Month: October 2011

Urban Airship acquires SimpleGeo combining push notifications and geolocation on a nonstop flight

It’s not often that Portland companies are part of wildly swirling rumory breaking tech news—especially in a positive way. But today, Urban Airship has done just that.

UA has acquired SimpleGeo, a company with a great deal of positive buzz and executives who are well-known in tech and startup circles. It’s a move that definitively puts Portland on the startup map. Pun intended. Read More

That’s a complete crock of… well tasty awesomeness: brandlive to power Crock Pot® Live

It’s no secret that Portland doesn’t have a ton of big consumer brands here in town. So when one of our local startups lands a deal with a household name—especially when it’s literally a household name—that’s a pretty big deal.

Like today. When brandlive from Portland’s Cascade Web Development announced they will be powering the livestream and conversation around the launch of a new Crock Pot®. Read More

Seattle’s Redfin has a growing Portland presence—and $14.8 million in additional funding to help build it

It’s always great to hear about companies headquartered in Portland getting funding. But you know what else is great? Companies with branch offices in Portland getting funding—especially when they’re growing branch offices.

Such is the case with Seattle-based Redfin, which just landed $14.8 million in funding, part of which will be used to increase the size of their Portland footprint. Read More

You use your brain all week. Give a hungry zombie a chance to use it this Saturday at Urban Airship.

You work hard. So hard, in fact, it feels like your head will asplode. So why not give your noggin a break and help some hungry zombies at the same time?

This Saturday, join Urban Airship for a great big ol’ Halloween shindig, the Zombie Ball. Read More

Meet the Startup: Get the behind the scenes on MoPix

When it comes to making a film, there’s a lot of awesome content that never makes it to the consumer. Historically, special edition DVDs had the ability to deliver that content to people who wanted it.

But what about now when we’ve got devices like iPhones and iPads that let us consume video content whenever we want, wherever we are? Enter MoPix. Read More

Must see VCs: Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson stop in Portland to talk Venture Deals

Running a startup is difficult. You know that. But did you know that one of the most difficult things about running a startup has absolutely nothing to do with your product or managing your team or figuring out your market?

It’s true. The hardest part of running a startup for first time entrepreneurs? Wading through the craptastic and nebulous legalese of contracts and term sheets. It ain’t pretty. That’s why Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson of Foundry Group took the opportunity to make it easier—and to make you smarter. Read More

Interested in the real time Web? Don’t miss the Keeping It Realtime Conference, Nov 7 and 8

When it comes to the modern Web, developers don’t want to just deliver information. They want to build dynamic sites that deliver data as it happens—in real time.

But how do you do that? What are the tips and tricks? And what’s working for some of the most cutting-edgiest Web types in the world? Well, there’s only one way find out. Head to the Keeping It Realtime Conference. Read More

Visualize your Twitter stream with Vizify… and then demolish it with an angry bird

On any given day, thousands of people spend thousands of hours pouring their hearts out in 140 characters or less. All thanks to Twitter.

But have you ever wondered how your time tweeting is really spent? Well, Portland-based Vizify can answer that question with a visualization of your Twitter stream. Read More

REMINDER: Mobile Portland talks mobile marketing tonight

While we’re all well aware of how much attention the mobile platform is attracting for app developers and service providers, marketing and advertising adoption of the platform seems to be lagging.

But is that really the case? And how long will it be before the advertising industry catches up? Read More

REMINDER: Consider the future of healthcare, Saturday at HealthCamp Oregon 2011

Few topics cause more rousing discourse than the state of the US healthcare system. From insurers to providers, from treating sickness to encouraging wellness, and from technology to certification, the industry is rife with topics galore.

That’s why HealthCamp Oregon 2011 is sure to be chock full of interesting discussions. Read More

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