Amazon names 20 finalists in search for HQ2

SEATTLE — Amazon on Thursday narrowed the field in its search for a second headquarters city, plucking 20 finalists from among the 238 proposals the retail giant received in October. The list included several cities widely seen as favorites, including Atlanta, Austin, Texas, and Boston. Also included in Amazon’s shortlist were dark horse candidates including Nashville… Please follow and like us:

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Tableau goes Hyper to keep up with customers’ data needs

SEATTLE — Tableau Software is revamping a core part of its technology to analyze data faster, a move intended to keep up with its customers’ increasing big-data needs. The Seattle company, which makes software to visualize analytics, is introducing its so-called Hyper engine in a software update Wednesday. The technology is designed to make the data-visualization… Please follow and like us:

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This Seattle Subway can’t sell $5 footlongs because of big government – and posted a sign to let customers know

  Customers who enjoy sweetened drinks aren’t the only people in Seattle currently feeling the pinch of the city’s progressive policies. Here’s a photo of a sign that’s hanging in a Seattle Subway that lays out the problems faced by both consumers and business owners in the city: Seattle Subway says… Please follow and like us:

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Boeing tops Airbus in 2017 with new jet-production record

SEATTLE — Boeing released its 2017 jet-order and delivery data Tuesday, confirming that for the sixth year in a row it was the world’s top manufacturer of airplanes. In a new production record, Boeing built and delivered 763 airplanes in 2017, up from 748 jets the previous year. Its previous record was 762, set in 2015.… Please follow and like us:

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Straightening of curve at derailment site near Seattle had not been state priority

SEATTLE — The curve where Amtrak Cascades 501 derailed Dec. 18, killing three people, was identified years ago as an obstacle to Washington state’s dream of creating high-speed rail. The corridor between Lakewood and Nisqually “includes unsuitable sharp curvature,” said the state’s long-range plan, written in 2006. “A new connection, largely on structure because of differences… Please follow and like us:

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Investigators Hope Crew Can Help Explain US Train Derailment

As they probe a deadly train derailment in the northwestern U.S. state of Washington, federal investigators say they hope crew members will be able to give information in the coming days that will help explain Monday’s accident. The train went off the tracks on a curve south of Seattle traveling 129 kilometers per hour in an… Please follow and like us:

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Cranes moved to site of deadly Amtrak derailment near Olympia

SEATTLE — Cranes were being brought to the site of an Amtrak train that derailed Monday morning as it barreled toward an Interstate 5 overpass near Olympia, spilling onto the freeway and killing several people, officials said. The Washington State Patrol confirmed at least three people died in the crash, but The Associated Press reported at… Please follow and like us:

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NHL says Seattle can apply for franchise, start season-ticket drive

During this 100th anniversary year of the Seattle Metropolitans winning the Stanley Cup, the NHL announced an expansion process Thursday that likely will lead to the city gaining the league’s 32nd franchise. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced after a Board of Governors meeting in Palm Beach, Fla., that the league has received a request to file… Please follow and like us:

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Billionaires Unite To Find Aliens

Earlier this week, Russian billionaire Yuri Milner announced at the New Space Age conference in Seattle his plans to sponsor a project to send spaceships to Saturn’s moon Enceladus to search for alien life. Milner appears to be the latest in a recent trend of billionaires setting their sights on the stars and using their money… Please follow and like us:

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Boeing churns out jets and profits, but Air Force tanker’s problems dent earnings

SEATTLE — Though Boeing reported strong profits and cash flow Wednesday, the company’s stock declined as the jetmaker announced yet another charge that added $329 million to the continuing cost overruns on the KC-46 Air Force tanker. Despite that, management expressed great confidence in the company’s strategic trajectory and said Boeing is unfazed by Airbus’s surprise… Please follow and like us:

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As Amazon’s deadline for HQ2 bids closes, speculation on winner heats up

SEATTLE — In the six weeks since Amazon said it was seeking a site for a second headquarters, cities have preened. They’ve sent delegations to Seattle, bragged about their university engineering programs and tried to ship cactuses to Jeff Bezos. Thursday evening, the curtain will close on the first act of Amazon’s civic beauty pageant. Midnight… Please follow and like us:

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Site-selection execs meet in Seattle, but Amazon keeps its distance

SEATTLE — Amazon kicked off a continentwide bidding war early this month when it announced it was seeking a second headquarters outside Seattle. This week, by coincidence, the brokers for such deals came to the city. The Site Selectors Guild, a trade group whose members pitch themselves as consultants for companies seeking a new site to… Please follow and like us:

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Microsoft replacing Skype for Business with Teams

SEATTLE — Microsoft is ending Skype’s foray into business communications, packaging its communications tools into Microsoft Teams, the company’s challenge to workplace collaboration startup Slack. Skype for Business, the company’s voice and video-chat software, will be replaced in Microsoft’s Office 365 bundle by Teams, Microsoft said Monday at Ignite, its annual conference for business-technology buyers. The… Please follow and like us:

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Amazon plans to build second, ‘equal’ headquarters outside Seattle

SEATTLE — Amazon.com has outgrown Seattle. The e-commerce giant, which employs about 40,000 people in the city after a hiring boom and urban build-out with little precedent in modern American history, is searching for a second home. The company in an early morning news release on Thursday announced it was seeking to place a second headquarters… Please follow and like us:

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