Amazon To Launch Sixth Pop-Up Store In Seattle

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Amazon has announced that it is opening a pop-up store at its headquarters in Seattle, according to a report by GeekWire. We’re excited to be opening an Amazon Pop Up location in Seattle, and are currently hiring,” an Amazon spokesperson said, according to GeekWire.

Seattle Startup Delivers Low-Income Families Discounted Local Produce

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The Seattle startup Pacific Coast Harvest , which connects local farms and home delivery, is now offering a discount program to assist low-income families, GeekWire reported Sunday (Sept. Delivery delivery ecommerce farms low income News Pacific Coast Harvest Seattle Startup What's Hot

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LimePod Car-Sharing Service Calls It Quits In Seattle

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In the second closure of a free-floating carshare in Seattle in two months, Lime has announced it is winding down LimePod. BMW’s car-sharing service, ReachNow , stopped operating in Seattle and Portland in July. Startups carsharing Lime LimePod News Seattle What's Hot

Biometrics Are The Seattle Seahawks’ MVP

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Thousands descended upon T-Mobile Park stadium in Seattle on March 28 — the earliest opening day in Major League Baseball (MLB) history — to see their home team, the Mariners, take on last year’s World Series champions, the Boston Red Sox. Opening day came early this year for baseball fans.

Seattle Warns NY About Amazon Effect Of HQ2

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Two politicians traveled to New York to warn the city about the troubles Amazon’s headquarters brought to Seattle, according to a report in Bloomberg. Amazon City Council Corporate Responsibility headquarters housing market HQ2 New York News Seattle What's Hot

Seattle Seahawks Chalk Up An Authentication Win With Biometrics

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UPS Takes On Postmates With eBike Trial In Seattle

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UPS is teaming up with the city of Seattle on the downtown delivery pilot project, which will use pedal-assist cargo eBikes and customized, modular trailers. The pilot will operate in the Pike Place Market and downtown Seattle area on sidewalks and in designated bike lanes.

Amazon Launches Job Training Program In Seattle

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Amazon is partnering with nonprofit organization FareStart to launch a job training program in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood. The initiative will also bring five new eateries to Seattle, which will serve as the training location for those enrolled in the program and help people in entry-level foodservice jobs attain the skills needed to earn a higher income. Poverty and income inequality are growing in Seattle.

Seattle Approves Next Tax For Big Companies Like Amazon

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Seattle’s city council has approved a new tax for the city’s biggest companies, including Amazon , to combat a housing crisis impacting the city’s working class. The company said it is still evaluating whether to sub-lease space in a second future office tower in Seattle, a project called Rainier Square. In addition to Amazon, the tax would also affect Seattle-based coffee retailer Starbucks and department store chain Nordstrom.

Amazon Delivers Housing to Seattle’s Homeless

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Amazon, the nation’s largest online retailer, is taking home delivery to the next level : instead of just delivering goods to customers’ homes, the company will now be providing actual homes for the homeless at its new six-story headquarters in downtown Seattle. Seattle non-profit Mary’s Place was already using space in Amazon’s existing headquarters, a converted Travelodge motel, purchased last year.

Cashierless Stores Take Seattle Grocery Cues To Asia

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Thousands of miles from Seattle, where Amazon Go opened in January , the cashierless checkout model is taking hold in other parts of the world. In the United States, Amazon has brought its cashierless Amazon Go concept to Seattle and Chicago , and plans to open a location in New York City.

Amazon Slows Hiring In Seattle To Prepare For Second HQ

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Reports out of Seattle say that Amazon has significantly cut the number of open positions in the city, and some employees are even talking about a hiring freeze. Both the Seattle Times and CNBC reported on the story, speaking to employees about hiring freezes or postponements in their groups, the first sign of a slowdown in Amazon’s rapid expansion. Amazon Amazon Headquarters Amazon Hiring Freeze Amazon Jobs Amazon Seattle News What's Hot

Tencent To Open Seattle AI Research Lab

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Tencent, whose mobile chat and social commerce app Wechat sees over 889 million active users, has decided to open up shop in Seattle — and by shop, we mean an AI research center run by former Microsoft principal researcher Yu Dong, said The Information. Artificial Intelligence AI artificial intelligence china e-commerce Mobile Payments News Seattle tencent What's Hot

Amazon Go Will Open A Second Location in Seattle

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The new store is also located in Seattle, and according to Geekwire will stand about a mile away from the other one. In a statement, Amazon said “we are excited to bring Amazon Go to 920 5th Avenue in Seattle. The first cashierless Amazon Go store opened in January in Seattle after being in development for five years. Amazon AiFi amazon go checkout lanes checkout-free eCommerce lanes grocery News Seattle

