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In/Flux: Seattle so-so in smarts. Seattle’s broadband initiative debated. Leaving Microsoft: a win for Mattrick?

Kind of smart, at least for a big city Seattleites have a superiority streak when it comes to the city, but we've admittedly received some…

Where are the next great media empires?

I think we all have a clear view of who built the most amazing and enduring media empires over the last several decades. But even…

The connectedness straitjacket

It’s 6 p.m., the time when, at home in Seattle, I often switch the radio onto National Public Radio and “All Things Considered.” I listen…

Digital Prospector: Seinfeld and Silverman, STIFFY-winning Beyond Naked, Msg from the Gyre

Beyond Naked It’s fitting that a film called Beyond Naked should be honored with a Stiffy. That’s the name of the award for Best Documentary…

A dictator’s dream, Made in America

On June 6, we remembered the tens of thousands who braved ferocious seas, certain violence and an unknowable fate in 1944 to fight totalitarian evil…

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…

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…

Big Data’s booming. Big Results aren’t.

The New York Times named 2012 the crossover year for Big Data: as a term and as a concept, Big Data broke through from the…

It’s time the Internet cracked down on ‘creepy uncles’

Last week a 15-year-old British Columbia girl committed suicide after being stalked online and suffering brutal harassment which followed her from school to school. Before…

Tech Scan: How to watch the London Olympics here in Seattle

Watching the 2012 London Olympic Games on TV, now through Sunday, Aug 12, should be more fun, and less painful, than watching the Beijing events…

Tech Scan: A Netflix approach to online magazines

A new pay Internet service called Next Issue may do for magazine lovers what Netflix has done for the movies. Sign up for a monthly…

I must abandon Twitter to Lady Gaga and Bieber Beliebers

I was advised to start tweeting to help sell my political satire Fools and Knaves: The True Story of My Historic Presidential Campaign, available as…

Weekend Tech Scan: KING 5 TV gets useful new mobile app

The battle for Seattle TV station news supremacy has been upped a notch, albeit slightly, with the debut this week of a new mobile app…

Mixing tech and belief: a Tugg toward activism

I don’t know what you’re doing on May 8 at 6:30 p.m., but maybe you’ll join me at the AMC Pacific Place 14 in downtown…

The perfect solution for identity theft

My sullied identity is the biggest disappointment of my life. I've been trying to rid myself of this tarnished character for years. Now I realize…