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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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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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Techspresso Shots Heard Round the World: Politics and Foes

Techspresso Shots Heard Round the World: Politics and Foes

Facebook Silence Does Not Sit Well with Cantwell

Washington’s U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell has publicly criticized Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for his silence during Facebook’s user data scandal.

“There’s a lot of people I’d like to hear from on this thing, writ large,” Cantwell said, in response to a question about Cambridge Analytica. […]

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Techspresso Shots: People Perks, Presses and Pulls

Techspresso Shots: People Perks, Presses and Pulls

Adam Brotman, former Starbucks CDO, Leaves Coffee Giant to Lead J. Crew

The former chief digital officer for Starbucks who subsequently became the executive vice president for global retail operations and partner digital engagement and is credited as steering the team behind the coffee titan’s mobile-order-and-pay offerings, has accepted a top spot at apparel […]

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Techspresso Shots from Around the Sound

Techspresso Shots from Around the Sound

The Intra-spective World of Amazon Health Care

Three of the biggest names in business — Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan — set the health care world tilting on its axis when the trio announced a co-venture with the noble endeavor of providing better, cheaper health care for their employees.

The intra-spective […]

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Techspresso Shots from Around the Sound

Techspresso Shots from Around the Sound

Avvo Legal JDs and WebMDs Meet Online As Internet Brands  Move Consolidates Market on Legal Information Services

Seattle legal company Avvo is being acquired by Internet Brands, a California company that also owns the leading health information publisher WebMD.

Internet Brands entered the legal space in 2010 and operates flagship online legal brands Nolo (high-quality […]

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Seattle24x7’s Top Stories for 2017

Seattle24x7’s Top Stories for 2017

It’s time to recap a few of the highlights in another breakthrough year for the region’s ongoing leadership in Internet commerce and content.

In 2017, Seattle saw the light at the end of a new tunnel (nicknamed Bertha) connecting points north and south along the downtown corridor.

We anchored the tenancies of more […]

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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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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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