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A customer-training startup founded by a former Amazon employee is having its 'Zoom moment' during the pandemic as its usage increases by 5 times

Sandi Lin started Skilljar after spending years nearly four years at Amazon because she wanted to find a way to improve customer interactions.  Her company makes a customizable customer-training platform for software companies and has signed on big clients, like Tableau, Verizon, and Zendesk.  It's seeing demand skyrocket in the remote-work era as companies quickly look to connect with customers digitally, and having what one of its investors calls its "Zoom moment."  Online education and trai...
Tags: Amazon, Verizon, Trends, Lin, Mayfield, john Stanton, Batra, Rajeev Batra, Skilljar, Sandi Lin, Business Insider Skilljar, Aashish Dhamdhere Skilljar


A customer training startup founded by a former Amazon employee is having its 'Zoom moment' during the pandemic as its usage increases 5x

Sandi Lin started Skilljar after spending years nearly four years at Amazon because she wanted to find a way to improve customer interactions.  Her company makes a customizable customer training platform for software companies and has signed on big customers like Tableau, Verizon, and Zendesk.  It's seeing demand skyrocket in the remote work era as companies are quickly looking to connect with customers digitally, and is having what one of its investors calls its "Zoom moment."  Online educati...
Tags: Amazon, Verizon, Trends, Lin, Mayfield, john Stanton, Batra, Skilljar, Sandi Lin, Business Insider Skilljar, Aashish Dhamdhere Skilljar, Ravjeev Batra


Seattle's tech scene raised a record $3.51 billion in funding in 2019 — here are the 18 hottest Seattle enterprise startups that investors say to watch in 2020 (MSFT, AMZN)

While best known as the headquarters of Amazon and Microsoft, experts believe the Seattle area is on the precipice of a major startup boom because of a confluence of factors including a critical mass of talent, and the increasing availability of venture capital and angel investments. Business Insider compiled a list of the Seattle area's top enterprise startups based on nominations from industry leaders and venture capitalists. Eighteen startups – meaning private companies that haven't sold a ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Verizon, Facebook, Nordstrom, New York, Adobe, Microsoft, California, Ebay, Satya Nadella, Trends, Chicago, Austin, Comcast, Paul Allen


Save Journalism Project co-founder: Mark Zuckerberg embodies the 'antithesis of free expression'

During a "Conversation on Free Expression" at Georgetown University on Thursday, just after Mark Zuckerberg delivered his "unfiltered take" on free speech, journalist John Stanton issued a statement from his seat in the audience.
Tags: Mark Zuckerberg, Cnn, Georgetown University, john Stanton, Save Journalism Project


Suit accuses Mariners of discrimination, targeting Hernandez

A wrongful-termination lawsuit filed by the Seattle Mariners' former high-performance director alleges she went to team owners John Stanton and Buck Ferguson and CEO Kevin Mather as far back as March to complain about alleged discriminatory treatment. The lawsuit also says several Latino players complained to Dr. Lorena Martin about feeling excluded and that general manager Jerry Dipoto took midseason steps to deliberately undermine the progress and mental state of star pitcher Felix Herna...
Tags: News, Instagram, Mariners, Seattle Mariners, Martin, Hernandez, Jerry Dipoto, Kevin Mather, john Stanton, Lorena Martin, Buck Ferguson, Felix Hernandez Martin


Suit accuses Mariners of discrimination, bullying

A wrongful-termination lawsuit filed by the Seattle Mariners' former high-performance director alleges she went to team owners John Stanton and Buck Ferguson and CEO Kevin Mather as far back as March to complain about alleged discriminatory treatment.
Tags: Baseball, Mariners, Seattle Mariners, Kevin Mather, john Stanton, Buck Ferguson


Lorena Martin sues Mariners, says she complained to owner John Stanton, CEO Kevin Mather about discrimination

The lawsuit, filed in King County Superior Court on Wednesday, counters claims by the team that Martin did not approach anybody with complaints of racial and gender discrimination before making a series of accusatory Instagram posts last month that led to her termination.
Tags: News, Sports, Mlb, Mariners, Martin, King County Superior Court, Kevin Mather, john Stanton, Lorena Martin


Report: Mariners CEO John Stanton denies allegations made by Dr. Lorena Martin

Last month, Mariners former director of high performance, Dr. Lorena Martin, was dismissed from the club after the first year of her three-year contract. On Friday evening, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic published an email that had purportedly been sent to Mariners staff members by CEO John Stanton.
Tags: News, Mariners, Seattle Mariners, Athletic, Ken Rosenthal, john Stanton, Lorena Martin


As far as the Safeco Field funding issue goes, we need to hear more from John Stanton

Look, I don't want to frame this as a "baseball vs. affordable housing" debate. Every major city in the country faces critical issues that require money to alleviate, but sports remain a vital part of their identities.
Tags: News, Sports, Mariners, john Stanton, Safeco Field


