Silicon Florist’s links arrangement for August 20

Mobile Portland: Mobile Insecurity

Data and identity theft due to mobile phone theft and vulnerabilities are rising concerns. However, with both businesses and developers mobile security usually takes a back seat to features, convenience and time-to-market. Ken Westin, the Founder and CTO of GadgetTrak, will lead a spirited discussion touching on mobile security and privacy.

A Fundraising Survival Guide

Paul Graham writes “Raising money is the second hardest part of starting a startup. The hardest part is making something people want: most startups that die, die because they didn’t do that. But the second biggest cause of death is probably the difficulty of raising money. Fundraising is brutal.”

Hopping On the Bus to Gnomedex! « Techcraver.com | Craving tech, craving life!

Jason Harris writes “This weekend, the best social media/web culture conference of the year, Gnomedex gets underway in Seattle. For those of you unaware, Gnomedex is a 2-day social media conference hosted by Chris and Ponzi Pirillo. This conference is not driven by a corporate message, rather it’s just a bunch of geeks getting together to talk about our craft(s) and geek out.”

Free MusicFest NW Wristbands From Strands.com | “Portland Centric” « Portland Music, Art, Events, Entertainment, Sustainability | PDX PIPELINE

Julian Chadwick writes “Luckily, I was able to meet up with Heather of Strands.com this week. Lucky for you that is because Strands is giving away MusicFest NW wristbands–those are like $50…all because we/they love you.”

“We’ve” been listening to you! | Oregon Media Insiders

Oregon Media Insiders elicits a string of comments after mentioning oregonlive.com’s pending redesign “So, the Big O has been listening to us – and are preparing a re-launch of the website. Of course, they’re getting the re-launch after several other newspapers in the chain get the makeover. The good news: it looks different. The bad news: it looks the same.”