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Blood Sport, Tech Sport, Team Sport — This Election’s Politics Will Decide Cyber Security and Net Neutrality From Day One

Blood Sport, Tech Sport, Team Sport — This Election’s Politics Will Decide Cyber Security and Net Neutrality From Day One

Can the president of the United States single-handedly avert a major catastrophe from claiming American lives and wide-scale economic destruction?  As distinguished Microsoft Fellow and best-selling author Mark Russinovich states in an upcoming Seattle24x7 interview, the answer is “Yes!” when it comes to our country being attacked from cyberspace.

The cutting-edge, cyber security legislation that is urgently needed […]

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Diamonds Are Forever, But Is It Love at First Sight or First Website?

Diamonds Are Forever, But Is It Love at First Sight or First Website?

Blue Nile Rival Opens Technology Office in Seattle to Launch New “See in Store” Service

A startup named Ritani, run by former Blue Nile, WetPaint and Nordstrom business executive Brian Watkins is challenging the assumption that expensive jewelry can be comfortably purchased online, sight unseen.  When Watkins worked at Blue Nile he advocated that a diamond […]

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Puget Sound Summit Crosses Currents of Government, Public Policy, Commerce and Technology

Puget Sound Summit Crosses Currents of Government, Public Policy, Commerce and Technology

That the Internet has become a globalization tool for commerce, education, logistics and networking is almost universally lauded as a benefit to people everywhere. But the darker side that is taken up by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Congress concerns what measures we ought to use to protect our nation’s […]

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Slate’s Political Gabfest Pundits (Plus Dan Savage) To Light Up “Presidential Debate Week” at Seattle’s Town Hall

Slate’s Political Gabfest Pundits (Plus Dan Savage) To Light Up “Presidential Debate Week” at Seattle’s Town Hall

Marc Maron may have “locked up” the canonical designation as the Internet’s chief curator of the most historic “American Comedians” of the modern era, but when it comes to America’s “political punch lines,” (the category of “Politics” curiously evading the oeuvre of Comedy), another esteemed trio of Web pundits deserves kudos as the Web’s […]

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Clouds In Your Coffee: Microsoft Office 365 Comes Home via Subscription, Free Trials

Clouds In Your Coffee: Microsoft Office 365 Comes Home via Subscription, Free Trials

Microsoft has added a first-time “Home Edition” of the Office 365 Web service which, along with the business version of the software, is available by subscription and offers bonuses like free online storage and Skype calling.

In addition to the traditional single-device, perpetual license, the new Office suite will be offered in  a multi-device cloud package  for […]

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AT&T’s iPhone 5 4G LTE Adventure: Coming to Seattle When? 2012? “Gov” Hopefuls Weigh-In On Internet

AT&T’s iPhone 5 4G LTE Adventure: Coming to Seattle When? 2012? “Gov” Hopefuls Weigh-In On Internet

AT&T plans to roll out 4G LTE in Seattle by the end of the year, bringing customers the latest generation of wireless network technology and faster mobile Internet speeds in step with the new Apple iPhone 5.  Hey, AT&T, we’re holding you to it!

What has gone unreported in the rollout of the new iPhone 5 […]

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T-Mobile Invites iPhone Owners to the Party Promising the Unlimited Data Plan AT&T Took Away

T-Mobile Invites iPhone Owners to the Party Promising the Unlimited Data Plan AT&T Took Away

“Greater choices for consumers.”  That’s what the Department of Justice said it preferred when it turned “thumbs down” on the proposed merger of Seattle-based T-Mobile USA and AT&T last year.

It appears that “more choice” is exactly what American consumers may be getting through an imaginative, new offer T-Mobile is making to iPhone users.

Bring in […]

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2013 Could Be A Leap Year for “Touchless,” not “Touchscreen” Computing, 200 Times More Accurate than Kinect

2013 Could Be A Leap Year for “Touchless,” not “Touchscreen” Computing, 200 Times More Accurate than Kinect

Touch screen tablets like the iPad or the Kindle Fire, and “touch-based” Ultrabooks now in development, are on a collision course with touchless, motion-based technology.

You’ve already “cut the cord” with your wireless mouse, your bluetooth keyboard and your gaming console controller. Now prepare to excise them from your work and play routines altogether. […]

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Seattle24x7’s Fall “Rumor” Preview: Psst! Keep This Under Your Hat!

Seattle24x7’s Fall “Rumor” Preview: Psst! Keep This Under Your Hat!

It has been a glorious Seattle summer joyfully overheated with bold discoveries as well as simmering disclosures from all corners of the Techtopolis.

From Microsoft’s Surface tablet to the Mars Curiousity Rover guided by a NASA Flight Director from the UW named Boback, from soaring temps and stock valuations to low-down, dubious sell-offs, from tabloid journalism rapping Steve […]

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Marshall McLuhan Revisited: “The Metric is the Message”

Marshall McLuhan Revisited: “The Metric is the Message”

“The Metric is the Message.” Seattle’s Simply Measured, a leader in social analytics, exemplifies this concept: (As maxims and platitudes go, do remember you heard it here first on Seattle24x7).

Today’s marketers are developing messaging and “memes” according to criteria like “Sentiment Analysis, “What’s Trending?” and mostly, “What Works!” Words are not entirely selected by the “numbers,” […]

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