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Sonics update: Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson outlines plan to keep Kings in his city

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Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson. While the deal to bring the NBA back to Seattle is extremely close to completion, Sacramento still has a chance to keep its team in town and mayor Kevin Johnson outlined his plan Tuesday afternoon. Johnson, a former NBA point guard, spoke with confidence that the...
Sonics update: Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson outlines plan to keep Kings in his city
Celebrating the best of Seattle tech: Scenes from the 2013 GeekWire Awards

Lessons from a Seattle startup founder at SxSW

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Yabbly’s Tom Leung pitches at SxSW. Down in Austin, Texas for the huge SxSW conference this past week, 48 of the country’s top startups competed in an Accelerator program and pitched to a nationally-recognized panel of judges. Three of those companies hail from Seattle and here’s something that may surprise you: they...
Lessons from a Seattle startup founder at SxSW
Attention lady hackers: Code Fellows debuts women-only bootcamp, guarantees $60K salary

With New Funding In Place, Ride-Sharing Service SideCar Prepares To Launch In Seattle

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Ride sharing isn’t just for San Francisco anymore. Fresh on the heels of securing $10 million in new funding, SideCar is ready to start its expansion into new markets. In an email sent to the SideCar community this morning, the company announced plans to enter Seattle within the next several...
With New Funding In Place, Ride-Sharing Service SideCar Prepares To Launch In Seattle

Sonics update: Former Facebook exec joins Sacramento investor group

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Former Facebook exec Chris Kelly. Another California tech titan is joining the group trying to keep an NBA team in Sacramento and away from Seattle. Chris Kelly, who was Facebook’s Chief Privacy Officer from 2005-2010, is joining the partnership hoping to buy the Sacramento Kings and block Seattle’s bid to...
Sonics update: Former Facebook exec joins Sacramento investor group

Korrio scores $4.6M to help coaches, clubs and parents organize youth sports

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Korrio has pulled in $4.6 million in new venture funding, money that the Seattle area startup will use to expand the service beyond youth soccer leagues. Previous investors, including Ignition Partners and angel investors, participated in the round. Founded in 2009 by former Isilon Systems and F5 Networks executive Steve...
Korrio scores $4.6M to help coaches, clubs and parents organize youth sports

Seattle vs. Portland: Which city is more hip?

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Portland has the beer. Seattle has the coffee. Portland has bacon maple bars. Seattle has flying fish. Portland has bridges. Seattle has skyscrapers. The debate between the two city-siblings can go on for as long as the three-hour trek down I-5 from the Emerald City to the City of Roses. And now,...
Seattle vs. Portland: Which city is more hip?

Google Stands In For "The Emerald City" In The Internship Movie

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There’s a scene near the climax of the film The Internship, starring Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson (opening June 7), where they and their team of Google summer interns try to sell a local pizza restaurant on Google advertising (presumably AdWords). Many of the different Google tools and... Please visit...
Google Stands In For "The Emerald City" In The Internship Movie

Engadget's Seattle meetup wrap-up!

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Goodnight Seattle! Man, we sure had a blast at last night's reader meetup. The party went down at the Showbox Theater, right across the street from the city's fishy Pike Place Market. Droves of Emerald City Engadget readers braved the drizzle to hang out, talk tech and win some...
Engadget's Seattle meetup wrap-up!
Study: AT&T, Verizon are Seattle's best-performing carriers

Score one for Seattle startup partnerships: Tatango, Julep team up for text-message campaign

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As the Seattle startup scene continues to grow, so do opportunities to form partnerships with neighboring companies. And that’s exactly what happened with two fast-growing startups here in the Emerald City: group-SMS service Tatango and cosmetics company Julep. Both companies knew each other because of shared mutual investors. When Julep...
Score one for Seattle startup partnerships: Tatango, Julep team up for text-message campaign

Survey: City of Seattle wants to know your tech habits to 'bridge digital divide'

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The City of Seattle is conducting a survey to get a better grip on how the Emerald City uses Internet and how connected people are to government. Running until April 19, Seattleites can take the survey online, which asks all kinds of questions about what types of technology you use,...
Survey: City of Seattle wants to know your tech habits to 'bridge digital divide'

Forbes says Seattle is 5th-best city for good jobs

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Seattle skyline (Photo: Angela N.) According to Forbes’ latest list of the best cities for good jobs, Seattle is doing pretty well for itself. Out of the 100 largest cities in the U.S., the Emerald City ranked as the 5th-best city for good jobs. Here’s what Forbes had to say...
Forbes says Seattle is 5th-best city for good jobs

Sonics fate may be decided today in Dallas, but where's Steve Ballmer?

