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Can’t Hold Ashton Kutcher: “Jobs” movie trailer is here, with music by Macklemore

Today saw the release of the first trailer for “Jobs” the biopic about Apple’s late CEO starring Ashton Kutcher as the titular character, with Josh Gad playing Steve Wozniak. Check it out above. Backing it up is Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “Can’t Hold Us,” which is interesting, considering that the Seattle rapper was just recently… Read More

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Yes, we’re satisfied in Seattle: City ranks 3rd in employee satisfaction survey

The traffic congestion kind of sucks, and the rain certainly can be a bummer at times. But, for the most part, Seattleites are generally satisfied with their jobs. That’s the latest finding from the Glassdoor Employment Satisfaction Report Card, which ranked overall employment satisfaction. Seattle scored a 3.4 rating in the survey, just behind San Jose… Read More

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LexisNexis closing Bellevue offices, 80 people impacted

LexisNexis is closing its Bellevue operations at the end of this year, a decision that will impact about 80 people. The company’s Legal & Professional services business, which employs about 10,000 worldwide, established operations in the Seattle area through its acquisition of online document retrieval startup CourtLink in 2001. The company issued this statement when… Read More

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Survey: Washington state No. 1 in software publishing jobs, ranks third in tech wages

Technology workers are well paid in Washington state, with Seattle area entrepreneur and Code.org co-founder Hadi Partovi telling us earlier this year that learning computer programming is the fastest way “to join the one percent.” Now, here’s some evidence to that effect. According to the annual Cyberstates report from the TechAmerica foundation, tech workers in… Read More

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The best and worst jobs in America: From software geeks to newspaper hacks

It’s a good thing we got out of the newspaper business. According to a survey out today from CareerCast.com, newspaper reporter ranks as the worst job in America. “Ever-shrinking newsrooms, dwindling budgets and competition from Internet businesses have created very difficult conditions for newspaper reporters, which has been ranked as this year’s worst job,” the… Read More

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A LinkedIn rival: InternMatch expands to entry-level jobs

Things are moving fast for the folks over at InternMatch. They raised $1.2 million in January, are averaging five million page views a month, and now they’re expanding in a big way. Originally designed to help college students find high-quality internships, InternMatch announced Tuesday that it is now offering entry-level positions with hopes of becoming the… Read More

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Ed Lazowska: The iPad wouldn’t be here without federal research dollars

University of Washington computer science professor Ed Lazowska is known for his strong opinions. And he got to share some of those Thursday, testifying before the House Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on Research and Science Education. Lazowska’s main point: Federal research dollars play a critical role in helping to spark innovation. Lazowska was making… Read More

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InternMatch raises $1.2M, wants to expand beyond internships

More money and changes are coming for the successful team at InternMatch. Founded in Seattle back in 2009 and now stationed in Silicon Valley, InternMatch just landed a $1.2 million round from previous investors like Netflix Founder Marc Randolph and TeachStreet founder Dave Schappell, along with new additions like Seattle angel investor Rudy Gadre. InternMatch helps students find high-quality… Read More

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Infographic: There’s a career for everyone at Microsoft

From the Surface to social to SkyDrive, there’s a little something for everyone at Microsoft. That’s at least according this neat infographic post that shows everything going on at Microsoft and how its products/services intertwine with each other. It appeared on the “Next at Microsoft” blog that’s edited by Steve Clayton, who just appeared on our weekly podcast… Read More

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Amazon is growing so fast it just hired a former member of the Presidents of the United States of America

Nope, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton aren’t joining Amazon.com. But the fast-growing Seattle tech juggernaut recently hired another former President. Dave Dederer, one of the founding members of Seattle rock band The Presidents of the United States of America, has joined Amazon.com as MP3 content lead. Dederer is being a bit elusive as to what… Read More

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HBO plans new ‘Code Labs’ facility in Seattle

HBO is taking steps to establish a new facility in Seattle called “HBO Code Labs,” according to a job posting and state corporations records dug up by GeekWire this week. We haven’t yet been able to confirm further details from HBO representatives during this holiday week, but separately we’ve been hearing rumblings that HBO is… Read More

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Chart: Washington state jobless rate falls to 8.2 percent

Washington state’s unemployment rate fell to 8.2 percent during October as 9,600 private sector jobs were added. That compares to an unemployment rate of 8.9 percent during the same period last year. The state’s jobless rate still sits above the seasonally adjusted numbers for the nation as a whole, with preliminary numbers coming in at… Read More

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Report: Washington is the most ‘app-intense’ state

Welcome to the state of Washington, the land of apples, asparagus and apparently, apps. According to a new study titled “The Geography of the App Economy,” application development in Washington contributes 49,800 jobs with an economic impact of $2.7 billion. In terms of “app intensity,” which measures the number of app economy jobs relative to the… Read More