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Trump’s globalization message grows on the Northwest

Donald Trump’s theme of “Make America Great Again” rings hollow in the Seattle area, where upside potential is all around, and the need to return…

Artists search for space from Seattle to Mumbai

The issue of living and work space for artists in Seattle isn’t going away soon, though the artists themselves might very well.  As a Seattle-based…

Lost in the Amazon: E-retailer’s new store turns magic into mundane

With Amazon Prime, I ordered a personal Amazon drone to deliver me speedily to the new Amazon Bookstore. Amazon Books is the only bookstore of…

A children’s treasury of Amazon employee horror stories

Once upon a time, union workers ruled the land of Puget Sound. With guaranteed weekends, 40 hour work weeks, and paid overtime, they made their…

Seattle growth: How to stand up to developers, City Hall

Last week, the U.S. weather service issued a warning that the dry summer was replicating the conditions seen when the Great Seattle Fire of 1889…

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: 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…

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…

Tech scan: 7-inches is the new black

The hype over the emergence of 7-inch tablets is swinging into high gear this summer. The tech press rumor mill is agog over the possibility…

Tech Scan: The Android Spring

What are the best of the best apps for getting the most pleasure from your Android device? I have a few ideas . . .…

Weekend Tech Scan: How to protect kids from tech overload

A new book by Jim Steyer, Stanford University professor and founder and CEO of Common Sense Media might well be at the top of the reading list for…

Weekend Tech Scan: Good news for eBook lovers – an e-reader for night reading

Barnes & Noble has announced a most welcome innovation: an ebook reader with an illuminated screen that lets you read in the dark.  Called the…