Seattle Magazine Teams Up With Sidewalk To Bring Residents the Best of the City

REDMOND, Wash., Oct. 20, 1997 — Two of Seattle’s best sources for city living team up this month as Seattle magazine, the area’s premier city and lifestyle magazine, joins the Microsoft® Sidewalk
city guide as a content provider. Through this agreement, Seattle Sidewalk – the city’s most comprehensive, up-to-date online guide to arts, entertainment and recreation, will feature select stories from the award-winning Seattle magazine.

“This agreement illustrates our ongoing commitment to provide the best resource for Seattle and Eastside residents to use the power of the Internet to learn more about what the city has to offer and then take actions that make a difference in their busy day-to-day lives,” said Kevin Eagan, general manager of Seattle Sidewalk. “The relationship is a natural fit for Seattle magazine, Seattle’s finest city and lifestyle magazine, and Sidewalk, the finest online resource for finding out what’s happening around town.”

“Our readers who go online will have access to more information than ever before and will be able to read selected stories from the magazine on Sidewalk,” said Giselle Smith, editor of Seattle magazine. “Readers who are not online will enjoy the same great stories, photography and service Seattle magazine has always offered – plus stories from Sidewalk that are normally available only online.”

In addition to providing regular online features, Sidewalk and Seattle magazine will team up to produce “City Lights,” a glossy printed guide to shopping and celebrating in downtown for the holidays. “City Lights,” a special supplement to the December issue of Seattle magazine, is scheduled to be available free throughout the downtown Seattle area starting the day after Thanksgiving.

Seattle magazine captures the flavor of Seattle with lively monthly editorial content that defines city living with a regional perspective. From investigative journalism to historic perspectives and coverage of coming developments, Seattle magazine addresses issues that affect the city and shape its future. Seattle magazine is a multiple winner of Society of Professional Journalists awards for excellence in journalism and design.

Sidewalk, the personalized city guide to entertainment published by Microsoft Corp., offers residents a way to make better decisions about what to do, where to go, what to see and when to see it. From concerts to movies, restaurants and sporting events, Sidewalk provides previews, reviews and even customized suggestions about what’s happening every day. Sidewalk is available in Seattle, New York, Boston, Houston, Denver, Minneapolis/St. Paul and San Francisco. Sidewalk is also scheduled to come to Sydney, Australia, San Diego, Washington, D.C., and Chicago. Sidewalk is free on the World Wide Web at and is a featured offering on MSN
, The Microsoft Network, at (connect-time charges may apply).

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (NASDAQ
) is the worldwide leader in software for personal computers. The company offers a wide range of products and services for business and personal use, each designed with the mission of making it easier and more enjoyable for people to take advantage of the full power of personal computing every day.

Microsoft, Sidewalk and MSN are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corp. in the United States and/or other countries. Other product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

The Microsoft Network is operated by Microsoft Corp. on behalf of Microsoft Network LLC.

Note to editors: If you are interested in viewing additional information on Microsoft, please visit the Microsoft Web page at on Microsoft’s corporate information pages. For additional information on Seattle magazine, please visit the Seattle magazine Web page at

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