For Madrona Venture Group, four IPOs in 20 months and a brand-new fund

Madrona Venture Group typically flies under the radar of Silicon Valley reporters, partly because it’s in Seattle. But the 23-year-old, early-stage venture firm has been having a pretty good run of late — success it just used to close its seventh fund with $300 million, the same amount it raised for its sixth fund in 2015. Among its investors: Bezos Expeditions, Vulcan Capital, and billionaire John Stanton, who is the chairman of the board of Trilogy International Partners (as well as the majori...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Microsoft, Ipo, Tech, Paul Allen, Portland, Silicon Valley, Seattle, Major League Baseball, Pacific Northwest, Madrona Venture Group, Redfin, Spokane, CSE, Vancouver British Columbia


Saying sayonara to Ichiro?

When Ichiro jogged to left field just minutes before the first pitch on Wednesday night at Safeco Field, only he and a handful of other people, including manager Scott Servais, general manager Jerry Dipoto and managing partner and chairman John Stanton, knew that it would be his final game of the 2018 season. So when […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ichiro, Jerry Dipoto, Scott Servais, john Stanton, Safeco Field


Watch | Ichiro: ‘When I start using a cane, that’s a time that I think I should retire’

Meeting with the media before Thursday's game, Ichiro, GM Jerry Dipoto and chairman John Stanton described the reasoning behind Ichiro moving off the field this season and what his role will be going forward.
Tags: News, Sports, Mariners, Ichiro, john Stanton, Ichiro GM Jerry Dipoto


Mariners CEO John Stanton understands anguish of fans as playoff drought continues

Will the Mariners spend big on a free agent? “I’d rather have a Mitch Haniger” than another payroll bust like Richie Sexson, Stanton suggests.
Tags: News, Sports, Mariners, john Stanton, Mitch Haniger, Richie Sexson Stanton


Mariners CEO John Stanton discusses the ‘roller coaster’ that was 2017 season and more

After his first year in the top of role of the Mariners, Stanton discussed 2017 and a myriad of other topics including injury prevention, the naming rights to Safeco Field and the current arena situation.
Tags: News, Sports, Mariners, john Stanton, Safeco Field, Mariners Stanton


Saving lives along the border

BuzzFeed News reporter John Stanton covers ecumenical efforts to provide aid to those trying to reach the U.S. through the southern border, in a stretch of hot, dangerous land where 2,000 human beings have disappeared and 3,000 have died. Since 2002, the Tucson Samaritans have responded to the immigrant crisis in Arizona by leaving water, food and supplies in 20,000 square miles of desert, and for three years artist Alvaro Encisco (originally South American) has marked these dropoffs with a wood...
Tags: Congress, Mexico, Religion, Turkey, United States, Border, Arizona, CBP, Customs, Immigrants, Trump, Border Protection, Emma, BuzzFeed News, Kansas City Missouri, Sonoran Desert


Canadian company buys majority stake in Trilogy International

The Bellevue-based Trilogy counts wireless vet and new Seattle Mariners CEO John Stanton among its founders.
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Microsoft, Bellevue, Seattle Mariners, john Stanton


What Even IS A Superfood?

Illustrated by Ly Ngo. There’s something about the word “super” that’s admittedly appealing: super powers. Super heroes. The supernatural. But typically, we’re pretty cognizant that "super" is just an entertaining fantasy.So why do we still seem to believe in the “superfood," of all things?This is especially vexing right now, at a time when we are finally beginning to break free from the bullshit of the multi-billion-dollar diet industry. In 2013, the number of women who identified as “diete...
Tags: Europe, Fashion, Music, Eu, European Union, United States, Coke, Pom Wonderful, Nestle, U S Department of Agriculture, NPD Group, Harvard Medical School, Haas, European Food Safety Authority, Stanton, Hass




Mariners CEO John Stanton: ‘The goal is to win a World Series here’

John Stanton, who officially took on the role of Mariners chairman and CEO in August, recently spoke at length about the organization and a little about himself and how he got here. Why get involved in baseball? “Because I love it,” Stanton said. “I loved it growing up.”
Tags: News, Sports, Mariners, Stanton, john Stanton


Mariners finalize ownership transfer to group led by John Stanton

Following approval from Major League Baseball, the Mariners have officially transferred their majority ownership group from Nintendo of America to a group led by John Stanton, who will now serve as Chief Executive Officer, replacing Howard Lincoln.
Tags: News, Sports, Mariners, john Stanton, Nintendo of America


Sale of Mariners approved, John Stanton takes over for Howard Lincoln

Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said the deal will close Friday or Monday.
Tags: News, Sports, Mariners, Rob Manfred, john Stanton, Howard Lincoln


