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'Change My School' raises money for schools with monthly video contests

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When his dream of becoming a professional baseball player didn’t pan out, Seattle native Bryce Anderson decided to switch his career path to business. Bryce Anderson, 24 But year after year, spreadsheet after spreadsheet, the 24-year-old began to grow weary of his jobs in insurance and real estate. One day in...
'Change My School' raises money for schools with monthly video contests

Facebook and Washington state join forces to register voters

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Collaborating with Microsoft, Washington state and Facebook partner to create an app that lets the state's residents register to vote via the social network. [Read more]...
Facebook and Washington state join forces to register voters

In the red: 73% of tech IPOs aren’t profitable when they debut

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Photo via Andrew Magill Earlier this week, we reported on the dearth of venture-backed initial public offerings during the second quarter. Just 11 companies made the leap during the second quarter, marking a 42 percent decline. Now, here comes some interesting research from Tableau Software’s Daniel Hom who looks at the...
In the red: 73% of tech IPOs aren’t profitable when they debut

Nine reddit users could be slapped with wrongful death suit in suicide case

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Just about one month ago, an avid reddit user proclaimed that he was about to commit suicide with this post. The user, which went by the name of “Black_Visions”, had been suicidal for some time, and decided to follow through with it. Unfortunately, some of the responses to his post...
Nine reddit users could be slapped with wrongful death suit in suicide case

Drunk driver who killed Google engineer sentenced to four year maximum

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Steve Lacey The drunk driver who killed popular Google engineer Steve Lacey in a horrific accident on I-405 last July was sentenced Friday to four years in prison. Patrick Rexroat, 56, received the maximum sentence under the law. But MyNorthwest.com reports that the sentence comes as Gov. Chris Gregoire prepares...
Drunk driver who killed Google engineer sentenced to four year maximum
Judge temporarily stops Washington state anti-prostitution law, citing free speech concerns

Washington state jobless rate now at 7%, lowest since 2008

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The economy continues its slow recovery in Washington state, with the State Employment Security Department announcing today that the unemployment rate came in at an estimated seven percent in April. That’s the lowest point since December 2008, and the unemployment rate has fallen by half a percentage point since the...
Washington state jobless rate now at 7%, lowest since 2008

Microvision CEO pledges to ‘walk the talk’ in 2012 despite ‘pain’ over sinking stock price

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Alexander Tokman Microvision was one of the worst performing tech stocks in Washington state last year, losing more than 80 percent of its value as the maker of Pico projection systems, laser technologies and in-vehicle displays saw losses continue to mount. And while the stock surged last week, it is falling...
Microvision CEO pledges to ‘walk the talk’ in 2012 despite ‘pain’ over sinking stock price
Dot Com Just Got A Lot Of Dot Company

Later-stage VC valuations on the rise, and so are 'up rounds'

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We’ve certainly seen an uptick in venture capital activity in recent months, with $312 million invested in Washington state startups during the second quarter alone. Now, here comes some evidence that those deals are getting done at healthy valuations, running counter to what some have dubbed the “Facebook effect.”...
Later-stage VC valuations on the rise, and so are 'up rounds'
Verizon to cut 3,000 jobs following call center closures

HBO plans new 'Code Labs' facility in Seattle

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HBO is taking steps to establish a new facility in Seattle called “HBO Code Labs,” according to a job posting and state corporations records dug up by GeekWire this week. We haven’t yet been able to confirm further details from HBO representatives during this holiday week, but separately we’ve been...
HBO plans new 'Code Labs' facility in Seattle

Online Voter Registration Is Called Vulnerable to Hackers

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Computer security experts have identified vulnerabilities in the voter databases in Maryland and Washington State, raising concerns about the ability of hackers to disenfranchise voters....
Online Voter Registration Is Called Vulnerable to Hackers
Google withdraws Xbox patent claims against Microsoft

Bill Gates-owned Corbis faces $12.75M in damages in fraud case

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Corbis, the digital image company owned by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, must pay $12.75 million in damages as part of a three-year fraud and breach of contract case brought by Infoflows, according to a decision by the Washington State Court of Appeals.  That’s down from an initial $36 million in...
Bill Gates-owned Corbis faces $12.75M in damages in fraud case

