Silicon Florist’s links arrangement for August 05


Hazelnut Tech Talk Episode 5 | An Interview with Toonlet

From the Oak Hazelnut blog “Our fifth episode features Craig Schwartz from toonlet, wherein we talked about how the web bubble burst helped form FooCamp, why San Fransiscans are dastardly good at spotting werewolfs, history and future of the button, BlackBerry camp, ribs breakage due to excessive laughter, online comic that shares the same spirit with SPORE, and text adventures built on HyperCard.”

CD Baby sold to NJ-based company | Our PDX Network

From Our PDX “Yesterday, Derek Sivers, founder of CD Baby, posted on his blog that the company was being sold to Disc Makers. This seems to be the final step in Sivers’ transition that started over a year ago when he announced he hadn’t been involved in the day-to-day at CD Baby for months.” (Hat tip Nino Marchetti)

WebTrends CFO moves to Jive – Silicon Forest

Mike Rogoway writes “I don’t know anything about LeBlanc’s motivations for moving, but when someone leaves an established company for a young, promising one, it’s sometimes emblematic of a generational shift within a local industry.”

Tantalizing hints from Voyager Capital’s Portland office – Silicon Forest – The Oregonian – OregonLive.com

Mike Rogoway is on a roll. Another great post and the promise of more information in tomorrow’s dead-tree edition of The Oregonian. Mike writes “Among the forces that attracted Voyager to Oregon, they said, is that startups and entrepreneurs are increasingly moving to Portland from the East Coast, Silicon Valley and elsewhere. The migrants are attracted by the city’s base of high-tech talent, its low cost of doing business (at least relative to Seattle and the Bay Area), and by our months and months of clouds and rain. (What they said, actually, was ‘quality of life.’)”

Enterprise UI Summit

Jive Software hosts the Enterprise UI Summit in Aspen. “The Enterprise UI Summit is an exclusive, invitation-only event for the most innovative UI and UX designers and big companies in the world. The event is a think tank meant to address ‘the UI for the Enterprise.’ It will host top UI and UX Designers as well as big companies like SAP, Adobe, Google and more. This small group will share trends, standards, problems and ideas on how to drive a wholly new level of employee engagement through positive UI experience.”