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Chirpify goes beyond PayPal, now accepts credit, debit card payments

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Making purchases from your social media feeds just got easier thanks to Chirpify. The Portland-based startup is now allowing its members to pay using their credit and debit cards, as well automated clearing house (ACH) payments. Previously, using PayPal was the only way to make purchases. Now, Chirpify users can...
Chirpify goes beyond PayPal, now accepts credit, debit card payments

Dude, where's my Surface space? User sues Microsoft over tablet storage

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One Los Angeles man is a little frustrated with the storage space on the Microsoft Surface. So much so, in fact, that he’s suing the company for false advertising and unfair business practices. Yes, he’s a lawyer. Andrew Sokolowski loaded music and documents onto his newly-purchased Surface, he realized that he...
Dude, where's my Surface space? User sues Microsoft over tablet storage

Study: Android still dominates, but Windows Phone makes gains thanks to youth

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The latest numbers from Kantar show Windows continuing steady sales and, somewhat surprisingly, growing at a faster rate than those of Android. Windows Phone has seen its market share grow from 3.8 percent in February, March and April of 2012 to 5.6 percent during the same three month-period in 2013. That’s...
Study: Android still dominates, but Windows Phone makes gains thanks to youth
Cypress debuts ad platform for Xbox Live video apps

AudienceScience slashes 33 jobs, plans to close ad network

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AudienceScience, a global digital marketing company with offices in Bellevue, is closing its ad network business effective Dec. 1 so the company can focus solely on the AudienceScience Gateway, its global SaaS-platform for marketers. The end of the ad business resulted in the eliminated of 33 sales and marketing jobs among...
AudienceScience slashes 33 jobs, plans to close ad network
Addicted to cigarettes? Here's an app that helps you quit smoking
Infographic: There's a career for everyone at Microsoft

Twitter reaches 200M monthly users, up 42 percent in 9 months

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Some social media companies rise and fall quickly. Twitter, however, doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon. The company used its own account this morning to announce that there are more than 200 million active Twitter users each month. There are now more than 200M monthly active @twitter users. You...
Twitter reaches 200M monthly users, up 42 percent in 9 months

Good news, gamers: Windows Phone finally getting uber-popular Temple Run

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One of the top mobile games is finally coming to Windows Phone. At this week’s Game Developer’s Conference, Microsoft announced that Temple Run will be arriving in the Windows Phone Marketplace “very, very soon.” Microsoft is actually a bit late with this, as it promised Temple Run for the 2012 holiday...
Good news, gamers: Windows Phone finally getting uber-popular Temple Run

Report: Microsoft to debut next-gen console in April after being "caught off guard" by Sony

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It looks like Microsoft’s turn to impress the gaming world may come in April. That’s according to a report from computerandvideogames.com, who spoke with an unnamed Sony official that said Wednesday’s PS4 unveiling ”caught Microsoft off-guard,” and that “we definitely ruffled some feathers.” Sources said that Microsoft is planning on hosting...
Report: Microsoft to debut next-gen console in April after being "caught off guard" by Sony

Calling all coders: How did you learn how to program?

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Amber Case (Photo by Kris Krug) Every programmer likely remembers how they learned to code. For guys like Bill Gates and Paul Allen, it was their early days on the Teletype Model 33. For others, it may have been a few days at a coding workshop like the one I attended...
Calling all coders: How did you learn how to program?
The Seahawks' secret weapon: 12th man social media truck firing up fans at Georgia Dome

Weekend-special: Netflix unlocked for all Xbox Live users

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Microsoft is giving all Xbox Live users access to the Netflix app — just for this weekend. Normally, the app is only available for Gold-level subscribers who pay $60 per year. But Major Nelson announced today that all Live users with a Netflix subscription will have access this weekend. It...
Weekend-special: Netflix unlocked for all Xbox Live users

Blab launches software to predict social media conversations

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No, Blab’s new platform can’t necessarily predict the future. But what the Seattle-based social analytics company did debut today is software that will help brands determine which of the millions of social media conversations they should focus on. Using Blab’s patented technology, the company analyzes 50,000 news and social...
Blab launches software to predict social media conversations

