens and provide a tool for […]

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What Would Tech Look Like Without Immigrants?

What Would Tech Look Like Without Immigrants?

Openness is at the core of the American DNA. Immigrants are our friends, coaches, teachers, family members — they are the founders and leaders of our country. To celebrate a tech leader, visit “Suggest a Founder” at celebrateimmigrants.us/ and watch the following video.

 

 

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The Next Steps for Startup Success: A Book Series from Fledge

The Next Steps for Startup Success: A Book Series from Fledge

When it comes to helping fledgling companies get off the ground, one Seattle social entrepreneur has made a best practice of of helping startups to earn their pilot’s license.  The reality is that nine out of every ten startups will fail to fly far from the nest. What if you could assimilate the steps for successful lift off and […]

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Keyboard Branding? Nordstrom Part of Co-Branded Emoji Keyboard App

Keyboard Branding? Nordstrom Part of Co-Branded Emoji Keyboard App

A co-branded emoji keyboard app featuring fashion and lifestyle emojis, stickers and GIFs resembling actual product sold at Nordstrom has been launched by Topshop, a global fashion and beauty destination renowned for delivering great British fashion with flair and innovation.

The keyboard launcheswith 95 emojis and nine GIFs including a Topshop jacket, floral purse, Topshop Beauty […]

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