Seattle Utility Customers Privy To Confidential Data

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But that’s what happened to customers of Seattle City Light and Seattle Public Utilities on Sunday (Sept. The City of Seattle was busy trying to fix a glitch that sent links to over 3,000 people in error. The mailings marked the launch of Seattle City Light and Seattle Public Utilities’ new billing system. Security & Fraud News Seattle Utilities What's Trending

Amazon Go Team Conducts ‘Internal Tests’ At Seattle Location

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At a prime retail location in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, the Amazon Go team is running “internal tests.” In separate news, with the unveiling of the first cashierless Amazon Go store in Seattle last year, multiple companies have been inspired to offer new ways for consumers to grab items from a store and ditch the checkout line.

Smaller Version Of Amazon Go Opens In Seattle

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Amazon has opened a smaller version of its cashier-free Amazon Go food stores in one of its Seattle offices, according to a report by the New York Post. Located on the sixth floor of Seattle’s famous Macy’s building, it’s only open to Amazon employees and their guests.

Capital One systems breached by Seattle woman, U.S. says

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lost data from as many as tens of millions of credit card applications after a Seattle woman hacked into a cloud-computing company server, federal prosecutors in Seattle said. Capital One Financial Corp.

Tech Center: Seattle Brings Heat to The Tech Arena

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Seattle, Washington is known for a great many things including its rainy weather and many pop culture phenomenas. From Grey’s Anatomy to Frasier, Sleepless in Seattle and the band that started the grunge movement in the early 90’s, Nirvana, the city has seen its fair share of recognition and consequentially tourism attraction over the years. What people may not know is that Seattle is creeping up on becoming the next big center for the tech industry.

Starbucks Opens Princi Bakery In Seattle

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Much like those locations, the new location of Princi in Seattle has ovens that bake items in the store. In a second run at the bakery business, Starbucks has opened the doors to a brick-and-mortar location of Princi bakery and café in the U.S. The coffee chain had previously shuttered all of bakery chain La Boulange’s locations after acquiring the company in 2013, Chain Store Age reported.

Data Dive: The Uncertain Future Edition, MoviePass, Credit Cards And Seattle Taxes

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Seattle Taxation Change of Heart. It looks like the tax situation in Seattle may be getting a bit stickier: Seattle’s city council has approved a new tax for the city’s biggest companies, including Amazon, to combat a housing crisis impacting the city’s working class. Reports indicate that the tax comes as Seattle considers the housing crisis at least partly brought on by a local economic boom that has spiked the cost of local real estate.

Postmates To Hire More Engineers As It Expands In The Seattle Area

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The company is boosting the number of engineers it is hiring in and around the Seattle, Washington area. The delivery company has nine openings for engineers around Seattle, according to a report in GeekWire , citing job listings at Postmates.

Snapbot Sends Seattle Residents Into A Frenzy

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Seattle locals dropped everything once word started to spread online that the yellow vending “Snapbot” was spotted at Dick’s Drive-In restaurant. GeekWire interviewed some of the of Seattle residents waiting in line, like Ian Atianza, who came down from the Capitol Hill neighborhood and was one of the first people in line. It didn’t take long before a massive line formed, with people waiting an hour or more to get a pair of the much-coveted Spectacles.

AT&T Plans Concept Store In Seattle With Cafe

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To provide a new shopping experience for wireless products, AT&T is opening a new 3,000-square-foot concept store in Seattle. The store, which is scheduled to open on Saturday (Sept. 29), is intended to be “part retail store, part coffeehouse and part hangout space,” the company said in an announcement. The Lounge is more about an experience than it is about retail,” Jeff Bradley, West Region president at AT&T, said in the announcement. “It’s

Is Amazon Building A Drive-Up Grocery Store In Seattle?

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Amazon appears to be behind the construction of a new drive-up grocery store being built in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood, at least, according to an online report citing city permitting records. Now, GeekWire is reporting that a post-issuance submittal for the project on file with the city of Seattle contains this project description: “storage racks insulation plans on main floor for Amazon.”.

