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Trump Pushes Postal Commissioner to Double Amazon Shipping Rates. Discuss!

Trump Pushes Postal Commissioner to Double Amazon Shipping Rates. Discuss!

In a series of moves reminiscent of the Nixon administration’s “Enemies List,” president Donald Trump has held a number of meetings with Postmaster General Megan Brennan personally pushing Brennan to double the rates the Postal Service charges Amazon.com

According to multiple sources, Brennan has so far resisted Trump’s demands. In multiple conversations occurring this year and last, the PG has tried […]

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Tech Prosperity vs. City Poverty:  Is Seattle’s Policy or Polity Coming to a Head Tax?

Tech Prosperity vs. City Poverty: Is Seattle’s Policy or Polity Coming to a Head Tax?

Amazon and Zillow Push Back on Head Tax — HQ2 Cities Take Note

What should the civic role of Seattle’s most successful corporations be when they generate more than $20 million in revenue and make their employment hub our fair city?  Does it begin and end with jobs? Payroll taxes? Van pools? Other investments? Is […]

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T-Mobile and Sprint Propose $26.5 Billion Merger

T-Mobile and Sprint Propose $26.5 Billion Merger

How Was Your Weekend?

While four NBA teams did battle this Sunday to advance in decisive playoff games, and a climactic episode of Homeland marked the series’ season finale on cable TV, two other high-flying performers on the global stage, T-Mobile and Sprint, decided to join forces, shaking hands on a $26.5 billion […]

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First-Ever Small Business Report Studies Amazon Sellers

First-Ever Small Business Report Studies Amazon Sellers

Amazon has introduced its first Small Business Impact Report highlighting new details about the millions of small and medium-sized businesses that sell their products on Amazon. Small and medium-businesses are the backbone of Amazon’s stores, providing shoppers with millions of unique products.  According to the report, more than a million U.S.-based small and medium-sized businesses […]

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Starbucks to Close All Stores Nationwide for Racial-Bias Education on May 29

Starbucks to Close All Stores Nationwide for Racial-Bias Education on May 29

Starbucks Coffee Company today announced it will be closing its more than 8,000 company-owned stores in the United States on the afternoon of May 29 to conduct racial-bias education geared toward preventing discrimination in our stores. The training will be provided to nearly 175,000 partners (employees) across the country, and will become part of the onboarding process for […]

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Tanja Omeze, former head of marketing for Amazon Video, is RealSelf’s First CMO

Tanja Omeze, former head of marketing for Amazon Video, is RealSelf’s First CMO

Tanja Omeze, the former marketing head for Amazon Video had been appointed the Chief Marketing Officer for Seattle-based RealSelf where she will lead global marketing initiatives to increase awareness, engagement and connections among and between consumers and medical aesthetic professionals.

Recognized as the world’s largest online aesthetics marketplace and the best place to learn about cosmetic treatments and […]

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Seattle Coworking Spaces — Sharing the Vision

Seattle Coworking Spaces — Sharing the Vision

Top 12 Coworking Hives Keep Seattle Buzzing

As Seattle netizens search for functional, flexible office space in the city’s skyward-jutting metro corridors, the number of co-working venues has multiplied, offering e-lancers, entrepreneurs and growing businesses alike well-appointed, community-centric locations boasting all the amenities of corporate office perks in a shared office environment.

Looking for fast […]

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The WebVR Standard That Isn’t, and NYT Augmented Reality

The WebVR Standard That Isn’t, and NYT Augmented Reality

Veterans of the Internet Standards Wars, circa 1996, may remember when the first ratification conference for XML 1.0 was gaveled in at the Westin Hotel in Seattle.

The event inaugurated the Internet of Things, almost two decades before the letters IoT became buzzworthy.

The representatives from IBM, Oracle, Sun and Netscape, among others, were like linguists from different […]

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New Kids on the Blockchain

New Kids on the Blockchain

Cambia Health Solutions is part of an Innovation Force for Blockchain — and Cambia Grove the New Kids on the Block for Entrepreneurs

Maura Little has just finished delivering the 2018 Strategic Vision outlook for Cambia Grove  a synergistic, healthcare-focused, innovation hub and community workspace — and collaboration is front and center of the […]

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Nordstrom Acquires Two Local Tech Shops to Evolve Customer Experience

Nordstrom Acquires Two Local Tech Shops to Evolve Customer Experience

Nordstrom has closed deals to acquire two leading retail technology companies: BevyUp, the innovators behind a digital selling tool, and MessageYes, a platform rooted in conversational commerce.

 “The retail environment is changing faster than ever, but the value of service, speed, convenience and newness remain constant,” said Brian Gill, technology senior vice president at Nordstrom. […]

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