Patti Payne’s Cool Pads: Bainbridge waterfront Fletcher Landing estate in Christoffersen family 55 years selling for $3 million

Patti Payne’s Cool Pads: Bainbridge waterfront Fletcher Landing estate in Christoffersen family 55 years selling for $3 million

A rare piece of history is up for sale — a house at 5340 N.E. Fletcher Landing on Bainbridge Island – a waterfront estate selling for $2.95 million. Fletcher Landing was one of the Mosquito Fleet stops, the fleet being a swarm of 2,500 privately run passenger and freight boats. From the late 1800s and on into the 1940s, steamers and stern-wheelers stopped at every waterfront dock in Puget Sound and nearby rivers and waterways. Fletcher Landing had a small general store on it, which became part…

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Patti Payne’s Cool Pads: Bainbridge waterfront Fletcher Landing estate in Christoffersen family 55 years selling for $3 million

Amazon debuts first U.S. drone delivery, shows off Blue Origin rocket (VIDEO)

Amazon debuts first U.S. drone delivery, shows off Blue Origin rocket (VIDEO)

Amazon.com has completed its first public drone delivery on U.S. soil. Video surfaced Friday showing a Prime Air drone dropping off tubes of sunscreen to attendees at Amazon’s exclusive MARS 2017 conference in California. Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket also made a cameo appearance in the video, shot by CNET’s Ben Fox Rubin. MARS – which stands for machine learning, automation, robotics, and space exploration – is an invite-only conference in Palm Springs. The Obama administration last…

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Photos: Historic JCPenney site gets new life in downtown San Jose

Photos: Historic JCPenney site gets new life in downtown San Jose

Downtown San Jose is waking up to the power some of its oldest — and least appreciated — buildings hold. Case in point: 1 N. First St., built in 1946 as a J.C. Penney department store and closed in 1972. It eventually became the home of Lincoln Law School until that moved in 2015. San Francisco-based Lift Partners and Westbrook Realty Management purchased the 110,000 square-foot building at the corner of Santa Clara and First streets last August as part of a $33.5 million multi-building deal.…

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Portland email marketing startup snags $2.9M

Portland email marketing startup snags $2.9M

Customer.io raised $2.9 million from investors existing investors as the company gears up for new channels of growth, said CEO Colin Nederkoorn. The company, which moved from New York to Portland in 2014 created an e-mail marketing platform to help clients personalize customer messaging based on a user’s actions. This inside round was led by Oregon Angel Fund, which first invested in the company in 2015. This round also helped to convert a convertible note from that same year, Nederkoorn said…

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These are the wealthiest women in the Bay Area

These are the wealthiest women in the Bay Area

Only four Bay Area women made Forbes’ 2017 billionaires list, which featured a record number of 2,043 billionaires internationally. Despite the Bay Area’s strong presence on the list (three men in the global top 10 reside in the region) female representation among billionaires here is still strikingly low. Only one Bay Area woman made it in the global top 40. Join the conversation: Follow @SFBusinessTimes on Twitter, “Like” us on Facebook and sign up for our free email newsletters. While this…

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