Sometimes, a link says more than I could ever say. Here are some fragrant little buds I’ve found recently, courtesy of ma.gnolia.
CNN has launched a new “unfiltered” news site for user-generated news reports. What does that have to do with Portland startups? It’s built on Portland-based Jive Software’s product, Clearspace.
Marshall Kirkpatrick is one of only two people who have written for two Top 15 most linked to blogs on the internet (TechCrunch and now ReadWriteWeb) and is a consultant specializing in bringing advanced RSS practices to businesses. These days, Marshall is both a lead writer at Read/Write Web , one of the world’s top web 2.0 news blogs, and a consultant in new online software and marketing.
The Calagator team will be having its next work meeting this Saturday at CubeSpace, starting at 10AM. There’s lots of work for coders, designers, documentation writers, and calendar users. Come help them implement iCalendar imports and make sense of event venue info.
Dieselboi of Metroblogging Portland describes his encounter with the “One Laptop Per Child” machine: “The OLPC is a great little machine. I was able to play with one for a few minutes. It comes with two antennae – one for wireless 802.11 and the other or a radio network specific to the OLPC. It has a mapping utility that shows where other OLPCs are, wifi hotspots and other items on the network. The radio antenna can also be used as a bridge/repeater to extend the mesh network. It even had PONG!”