Author Archives: Bellevue News

AT&T, Samsung and Carnival Corporation Launch Virtual Reality Cruise Vacation Experience

People Visiting Lincoln Square Mall in Bellevue Can Experience A Fully Immersive Virtual Reality Cruise Experience at the AT&T Retail Store Tropical breezes and sunny beaches are out of reach during the peak of winter in Bellevue – but AT&T, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. and Carnival Corporation & plc are making it easier to access sun and fun… Continue Reading

The Driver Training Group Targets Washington for Franchise Growth

The Driver Training Group, parent company of 911 Driving School & SWERVE Driving School, announced a franchise growth plan targeting Washington– a strategy that will position the schools for expansion in all corners of the market, including King County. 911 and SWERVE Driving Schools plan to enter these key communities throughout Washington this year and… Continue Reading

Connect and Share with New AT&T Baby Monitors, Available Exclusively at Babies “R” Us

Baby’s Journey, an innovative children’s products manufacturer, and AT&T* are working together to launch a new baby monitor line, providing instant and intelligent information about babies’ health and wellness. The monitors are now available to register for, and pre-order exclusively at, and will launch in Babies“R”Us®stores nationwide in mid-March. With the AT&T Smart Sync™ 5” Internet Viewable… Continue Reading

Robert Mondavi Winery to Hold Mountain Wine Tour at Whistler Blackcomb March 11 to Celebrate 50 Years For Both

Whistler Blackcomb and Robert Mondavi Winery are celebrating their joint 50th anniversaries with a mountain top wine tour and food pairing event on March 11. The Robert Mondavi Mountain Wine Tour is the first time Whistler Blackcomb has held an event of this kind. During the tour, guests will move from one location to another around the… Continue Reading

Issaquah-based Combat Flip Flops Makes Deal with Three Sharks on ABC’s Shark Tank

After four years of failing and succeeding, creating new roadmaps for manufacturing in war zones, employing former drug runners, educating women, clearing land mines, and supporting veterans, Combat Flip Flops has succeeded in winning the hearts and minds of three of today’s most prominent investors and Shark Tank’s self-made millionaires.  Mark Cuban, Daymond John and… Continue Reading

Aldridge Bursts into Pacific Northwest with a Pair of Acquisitions of Managed Services Providers in Seattle

Aldridge, a technology management, consulting and outsourcing company for growing organizations, has completed two acquisitions of Seattle-based IT services companies. The acquisitions of Arterian and PacketDrivers make it possible for Aldridge to immediately establish a solid and strategic presence in one of America’s technology hubs. Terms of the deals were not disclosed. Key elements of… Continue Reading

ATT Plans for 5G Future

AT&T* is unveiling its 5G roadmap to bring customers the next-generation of super-fast, flexible wireless connectivity.Technologies such as millimeter waves, network function virtualization (NFV), and software-defined networking (SDN) will be among the key ingredients for future 5G experiences. AT&T Labs has been working on these technologies for years and has filed dozens of patents connected… Continue Reading

After 26 years, Rikki Rikki Restaurant in Kirkland will close

“Bringing the taste from my home in Japan to many,” was the vision of Rikki Rikki founder, Masahiro Terada when he opened his award winning Japanese restaurant in Kirkland in 1990.   After 26 years and serving thousands of Eastside residents, Saturday February 20th his restaurant will close. “Due to the redevelopment of the Park Place Center… Continue Reading

Local Bellevue FASTSIGNS Recognized Among Top Centers in the Country

Local sign and visual graphics provider FASTSIGNS of Bellevue was named one of the top centers out of more than 600 locations worldwide at the 2016 FASTSIGNS International Convention, which was recently held in Orlando, Florida. The locally owned and operated business received the Pinnacle Club Award, which is given to the centers ranked 26 to 125 in the U.S. and Canada for sales volume between Oct. 1, 2014 and Sept. 30, 2015.   “It’s an honor to be recognized as a top performing center and… Continue Reading

Whistler Blackcomb Looking to Get Photographers, Filmmakers, Artists and Volunteer Involved in the 2016 World Ski and Snowboard Festival

The 2016 World Ski & Snowboard Festival (WSSF) is a 10 day and night showcase of some of the best of mountain culture, music, arts and snow sports. With an action-packed lineup of events, there is no denying that WSSF requires a lot of helping hands to ensure that Whistler’s favourite festival is executed smoothly. … Continue Reading