Google Wallet launches
The Washington Post
Don’t like having a wallet? No problem. Google Wallet has launched, taking away the need for thick wallets and heavy billfolds and putting it all into your phone. Don’t blink, the spending of the future is here.
Is too much retail in Seattle a bad thing?
There is a paradox in city planning: cities need spaces for people to live, but they also need spaces for stores. The question becomes how to find the delicate equilibrium between the two. For Seattle, this question looms in the downtown area as the city looks towards mixed-use development.
Sur La Table sold to Investcorp
The Seattle Times
Investcorp, a Bahrain-based investment firm, announced that it has aquired Sur La Table. Susanna Linse, a spokeswoman for Sur La Table, said that there were no major staffing changes or layoffs planned.
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