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Brier Dudley offers a critical look at technology and business issues affecting the Northwest.

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May 14, 2012 at 9:34 AM

A closer look at Facebook IPO and Seattle NBA plan

Apparently not everyone appreciates my sense of humor. Including a certain major investor in Facebook who is trying to bring an NBA team back to Seattle. That would be Chris Hansen, the San Francisco hedge-fund manager orchestrating a deal to restore his beloved Seattle Sonics. Hansen called last week after I wrote a blog post about how…

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May 7, 2012 at 9:58 AM

Seattle pulls plug on broadband plan

Forget about Seattle’s grand plans for a city-sponsored, superfast broadband network. Seattle has quietly given up, ending nearly a decade of blue-ribbon commissions, reams of studies and public outreach. Since 2004, residents were tantalized by the prospect of affordable, fiber-optic service that would offset the near monopoly of Comcast and boost creativity, collaboration and innovation. The closest…

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Comments | Topics: broadband, Broadband, cable