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Amazon

Seattle

4 Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn from Jeff Bezos

By | Sep 14, 2017 at 8:30 am

Aside from his analytical mindset, Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon, is methodical and a highly intelligent entrepreneur. Not only did he create the everything store, but Bezos’ entrepreneurial prowess is second to none. His unique leadership qualities, critical thinking skills, obsession…

Apple

Cupertino

Apple and Amazon Might Both Want the $5B James Bond Franchise Rights

By | Sep 6, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Silicon Valley is coming for Hollywood. First the tech companies propped up the dwindling industry with tech developments like 3D film, and then they started innovating new business models to take advantage of the industry, like the $10-a-month all-you-can-watch theater pass. Now they’re looking…

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Gear & Gadgets

Top 5 Smart Gadgets for a New Home

By | Sep 3, 2017 at 12:45 pm

When looking to relocate, it is important to move to a better place. It should also be a smarter place. You want to have a home where neighbors, guests and relatives enjoy their stay and praise you for the smart choices. You also want…

Amazon

Seattle

Amazon Uses 19 Percent of All the Prime Office Space in Seattle

By | Aug 28, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Amazon occupies 19 percent of all prime office space in Seattle, according to a new analysis. That’s twice as much office space as any other major U.S. city has given to a single employer. It’s another sign that Seattle is seeing massive population growth, particularly…

Entertainment

Seattle

I Wish Amazon Studio’s Head of Strategy Wrote ‘Game of Thrones’

By | Aug 24, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Matthew Ball, like most of us, watches Game of Thrones. But unlike us, he’s Head of Strategy at Amazon Studios, a job perfectly suited to someone who never turns off their ability to figure out the strategy behind anything they’re interested. And he has some…

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Mobile

Seattle

5 Surprising Stores Your App Can Earn a Profit

By | Aug 18, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Developing an app that people want to use is no cake walk. It takes hours dedication and a considerate amount of investment to make an app that earns you the profits. However, revenue also depends upon the platform you choose to launch your app….

Apple

Cupertino

Sell Your Old iPhone With Ease: Everything You Need to Know

By | Aug 16, 2017 at 11:30 am

The circle of life typically applies to the animal kingdom, but your iPhone goes through a similar process: You buy a new one, wear it out for a year or two, and then sell it off in order to get the pocket money to…

Amazon

Seattle

Amazon Instant Pickup Is a High Tech Convenient Store

By | Aug 15, 2017 at 12:45 pm

When you’re in need of a quick snack, charger for your phone, or daily essentials on-the-go, Amazon wants to be your convenient store hero. Today Amazon announced their new program Amazon Instant Pickup, a brick and mortar store where Prime and Prime Students can pick…

Ecommerce

15 Ways to Reduce Shopping Cart Abandonment

By | Aug 15, 2017 at 8:30 am

Moving people through the buying process can be trying. Not only do you need to reach out to the right audience to provide a product or service they’re interested in, you need to do so using platforms and communication styles they’re comfortable with. Even…

Jobs

Palo Alto

How Many Years of Experience Will Qualify You for Your Tech Dream Job?

By | Aug 14, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Job searching in the tech community often starts with a fairly small collection of the biggest names, from Google and Amazon to Facebook and Snap, Inc, to Airbnb and Microsoft. Thanks to a recent survey from job search startup Paysa, we have a little…

Gear & Gadgets

Portland

Wacom Bamboo Sketch Stylus is Good for the Basics

By | Aug 13, 2017 at 3:50 pm

The Wacom Bamboo Sketch Stylus is a lot of fun. While it is not great for art, it is quite utilitarian and a lot of fun. It is a great crayon for scratching out rough sketches and diagrams, drawing on photos, or writing notes….

Interviews

Chicago

Micheal Creating of Foxtrot on the Future of Retail

By | Aug 13, 2017 at 2:30 pm

With Amazon’s latest acquisition of Whole Foods and is a threat to brick and mortar stores, what holds for the future of retail. Michael LaVitola is the CEO and Founder of Foxtrot, a startup that could be thought of as a curated cornerstore with…

Tips & How To’s

3 Tips for Developing the Perfect Business Name

By | Aug 12, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Brand language gives a context to new technology, making it seem more understandable and more “cool.” However, figuring out the right brand name is far easier said than done, and often tech firms are guilty of being too technical with branding. They ignore the…

Amazon

Seattle

Amazon’s Backing a Smartphone Created by an Android Founder

By | Aug 9, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Amazon and the Chinese investment holding company Tencent just invested $300 million in the smartphone company Essential. The new company comes from Andy Rubin, a cofounder of Android. The news follows Amazon’s own phone release, Fire, which debuted to little success in 2013. With Essential, Amazon…

Accelerator

Seattle

Meet the 9 Startups in Amazon’s Alexa Accelerator Program

By | Aug 9, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Amazon is poised to take over the world before the end of the week. Between industry expanding acquisitions and revolutionary tech coming out of the Seattle-based tech giant, there’s no telling how high Jeff Bezos and his creation can fly. And if you know…

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New Jersey

Need A Side Gig? Amazon is Hiring 50,000 People Right Now

By | Aug 2, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Making extra money is always a great thing to have for a rainy day or help to save for something important. For people looking for a side gig, or maybe a full-time job, Amazon is holding a massive job fair today and plans to…

Ecommerce

Amazon Is Recreating the Shopping Network, But With YouTube Stars

By | Jul 31, 2017 at 2:30 pm

The Home Shopping Network has a new generation of competition with Amazon’s new home makeover show: The six-episode show, titled “Overhaul,” will feature various YouTube stars getting their homes remade in an effort to sell more through Amazon. If successful, this model could grow…