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Amazon Just Made A Deal That Could Crush Netflix (AMZN, NFLX)

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Amazon will announce web video deal with Viacom that will put it in a great spot to compete more directly with Netflix, reports Reuters. Amazon's Prime Instant Video has usually been an add-on for Amazon Prime customers, but Viacom owns a boatlaod of content that could make Amazon's video...
Amazon Just Made A Deal That Could Crush Netflix (AMZN, NFLX)

Amazon could finally shake off its e-commerce shackles and open a physical store

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There’s little question that Amazon is one of the Internet’s greatest success stories, but the word on the street is that the e-commerce giant could be about to break free from its digital shackles and launch a bona fide, bricks-and-mortar store. As Good E Reader reports, it quotes sources “close...
Amazon could finally shake off its e-commerce shackles and open a physical store

Seattle outranks San Francisco for title of geekiest (and smartest) people

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A Seattle rainbow San Francisco may have better restaurants, weather, shopping and cocktails. But here’s one area where Seattle outshines the city by the bay. According to a survey by Travel + Leisure magazine, Seattle has the most tech-savvy people in the country. Yep, we’re geekier in Seattle than our...
Seattle outranks San Francisco for title of geekiest (and smartest) people
Zune hardware was a mistake, admits former Microsoft exec Robbie Bach

Prosodic raises $1.4m from Ignition, Gary Vee and others for Facebook analytics platform

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Seattle startup Prosodic this morning announced that it has raised $1.4 million in seed funding from VC firm Ignition Partners and multiple angel investors, including wine connoisseur, social media celebrity and author Gary ‘Vee’ Vaynerchuck and Remer CEO David Remer. Prosodic offers predictive and real-time analytics software for brands...
Prosodic raises $1.4m from Ignition, Gary Vee and others for Facebook analytics platform

Amazon Is Planning To Open A Boutique Retail Store In Seattle (AMZN, BKS)

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Amazon is planning to open its first retail location some time in the next few months, Good E-Reader reports. The store, which will be more of a boutique, will sell Amazon-created products like Kindles and Amazon Exclusives, their in-house publishing line. Amazon Exclusives have been a topic of debate...
Amazon Is Planning To Open A Boutique Retail Store In Seattle (AMZN, BKS)

United Online buys fast-growing Facebook app SchoolFeed

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SchoolFeed, a popular Facebook app that connects high school classmates, has been acquired in a deal of undisclosed size by United Online. The new unit will be combined with United Online’s Classmates.com and StayFriends business, bolstering their presence on Facebook. It will be operated under Seattle-based Memory Lane, formerly Classmates.com....
United Online buys fast-growing Facebook app SchoolFeed

Now Google Might Open Its Own Retail Store (GOOG)

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Google might open a 1,323 square-foot retail store at its headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, Bloomberg reports. The store "would be open to the public and sell unspecified 'Google merchandise.'" This doesn't exactly sound like an Apple store since it's a part of Google's HQ. It's more like a gift...
Now Google Might Open Its Own Retail Store (GOOG)

Live Blog: “You & A With Matt Cutts” At SMX Advanced

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We’re just moments away from our annual “You & A with Matt Cutts” keynote at SMX Advanced in Seattle. The room is packed like sardines in a can and, with all of the recent Panda and Penguin news buzzing around the search marketing industry, this conversation should be... Please visit...
Live Blog: “You & A With Matt Cutts” At SMX Advanced

Amazon preparing to launch a pilot retail store in Seattle?

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Despite its domination of the digital marketplace, Amazon is reportedly preparing for a move into brick and mortar retail stores, according to Good eReader. Apparently, the company will start in the next few months with a boutique retail store in Seattle to gauge interest and see if it could...
Amazon preparing to launch a pilot retail store in Seattle?

Connect with Your Community – Get an SMX Advanced Network Pass for June 5-6

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The most talented marketers in the business will attend Search Marketing Expo – SMX Advanced. Conference tickets are sold out, but you can still participate. Keep reading to find out how, and join us next week at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center in Seattle! Sign up today for a......
Connect with Your Community – Get an SMX Advanced Network Pass for June 5-6

SMX Advanced 2012 : Day One Recap

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The first day of our Search Marketing Expo Advanced in Seattle is now over and we have complied a list of live blogging throughout the day. Below is a listing of blog posts we have found covering SMX Advanced today. 12 Hardcore Social Media Tactics from #SMX Advanced in Seattle,...
SMX Advanced 2012 : Day One Recap
Another Windows Phone Director joins Amazon ahead of rumored smartphone debut

Steam's Newell: Windows 8 "catastrophe" driving Valve to embrace Linux

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Valve head—and one-time Microsoft employee—Gabe Newell has branded Windows 8 "a catastrophe for everyone in the PC space" at videogame conference Casual Connect in Seattle. The Valve boss continued, saying that in the fallout from Windows 8, "we'll lose some of the top-tier PC/OEMs, who will exit the market. I...
Steam's Newell: Windows 8 "catastrophe" driving Valve to embrace Linux

