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The Neuroscience of Inception

Wired Jul 26, 2010

Paul Balcerak said: **SPOILER ALERT** First, assume that everything in Inception is a dream. Then consider this: Even if you "know" something isn't real—like a movie—does that make how it affects you less real?

wired, Entertainment, movies, inception

Is it time for Microsoft's Steve Ballmer to go? Jul 25, 2010

Paul Balcerak said: A sizable post on Ballmer's last 10 years with Microsoft, the company's stock performance and some of its biggest successes and failures (and a video of Ballmer doing one of his flip-outs).

Business, microsoft, steve ballmer

Eddie Bauer Unveils Flagship Store at Bellevue Square

Downtown Bellevue Network Jul 23, 2010

Paul Balcerak said: Crazy interesting information about Eddie Bauer *the man* in this story (first guy to bring a Labrador Retriever into Washington state?!?!).

Business, bellevue, bellevue square, eddie bauer, eddie bauer flagship store

Microsoft urges its workers to be Windows Phone app hobbyists

TechFlash Jul 22, 2010

Paul Balcerak said: Every Microsoft employee will be getting a phone, in the hopes of stimulating developers and getting them to create apps. Most software developers currently have their attention devoted to the Android and iPhone platforms.

Business, microsoft, windows phone 7, mobile apps, windows phone 7 os, app development, microsoft phone

Microsoft tries to 'Be What's Next' with marketing campaign, tagline

TechFlash Jul 22, 2010

Paul Balcerak said: Key statement of this story: "as with any "brand promise," the challenge for Microsoft will be actually delivering on the "Be What's Next" message, which will be no small feat."

Business, microsoft, ad campaign, techflash, marketing campaign

Clint Didier: 'Rugged individualism' and blunt, angry rhetoric

Seattle Times Jul 22, 2010

Paul Balcerak said: Great profile that paints a vivid picture of probably the best known of the lesser-known U.S. Senate candidates in Washington state.

2010 elections, u.s. senate race, Clint Didier, washington state elections

Puyallup Fair to hire 3,000 online

Puget Sound Business Journal Jul 21, 2010

Paul Balcerak said: Last year, 4,000 people showed up, which was far more than Fair officials were expecting.

Business, jobs, puyallup fair, puyallup fair jobs