Enterprise

In/Flux: The Surveillance Edition

According to the Washington State ACLU, records show the Seattle Police Department tracked the movements of 7.3 million vehicles between 2009 and 2012, using automatic…

In/Flux: Facebook secrets now searchable. Also: What does the Microsoft shakeup mean?

Your embarrassing Facebook secrets now searchable For months Facebook has been testing Graph Search, a function that itemizes user data into an easily searchable form.…

In/Flux: Bitcoin v. California. Facebook counts our gay friends. MSFT manipulating search results?

It's Facebook official: We've all got gay friends In honor of what is likely the most jubilant Pride Week in history, Facebook confirmed Tuesday what…

In/Flux: Meet Seattle’s latest design wunderchild. Why so many iPhone users at MSFT HQ? LivingSocial slims down.

Tweets expose Microsoft's guilty iPhone users There are iPhones aplenty at Microsoft HQ, and tourists to Seattle don’t explore beyond downtown much. These are some…

Digital Prospector: What’s hot in online video.

Onion News Empire Seattle-based Amazon asked viewers to vote on 14 original pilots for its new expedition into online TV programming. Turns out viewers did…

In/Flux: Sony’s edge on MSFT Xbox One. App reveals mayor candidates’ insecurities.

Mayoral candidates: Easy to read? A new app named Moodies was released this month, claiming to analyze underlying emotions through speech. It has since been…

In/Flux: Seattle spared in Zynga bloodbath. Predatory Ventures. Mercer Island doesn’t tweet.

Seattle spared in Zynga bloodbath Game developer Zynga probably made you consider deleting your Facebook account at one point. Maker of such games as Farmville…

Government shutdown? Inslee concedes the possibility

In an impressive display of saving the best for last, Gov. Jay Inslee waited until the end of a press conference today to acknowledge the…

State’s science, tech students see new opportunity at home

Redmond-native Ameen Tabatabai was set to go to the University of Washington in 2010. Despite the doctor’s diagnosis of his chronic and progressive liver disease…

In/Flux: Kiss Comcast goodbye? MSFT, AAPL play copycat. Personal branding with Bertha.

Your Internet's about to get fast How fast can you bootleg the latest Game of Thrones episode? For some Seattleites, the answer will soon be…

In/Flux: Weekly Tech Roundup

Editor's note: In/Flux is a weekly dispatch from the wonderful world of technology. Amazon's rainforest Seattle likes its futuristic image — look no further than…

A Sonic by any other name

In the hangover-like aftermath of the disappointing NBA Relocation Committee vote earlier this week, it felt like a good time to pause and go back…

Is Bellevue the new Vancouver?

For decades, people have wondered what Bellevue would be when it grew up. Would it simply be an affluent "Greater Seattle" neighborhood? A Twin City,…

South Lake Union: City ought to fight for affordable housing

The Seattle City Council faces a South Lake Union decision that has broader meaning for the city's interest in more housing opportunities and better livability.…

Democratize SLU development: An open letter to Amazon’s Jeff Bezos

Congratulations on your success, Jeff Bezos! You've become one of the most important innovators in the world of online business. You've matched your vision with…

The Eastside express lane to the American Dream

The world has converged on the Eastside in the past 20 years, and as usual, preening Seattle hipsters are the last to know. Many (and…

Confusion in Olympia: Lawmakers try to assess tax breaks

A special legislative committee studied 23 Washington tax breaks last year to see if they should be renewed. But not enough information existed to make decisions…

Used bookstores: The next notch in Amazon’s belt?

Amazon remade the publishing business first with online bookselling and next with the Kindle/ebook one-two combination. Now it’s poised to reinvent another segment of the…

Dow sets all-time record: Cautious optimism ensues

The Dow Jones Industrial Average crossed a threshold yesterday. When the stock index hit 14,253.77 — up 125 points for the day — it broke…

6 ways to help immigrants and the entire state

Second of two articles. Part 1 is here. Imagine that you have just arrived in your new country. It’s cold here and your feet break…

South Lake Union: the bulldozing of Seattle’s past?

In late December, Seattle history was in full flower on the south shore of Lake Union. On Dec. 29, the new Museum of History and Industry opened in the…

Book City: A chat with Amazon’s Kindle and books editorial director

Sara Nelson may be the ultimate book world insider. Since June 2012, she’s been the editorial director of books and Kindle for Amazon.com. From 2005-2009…

Predictions for a jittery 2013

Looking to 2013, Seattle’s animal spirits are pretty high. Amazon is booming, basketball may be headed back (to lift the civic soul), and the Seattle-area…

Seattle’s Korean community: How immigration makes us all stronger

The current national debate on immigration and the policy decisions that will be made will have impacts ranging from Microsoft’s ability to recruit talent to…

Seattle Interactive Conference: Dispatches from a digital world

9 am: Things get off to an exciting start as an electrical fire prompts the evacuation of the breaking news session I'm attending on the 3rd…