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"Our E-Business Day countdown: E-business Day news reaches 50,000 or so Web sites, the governor announces participation in E-Business Day...

“Note: As we draw closer to greater Tacoma’s first annual E-business Day, the Index is offering daily updates on the event and it’s success in promoting the city as America’s #1 Wired City.Getting the word outTacoma Daily Index coverage last week of the Tacoma Technology Consortium, the launch of the South Sound Chapter of the Washington Software Alliance, and the upcoming E-business Day events, was picked up by Moreover.com, a U.K.-based Internet news distributor and world’s largest collection of webfeeds, along with NewsAide.com. Through these services, the article was made available on an estimated 50,000 Web sites across the globe.The governor to appearAs of press time, Governor Gary Locke has been scheduled to speak on the high-tech industry in Washington for E-business Day.Locke is slated to talk tech at the open-air stage in the Tacoma Farmers Market at 11:00 a.m.WSA Launches South Sound ChapterThe Washington Software Alliance launched its South Sound Chapter in style last Thursday night at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.Politicos and candidates, Internet entrepreneurs and established brick & mortar businessfolk all mingled around the ever-hungry circling sharks of the aquarium.Congressman Adam Smith and senatorial candidate Maria Cantwell both made an appearance, while staff from the offices of Slade Gorton, Patty Murray, Jay Inslee and Jennifer Dunn were all in attendance.The new chapter is one more tie between this area’s growing high-tech community and the Seattle/Eastside tech and VC establishment. “

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