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AT&T bolsters LTE network in Seattle, looks to rival Verizon

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It has been nearly two months since AT&T officially turned on its 4G LTE network in the Seattle area — offering speeds that are as much as 10 times faster than its 3G network. Now, the carrier is bolstering its LTE coverage in the greater Seattle area, optimizing the network...
AT&T bolsters LTE network in Seattle, looks to rival Verizon
Microsoft boosting rent for vendors, setting new terms for its shadow workforce
A Geek's Guide to the Weather: 10 Questions for Jeff Renner

Amazon to test package pickup at corner shops in the U.K.

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Photo via David Zatz We’ve been closely watching the roll out of Amazon.com’s new locker systems in the U.S., quietly appearing at 7-Eleven retail shops and college campuses in select cities. Now, here’s another sign that the Seattle online retailer is looking to get a bit closer to its customers....
Amazon to test package pickup at corner shops in the U.K.
Hoping to make Seattle a startup kingdom, Mayor McGinn launches initiative supporting entrepreneurs
Doxo Uses QR Codes To Bridge The Gap Between Paper Bills And Mobile Payments

Comcast to add jobs at Seattle area call centers

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Cable giant Comcast announced today that it is expanding its call center operations in the Puget Sound area, adding 180 new jobs in Fife, Lynnwood and Everett. About 140 positions will be added in Lynnwood and Everett, while 40 positions will be added in Fife. The company, the largest cable...
Comcast to add jobs at Seattle area call centers

T-Mobile also adding 550 jobs, cushioning blow of cuts

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A day after announcing plans to cut 900 jobs as part of a restructuring, T-Mobile USA this afternoon issued a clarification to say that it will also be adding 550 jobs in other parts of its business — resulting in a net reduction of 350 positions overall. The company isn’t...
T-Mobile also adding 550 jobs, cushioning blow of cuts

Seattle Times online paywall to start rolling out in March

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The Seattle Times in mid-March will join the growing legions of daily newspapers that charge for unrestricted access to their primary websites, according to a column by Seattle Times executive editor David Boardman in an advance edition of the Sunday newspaper. “The math no longer adds up,” writes Boardman in...
Seattle Times online paywall to start rolling out in March

FAA clears Boeing to fly 787 Dreamliners in limited testing, ferrying

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Fans of the 787 Dreamliner haven't had much reason to cheer for the past few weeks when the FAA grounded all US jets over concerns of battery failures. While there's no update on the reported fix, Boeing can at least say that the 787 is clear to fly again....
FAA clears Boeing to fly 787 Dreamliners in limited testing, ferrying

Meet the 6-year-old entrepreneur who just wowed Startup Weekend

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While checking out the action at Seattle Startup Weekend’s closing event Sunday, I stole a moment to sit down with the weekend’s youngest presenter Ashwin Gowland (also known as “Gap Tooth Kid”). Ashwin, just six-years old, presented his idea for washable stickers complete with slide deck and an easy confidence...
Meet the 6-year-old entrepreneur who just wowed Startup Weekend
Some badass MoPho's: We Are Juxt exhibit features top mobile photography

Fast-growing Avalara opens new Seattle office at Pier 55

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Avalara appears to be cornering the market on office space near the ferry terminals in the Puget Sound region. The maker of sales tax automation technologies, which recently moved into a new 17,500-square foot headquarters building on Bainbridge Island, is expanding along Seattle’s waterfront with new offices at Pier 55....
Fast-growing Avalara opens new Seattle office at Pier 55
Startup Stories: Nearly broke but full of hope, The New Hive comes to San Francisco
Aerospace and IT sectors help propel Washington state's population gains
Doxo goes mobile with paperless bill paying for Android, iPhone
Launch Pads: Globys employees work in a hidden room and relax in a fully-stocked company pub

VIDEO: Hittin' the high notes at the GeekWire Fall Meetup

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It wasn’t the finals of American Idol, but the karaoke session at our Fall Meetup Tuesday evening sure seemed like it. More than 200 people from the Seattle community enjoyed drinks, networking and elevator pitches at the Crocodile Cafe in downtown Seattle, but the karaoke might be what we...
VIDEO: Hittin' the high notes at the GeekWire Fall Meetup

What Is The Secret Sauce In Good Content?

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One of the things I really like about the field of SEO is how so many professionals are willing to help others in their free time. They volunteer to help non-profits, write blog posts for free (ahem!), and attend public SEO meet-ups. In the Puget Sound area of Washington State,...
What Is The Secret Sauce In Good Content?

Not an Internet company anymore? NASDAQ to bump Zillow from Internet Index (and add Trulia)

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Now, this just seems odd. The NASDAQ OMX Group announced today that it plans to remove Zillow as one of the companies in the NASDAQ Internet Index, with a spokesperson for the organization telling the Puget Sound Business Journal that the Seattle online real estate company no longer was eligible because it...
Not an Internet company anymore? NASDAQ to bump Zillow from Internet Index (and add Trulia)

EnergySavvy scoops up $3M, plans to expand Seattle team

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EnergySavvy, a Seattle startup that helps home owners track energy use, has landed $3 million in new funding in a deal led by Portland-based Pivotal Investments. Total funding now stands at $5 million. “EnergySavvy has been on a solid trajectory,” said CEO Aaron Goldfeder in a press release. “This growth capital...
EnergySavvy scoops up $3M, plans to expand Seattle team
Sigby raises cash to help busy parents find cool activities for their kids

Washington State picks Doxo for paperless files

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Doxo Founders Steve Schivers, Roger Parks, and Mark Goris. Photo via Doxo Going green is a way of life for many in the Pacific Northwest, and penny-pinching local governments are more than happy to oblige the push for paperless billing. The State of Washington has made an agreement with Seattle...
Washington State picks Doxo for paperless files

Facebook's Generation Y nightmare

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Today's young people could pay a high price pay at work or in health insurance for giving up their privacy onlineTaos, New Mexico, autumn 2012. At 18, Tina Porter has been on Facebook for four years. Duly briefed by her parents, a teacher and a therapist, she takes great care...
Facebook's Generation Y nightmare
T-Mobile USA's latest restructuring: net loss of 350 jobs

Second RealNetworks’ CEO resigns after less than a year

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RealNetworks‘ Thomas Nielsen stepped down today as chief executive and president. Rob Glaser, the company’s chairman, has been appointed by the board as the interim CEO. “The board and Thomas mutually agreed that the CEO position wasn’t the right fit,” Glaser said in a press release Tuesday. “We thank Thomas...
Second RealNetworks’ CEO resigns after less than a year
Biodiesel: A vision for Jamaica, with a boost from Seattle
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