Silicon Florist’s links arrangement for November 20

Layoffs leave Silicon Forest less populated

Mike Rogoway writes “This time out, Turoczy said, startups are cutting jobs in advance of business trouble in hopes that proactive steps will stave off catastrophe. And he said many Portland startups are small by design, and collaborative by nature. That makes them less vulnerable to the economic slowdown than entrepreneurs elsewhere who need frequent infusions of outside capital to keep their business ambitions afloat.”

Inventor of the Wiki Responds to Google Search Wiki

Marshall Kirkpatrick writes “We asked Ward Cunningham [of Portland-based AboutUs], inventor of the wiki, what he thought about Google Search Wiki. This was his first reaction….”

Rogue Now Owns Green Dragon

Via Brewpublic “Something like 30 people employed by this place. Rogue offered people to move to places like Eugene…made them offers they have to refuse. Many of these people have families and can’t just move to places like Newport and San Francisco. They’re not seventeen years old.”

Seattle: The Expansion Continues

Via the Shizzow blog “As I mentioned yesterday, the California expansion went so well that we have decided to open it up to Seattle, too. We’re getting a bunch of invite requests, but the servers have been rock solid, so we wanted to continue our plans for world domination (or at least the west coast of the U.S.)”

Cooking Up A Story Survey

Via Cooking Up A Story “As many of you may know, this is a unusual post from us, as it does not involve any of our Shows directly. Instead, this post is a call for your active participation to help us better understand you, and how we can continue to provide unique and valuable content worthy of your attention. Please take a couple minutes of time to answer this brief survey (only 3 questions)”

Hillsboro/Beaverton TweetUp at Mc Menamins Cornelius Pass Roadhouse (Monday December 1, 2008) – Upcoming

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