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Gov. Jay Inslee Promises State Action to Protect Net Neutrality

Gov. Jay Inslee Promises State Action to Protect Net Neutrality

Sbould 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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Net Neutrality Is Going Down for the Count. Where is Big Tech?

Net Neutrality Is Going Down for the Count. Where is Big Tech?

A vote by the F.C.C. that threatens to end net neutrality rules that prohibit internet service providers like AT&T and Comcast from blocking or slowing sites or for charging people or companies for faster speeds of particular sites, is going down at the end of this week.

Tragically, the principles of net neutrality may […]

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Could Eagle’s Seahawk Loss be Philly’s Amazon HQ2 Gain?

Could Eagle’s Seahawk Loss be Philly’s Amazon HQ2 Gain?

As the race to decide the new location of Amazon HQ2 comes down to the wire, many cities are making last-minute overtures, like Philadelphia’s sly, sky-high gesture combining its NFL contest against the Seattle Seahawks, a game the NFL-leading, number one offense team lost to the Seahawks Sunday night 24-10, with an otherwise good-willed, […]

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To Bing or Not to Bing, That Is <i>Her</i> Question

To Bing or Not to Bing, That Is Her Question

Christi Olson On the Differences of Bing & the Difference It Makes

True or false? Google and Bing are pretty much alike. 

To the Web newbie, or abecedarian, the differences may seem negligible. The two top search engines offer a deep well of natural, organic search results. Both let you microtarget pay-per-click advertising campaigns. Both […]

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Apprenti Tech Apprenticeship Program Expands Nationally

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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Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, T-Mobile Tuesday, Need We Say More? 

Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, T-Mobile Tuesday, Need We Say More? 

In 2016, Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday all set records for online sales. The shift to online buying during the holidays is set to continue apace for 2017.

Black November’s expansion means that shoppers are spreading out their buying over more days, but Thanksgiving weekend remains the most popular time of the […]

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Day of Reckoning — for City Mayor — and the Seattle Seahawks!

Day of Reckoning — for City Mayor — and the Seattle Seahawks!

Elections can produce stunning results. As we have learned, even dangerous ones.

The “wisdom of the crowd” is disgracefully downgraded when the candidate with the most votes fails to win and govern by the will of the people.

The Internet has been shown to play a decisive role in the process, illuminating too few and misleading a […]

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The PR #for Which WE Stands

The PR #for Which WE Stands

Sally Ride had just become the first American woman in space. Motorola introduced the first mobile phones to the United States. Microsoft launched Word, its first word processing program. And the personal computer was named TIME’s “Person of the Year.”

The year was 1983 when the first female-owned PR agency in America opened its […]

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Techspresso Shots: Tech News Bytes from Around the Sound

Techspresso Shots: Tech News Bytes from Around the Sound

“WE” the People — Standing Strong for Bridging the Story Gap!

Several years ago, when then Melissa Waggener was in her 20s, she started the first female-owned PR agency. Anywhere. It happened to be in Seattle. Waggener and Pam Edstrom vowed to stay focused on two BIG things: Technology. And People.  The intersection of both led to one […]

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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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