Nintendo sued over 3D patent in 3DS handheld console

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Not only is Nintendo dealing with less-than-stellar Wii U sales, but now the company is being sued over 3D technology used in its 3DS handheld console. Reuters is reporting that inventor and former Sony employee Seijiro Tomita is suing Nintendo over 3-D images he claimed to develop. Tomita says that...
Nintendo sued over 3D patent in 3DS handheld console
Boeing creates website to explain 787 problems

Washington football players get their faces on NCAA Football '13 covers

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Photo courtesy of UW Athletics. Photo courtesy of UW Athletics. Seeing your face on a sports video game cover is a dream come true and a mark of accomplishment for some athletes. Those dreams turned into reality for the Washington football senior captains. Thanks to a cool effort by the...
Washington football players get their faces on NCAA Football '13 covers

VIDEO: Watch the I-5 bridge collapse into river

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Our news partners at KING5 just posted security footage of the Interstate 5 bridge collapse that resulted from a semi-truck striking the side of the bridge on Thursday night. Skagit River bridge. Photo via KING 5 The collapse happens at the 39-second mark. In what’s being called a miracle, no fatalities...
VIDEO: Watch the I-5 bridge collapse into river

Video: GameHouse chief keeps pants on, raises money for charity as sumo wrestler

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Matt Hulett Even though RealNetworks exec Matt Hulett kept his pants on this year, he still managed to help raise money for Northwest Harvest. After diving into the chilly waters of Lake Washington for charity and nearly losing his trunks last year, Hulett and his team bounced off each...
Video: GameHouse chief keeps pants on, raises money for charity as sumo wrestler

Bill Gates wants your help to change the world by 2030

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Bill Gates Once a year, Bill Gates pens an annual letter that recaps the work being done around the world that’s helping the less fortunate. Before his 2013 words come out next week, he wants a little help from you. The Microsoft co-founder is asking people to participate in the...
Bill Gates wants your help to change the world by 2030

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'

Boeing relocating 787 training simulator from Seattle to Miami

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Boeing announced today that it is moving its training flight simulators — including one for the 787 Dreamliner — along with other aircraft from Seattle to Miami. Boeing says that Miami is the company’s largest flight-training center and the preferred location for its customers from Latin America, United States, Middle East...
Boeing relocating 787 training simulator from Seattle to Miami
New computing institute on UW campus will focus on big data problems

Amazon's LoveFilm nabs streaming rights to Vikings

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The Vikings are coming to Amazon. LoveFilm, Europe’s leading movie subscription services that Amazon bought in 2011, just gained exclusive streaming rights in the U.K. and Germany for the popular television series Vikings. This marks the first time that a show has been distributed on LoveFilm before hitting the cable networks or...
Amazon's LoveFilm nabs streaming rights to Vikings
IDC: Smartphones now more popular than feature phones
Penny Arcade reveals details of PAX Australia event

Amazon's new cloud services may blow your mind

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At Tuesday’s Structure:Europe event, Amazon.com’s CTO Werner Vogels hinted that “there are things coming down the pipe you wouldn’t believe,” when asked about what’s in store for Amazon’s Web Services. GigaOM did a little speculating this morning into what Vogels could have been talking about, and some of the possibilities are...
Amazon's new cloud services may blow your mind

Amazon opens Appstore in China; Kindle coming next?

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Amazon’s app store is officially open for business in China. The Seattle online retail giant debuted its app store for Chinese customers this past weekend, Reuters reported. Amazon’s newest store offers an alternative to Google Play for those in China. Unlike Google, Amazon’s store features both paid and free options....
Amazon opens Appstore in China; Kindle coming next?

AT&T bashes T-Mobile with full-page newspaper ad

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AT&T thinks poorly of T-Mobile and they’re running full-page newspaper ads to prove it. In the latest chapter of the bash-fest between the two mobile carriers, AT&T began running attack advertisements yesterday in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today. In the ad, AT&T claims that T-Mobile’s network has twice as...
AT&T bashes T-Mobile with full-page newspaper ad
Bing adds 'Pin It' Pinterest feature to image search
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