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Murray, Pettigrew: How to create more jobs in the state’s tech sector

Mayor Murray co-wrote a guest editorial for the Sunday edition of the Seattle Times concerning tax incentives for research and development in Washington state. The column starts: “If taxpayers knew they could make an investment that would help spur the growth of Washington’s technology sector, generate thousands of high-paying technology jobs and pay itself off […]

Mayor Murray: ‘Why I Oppose the Comcast / Time Warner merger’

Mayor Murray released this statement today on Comcast’s $45 billion bid to take over Time Warner Cable: “I am very troubled by the proposed Comcast / Time Warner Merger. If the merger goes through, the company would control roughly three quarters of the nation’s cable and internet service. They will also be one of the […]

New Seattle Mayor Ed Murray wants to have a ‘more robust’ partnership with startups

The Mayor recently chatted with Geekwire’s Taylor Soper about the future of the Startup Seattle Initiative under his administration. In the interview, Mayor Murray expresses his interesting in beefing up resources to the program but under the condition that the program’s intent and goals need to be made more explicit. Following is an excerpt from […]

Registration now open for ‘Seniors Training Seniors’, a low-stress way for older adults to learn new computer skills

If you are an older adult looking for a place to learn how to use computers in a fun and stress-free learning environment, sign up today for the City of Seattle’s Seniors Training Seniors computer classes. Registration is now open for classes from February through April 2014. Sponsored by the Mayor’s Office for Senior Citizens, […]

Technology Matching Fund grant workshop tonight

Tonight from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Beacon Hill Library, you can learn more about the City of Seattle’s Technology Matching Fund grant program. The program was established in 1997 to support the community’s efforts to close the digital divide and encourage a technology-healthy city. It provides grants where the community’s contribution of […]

An update on the status of a fiber-to-home network in Seattle

As some of you may have recently read, Mayor Murray sat down with the Puget Sound Business Journal and one of the topics discussed was the status of the City’s partnership with technology company Gigabit Squared. The deal, overseen by former Mayor Mike McGinn, would have allowed the company to lease parts of the city’s […]