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

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July 16, 2012 at 9:48 AM

Microsoft, NBC finally split, becomes

It was a good marriage, one of the best among their circle. But 16 years later, with the children grown and on their separate paths, Microsoft and NBC are ready to try new things and perhaps join with different partners. On Friday, the companies formally dissolved their joint venture in Redmond-based, ending a grand experiment in…


Comments | Topics: Bill Gates, Bing, Comcast

May 2, 2012 at 1:05 PM

Zillow buys Rent Juice, reports blowout quarter

To boost its new push into the rental marketplace, Zillow’s paying $40 million for Rent Juice, a San Francisco company that makes software that landlords use to manage their properties. The deal follows Monday’s release of Zillow’s mobile application for searching rentals, which provides estimated rental values and search services. Rentals are the latest segment of the…


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June 9, 2011 at 11:12 AM

E3: Nintendo’s Iwata on Wii U video services, iPad competition

Here’s the full version of my Wii U story that includes material from an interview with Nintendo President Satoru Iwata. Among the topics we discussed were streaming video to the Wii U controller and competition with the iPad and other tablets. LOS ANGELES — Five years after its motion-controlled Wii changed the way people play video…


Comments | Topics: digital media, e3, E3

May 17, 2011 at 1:41 PM

Video: Cheezburger’s Huh on news, democracy, social media

After launching a string of hit humor Web sites, Ben Huh is turning his attention to online news. The founder of Seattle-based Cheezburger — a network of websites, including and — detailed his plans in a wide-ranging talk to a group of Seattle journalists Tuesday night. Long before he became the king of…


Comments | Topics: ben huh, Cheezburger, Digital media

May 12, 2011 at 10:44 AM

Video: Google Music hands-on

Here’s a brief video clip of Google Music running on a Motorola Xoom Android tablet. It showed a strong 3G signal, but the Web service buffered and fritzed. The service is still being developed so it’s early to pass judgment on Google’s effort, but the glitches were still surprising. [do action=”brightcove-video” videoid=”941520036001″][/do]


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