March 20th, 2008
Silicon Florist’s links arrangement for March 21, 2008
Sometimes, a link says more than I could ever say. Here are some fragrant little buds I’ve found recently, courtesy of ma.gnolia.
Justin Kistner writes “If you don’t know, WordPress 2.5 is kind of a big deal. It will be significant WordPress update. Aaron is saying he’ll convince you to switch to WP if you don’t use the WP already.”
Corvallis-based MyStrands Social Player has won the Mobile Rules! Award 2008, a leading annual competition in the mobile world, as the Best Multimedia Application. The Mobile Rules award ceremony is taking place in San Jose right now.
Sam Lawrence has been a client of both Gartner and Forrester since January and has provided an interesting report card of the two analyst firms. Lawrence, CMO at Jive Software, a collaboration and community software maker, had the following key takeaways
Michael Richardson writes “The Silicon Forest is becoming more and more relevant; the torrential sucking of investor money that Silicon Valley has inflicted upon the rest of the nation is fading as more and more startups are popping up in other places – and yes, Portland is one of them. We’re doing good things here, and the pace is increasing. The community is finding itself which is only increasing the momentum. We need to show off this talent. We need an interactive festival.”
The Linux Plumbers Conference was created to provide a forum for communication and problem- solving for issues which are system-wide and cross project boundaries. This community event includes both invited guests as well as open registration, gathering 300 stakeholders, decision makers and developers. Linux Plumbers Conference 2008 will be held September 17-19 in Portland.
Patrick Moberg writes “The main benefit to you is adding a Vimeo box on your Facebook profile to showcase up to date streams of videos you upload, like, and appear in. This allows your Facebook friends to see the videos you put on Vimeo.”