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Microsoft Reveals Siri-Like Windows Phone Feature

Microsoft unveiled a new virtual assistant for Windows Phone devices Wednesday as it seeks to gain traction in a highly competitive and lucrative market for smartphones.

CBS Seattle–04/03/2014

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Amazon Unveils Fire TV Streaming Device

The company says the $99 device has better speed, performance and search functions than other streaming boxes such as Apple TV and Google Chromecast. But Amazon is coming late to the streaming set-top game.

CBS Seattle–04/02/2014

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Windows 8 Updates Expected At Microsoft Conference

Microsoft is following through on a promise to update its Windows 8 operating system on a regular basis to respond to consumers’ complaints and other feedback.

CBS Seattle–04/01/2014

Starbucks Avoids UK Tax Bill

Starbucks Bringing Back Cake Slices

The company had been getting rid of the slices that came in banana, iced lemon and pumpkin flavors as part of a staggered rollout of its pricier new baked goods. In their place, Starbucks offered what looked like miniature loaves that cost $2.45, an increase of 20 cents.

CBS Seattle–04/01/2014

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Forbes: Mariners 12th Most Valuable MLB Team

In Forbes’ annual MLB valuations, the Seattle Mariners finished 12th after the 2013 season.

03/27/2014

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Review: Windows Phone Innovations Show Promise

In the market for smartphones, Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 system is barely there. It’s dwarfed by Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android systems in both attention and sales.

CBS Seattle–03/26/2014

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Washington Soars On Boeing, Oregon Exports Flat

in Washington, exports dipped only slightly during the recession and then took off, growing more than 50 percent since 2010 to a record $81.9 billion last year. “I think it’s almost entirely Boeing,” said Ivo Trummer, global strategies manager for Business Oregon.

CBS Seattle–03/24/2014

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Microsoft Says It Snooped On Hotmail To Track Leak

Microsoft Corp. acknowledged it had searched emails in a blogger’s Hotmail account to track down who was leaking company secrets.

CBS Seattle–03/21/2014

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Starbucks To Roll Out Beer, Wine To More Cafes

Starbucks says it is looking to expand alcohol sales to “thousands of select stores” over the next several years, although it didn’t provide details on an exact timeline.

CBS Seattle–03/20/2014

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Oprah Gives Starbucks Tea A Celebrity Shot

A drink called the Oprah Chai will be sold at Starbucks cafes starting April 29. The drink will also be available at the small chain of Teavana tea shops Starbucks recently bought.

CBS Seattle–03/20/2014

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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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