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  • Dog walking, driving and retail: How holiday jobs have changed

    SEATTLE — As the holidays approach, many people are looking for extra work. According to Worksource Washington, there remains plenty of openings for holiday retail work. But more people are turning to becoming independent contractors to make extra holiday cash. Inside Seattle-based Rover.com, it’s a busy place. The company employs about 300 employees, who have their dogs sitting or playing with them nearby. But for this six-year-old company, right now it’s a busy place outside the office also. The company […]

  • Work after war: Local veteran’s dream to open brewery comes true

    Life after the military can be difficult for some, especially when it comes to starting a new career.

  • Lynwood’s Kirio unveils ‘the smartest home on the market’

    Smart home technology continues to be on the transitional fast track from trendy to commonplace. With so many devices like the Amazon Echo and Google Home on the market, many companies are competing to make your home the “smartest” it’s ever been. One of those companies is Lynnwood-based Kirio, which has developed a way to combine all of your smart home devices into one open-platform system, which the user completely controls through its app. “It makes the home more convenient. […]

  • Top educational toys put to the test before holiday shopping season

    A group of lucky kids at the Goddard School in Snohomish got a chance to become toy testers and they gave us their “expertise” on which toys are popular this year amongst preschoolers.

  • Careers in artificial intelligence continue to rise. But what is it?

    SEATTLE — There has been a lot of talk recently about artificial intelligence, or AI. A few months ago, investor and business magnate Elon Musk said the battle for artificial intelligence supremacy could spark World War III. And Russian President Vladimir Putin said whoever controlled AI would rule the world. But what’s the first thing that comes to your mind when “artificial intelligence” comes up? Does the image of Terminator come to mind? What about the cute robot from the movie […]

  • A special corridor set aside on I-5 just for self-driving cars?

    A venture capital group introduced a proposal Tuesday that could revolutionize the future of a major freeway in our area.

  • How do tech startups get their start?

    Starting a new company is never easy. Some started in their garage. Other people wrote an idea down on a napkin at a coffee shop. It all started somewhere. To have the next big idea, you need good connections, investment money and above all, a good idea. About 5,000 entrepreneurs attended the recent Seattle Startup Week to be mentored and have their ideas vetted by industry professionals. “Seattle is a hot location for startups,” said Dave Parker, venture partner for […]

  • Investigation finds Amazon incentives might not be worth it to cities

    SEATTLE – Cities across the country are vying to bring amazon’s second headquarters to their area, but a new investigation about the so-called ‘amazon effect’ might give them pause. The six month investigation by the Business Journals – which includes our news partners at the Puget Sound Business Journal – found luring Amazon to a city doesn’t always pay off. Business Journal subscribers can read the story here. According to the investigation, subsidies have helped build more than 250 fulfillment […]

  • Seattle-based Vermouth app thinks your friends give the best reviews

    If you’re like many people, Yelp is the website of choice for customer reviews, but a Seattle startup company called Vermouth thinks they’ve found a better way.

  • Does Tacoma or Bothell-Everett have what it takes to be Amazon’s 2nd headquarters site?

    SEATTLE — It’s been a few days since Amazon announced they are looking to build a second headquarters outside of Seattle. It remains the buzz among people who live in the Puget Sound and those who want Amazon’s headquarters in their city. Some of the suggested cities where Amazon could potentially go include Austin, Chicago, and Minneapolis, to name a few. All of it is pure speculation at this point, of course. But just because other cities outside of the state […]