30 June

As Google Cloud Demand Grows, So Does Training

One of our clients – e-learning company CBT Nuggets – is teaming up with Google to provide online Google Cloud Platform certification training. CBT Nuggets is one of only 13 Google Cloud Platform training partners, and the only to offer self-paced online training. CBT Nuggets trainers Garth Schulte and Ben Finkel have seen demand for […]

25 June

Design Board OKs 58-story Downtown Tower with Changes

This incredible building (shown below) will be the second-tallest skyscraper in Seattle. Last night, the Design Review Board “mostly signed off” on the building’s final contours. Our client – developer Wright Runstad – will revise its permit application, for approval by the director of the Department of Plannning and Development. Ground breaking will take place […]

22 June

Google News Lab Adds Insult to Injury

Google introduced News Lab this week. Journalists already marginalized by “free news” are being told how to do their jobs by the 2nd worst offender. Ballsy or tone deaf. I’ll give Google props for alluding to the increasing importance of “quality journalism.” Google’s efforts to evangelize News Lab would be better served by white papers […]

18 June

Global Innovation Exchange Coming to The Spring District

Our client Wright Runstad has been building The Spring District just outside downtown Bellevue. Estimated at $2.3 billion, it’s a mini-city in its own right. And today the Global Innovation Exchange – a partnership between UW and Tsinghua University (the “MIT School of Engineering” of China) – signed up as The Spring District’s flagship commercial […]

2 June

Will IT Generalists Replace Network Engineering Jobs?

In a world with over 7 billion people, it’s amazing how often we run into the same editors over and over again. Case in point: In 2012 we arranged an interview between Chuck Moozakis – site editor at TechTarget, and Keith Barker – a networking specialist and IT career coach for one of our clients, […]

1 June

Where is the Internet of Things Heading? Cray’s Senior Director of Analytics Comments

We recently had the opportunity to ask Venkat Krishnamurthy – Cray’s Senior Director of Big Data and Analytics – about the rise of sensors in our everyday lives. Which led to a deeper conversation on how the ease of data collection has become the single most important driving factor behind a revolution in data management […]

28 May

SRC Computers Taps Owen Media for First Commercial Product Launch

SRC Computers takes its name from Seymour R. Cray’s initials and was co-founded by the legendary supercomputer designer… along with Jim Guzy, who served on Intel’s Board of Directors for 40 years. The company has been perfecting reconfigurable processors for the U.S. defense department since 1996. And SRC came to Owen Media when they wanted […]

13 May

Facebook’s Nod to NYT, et al

  Today FB announced “Instant Articles” from 5 US publishers. New York Times, Nat Geo, Atlantic, Buzz Feed and NBC News joined the initial effort which hosts the article on FB’s servers for 10x faster load times. The publishers admit that FB drives up to 25% of their traffic. What does FB get out of […]

10 May

Barry Bolding – VP at Cray – Interviewed on Major League Baseball Network

  For a supercomputer manufacturer, appearing on the MLB Network – broadcast into ~70 million U.S. households – is something truly unique and requires an excellent story, a talented media-trained spokesperson, coordinated media relations efforts, dogged determination and a bit of good timing. Check out the end result for our client Cray: May 8, 2015 […]

8 May

Supercomputers: A Hidden Power Center of Silicon Valley

  Aurora, a new supercomputer developed in partnership with our client Cray, will likely become the world’s fastest supercomputer when it goes online in 2018. “If you thought IBM’s Watson on Jeopardy was impressive,” IDC analyst Steve Conway said, “where things are headed will totally leave it in the dust.” Read about the hidden, exploding […]