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Seattle’s Best Conferences: A Reflection of NW Ingenuity

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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Give Yourself a Higher Pay Grade

Give Yourself a Higher Pay Grade

Paperless Billing, Cardless Cash Create Easier Ways to Pay

 

With all of the payment options competing for a share of your electronic wallet these days, it’s easy to feel your pay grade, or “how to pay” grade, slipping under a steep learning curve. Android Pay. Apple Pay. Samsung Pay. Amazon Pay. PayPal. Venmo. Mint.

Two Seattle-based offerings are seeking […]

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Seattle’s Winterfell: Bountiful New Products from Amazon, Microsoft, Google & Apple

Seattle’s Winterfell: Bountiful New Products from Amazon, Microsoft, Google & Apple

While “Winter is Coming!” may be the starkest warning in Game of Thrones, the heralding of the winter holiday season in Seattle is a quest for glory, and market leadership, in new tech products. This year’s fall harvest is no exception.

The Houses of Amazon, Microsoft, Apple & Google have announced a royal courting of smartly […]

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Chairing the “Sea Changes” in Seattle

Chairing the “Sea Changes” in Seattle

Incoming Chamber Chair and WTIA Vice Chair, Heather Redman, On Taking the Lead

If it’s a Monday, you’re likely to find Heather Redman in her office at Seattle venture capital firm, Flying Fish Partners, working to help launch local portfolio companies like Ad Lightning, Otto, Element Data or Tomorrow “The Trust Fund for Everyone.” On a Wednesday, she might be discussing an apprentice […]

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Chasing Amazon HQ2 on Twitter

Chasing Amazon HQ2 on Twitter

The competition to host the second headquarters of Amazon.com, dubbed HQ2, is already being called the “Corporate Olympics” as qualified cities across North America flex their economic development muscles to respond to the penultimate RFP decathlon.   To show their mettle, the Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) must have a population of over one million, possess a well-educated workforce with […]

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

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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“Tell-the-Truth” Monday: Is 2017 Seahawk Scrum Less than Agile?

“Tell-the-Truth” Monday: Is 2017 Seahawk Scrum Less than Agile?

In a preview of what some have suggested will be the NFC Conference Championship showdown in January, the opening game of the 2017 pro football season for the Seattle Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers was played out in something other than the frozen tundra and arctic temps of Wisconsin’s historically unwelcoming Lambeau Field.

On this particular day, the sun was out, the sky […]

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Seattle’s Lingua Franca: Alexa and Cortana

Seattle’s Lingua Franca: Alexa and Cortana

The vocal, verbal, virtual assistants of Amazon and Microsoft, better known as Alexa and Cortana, are now on speaking terms. The two companies have enunciated that their voice-activated AI assistants will soon be able to communicate with one another to access their respective features.

According to the Amazon announcement, interoperability will be available later this year. If you want to check your Outlook calendar […]

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Bumbershoot 2017 Lights Up Stagecraft, Art, Code, Comedy & Film plus Live Streaming to Flood-Ravaged Houston and Beyond!

Bumbershoot 2017 Lights Up Stagecraft, Art, Code, Comedy & Film plus Live Streaming to Flood-Ravaged Houston and Beyond!

This year’s Bumbershoot continues its legacy of celebrating innovation and the search for what’s next in the multi-disciplinary art forms of dance, film, literacy, theatre, visual arts, and of course, music.

The name Bumbershoot was chosen both as a knowing nod of respect to our city’s most famous weather pattern, and a symbol of the overarching […]

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Amazon Expands Retail Footprint With Bellevue, Fresh Grocer Footholds

Amazon Expands Retail Footprint With Bellevue, Fresh Grocer Footholds

A new Amazon brick-and-mortar bookstore opens today in Bellevue Square, making it a “tech twin” with the first, proto-store in Seattle’s University Village. “Bell Square” is also home to a Whole Foods store making Amazon the pending owners of two branded storefronts in the upscale shopping center which also boasts an Apple and Microsoft […]

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