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Steve Ballmer at the Microsoft CEO Summit 2013. (Microsoft Photo). We’re just minutes away from finding out if NBA will return to Seattle this fall, as NBA owners are voting to possibly determine the fate of the Sacramento Kings. But some of the chatter this morning was about the whereabouts...
Sonics fate may be decided today in Dallas, but where's Steve Ballmer?
After Serving Hundreds Of Thousands Of Rides, Lyft Acqui-Hires Cherry Operations Team, Plans Launch In Seattle

Startup Awards: Vote for Seattle’s ‘Geek of the Year’

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Since kicking off the official voting yesterday, we’ve already collected hundreds of votes for the upcoming Seattle 2.0 Startup Awards. And we’re expecting even more ballots to flow in as we highlight the top minds and businesses in the Seattle startup community in the coming days, leading up to the...
Startup Awards: Vote for Seattle’s ‘Geek of the Year’
Sonics update: It's turning into a Silicon Valley vs. Seattle investor showdown

PaidPunch updates app, looks to solve 'Groupon Problem'

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For exposure, Groupon can be great for businesses. But often times, those new customers receive their one-time discounts and never come back. Seattle startup PaidPunch wants to fix that and is out to solve the “Groupon Problem.” The company, which placed second at our Startup Day elevator pitch competition...
PaidPunch updates app, looks to solve 'Groupon Problem'

Last chance to nominate: GeekWire presents the Seattle 2.0 Startup Awards May 3

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Here at GeekWire, we are incredibly proud to present the fourth annual Seattle 2.0 Startup Awards, and we’ve been enjoying watching the nominations roll in by the hundreds. This is a community-based event, and a celebration of all things startup and tech, so don’t miss your chance to get in on...
Last chance to nominate: GeekWire presents the Seattle 2.0 Startup Awards May 3

High-tech readers: Seattle libraries lead nation in e-book checkouts

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Seattle Central Library. Photo: Jeff Wilcox. About a month ago, we penned a post that showed how Seattle was slipping in the annual “most literate” cities list. Well, here’s proof that we’re not: Two Seattle-based libraries just finished in the top-five for the nation’s libraries that lend the most e-books. That’s according...
High-tech readers: Seattle libraries lead nation in e-book checkouts

VIDEO: What makes Seattle such an awesome gaming city

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The list of game development companies in the Seattle area, from Valve to PopCap to 343, is certainly impressive. And to show how awesome the Emerald City’s gaming scene is, GameSpot just put out a really well-done video showcasing the talent here. They spoke with several of the city’s...
VIDEO: What makes Seattle such an awesome gaming city
Seattle announces its own gigabit Internet service
Is Seattle the next Silicon Valley? (Infographic)

Seattle ranks No. 1 for Gen Y workers

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Seattle is the best place in the nation for workers in the age range of 18 to 29, according to a new study by PayScale. The report found that Seattle outperformed other tech hotbeds, including Boston (#5), New York (#7) and San Francisco (tied for #9). The report also found...
Seattle ranks No. 1 for Gen Y workers

Seattle ranks second for women entrepreneurs but has the worst gender wage gap in America

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Seattle skyline (Photo: Angela N.) While Seattle ranks second in the nation for women entrepreneurs, the gender wage gap in the Emerald City is another story. A new study is out that shows Seattle having the largest wage gap between men and women among the 50 major cities in the...
Seattle ranks second for women entrepreneurs but has the worst gender wage gap in America
Zaarly Storefronts debuts in Seattle to help you find local cooks, cleaners and coaches

Apple Buy Hollywood? That’s A Terrible Idea

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Editor’s note: Jordan Kurzweil ran AOL’s original programming and video group from 2004-2007, and before that built and Fox Entertainment’s first digital studio (1999-2002). He now runs Independent Content, an agency that helps media companies launch new digital products and businesses. Apple should not use its $100 billion in cash...
Apple Buy Hollywood? That’s A Terrible Idea

How social media reacted to Sonics news that left Ballmer 'horribly disappointed'

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By now, you’ve probably heard how the NBA relocation committee unanimously voted Monday afternoon to block Seattle’s bid to buy the Sacramento Kings and bring the NBA back to the Emerald City. An investment group led by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and hedge fund manager Chris Hansen had already reached an agreement...
How social media reacted to Sonics news that left Ballmer 'horribly disappointed'

Lyft buys Cherry, set to launch ride sharing service in Seattle April 12th

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A Lyft vehicle. (Photo via the Lyft blog) You shouldn’t have any trouble getting a ride these days. Lyft is now coming to the Emerald City, joining the ranks of SideCar, Uber and Car2Go. Rumors of Lyft’s arrival in Seattle were first reported last year. But now we’ve got it...
Lyft buys Cherry, set to launch ride sharing service in Seattle April 12th
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