Seattle Bank Is Ready To Replace Fiserv With A Modern Core Banking System From Finastra

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Seattle Bank, a single branch boutique bank with $650 million in assets, is dumping its Fiserv core banking system and moving to a new modern core from Finastra, a company formed by the combination of D+H and Misys

Amazon’s Secret Drive-Through Grocery Plan For Seattle

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No one knows exactly what Amazon’s plans are for a 9,759-square-foot retail space in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood, but plans dug up by GeekWire seem to indicate that the space is being renovated into a drive-through grocery. GeekWire made the connection because the wording in the Seattle permits is almost an exact match for planning documents for Amazon drive-up grocery stores planned in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Seattle's Got Plenty of Allure, But Few Entry Points

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Seattle, with great demographics and low unemployment, is an attractive market, but M&A is constrained by a dearth of locally owned banks. dealmaking-strategy consolidation m-a community-banking

Seattle lenders ride prosperous economic wave

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Plaza Bank in Seattle Promotes Lending Officer to CEO

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Plaza Bank in Seattle has promoted its chief lending officer to become CEO. The $65 million-asset bank said in a press release Monday that Michael Anderson also succeeded Michael Clabby as president on Nov. breaking_news people corporate-governance wa community-banking

Swiftly Raises $15.6M To Help Grocers Compete With Walmart, Amazon

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A Seattle-based grocery startup named Swiftly has raised $15.6 Swiftly Co-Founder and CTO Sean Turner said the company moved to Seattle to find the best technology talent. We found that Seattle was the best market for this talent,” Turner said.

Seattle unicorn OfferUp adds Max Levchin as investor

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OfferUp, a secondhand mobile marketplace, closed its latest funding round $11 million higher than previously reported and added PayPal co-founder Max Levchin as an investor. Venture funding Mobile technology Mobile payments

Washington Federal in Seattle Names Next CEO

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Washington Federal Chairman and Chief Executive Roy M. Whitehead will hand off his CEO duties to Brent Beardall this spring. breaking_news people succession-planning corporate-governance community-banking

HomeStreet in Seattle Raises $65M from Debt Offering

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HomeStreet in Seattle has raised $65 million from issuing senior debt. The $4.8 billion-asset company said in a press release Friday that the proceeds from the offering with support growth and other general corporate purposes. capital small-business strategic-alternatives community-banking

Amazon Laying Off At Corporate Headquarters

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Amazon is reducing its headcount at its corporate office in Seattle, with the eCommerce giant reportedly laying off several hundred employees in what is seen as a rare move by the company. According to news from The Seattle Times , in addition to the several hundred being laid off at its Seattle headquarters, hundreds more are being let go at the company’s global operations. Amazon e-commerce jobs Layoffs News Retail Seattle What's Hot

Amazon HQ2 Posts First Jobs

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In the meantime, two Seattle politicians traveled to New York to warn the city about the troubles Amazon’s headquarters have brought to their city. “I Amazon headquarters hiring HQ2 ICC jobs New York News Seattle What's Hot

Seattle-Based Finagraph Completes $5 Million Financing

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Founded in 2010 as BBC Easy and rebranding as Finagraph in 2013, the Seattle-based company demonstrated its Base Borrowing Certificate technology at FinovateSpring. The post Seattle-Based Finagraph Completes $5 Million Financing appeared first on Finovate.

AmazonFresh Goes Click and Collect

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The online retail giant announced that AmazonFresh is getting a physical pickup option , starting with two brick-and-mortar locations in Seattle, Washington. Amazon amazonfresh brick and mortar grocery News Retail Seattle What's Hot

How Spin Plans To Bring Dockless Bike-Sharing To The US

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Spin is a San Francisco-based bike-sharing service that announced news that it is going online for the first time this week in the Bay Area — after previously having launched in Seattle and Dallas. The firm’s Seattle launch, Euwyn Poon told Webster, was greatly boosted by the fact that one of those publicly owned docked bike solutions, Pronto, was folding just as they were launching in the city earlier this year. “In In Seattle, it was an interesting experience.

Starbucks Exec Chairman Schultz Steps Down

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Retail coffee chain Merchant Innovation News personnel Seattle starbucks What's HotAfter growing Starbucks from a humble 11 stores to a worldwide operation with 28,000 locations in 77 countries, Howard Schultz is stepping down as executive chairman and a member of the company’s board of directors. Schultz will become chairman emeritus as of June 26, the coffee chain said in an announcement. Since the company’s public offering in 1992, the company’s shares have grown by 21,000 percent.

Amazon Go freshly launched shopping tech for improved Seattle store shopping experience

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(The Paypers) Amazon has recnetly launched its newest service, Amazon GO, a new shopping technology to improve the the Seattle-located store shopping experience

HSBC’s Alvaro Teixeira to speak at Bank Innovation Ignite

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Alvaro Teixeira, executive vice president and head of customer value management at HSBC Bank USA, will attend Bank Innovation Ignite this March 2-3 in Seattle.