Seattle Tech Roundup for Thursday, May 26, 2011
Olympia, Washington boasts the nation’s best internet connectivity with download times almost twice as fast as runners-up Seattle and New York, yet trailing world speed leader, Seoul. In the FCC study, Korea also tops the list for broadband use, while the US manages only the ninth spot in terms of wireless subscriber rates.
The debut of YouTown by Seattle startup DotGov represents a stride toward mobile government and an impetus for interdepartmental cooperation, according to CEO Michael Riedyk. A premium subscription service for government offices will supplement the free app that helps connect and give a voice to citizens on the go.
A 99 cent Lady Gaga album offer to promote Amazon’s newest Cloud service proved too hot even for the Internet retailer’s servers, leading to a repeat. So you have one more chance today to add best-seller Born This Way to your music collection for under a buck, and enjoy a complimentary 20 GB of Cloud storage from Amazon.