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Microsoft Has Updated Its Logo For The First Time In 25 Years (MSFT)

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Microsoft has introduced its new logo, changing it for the first time in 25 years. It's modeled to look reminiscent of its Windows 8 "Metro" interface, and it's the company's first logo that makes use of color. Jeff Hansen, Microsoft's general manager of brand strategy, told the Seattle Times that...
Microsoft Has Updated Its Logo For The First Time In 25 Years (MSFT)

Federal Judge blocks Xbox ban, grants motion to dismiss Motorola request for injunctive relief

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Motorola's hopes of enforcing a German-won sales injunction against the Xbox 360, Windows 7 and other products have yet again been dashed -- a Federal judge has taken Microsoft's side. Judge James L. Robart granted a motion declaring that Motorola Mobility isn't entitled to injunctive relief, effectively blocking bans...
Federal Judge blocks Xbox ban, grants motion to dismiss Motorola request for injunctive relief

47 percent of H1-B Visa requests are in the computer field, and Microsoft leads the pack

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Requests for H1-B visas, the controversial 22-year-old program that allows skilled workers into the U.S. to complete temporary jobs, are increasingly being made by large corporations in the fields of science, engineering and technology. In fact, a new report out from the Brookings Institution finds that a whopping 47 percent...
47 percent of H1-B Visa requests are in the computer field, and Microsoft leads the pack

Amazon.com dubbed a corporate scrooge by hometown newspaper

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Amazon.com’s lack of philanthropic involvement in its hometown of Seattle is getting renewed attention as The Seattle Times kicked off a 4-part series on the company today. Reporters Kristi Heim and Amy Martinez explore how the giant online retailer is a “virtual no-show in hometown philanthropy,” writing that the company is ”a...
Amazon.com dubbed a corporate scrooge by hometown newspaper

Boot up: Java Bitcoin malware, Apple and Motorola slapped, Ballmer's big bet and more

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Plus Samsung half-billion goal, what emails does a dormant account receives in nine years?, iPad forecasts and moreA burst of 10 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamJava applet attack wipes out Bitcoin accounts on Mt.Gox >> TechCrunchJohn Biggs details a phishing site that grabs...
Boot up: Java Bitcoin malware, Apple and Motorola slapped, Ballmer's big bet and more
ForkFly partners with The Seattle Times, flips daily deals model on its head

Citing rapid staff expansion, eBay has doubled its office space in the Seattle area

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Microsoft is not the only game in the Seattle area, in case you were unaware: eBay has a large presence there as well. Today the company announced that it has leased a 53,000 square foot space in Bellevue, almost double the size of its current space in Redmond. The space...
Citing rapid staff expansion, eBay has doubled its office space in the Seattle area

Google buying natural-language news summary service Wavii

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On the heels of a similar deal with Yahoo buying Summly last month for around the same price, Google has apparently bought out Seattle-based newsfeed company Wavii for over $30 million, the Seattle Times reports. The company uses natural-language processing to generate newsfeed summaries of stories reported elsewhere, similar to...
Google buying natural-language news summary service Wavii

Paul Allen's Vulcan looks to sell Amazon campus

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Amazon’s South Lake Union campus. Photo via bytesrc Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has spent years revamping Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood, first with the failed Commons project in the 1990s and most recently with a massive redevelopment of the area that now houses Amazon.com’s multi-building campus. Now, Allen is looking...
Paul Allen's Vulcan looks to sell Amazon campus

Bud Withers | Conference expansion will be hot topic at summer meetings | Seattle Times Newspaper

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Bud Withers | Conference expansion will be hot topic at summer meetings | Seattle Times Newspaper

In defense of Miss Seattle: The importance of free expression on Twitter

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Jean-Sun Hannah Ahn accepts the Miss Seattle crown before tweets she posted months before made her the centerpiece of a familiar but dangerous social media "lesson." (missseattle.org) OK. That’s it. It’s time this social media “lesson” got a review. On March 4, former Miss Phoenix Jean-Sun Hannah Ahn was crowned Miss Seattle....
In defense of Miss Seattle: The importance of free expression on Twitter
Report: T-Mobile slashing 100 jobs just before MetroPCS merger

Surface argument is more of the same from Google's Motorola on patent royalties

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Yesterday was the first day of the Microsoft v. Motorola Mobility FRAND rate-setting trial in the Western District of Washington. I did a post on the relevance of the underlying issue to startups.While I can't attend this one physically, I have been following this case closely ever since it started...
Surface argument is more of the same from Google's Motorola on patent royalties
Asus Windows 8 tablet PCs to start at $599, cost up to $1,299
Bill Gates awards prizes for eco-friendly toilet prototypes
Green space and glass: Amazon’s vision for its new downtown Seattle campus

