Seattle seafood spot stays hooked on its URL, despite Major League Baseball’s best pitch

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Seattle seafood spot stays hooked on its web address: Ray’s restaurant has been around a lot longer than the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team, and that’s part of the reason why the owners have always rebuffed any effort by Major League Baseball to buy the Rays.com URL. After twin brothers finally gave up their decades-long hold on Twins.com and sold to MLB, Ray’s remains one of the last holdouts. Read more.

Startup serendipity: Professional coincidences and similar experiences with personal loss have created a unique degree of empathy and understanding between Seattle startup leaders Dan Frechtling and Scott Moore, and set the stage for a new phase at their company, Boltive, seeking to ensure that consumers' data isn’t used against their wishes online. Read more

Teamsters march on Amazon HQ: Union members and their national leader brought their campaign to organize Amazon warehouse and logistics workers to the company’s doorstep in Seattle, delivering loud chants in protest of the tech giant and its founder, Jeff Bezos. Read more.

Amazon reveals Fire HD 8 tablet updates: The company says the devices are slimmer, lighter and faster, with increased battery life. Amazon also had a strong Q2 in which it saw significant year-over-year growth of 26.9% in tablet market share. Read more.

Cheq, please: The Seattle-area startup Cheq Lifestyle Technology has raised $8 million to fuel growth of its mobile ordering and delivery platform that lets consumers get items delivered to their seat at sporting events and gift drinks to friends. Read more.

Thanks for reading and have a great day. — GeekWire managing editor Taylor Soper, taylor@geekwire.com; and reporter Kurt Schlosser, kurt@geekwire.com.

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