Seattle

Seattle (pronounced [siːˈætɫ̩] see-AT-əl or [siːˈæɾɫ̩]) is a coastal seaport city and the seat of King County, in the U.S. state of Washington. With an estimated 634,535 residents as of 2012, Seattle is the largest city in the Pacific Northwest region of North America and one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States. The Seattle metropolitan area of around 3.5 million inhabitants is the 15th largest metropolitan area in the United States. The city is situated on a narrow isthmus between Puget Sound (an inlet of the Pacific Ocean) and Lake Washington, about 100 miles (160 km) south of the Canada–United States border.
Posts about Seattle
    • Do tech companies foster a culture of human trafficking?

      Before being lambasted by Congress for their alleged roles in the Russian ad scandal, many tech giants like Google opposed an amendment to the Communications Decency Act of 1996 that would allow the prosecution of websites that hosted obvious ads for sex trafficking. After their PR disaster in Congress, many tech firms reversed their position and supported the amendment, but w ...

      Greg's Corner- 13 readers -
  • Using chatbots to fight human trafficking

    … Chatbots are computer programs that are designed to converse like humans through messaging apps. They are mostly used by companies as a customer service alternative. However, a Seattle-based advocacy group is using this technology to try to discourage people from soliciting from underage victims of human trafficking. Seattle Against Slavery…

    Greg's Corner- 17 readers -
  • Pinterest Updates Diversity Efforts for 2016, Goals for 2017

    … underrepresented backgrounds this year, especially in engineering, including Li Fan, head of engineering, and Ruben Ortega, head of our Seattle engineering office. In addition, Michelle Wilson became the first independent member of our board. As for 2017 goals, he wrote: We updated our women in engineering hiring rate goal to 25 percent…

    David Cohen/ Inside Facebookin Social- 22 readers -
  • Twitter Announces Twitter Developer Communities

    … that fostering more local events will help us engage with our community in a more personal way. Our Twitter Developer Community membership has since grown by 10 times, and meetups have sprouted in 14 cities across the globe, thanks to partnerships with trailblazing developer advocates in places like São Paulo, Brazil; Seattle; Kochi, India; and Nairobi…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Twitter- 22 readers -
  • Pinterest to Establish Engineering Office in Seattle

    … Pinterest is setting up shop in Seattle. The social network confirmed to Taylor Soper of GeekWire that it currently has four engineering employees in an office in the WeWork building in downtown Seattle, and the company plans to have a permanent office with some 30 employees over the next year. The Seattle office marks Pinterest’s first engineering office outside of its San Francisco headquarters. Readers: What are your thoughts on Pinterest’s Seattle plans? Image courtesy of Shutterstock. …

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social- 5 readers -
  • Area 404: Facebook’s New 22,000-Square-Foot Hardware Lab

    …—including one in a repurposed mail room, in our old Palo Alto (Calif.) headquarters—were built for our infrastructure teams to prototype custom racks, servers, storage systems and network switches for our data centers. As new, hardware-oriented teams like Connectivity Lab and Oculus started to form, we built additional labs for those teams to design…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Facebook- 17 readers -
  • Street Culture: Seattle Food Startup Delivers Culture to Chef Partners

    … Lish, a two-year-old meal delivery startup in Seattle, is customer-focused, of course. But there’s one word that keeps coming up for the company’s nine employees: Chefs. Chefs are the secret winners of this startup concept, an idea that was driven by the frustrating moment when a busy commuter leaves work, realizes he has no food at home…

    Street Fight- 22 readers -
  • Facebook Debuts Featured Events on iOS App in 10 U.S. Cities

    … and sports. The 10 cities at launch are: Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C., Constine reported. Product manager Aditya Koolwal told Constine the curators will avoid events with political or religious themes in order to minimize the potential of being accused of bias, adding: You…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Facebook- 32 readers -
  • Street Culture: Glympse Builds an Open Community to Empower Staff

    … Like many startups, Seattle-based location sharing tech company Glympse relies heavily on employees to be efficient outside of their comfort zones. Co-founder and CEO Bryan Trussel says that he hopes Glympse is a fun and challenging place to work, and he believes empowering employees is one way to make sure that happens. “They have…

    Street Fight- 20 readers -
  • Facebook Announces 27 F8 2016 Global Meetups

    … Aviv, Israel Warsaw, Poland And April 13 features meetups in: Delhi, India Dhaka, Bangladesh Jakarta, Indonesia Lahore, Pakistan Manila, Philippines Seoul, South Korea Singapore Taipei, Taiwan Tokyo Liu said interested developers can register here for the meetups, adding that developers unable to attend either F8 itself or one of the meetups can…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Social Facebook- 33 readers -
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