June 21st, 2009

The Oregonian on Apple, iPhone, and the Portland mobile scene


The Oregonian on Apple, iPhone, and the Portland mobile scene

The Oregonian’s Mike Rogoway (Happy Fathers’ Day, Mike!) has a great piece about the burgeoning market supporting Apple products—especially with iPhone app developers—here in the Silicon Forest.

Portland-area startups mentioned in the article include Portland-based Urban Airship, Small Society, GadgetTrak, PheedYou, and Vancouver-based Avatron.

“Mobile is like the Wild West right now. It’s kind of like the Internet was in the ’90s. Only there’s money,” said Scott Kveton, one of Oregon’s most prominent technologists and co-founder of a new company, Urban Airship, which creates building blocks for iPhone software.

For more, read about Apple’s positive effect on the local tech economy.

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