Digiboo kiosk video service launches, opts for USB drives instead of DVDs

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Judging by its quirky name, you'd think Digiboo is anything but an à la carte video service hoping to fight it out with the famed Redbox, or even Qwikster Netflix. The outfit's kiosks allow you to grab a two-day rental from a 700-plus film menu for $3.99, while $14.99...
Digiboo kiosk video service launches, opts for USB drives instead of DVDs

SMX Advanced 2012 : Day Two Recap

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The second day of our Search Marketing Expo Advanced in Seattle is now over and we have complied a list of live blogging throughout the day. Below is a listing of blog posts we have found covering SMX Advanced today. 57 Amazing Ways To Audit PPC Campaigns Like A Pro,...
SMX Advanced 2012 : Day Two Recap

Amazon reportedly plans to open a retail store this year

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Amazon is preparing to open a retail store in Seattle within the next few months, according to a report from Good eReader. Amazon is apparently looking to open a small boutique rather than a large shop in an effort to test the market. The store would feature the Amazon Exclusive book line...
Amazon reportedly plans to open a retail store this year
With the Surface, Microsoft just started writing its next chapter

More Money For Seattle Startups: Madrona Raises $300M Fund

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Seattle-based Madrona Venture Group just announced that it has raised a $300 million fifth fund. This is the firm’s fifth fund, and its largest yet. The firm says it had planned to raise $250 million, but the fund was oversubscribed, with most of the money coming from existing investors. The...
More Money For Seattle Startups: Madrona Raises $300M Fund
Siri is so aloof; Saga wants to get to know you

See Who’s Speaking at SMX Advanced – Only 70 Tickets Left

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We’ve got just a few tickets available for SMX Advanced, June 5-6 in Seattle. Register now to ensure you’ve got a ticket for the conference created for experience search marketers. SMX Advanced features one-of-a-kind sessions. See the agenda. Over 75 of the world’s most knowledgeable search... Please visit Search Engine...
See Who’s Speaking at SMX Advanced – Only 70 Tickets Left

Virgin America Is Awesome. Except When It's The Opposite Of Awesome.

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I love Virgin America. It’s my airline of choice. If I have any say in the matter, I take them every time. If they don’t fly to a city, I often don’t fly to that city. Best airline experience in the U.S. — bar none. Except when they blow...
Virgin America Is Awesome. Except When It's The Opposite Of Awesome.

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

Downtown driving range: Intuit closing Seattle’s 2nd Avenue for golf stunt

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Via Downtown Seattle Association Intuit, the company behind the Quicken financial software, is shutting down a portion of 2nd Avenue in downtown Seattle on Tuesday and inviting people to drive golf balls down the middle of the street. The stunt is a promotion for the Intuit GoPayment service. Golf pro...
Downtown driving range: Intuit closing Seattle’s 2nd Avenue for golf stunt
Live: Angry Birds turning Space Needle into giant slingshot for launch event

Want FounderDating In Your City? Now You Can “Unlock” It

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FounderDating, which helps entrepreneurs with co-founders through online networking and offline events, announced a big geographic expansion earlier this year. But what if you don’t live in a traditionally startup-heavy city like San Francisco, New York, or Boston? Do you have to slave away on your awesome idea all by...
Want FounderDating In Your City? Now You Can “Unlock” It

The Daily Stands By The iPad Office Pics And Story

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Suite anticipation, said The Daily. The News Corp iPad mag broke the news this morning that Microsoft was about to submit its productivity suite to Apple for review. They even had a screenshot to back up their claim — which they triple watermarked for some reason. But then Microsoft responded,...
The Daily Stands By The iPad Office Pics And Story

Facebook "Likejackers" agree to stop sending misleading spam

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A US-based advertising firm has promised to stop bombarding Facebook users with fraudulent messages in exchange for Washington State officials dropping a lawsuit that claimed the practice violated a federal antispam statute. Adscend Media also agreed to pay $100,000 in attorneys' fees to settle charges Washington state's attorney general...
Facebook "Likejackers" agree to stop sending misleading spam

Angry Birds Space: Mysterious launch event set for Seattle’s Space Needle on Thursday

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Maybe they’re going to be slingshotting some birds from the observation deck? Tomorrow is the official launch of the highly anticipated “Angry Birds Space,” the next installment in the blockbuster action-puzzle game from Rovio. And it looks like Seattle’s Space Needle is going to be playing a central role....
Angry Birds Space: Mysterious launch event set for Seattle’s Space Needle on Thursday

SideCar is a community ridesharing app that aims to turn all of us into Uber drivers

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If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to drive a taxi or become a fancy Uber driver, you might actually get the chance to. A new app called SideCar aims to become a community of people looking to give each other rides to and from their destination. The...
SideCar is a community ridesharing app that aims to turn all of us into Uber drivers
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