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

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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Seattle Ranked #1 Career City by Economist Research and Robert Half

Seattle Ranked #1 Career City by Economist Research and Robert Half

The Robert Half Career City Index, a ranking and comparison of 25 U.S. cities across several indicators selected to measure the different aspects that relate to career development, has joined with The Economist to score the #1 place to work in America. The overall top scorer on the career cross table is (drum roll, please) Seattle.

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City of Seattle International Women’s Day Proclamation

City of Seattle International Women’s Day Proclamation

The City of Seattle joined women everywhere in standing up for gender equality on International Women’s Day. The City stands with women everywhere who persevere, improve our world and fight for a better tomorrow. Read Mayor Murray and the City Council’s proclamation for International Women’s Day. 

 City of Seattle PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS,

International Women’s […]

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The Great Elephant Census Has a Trunk Line to Seattle’s Vulcan Technology

The Great Elephant Census Has a Trunk Line to Seattle’s Vulcan Technology

Imagine if there were only 352,271 people left on earth. Like the elephant’s trumpeting cry, that critical number would signal a clarion call for action. Such a finding is the latest measure of the population of the world’s elephants in Africa, as monitored by Seattle’s Vulcan Technology.

The Seattle firm led by founder Paul Allen is developing solutions to track Africa’s pachyderms and […]

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Amazon One, First in Prime Air Fleet, Soars Over Seafair

Amazon One, First in Prime Air Fleet, Soars Over Seafair

Amazon showcased its first-ever, branded air cargo plane during Seattle’s Seafair Air Show, Aug 5-7. The Boeing 767-300, operated by Amazon’s air cargo provider Atlas Air, flew above of thousands of Seattle residents including many Amazon employees.

“Creating an air transportation network is expanding our capacity to ensure great delivery speeds for our Prime members for […]

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‘Pokémon Go’ Pushes Redmond-Based Nintendo Stock to Augmented Reality Breakthrough

‘Pokémon Go’ Pushes Redmond-Based Nintendo Stock to Augmented Reality Breakthrough

The game is immersive, based on augmented reality. But the stock surge of Kyoto, Japan-based Nintendo is all too real. Nintendo North America, which is headquartered in Redmond, saw its stock soar nearly 25 percent Monday after the release of  “Pokémon Go,” which directs its users to explore their physical surroundings to find, catch and train Pokémon characters.

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Seattle Sounders FC Launches New Video App With DeskSite

Seattle Sounders FC Launches New Video App With DeskSite

New HD “Big Screen” video platform delivers exclusive Sounders FC content on-demand to desktops, laptops, and tablets

Seattle Sounders FC is the most recent MLS team to partner with DeskSite, officially launching the Sounders FC DeskSite, a new, interactive video app that proactively delivers premium, high-definition video content on-demand to fans – for free.