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Microsoft Makes Design Central To Its Future

Even as the company eliminates 18,000 jobs — most of them related to its purchase of Nokia’s devices unit — Microsoft is empowering people like Belfiore and Groene to challenge conventional notions of what Windows devices can do.

CBS Seattle–07/21/2014

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Amazon Launches Kindle Unlimited Service

Amazon is rolling out a new subscription service for Kindle devices that will allow users unlimited access to thousands of books and audiobooks for $9.99 a month.

CBS Seattle–07/18/2014

In this photo illustration, a 5-Hour Energy drink is displayed on Nov. 15, 2012 in New York City. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

5-Hour Energy Drink Sued Over Alleged Deceptive Advertising

Two attorneys general from the Northwest have sued the companies responsible for the popular 5-Hour Energy drink, alleging they engaged in deceptive advertising.

07/18/2014

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Microsoft To Eliminate Up To 18,000 Jobs Over Next Year

Microsoft says it will eliminate up to 18,000 jobs over the next year as it works on integrating the Nokia devices business it bought in April.

07/17/2014

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FTC Sues Amazon

The move had been expected since last week, when Amazon said it wouldn’t settle with the FTC over the charges

CBS Seattle–07/10/2014

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Expedia Agrees To Buy Wotif For $658M

Expedia Inc. says it has agreed to pay 703 million Australian dollars ($658 million) for Wotif.com Holdings Ltd., an online travel company that covers the Asia-Pacific region.

07/06/2014

Amazon says that it is prepared to go to court against the Federal Trade Commission to defend itself against charges that it has not done enough to prevent children from making unauthorized in-app purchases.EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Amazon Vows FTC Lawsuit Over Millions In Unauthorized Child Purchases

Amazon says that it is prepared to go to court against the Federal Trade Commission to defend itself against charges that it has not done enough to prevent children from making unauthorized in-app purchases.

07/03/2014

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FTC Says T-Mobile Made ‘Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars’ In Bogus Charges

The Federal Trade Commission claims Bellevue-based mobile giant T-Mobile has been placing hidden charges in phone bills for a premium texting service that was never authorized by customers.

CBS Seattle–07/01/2014

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Corporate Sponsorship Of Gay Pride Parades On The Rise

Salt Lake City’s gay pride parade also featured a few, more conventional participants: Some of America’s most well-known companies

CBS Seattle–06/27/2014

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Starbucks Hiking Prices On Drinks, Bagged Coffee

Starbucks is raising prices on some of its drinks by 5 cents to 20 cents starting next week

CBS Seattle–06/20/2014

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Tax Havens For When You Win The Lottery

Suppose you won the lottery, what happens next? Check out these amazing tax havens where you can stow your money without worrying about the tax hit.

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CertaPro Painters To The Rescue

They came, they painted, they conquered. Lee Callahan here and I am thrilled with the expert work that CertaPro did on my living room and kitchen and front door. We loved our color, but we definitely needed […]

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