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Watch This Cyber Security Company Hack Amazon Key With Ease

By | Nov 17, 2017 at 11:30 am

Earlier this month, Amazon announced a new idea that would stop those pesky sidewalk thieves from stealing your packages: Amazon Key. The innovative program would allow a delivery person to enter your home under video surveillance, drop off the package, and leave with the…

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70 Percent of Small Businesses Aren’t Worried About Amazon This Holiday Season

By | Nov 16, 2017 at 9:20 am

The holiday season is traditionally the busiest of the year for shoppers and for the harried small businesses that handle the festive foot traffic. But as everyone has moved their social life more and more online, that traffic is moving online as well. Small businesses…

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Seattle

Why 2017 Is a Tipping Point for Same-Day Delivery

By | Nov 15, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Same-day delivery. In the space of the last decade, it has gone from a crazy fever dream deep within the Amazon homebase to a delightful perk. But in 2017, we’ve made an important, if subtle, shift: Same-day delivery has gone from being a unique…

Artificial Intelligence

How Deep Learning Will Alter the Retail Space

By | Nov 13, 2017 at 9:20 am

Artificial Intelligence has been a hot word across all industries lately. Think all the fuss around self-driving cars, Google’s updated Assistant and the general talks of how conversational interfaces are the future of tech. Around 54 percent of retailers already use or plan to…

Security

Seattle

3 Steps to Avoiding Phishing Scams on Cyber Monday

By | Nov 9, 2017 at 9:20 am

Two out of every five U.S. consumers have fallen victim to an online phishing attack. Does that sound high? It’s probably because 91 percent of them are aware that fake websites or emails can be designed to trick them into thinking they’re the real…

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Ecommerce

How Ecommerce Microsites Can Boost Conversion Rates

By | Nov 9, 2017 at 8:30 am

There’s something nice about an ecommerce site that only sells one Thing (or one kind of Thing): The design of the site can be simple, clean, and easy to navigate; it can be totally focused on the Thing, making it feel like a boutique that…

Apple

Cupertino

6 Best iPhone X Cases to Protect Your $1,000 Phone

By | Nov 8, 2017 at 10:50 am

You may have heard by now: Research from SquareTrade has named the iPhone X one of the most fragile smartphones in history and easily the most fragile iPhone to ever hit the market. That hasn’t stopped people from buying them, of course: At launch,…

Security

Seattle

Survey: 60 Percent of U.S. Consumers Wouldn’t Let Amazon Key Into Their Homes

By | Nov 6, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Privacy concerns are a huge aspect of modern life: We’re all connected to Facebook, Messenger, Instagram or tbh — and that’s just the social networks owned by Facebook. Google and Amazon also have near-omnipotent knowledge of our internet search histories or our purchase decisions….

Gear & Gadgets

Chicago

Oprah’s Favorite Things of 2017 Includes These 19 Tech Gadgets

By | Nov 2, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Every year Oprah Winfrey reveals a list of her favorite things that instantly become hot items and gift ideas for the upcoming holiday season. This year she has listed 102 items on Oprah’s Favorite Things 2017. While we appreciate all the items on the list,…

Amazon

Seattle

Amazon Releases Augmented Reality App to View Products Before You Buy

By | Nov 1, 2017 at 12:00 pm

As if we didn’t need another reason to purchase items from Amazon. Today the company launched a new augmented reality app for iOS that will allow consumers to view thousands of products for their home before they buy. Augmented Reality This trend of “view before…

Drones

8 Ways to Make Money With Your Expensive Drone

By | Oct 30, 2017 at 12:20 pm

To say the political and legislative worlds in the U.S. have been a bit chaotic lately may be the understatement of a lifetime. While we’re not quite in the upside down just yet, laws and restrictions in the past few years have been flipped,…

Gear & Gadgets

Seattle

6 Hacks for Amazon’s Fire Stick

By | Oct 26, 2017 at 5:00 pm

I’ve been using Android boxes for a couple of years now, but in terms of ease of use, portability and overall simplicity the Fire Stick has all of the others beat in a host of different ways and with the new devices soon to…

Gear & Gadgets

Drones, Phones, And Automation: The Future Of Home Security

By | Oct 12, 2017 at 1:30 pm

It flies around inside your house, ready to respond to any emergency, to ward off any intruder, and even to feed your pets when you’re away. No, it’s not your own overly-attentive superhero. It’s an Aevena Aire drone, a milestone of the future of…

Ecosystems

Seattle

Why Startups Are Flocking to Seattle

By | Oct 10, 2017 at 9:20 am

Amazon, Starbucks, Microsoft, Boeing and Blue Origin are just some of the big company names that are housed in Seattle. It’s also one of the hottest places to launch a startup. In this #StartupsEverywhere series we talked with Brett Greene and Red Russak, Founders at New Tech…

Events

Seattle

Networking, Capital, Glenn Kelman, and Everything You Missed at Techstars Startup Week Seattle

By | Oct 6, 2017 at 12:20 pm

In the land of Amazon, Microsoft and endless Starbucks Coffee, being innovative can be a pretty daunting task. After all, competition is steep in this beautiful Washinton city and if you don’t have what it takes, you aren’t going to make an impression. Fortunately,…

Amazon

Seattle

Why There’s Still Room for Cloud Solution Startups

By | Oct 2, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Public cloud adoption is rising. A recent Cowen study revealed that companies will be spending 16 percent more on public cloud services in 2017 year-over-year. Organizations are also increasing their use of cloud resources in their work. 18 percent of workloads are now supported…

Ecommerce

How Smaller Ecommerce Stores Can Compete Against Amazon

By | Sep 24, 2017 at 10:30 am

Ever heard the story of David vs. Goliath? How about The Karate Kid, The Mighty Ducks or The Bad News Bears? They are all versions of the classic tale of a lowly underdog struggling against all odds against an unbeatable opponent. And somehow, with a…