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Where You Should Move to Make the Most Money: America’s Superstar Cities - WSJ
A tech-driven concentration of talent since the 1980s has helped the rich get richer. But it has also sharpened an urban-rural divide that, some say, threatens growth.
cities  urbandevelopment  winnertakesall  centralisation  NewYork  SanFrancisco  SiliconValley  Austin  Boston  Seattle  review  USA  WallStreetJournal  2018 
january 2019 by inspiral
The Bike Share War Is Shaking Up Seattle Like Nowhere Else | WIRED
Yet the willingness—even eagerness—of Seattle's three dockless bike sharing companies to enter into expensive and restrictive agreements with the University suggests that another way is possible. Instead of squeezing into gaps between the rules, these companies are entering into operational and financial partnerships with a jurisdiction, albeit a small one.
cycling  bikeshare  dockless  transport  regulation  innovation  Ofo  Limebike  Seattle  USA  Wired  2018 
june 2018 by inspiral
The Cruel Information Economy: The U.S. Cities Winning In This Critical Sector |
Our rankings are based on employment growth in the sector over the short-, medium- and long-term, going back to 2005, and factor in momentum — whether growth is slowing or accelerating. (For a detailed description of our methodology, click here.)
tech  startup  employment  ranking  USA  SanFrancisco  SiliconValley  LosAngeles  NewYork  Boston  Seattle  Raleigh  Austin  NewGeography  2016 
june 2016 by inspiral
The Tech Boom’s Second Cities - The New Yorker
The shift toward tech has brought people to Silicon Valley cities like San Francisco and San Jose, of course, as happened during previous tech booms, but tech executives and investors have been somewhat more cost-conscious this time around. That has meant opening offices and hiring tech workers in secondary cities outside of Silicon Valley. Austin and Seattle have been big beneficiaries of that movement, as have some smaller cities, like Salt Lake City. In 2013, when the small-business blog at the Times started a series on what it called “startup cities” outside of the then-obvious tech capitals, one of its first posts was a profile of Austin.
SiliconValley  SanFrancisco  alternative  Austin  Seattle  SaltLakeCity  startup  venturecapital  NewYorker  2016 
may 2016 by inspiral
Seattle Suehawks: Smart meter hush-up launched because, er ... terrorism • The Register
Smart meter makers are battling to keep Seattle's power grid designs under wraps – claiming that if the details are made public, they could be exploited by hackers to plunge the US city into darkness.

Sysadmin-activist Phil Mocek requested documents from the city on its smart meter system under the Freedom of Information Act, only to be menaced by a lawsuit claiming the release of files describing the network would pose a major security risk.

Attorneys representing contractors Landis & Gyr Technology and Sensus Inc have filed a restraining order [PDF] seeking to prevent Mocek from getting hold of blueprints for a network of smart meters they proposed to the Seattle City Light power utility.

At the heart of the matter are the unredacted proposals submitted by the smart meter suppliers, which Mocek tried to obtain from city officials using freedom-of-information laws. Mocek had asked for the documents as part of an investigation into Seattle's use of smart meters to monitor energy use within private residences. He isn't happy that the technology is "shrouded in secrecy," and is upset at the "complete lack of public justification of the expense" of installing the meters.
smartmeters  utilities  electricity  internetofthings  terrorism  Seattle  USA  TheRegister  2016 
may 2016 by inspiral
From Berlin's warehouses to London's estates: how cities shape music scenes | Cities | The Guardian
Cities don’t get a songwriting credit or a royalty cheque. But from grunge in Seattle’s garages to hip-hop in New York’s community centres, urban design has profoundly influenced musical genres across the world
music  cities  geography  Motown  Detroit  Seattle  Grunge  ScreamingTrees  grime  London  hiphop  NewYork  Guardian  2016 
february 2016 by inspiral
Elysian, Anheuser-Busch, and the Fight for the Soul of Seattle’s Beer | Seattle Met
He was the sole nay vote in Elysian Brewing’s sale to Anheuser-Busch. Now the brewer’s legacy is at the center of the battle for the soul of Seattle beer.
ElysianBrewing  AnheuserBusch  takeover  beer  craftbeer  independence  Seattle  SeattleMet  2015 
october 2015 by inspiral
The Earthquake That Will Devastate Seattle - The New Yorker
An earthquake will destroy a sizable portion of the coastal Northwest. The question is when.
Seattle  disaster  PacificNorthwest  USA  review  NewYorker  2015  earthquakes 
july 2015 by inspiral
This Is What Happens to Your Bike After It’s Stolen | Seattle Crime | Seattle Met
Last year 1,121 bicycles in Seattle were reported stolen. That’s roughly three purloined bikes a day. But the moment a ride is pinched is only the beginning.
cycling  theft  crime  profile  Seattle  SeattleMet  2014 
october 2014 by inspiral
The World's Most Influential Cities |
In order to quantify cities’ global influence, we looked at eight factors: the amount of foreign direct investment they have attracted; the concentration of corporate headquarters; how many particular business niches they dominate; air connectivity (ease of travel to other global cities); strength of producer services; financial services; technology and media power; and racial diversity. (Click here for a more detailed description of our methodology.) We found those factors particularly important in identifying rising stars that, someday, might challenge the current hegemony of our two top-ranked global cities, London and New York.
cities  ranking  influence  global  London  NewYork  Paris  Singapore  Tokyo  HongKong  Dubai  Beijing  Sydney  LosAngeles  SanFrancisco  Toronto  Zurich  Frankfurt  Houston  Amsterdam  Seoul  Washington  Shanghai  AbuDhabi  Chicago  Moscow  Boston  Brussels  Dallas  Madrid  Melbourne  SaoPaulo  Istanbul  Miami  Johannesburg  KualaLumpur  Mumbai  Bangkok  Delhi  Geneva  Atlanta  Berlin  Seattle  TelAviv  MexicoCity  Milan  Montreal  BuenosAires  Jakarta  Philadelphia  Cairo  Guangzhou  HoChiMinhCity  Lagos  Osaka  NewGeography  2014 
august 2014 by inspiral
Is Amazon ruining dating in Seattle? -
The company's rapid expansion has brought severe gender imbalance to the city -- and things are only getting worse
Seattle  dating  Amazon  demographics  critique  Salon  2014 
may 2014 by inspiral

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