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Category: Seattle
April 19, 2014 at 9:33 PM

Using a phone when you can’t hear or speak? Here’s who makes it possible

Priya May has been the voice of hundreds. “You have a customer using sign language contacting you with the Purple VRS system,” May, 31, spoke into a headset to the man who picked up at Seattle’s MOD Pizza. “I’ll be interpreting this call for you, OK?” “Sure,” the man said, kind of delighted, and from May’s…


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April 5, 2014 at 8:28 PM

How Facebook found Hailey: Why this Seattle parent shared her search for her teen

One Sunday last month, Marie Montemayor cut back and forth through happy crowds at French Fest at Seattle Center. Not finding any place to charge her phone’s dead battery, she cried. Two days earlier, at 4:30 p.m., she had told her 13-year-old daughter on that phone that she was making spaghetti for dinner. She hadn’t…


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March 15, 2014 at 10:22 PM

Sitless in Seattle: Standing desks give workers a leg up

The office of the future might look a little funny. Peek over the rows of workstations in the marketing department of Tableau Software in Fremont, and you’ll see dozens of employees leaning into their screens. It’s a crisp, modern office setting that looks like any other. Except that a good fourth of the workers are standing…


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March 1, 2014 at 8:00 PM

Seattle sketch comedy show ‘The 206′ finds scrappy path to success

I could see where this joke was going. Seattle comedians John Keister and Pat Cashman faced the cameras in Fremont Studios and ticked off the latest accomplishments of some of their former fellow cast members on “Almost Live!” the Seattle sketch comedy show that preceded “Saturday Night Live” for much of its 15…


0 Comments | More in Art, Column, Entertainment, Nostalgia, Seattle

February 15, 2014 at 9:46 PM

Hack your life: Pioneering Seattle event makes habit change a group effort

“We’re here to change habits, change lives,” James Norris told 100 people gathered on the first floor of Pioneer Square’s Impact Hub. “You guys are all part of a movement.” It was the kickoff to Spark Weekend Seattle, a first-of-its-kind, two-day event Feb. 1 and Feb. 8 that got my attention as soon as…


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