BuzzFeed To Highlight Donald Trump's Media Blacklist At GOP Convention Bash

News organizations banned from Donald Trump’s press list will find themselves on at least one guest list during the Republican National Convention next week. BuzzFeed plans to invite journalists from outlets being denied press credentials to its “Red, White, & Blacklisted” party in Cleveland. The guest list also will include journalists from non-blacklisted outlets, as well as other convention attendees. During the 2012 conventions, BuzzFeed threw parties featuring cuddly and exotic crea...
Tags: News, Buzzfeed, Washington, John, Cleveland, Donald Trump, Huffington Post, Trump, Michael Calderone, Tampa Florida, McKay Coppins, Charlotte North Carolina, OG, john Stanton, Coppins, Tasty


Violence erupts as protesters chase and attack Trump supporters in San Jose – live

Trump supporters repeatedly attacked by protesters outside San Jose rallyAmid chaotic scenes, protesters burn US flag, throw eggs at rally attendeesViolence broke out shortly after candidate finished speakingClinton campaign chair on disorder: ‘violence has no place in this election’ 5.01am BST Video of the moments before and after a woman was egged by protesters.Watch: The moment a Trump supporter, surrounded by protesters, is egged in the face, hit by other food. pic.twitter.com/qYFdwJWvrS...
Tags: California, US, US news, US politics, San Jose, US elections 2016, Donald Trump, Trump, San Carlos, john Stanton


Secret Service controls journalists’ access to US presidential campaign

Secret Service look on as Vermont senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks at a town hall at the Rochester Opera House in Rochester, New Hampshire, on Thurs., Feb. 4, 2016. – M. Scott Brauer The US Secret Service has taken an increased role in controlling access and behavior to political events where they operate, and that is raising concerns about journalists’ access and ability to cover the current US presidential election process. For the first time, the Secret Se...
Tags: Photography, Politics, News, Obama, US, Journalism, Cnn, Industry, New Hampshire, Press freedom, Homeland Security, Secret Service, Vermont, Bernie Sanders, Clinton, Trump


Seattle Arena Vote Demonstrates Lack of Vision, Courage

This past Monday, the Seattle city council narrowly voted down a street vacation request that would have paved the way for the issuance of a master use permit to build a new multi-purpose facility in the city’s SoDo district. Had the vacation of a little-used section of Occidental Avenue been approved, the project would have effectively been shovel ready, potentially allowing for negotiations with the NHL to re-open the expansion process or for a team to relocate to the Emerald City. Instead, in...
Tags: South Park, Sacramento Kings, Sport, Bellevue, Nba, Hockey, NHL, Seattle, Council, MOU, Bernie Sanders, Mariners, Seattle Mariners, Commentary, Kahn, Aecom


A tremendous parting gift for Mariners fans

In selling to a local consortium led by John Stanton — a wildly successful wireless entrepreneur driven to win a World Series — Nintendo gives Seattle fans a tremendous parting gift.
Tags: Editorials, Nintendo, Seattle, Mariners, john Stanton


Seattle Week in Review: Mariners Win World Series (of New Ownership)

Another accomplished technology leader will control a Seattle sports franchise, but don’t try taking the Alaskan Way Viaduct to see John Stanton in the Mariners owners’ box at Safeco Field over the next two weeks. This week, we’re reviewing a big funding round for Remitly, a spinout company from Whitepages, a minimum-wage pledge from Vacasa, and a new partnership for satellite imagery provider BlackSky. Also, AR ping pong! Seattle traffic during the morning commute April 29, 2016. —The Al...
Tags: Startups, America, Trends, Syria, Minimum Wage, Vc, Canada, United Nations, Portland, Nintendo, Jordan, Satellite Imagery, Seattle, Mariners, Seattle Mariners, Remitly


Seattle Arena: ‘Big, Ugly House’ to Undergo Final Vote

This coming Monday, the Seattle City Council is slated to vote on vacating a stretch of Occidental Avenue South to entrepreneur Chris Hansen for the purpose of constructing his proposed 18,000+ seat arena, paving the way for issuance of a Master Use Permit. Assuming an NBA team is secured (or more likely, the agreement between Hansen’s group and the City and county is amended to allow the NHL to come first), construction can then begin. According to a report by KING5-TV’s Chris Daniel, the counc...
Tags: News, Sport, Expansion, Nba, Las Vegas, Hockey, NHL, Seattle, Pacific Northwest, MOU, Sounders, Mariners, Seattle Mariners, Quebec City, Vancouver Canucks, Sodo


New Mariners CEO calls potential Sodo arena ‘big, ugly house right at the end of your driveway’

John Stanton says the Mariners support the NBA and NHL coming to Seattle as long as it isn’t near Safeco Field.
Tags: Sports, Nba, Hockey, NHL, Seattle, Local News, Mariners, Sodo, john Stanton, New Mariners


New Mariners CEO John Stanton is baseball-loving billionaire with World Series goal

A passion for the sport does not a great CEO make, of course. Time will tell if the Mariners take the next step.
Tags: Sports, Mariners, john Stanton, New Mariners