Audi hits up Inrix to add parking spot finder to Audi Connect dash systems

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While there are smartphones apps that take some of the hassle out of finding parking, Audi's bringing similar time- and frustration-saving features to a different screen in your ride, through its Audi Connect infotainment systems. Announced at the Telematics Detroit conference, Audi is tapping Inrix's parking spot data so...
Audi hits up Inrix to add parking spot finder to Audi Connect dash systems

Welcome to Bezosville: Seattle planners approve Amazon's massive new tower project

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Amazon.com is one step closer to kicking off construction on a massive new campus in Seattle’s Denny Triangle neighborhood, an undertaking that will radically overhaul a corner of downtown and more closely connect it to the fast-growing South Lake Union neighborhood where the online retailer is currently headquartered. The Department...
Welcome to Bezosville: Seattle planners approve Amazon's massive new tower project

T-Mobile acknowledges layoffs at Bellevue headquarters

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It's never easy to share news of job losses, but that's the state of things at T-Mobile's US headquarters in Bellevue, Wash. Today, the carrier confirmed to us that layoffs are currently underway, which comes in advance of the UnCarrier's merger with MetroPCS. While T-Mobile representatives withheld specifics, The...
T-Mobile acknowledges layoffs at Bellevue headquarters

News app editor Lauren Rabaino brings a startup mentality to the Seattle Times

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How do you save a 120-year newspaper from extinction? If you’re the Seattle Times, you create a startup right in the middle of your newsroom. That’s essentially how its news applications team operates, says Lauren Rabaino, who yesterday became the newspaper’s first-ever News Applications Editor. The team is tasked with...
News app editor Lauren Rabaino brings a startup mentality to the Seattle Times

See how this UW football print ad comes to life with your smartphone

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This UW ad in Friday’s paper comes to live with the Aurasma app. Many out there believe print media is doomed, and that no one needs to pick up a newspaper when everything is available for free — well, sometimes — on the Internet. But what about something that...
See how this UW football print ad comes to life with your smartphone

Timing of Microsoft's "Xbox 720" Hinted At in Lawsuit

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Microsoft is not saying when it will be unveiling a new Xbox console, except to say that it won’t be at the E3 game conference next month. Now there’s some additional information on timing thanks to a lawsuit between Activision and some former employees. According to confidential agreements unsealed in...
Timing of Microsoft's "Xbox 720" Hinted At in Lawsuit

eBay continues growth in Amazon's backyard, inks big lease in Bellevue

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eBay continues to bolster its operations in the Seattle region, inking a lease for 53,000 square feet at One Bellevue Center, reports The Seattle Times. The lease is about double the company’s existing space in Redmond where eBay expanded in 2011 after hiring former Microsoft veteran Ken Moss to lead operations...
eBay continues growth in Amazon's backyard, inks big lease in Bellevue
Seahawks Sunday: Tech tips to help you follow today's playoff game against Washington
FAA may approve Boeing 787 Dreamliner test flights as early as this week

Microsoft sets Oct. 25 kickoff event for Windows 8 in NYC

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Microsoft this morning sent out ‘save the date’ notes to journalists for an Oct. 25 “celebration” of Windows 8 in New York City. That’s the day before the scheduled debut of the new operating system, the biggest change to Microsoft Windows since the landmark Windows 95 release. The invite doesn’t...
Microsoft sets Oct. 25 kickoff event for Windows 8 in NYC

Microsoft: Google Isn't 'Truly Serious' About Enterprise Office Apps (GOOG, MSFT)

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Microsoft execs say they aren't worried that Google is really going to take away 90% of Office software users. Google "has not yet shown they are truly serious," about the enterprise app business, Julia White, a general manager in Microsoft's business division, told Quentin Hardy at the New York Times....
Microsoft: Google Isn't 'Truly Serious' About Enterprise Office Apps (GOOG, MSFT)
Dog-friendly Amazon plans a place for pooches in new downtown Seattle campus

Schedules set and modified in Microsoft-Motorola FRAND obligations dispute

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At a hearing yesterday, Judge James L. Robart of the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington gave both parties a rough ride according to reports from the Seattle Times and GeekWire. The judge appears inclined (though this could change by the time the actual orders come...
Schedules set and modified in Microsoft-Motorola FRAND obligations dispute

Amazon continues to expand office footprint in Seattle

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Amazon.com continues to gobble up office space in its hometown, expanding with a new 10-year lease for about 140,000 square feet at the Metropolitan Park North building. The lease, which was signed last month, was reported today by The Seattle Times. Metro Park North at 1220 Howell The new space...
Amazon continues to expand office footprint in Seattle
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