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Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson teams with Verizon to stop texting and driving

The country’s most favorable wireless carrier and Seattle’s most popular athlete — at least right now — are teaming up to put an end to texting while driving. Seahawks star rookie quarterback Russell Wilson is joining Verizon to help put on a campaign called “Save It Seattle.” It’s intended to encourage students at four Seattle high schools… Read More

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Comcast and Verizon Wireless join forces, test combo deal

A wireless plan and home cable service — the peanut butter and chocolate of digital communications and entertainment? Verizon Wireless and Comcast are betting on it. The companies will start selling each other’s services for the first time Tuesday under a new partnership, rolling out initially in the Pacific Northwest. Comcast representatives will sell Xfinity packages… Read More

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Hey Seattle, here’s why we’re so gosh darn awesome (Part Two)

Last week, the Washington Technology Industry Association posted some short videos of Seattle area entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, journalists (including yours truly) and others talking about what makes the region’s tech sector unique. We posted the videos under the title: “Hey Seattle, here’s why we’re so gosh darn awesome.” Now, the WTIA — in advance of… Read More

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Here it is: Verizon’s first Windows Phone, HTC Trophy

Microsoft and Verizon Wireless this morning confirmed plans to release the first Windows Phone for Verizon, the HTC Trophy, online on May 26 and in stores June 2. The debut of the phone will add Verizon to AT&T and T-Mobile as carriers for Windows Phone in the U.S., which should help boost Microsoft’s bid to… Read More