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Planetary Resources officially kicks off its asteroid mining venture

Following a few days of excited build-up, Planetary Resources, a new space startup backed by heavy hitters including Larry Page and James Cameron, officially announced its plans to mine asteroids near Earth. At the Tuesday morning event, which took place at the packed Space Gallery in the Museum of Flight in Seattle, the company said it would launch phase one of its mission within two years and use the next decade just to identify resource-rich asteroids.

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Is Seattle the next Silicon Valley? (Infographic)

This week the eyes of the tech world were firmly fixed on Austin, Tex. for South by Southwest Interactive. Partly because of that event, Austin is often mentioned with Silicon Valley and New York City as one of America’s great tech hubs.

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Seattle companies: Get feedback from Madrona next week

If you’re a tech company in the Seattle region and are considering launching your product over the next year or so, you should join us next week for a meetup at one of Seattle’s most respected venture capital firms, Madrona Venture Group.

Zynga to expand social game empire to Seattle

Zynga, the fast-growing maker of social games like FarmVille and Mafia Wars, has just posted a bunch of job openings for a social game studio that it will open in Seattle.

Seattle companies: Join us May 4 for a pitch and drinks at Madrona

If you’re a tech company in the Seattle region, and are considering launching your product over the next year or so, you should join us for a meetup at one of Seattle’s most respected venture capital firms, Madrona Venture Group.