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Reading List

I am often asked by entrepreneurs for my list of the best books to read. Over the years, I have responded via email, on Quora, and on Twitter, but …

Reader’s Lens: Lunar eclipse, with Needle

<b>Photographer:</b> Yang Wang, Redmond<p><b>Photo taken:</b> April 4, Seattle<p><b>Photographer’s description:</b> “This is the ending stage of the moon eclipse with Space …

Spieth sets another scoring record, leads big at the Masters

This Masters is as much about a red shirt as a green jacket.<p>Tiger Woods is back for only the second time in the last five years, and what makes the sight of him at Augusta National even more tantalizing is that Woods is starting to look like the player who dominated golf for nearly 15 years.<p>He has …

5 Seahawks takeaways from the NFL League Meetings

The NFL League Meetings have come and gone. Next on the league’s seemingly never-ending schedule is the draft, which is April 30-May 2, though at …

Michael Bennett

Google Maps for iPhone just got a big update – here are 4 new features to check out

Google has been hard at work over the past few months improving the iOS version of its insanely popular Google Maps app, which is a universal build …

Apps

Postmates Will Deliver Starbucks, Starting In Seattle

On-demand delivery service Postmates just announced that it has entered a deal with Starbucks to deliver the coffee giant’s addictive wares to customers who order via the Starbucks mobile app.<p>Starting with a pilot program in Seattle in the second half of the year, you’ll be able to order a Grande …

Starbucks, USA TODAY team to tackle racial issues

Starbucks, in partnership with USA TODAY, is about to tackle the issue of race in America.<p>This week, baristas at 12,000 Starbucks locations nationally will try to spark customer conversation on the topic of race by writing two words on customer cups: Race Together. Also, a special "Race Together" …

Coffee

Gilt Groupe’s Very Cloudy Future

The problem with being the hot new thing in a shiny new market is that you need something to fall back on when the shine wears off.<p>Last month, Gilt Groupe closed on a nearly $50 million investment, which many companies would view as a positive sign.<p>But for Gilt, it was mostly a reminder that the …

Retail deals with its circular problem

Mar 16, 2015<p>With digital coupons continuing to underwhelm and newspaper readership shrinking, retail continues to have a circular problem.<p>A <i>Wall</i> …

Digital Advertising

TE Graham excited to be in Seattle

Jimmy Graham, the newly-acquired tight end for the Seattle Seahawks, said there was something special he noticed about the Seahawks long ago while …

Retail sales: something’s gotta give

What’s going on with the American consumer?<p>While gas prices rose in 2015, they’re still more than $1 cheaper per gallon, on average, than this time …

L.L. Bean puts more boots on the ground

L.L. Bean plans to triple its retail store count by 2020, the company announced Wednesday.<p>The Maine-based retailer famous for its iconic boots and …

Apple stores lift mall sales by 10%

Apple stores kick up sales by 10% in the malls where they’re located, according to research by real estate research company Green Street Advisors …

Wall Street

Apple Gets Sweet Deals From Mall Operators

As a traffic magnet, iPhone maker is able to negotiate lower terms for rent<p>By<p>Suzanne Kapner<p>Suzanne Kapner<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>Suzanne.Kapner@dowjones.com<p>Apple Inc.’s huge gravitational pull on mall traffic is distorting the market for mall rents, winning the iPhone maker sweetheart deals …

Real Estate

Microsoft Has Its ‘Groove Back,’ Say Some CIOs

By<p>Clint Boulton<p>Vince Kellen, the CIO of the University of Kentucky, accesses email from his iPhone using a “fabulous” Microsoft application which he says performs better than the version of Outlook he used on his previous Windows smartphone.<p>The app, Outlook for iOS, also integrates with his Google …

Dow Jones

Seahawks trade for Jimmy Graham

The New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks have agreed to a trade sending Pro Bowl tight end Jimmy Graham and a fourth-round draft pick to Seattle …

NFL

Everything we do (and still don’t) know about Apple Watch

Apple blew us away today with its HBO Now partnership, sexy new MacBook, and ResearchKit. But the star of the show was Apple Watch, which has the potential to be either a game changer or massive flop.<p>For those who don’t remember, this was the second time Apple execs have taken the stage to talk …

Smartwatches

Eagles to sign Byron Maxwell

Cornerback Byron Maxwell told ESPN's Josina Anderson that he will sign with the Philadelphia Eagles when free agency begins Tuesday.<p>"I'm going to …

How the Apple Watch could reinvent fashion as we know it

On one of the coldest days of the year, a smartly dressed woman, defying the elements, stands at one of the last remaining newsstands in Manhattan …

Marshawn Lynch combines a bruising style with the patience of a maestro

Chad Brown, the former Seahawks linebacker, was behind the end zone in Arizona when Marshawn Lynch came barreling his way.<p>It was a special vantage …

NFL

Jeff Bezos relies on lowly grunts like me: Life as a cog in the Amazon machine

I keep hoping for an uprising among my fellow contract workers. In the meantime, let’s ship some Skechers to Kansas<p>In my father’s capitalism, employees were nurtured by their company and encouraged to learn new skills. Today’s major corporations hire disposable temp workers to do the work of a …

This new retail complex would make the Mall of America look like a flea market

The Mall of America’s owners want to build an even bigger shopping and entertainment hub.<p>Triple Five Group, the company behind the Mall of America, …

Sephora Bets Big On Digital Growth With Disruptive 'Experiences'

Beauty chain Sephora, widely viewed as a disruptor when it comes to digital retailing, has launched the Sephora Innovation Lab, a digital think tank of sorts that’s also designed to groom digital leaders within the company’s ranks.<p>At the same time, the retailer unveiled four new mobile initiatives, …

Augmented Reality

Report

It looks like a couple days in Turkey did the trick for "Beast Mode."<p>A few days after returning to the country, <b>Marshawn Lynch</b> is on his way back to …

This Week In Credit Card News: Chip Cards Will Cost $8 Billion, Card Breach At Luxury Hotels

<i>Retailers Face $8.65 Billion Bill for New Generation of Credit Cards</i><p>New technology about to be deployed by credit card companies will require U.S. consumers to carry a new kind of card, and retailers across the nation to upgrade payment terminals. But despite a price tag of $8.65 billion, the shift …

FinTech

Target: Better Late Than Never

At an investor meeting in New York held on March 3, 2015, Brian Cornell, new Chairman and CEO of Target, outlined some of the steps he will take to move Target forward under his leadership. One of America’s largest retailers, the company recorded sales volume of $72.6 Billion in fiscal 2014 and now …

Apple Pay

Handbag Prices Begin to Hit Their Limit

Facing resistance, Gucci, Prada and Fendi add smaller styles at lower prices<p>Makers of luxury handbags may need to let customers keep a little more in their pocketbooks.<p>After years of absorbing aggressive price increases, even wealthy buyers are now pushing back, threatening what has been the sole …

Customers

Apple Pay fraud already ‘rampant,’ expert claims

Apple Pay might be taking over the world of mobile payments, but as with any new technology there are scammers looking to misuse the service. In the United States, criminals are reportedly using Apple Pay to buy expensive goods, often from Apple Stores, using stolen names and identities.<p>“I was …

Identity Theft