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Snapchat, WhatsApp, Expedia and Amazon: What 15 tech brands could have been called

Choosing the right brand name can be a make-it or break-it experience for a lot of startups.

T-Mobile’s Legere: We may carry the new Windows phone if Microsoft would stop sucking up to AT&T

Updated below with Microsoft comment. T-Mobile and Microsoft are just down the road from each other in the Seattle region, but their relationship is starting to seem less than neighborly.

Amazon releases the 100 sci-fi and fantasy books you should read in your lifetime

Amazon’s book editors have been busy assembling collections of the 100 books everyone should read in their lifetime — and today they took on the world of science fiction and fantasy.

Amazon’s first bookstore? What we glimpsed inside this mysterious Seattle retail site

Yellow bins, tall shelves, and an assortment of books line the floor of a mysterious, yet-to-be-opened store in an upscale Seattle shopping center. Is it possible that Amazon, the company with a reputation for killing off small booksellers, could be preparing to open a physical bookstore of its own?

The battle for Seattle: Is the tech scene turning the city into another San Francisco?

Another week, another story about how Seattle is losing the battle for its “soul.” Today, the New York Times posted a lengthy piece on how the tech scene is changing Seattle, touching on all the critical points that we live with every day — rising housing costs, traffic woes and a loss of diversity.

Sears acquires WallyHome sensor technology from startup SNUPI, creates second Seattle office

Sears Holding Corp. has acquired the WallyHome sensor technology from Seattle startup SNUPI Technologies.