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Monthly Archives: September 2011

Seattle Times, Eyman donors launch P.R. campaign to urge that universities be funded

Excerpt: As if we need­ed more proof that the Seat­tle Times Com­pa­ny is run by a guy with a Jekyll-and-Hyde esque per­son­al­i­ty, pub­lish­er Frank Blethen announced yes­ter­day that the com­pa­ny his fam­i­ly con­trols will be orches­trat­ing a year­long pub­lic rela­tions blitz called the Greater good Cam­paign. The pur­pose of this pub­lic rela­tions blitz — and no, […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Economic Security, Education
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Safeguarding your social media accounts from hackers: Five essential guidelines

Excerpt: If you spend much time on Twit­ter, you may have noticed that one of NBC’s Twit­ter accounts was hacked ear­li­er today and used to dis­trib­ute false mes­sages about a ter­ror­ist attack in New York. Although NBC and Twit­ter quick­ly took action to take con­trol of the account back from the hack­ers,  the inci­dent still looks bad. […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Technology
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Thanks to all who attended FallFest!

Excerpt: On behalf of the team at NPI, I’d like to extend my thanks to every­body who came to our first-ever FallFest tonight in down­town Seat­tle. We were very hap­py with how the event went, and we hope that those of you who came had a good time. As a result of your gen­eros­i­ty, we are now […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Help NPI celebrate its eighth anniversary tomorrow at FallFest 2011!

Excerpt: Just a reminder that tomor­row evening, we’re hold­ing a spe­cial event in down­town Seat­tle (think house par­ty meets hap­py hour!) to cel­e­brate our eighth anniver­sary and give you, our loy­al read­ers and sup­port­ers, a chance to meet with the NPI team and learn more about what we’re work­ing on. This isn’t a for­mal evening like our […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Schedule for September 25th presidential visit to Seattle starts to take shape

Excerpt: Although the White House has yet to offi­cial­ly con­firm that Pres­i­dent Oba­ma is com­ing to Seat­tle in two and a half weeks, we already have a pret­ty good idea of what his sched­ule will be like while he’s here. That’s because his cam­paign has been busy try­ing to inter­est local Democ­rats with at least $1,000 to […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Elections
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Bank of America unilaterally amends deposit agreements for Pacific Northwest customers

Excerpt: Finan­cial “ser­vices” giant Bank of Amer­i­ca, which has been stag­ger­ing through 2011 under the weight of bad debt inher­it­ed from acqui­si­tions like Coun­try­wide, has begun inform­ing cus­tomers in Wash­ing­ton and Ida­ho that it is chang­ing the deposit agree­ments for per­son­al accounts in both states, NPI has learned. The changes will take effect on Octo­ber 14th, […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Economic Security
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More proof the knives are out for RIM: New BlackBerrys getting unfair reviews

Excerpt: Reg­u­lar read­ers may remem­ber that back in June, I wrote a post tak­ing the pompous “tech press” to task for char­ac­ter­iz­ing the mak­er of the Black­Ber­ry as head­ed for extinc­tion (Earth to the tech pun­di­toc­ra­cy: Research in Motion is still very much alive). That post end­ed up being very well-received. Though The Advo­cate is not […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Don’t forget to celebrate LABOR Day!

Excerpt: It’s been accept­ed as gospel that the great­est eco­nom­ic engine in Amer­i­ca is small busi­ness – a myth start­ed more than a gen­er­a­tion ago by groups such as the US Cham­ber of Com­merce and prop­a­gat­ed by politi­cians who want to cul­ti­vate a ‘pro-busi­ness’ reputation. In fact, the great­est force in the Amer­i­can econ­o­my for much […]
Written by:Steve
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