A New Phoenicia

At last Thursday’s SIC conference, Tricia Duryee asked why online real estate companies have prospered in Seattle. One panelist cited low home prices, which let young entrepreneurs buy homes they could never afford in Silicon Valley, and from there begin to wonder how real estate could be better. Another suggestion was that HouseValues’ roaring 2004 IPO… Read More

Memo to Amazon: Pay the Sales Tax & Put Everyone Else in E-Commerce Six Feet Under

We revere Amazon, and generally try not to give other companies advice. But does anyone know why Amazon doesn’t give up the state sales-tax fight and station its monstrous fulfillment space-ships over every major American city? Benefits: Deliver everything same-day including groceries the way it does here in Seattle Go after UPS, using its analytical… Read More