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Microsoft should move to S.F., contends Forbes writer

Put down the coffee and take a deep breath before you read this one. In his new column for Forbes, business consultant and strategist Peter Cohan contends that new Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella should move the company to San Francisco. His argument, in essence, is that Seattle’s culture is too soft to challenge Microsoft to… Read More

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Fortune’s most-admired companies: Amazon 3rd, Starbucks 5th, Microsoft 17th

According to Fortune, the state of Washington has some admirable companies. Fortune released its 2013 “World’s Most Admired Companies” list today, with five Washington corporations in the top 25. Amazon finished at an impressive No. 3, while fellow tech-titan Microsoft came in at No. 17. Three other Washington companies made the top 100: Starbucks at… Read More

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Paul Allen is now the richest American in sports

Paul Allen has lots of money. You already knew that about the co-founder of Microsoft, of course. But the Forbes 400 richest Americans list came out Wednesday and Mr. Allen has reached a new pedestal. The 59-year-old is now worth an estimated $15 billion, which moves him from 23rd to 20th on the list. That makes the Seahawks… Read More

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Seattle top in the nation for tech job growth, study finds

A new analysis by Forbes ranks the Seattle region No. 1 in the country for technology job growth, crediting the region for expanding its tech employment base “in good times and bad, boasting a remarkable 43% increase in tech employment over the decade.” That was ahead of the growth seen by Silicon Valley and other tech… Read More