Students to solve 250,000 algebra equations in one week with iOS app

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Video games are making their way into Washington schools early next month and for all the right reasons. Using an iteration of a learning app called DragonBox, the Washington State Algebra Challenge is a one-of-a-kind campaign to get students across the state to solve 250,000 equations in just one week. Scheduled for...
Students to solve 250,000 algebra equations in one week with iOS app

Attention geeks: Your government needs you (and it's offering $75,000 for new apps)

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Ready, set, develop. The City of Seattle, King County and Washington State officially kicked off the first-ever Evergreen Apps Challenge today, a competition in which geeks from around Washington state are encouraged to build new travel, transportation, recycling or other apps that could benefit those living here. We first wrote about the...
Attention geeks: Your government needs you (and it's offering $75,000 for new apps)

Washington State Tries To Criminalize Service Providers For User Behavior; Internet Archive Sues

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For years, we've talked about the importance of Section 230 in properly applying liability directed at the actual people who break laws, rather than the tools and services they use. Unfortunately, some people fail to make a distinction and love to blame service providers. And... once it gets into areas...
Washington State Tries To Criminalize Service Providers For User Behavior; Internet Archive Sues

@burtonator here's a coal train on its way to Washington State: http://www.flickr.com/photos/scobleizer/146579153/ that's the power.

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@burtonator here's a coal train on its way to Washington State: http://www.flickr.com/photos/scobleizer/146579153/ that's the power.

Here are the 30 Washington state startups that raised $155M during the third quarter

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Washington state isn’t really known for semiconductors or solar technologies. But two companies in those sectors — Seattle-based RFID chip maker Impinj and Kennewick-based solar power generation system Infinia — helped buoy the state’s venture capital totals during the third quarter. Both companies have been around for some time, but they were...
Here are the 30 Washington state startups that raised $155M during the third quarter

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
Crowdfunding for equity -- by unaccredited investors -- is legal in exactly one place in North America

Comcast doubling Internet speeds, promises up to 105 Mbps for Extreme 50 customers

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Comcast is doubling the Internet speeds for customers in Washington state who subscribe to its Blast! and Extreme 50 offerings. The changes are being made at no additional cost, part of an ongoing plan by the state’s largest cable company to boost speeds. The company also said that it is...
Comcast doubling Internet speeds, promises up to 105 Mbps for Extreme 50 customers

Social purpose corporations: Good business can now do good

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(Flickr photo via JMRosenfeld) We all know that entrepreneurs and investors in startups hope to make money.  Conveniently, the traditional corporate form allows that.  In fact, directors of traditional corporations are required to base decisions on just one thing:  maximizing financial return to shareholders. In the words of Al Franken,...
Social purpose corporations: Good business can now do good

Washington State Tries To Criminalize Service Providers For User Behavior; Internet Archive Sues

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For years, we've talked about the importance of Section 230 in properly applying liability directed at the actual people who break laws, rather than the tools and services they use. Unfortunately, some people fail to make a distinction and love to blame service providers. And... once it gets into areas...
Washington State Tries To Criminalize Service Providers For User Behavior; Internet Archive Sues

There's A Reason Bill Gates And Jeff Bezos Both Call Washington State Home

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Why does the wealthiest man in America live in Washington? The answer is in a report released this week by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy. Washington's tax system is the most disjointed in the nation, leaving rich residents -- including Bill Gates, the country's richest -- with more money in...
There's A Reason Bill Gates And Jeff Bezos Both Call Washington State Home

Washington state ranks 5th in venture capital investments

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Washington state is once again climbing into the top echelon when it comes to venture capital investing, ranking fifth in the dollars invested and sixth in deals, according to a report out today from DowJones Venture Source. Twenty seven companies in the state attracted $164 million during the quarter, ranking...
Washington state ranks 5th in venture capital investments

Proposed WA Bill Would Allow Employers To Request Facebook Passwords

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The issue of employers reviewing and seeking to access the social media accounts of their applicants and employees is now several years old. To be honest, I'm more than a bit surprised the conversation persists, since it seems such an easy one to resolve, but I'll get to that in...
Proposed WA Bill Would Allow Employers To Request Facebook Passwords
VC cash perks up in Seattle, countering national declines

NJ Court Says Determines Whether Woman Is A Journalist or Not

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The online world is interesting for all of us when it comes to defining who we are. While it’s easy to call yourself a blogger what does that actually mean from a legal standpoint? How is a blogger truly defined when it comes to the legal side of the...
NJ Court Says Determines Whether Woman Is A Journalist or Not
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