Month: April 2012

Startup innovation: Get your Saturday Night Fever on… on a Friday

Sometimes, I complain that Portland’s aggressive humility prevents the startup scene from pausing, reflecting, and celebrating a little bit. It’s really something I believe we could do more often.

Well, those crazy kids at Urban Airship seem dead set on proving me wrong. To the tune of “Shake Your Booty,” it seems. Read More

That’s the ticket: TIXIE closes Series A

It’s no secret that Portland has an awesome independent music scene. So it only makes sense that a Portland startup would find a better way to help those musicians promote their shows and sell tickets to concerts.

Introducing TIXIE. Read More

Urban Airship moves closer to the Holy Grail of targeted push messages with Segments, Meridian partnership

When it comes to communicating with customers, companies want to make sure that they’re getting information to folks at the most opportune time.

With the advent of push messages—which allow mobile applications to send users messages within the context of the app—companies got a little closer to the ideal. And today, Urban Airship, arguably the de facto leader in push notification services, moved one step closer to the Holy Grail of targeted messages by allowing push notifications to trigger based on what, when, and where they can be most effective. Read More

Meet the Startup: Getting started with Portland Startup Weekend

Sure, we get to talk to a bunch of awesome startups every week. But what about the startups helping startups. I know, kind of meta right?

Well, this week we’re chatting with one such startup, Portland Startup Weekend. Read More

Oh look! It’s the Easter… Ostrich? Find Zappos eggs filled with happiness in Portland, this week

Whether you buy stuff online or not, you’ve likely heard of Zappos. They’ve become a poster child for how to create a compelling, engaging corporate culture. And they’re all about the happiness.

Now, they’re taking the opportunity to spread that happiness to Portland. Read More

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