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Technology

Washington big on ‘big data’.

Washington big on ‘big data’.

Big data is big business in Washington State. According to the latest reports, Washington is nipping at the heels of Virginia as the big data capital of the U.S. According to McKinsey & Company’s latest report,  Washington ranks #2 in the nation with 38,170 workers strong — 1.4% of the state’s total workforce. Virginia is just two tents […]

| March 3, 2015
Best Buy sees local talent as best bet for developing online retailing.

Best Buy sees local talent as best bet for developing online retailing.

Washington State’s pre-eminence as the leader of online retailing and cloud technology is drawing other retailers who want to enhance their online customer experience. Best Buy has recognized the depth of talent located here in both cloud technology and software development and will be opening a tech center in Seattle. Read more about their plans […]

| February 19, 2015
Facebook expands in tech hub.

Facebook expands in tech hub.

The exponential growth of the tech industry in Washington is all about recruiting the best and brightest software engineers, and the tech giants are all tapping into the abundance of talent in this state. Facebook, which set up an office in Washington a few years ago, is expanding their presence into the same neighborhood as […]

| February 18, 2015
The cloud gathers major tech players in Washington.

The cloud gathers major tech players in Washington.

Small tech start-ups and long-time major players find it’s smart to move to the center of the cloud revolution in Washington State. Business legends Microsoft and Amazon Web Services pioneered cloud computing here in the northwest. Washington’s high powered tech talent and low-cost energy have made the state a mecca for software and hardware companies […]

| January 15, 2015
Waste to water.

Waste to water.

Global health institutions in Washington State are tackling tough problems and making lives better around the world. Sanitation has long been the source of diseases that devastate communities in the developing world. Janicki Bioenergy, a Washington State company, has designed a process for turning human waste into drinking water and generates electricity, too. From finding […]

| January 7, 2015
And, the weather report is brought to you by supercomputers.

And, the weather report is brought to you by supercomputers.

Predicting the weather is a lot more than letting us know if we need to take a bumbershoot when we leave home. Communities depend on accurate weather predictions to prepare for severe weather events, to have resources and aid on hand to help protect families and businesses. NOAA’s National Weather Service is ramping up their computer […]

| January 6, 2015
Smart phones talking to smart skis.

Smart phones talking to smart skis.

We have the smart phone, the smart home, smart shoes and now the smart ski. Seattle-based K2 Sports has been pioneering ski technology for over 50 years. Some of their latest models have an embedded RFI (radio frequency identification) chip in the skis. The benefit is two-fold. First, a sales person can use customized tablet software […]

| January 5, 2015
Track Santa’s flight in real time.

Track Santa’s flight in real time.

The countdown has started for the much anticipated tracking of Santa’s Christmas eve trek around the world. And again this year you can follow his flight on an interactive, 3D globe powered by Microsoft’s Bing. You can also follow Rudolph and his team of merry reindeer on your Windows phone while viewing facts and images […]

| December 23, 2014