Month: January 2013

Even more rock & roll: CASH Music opens hosted platform for public beta

Portland’s CASH Music started with a simple idea: create a platform that allows musicians and labels to more effectively promote themselves without having to pay others. Like WordPress, but focused on the music industry. Read More

Rock & Roll: Rolling Stones' Keith Richards using Chirpify to sell merch

There’s big time. And then there’s big time. What rockstars Green Day and Amanda Palmer have managed to do with Portland startup Chirpify‘s platform has been impressive. But today, Keith Richards took it to a whole new level. Read More

Finally! Online restaurant menus that are legible and accessible on mobile: Menuish

For all of the technological innovation that’s happened over the last decade, one industry has remained decidedly—and someone steadfastly—ingrained in the past: restaurants. Pick any dining establishment out of a hat and it’s a fairly safe bet that their Web presence will be poor, if not downright comical. Read More

The Barack Obama school of interviewing: How startups can nail their next interaction with the press

[Editor: Getting the attention of the press can be difficult. For anyone. When you’re a startup, it’s even more difficult. And bloggers? They’re nearly impossible. I mean, look at me? I’m a train wreck. But Sean Blanda can help. Here are some tips and tricks for getting your story out there.] Read More

Tenfour: Over and out

It’s never easy sharing this kind of news. But you have to cover the highs and the lows. So I convey this bad news with the hopes that those affected can more quickly recover and find new gigs.

Promising Portland digital agency Tenfour is no more. Read More

Sixteen of the 25 Launch Stage semi-finalists at OEN Angel Oregon are tech startups

It’s that time of year again. Time for startups to gather and pitch their ideas to the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network’s (OEN) Angel Oregon selection committee. With the hopes of standing on stage to pitch investors. Read More

There are no words: Stan Lee, Bruce Campell, Hulk, Fonzie, and the eye maker from Blade Runner at Portland Comic Con

Forgive me if I derail from the tech and startup stuff for a moment. But. Deep breath. I… I really don’t know what to say. I mean other than ZOMGWTFBBQ!!!1!

Ahem. Portland Comic Con is insane, this year. Read More

I'm not dead yet: Cort and Fatboy return to podcasting with That Whole Thing

Sometimes, people choose to walk away from something at which they are exceptionally gifted. Such was the case, last year, when popular Portland podcasters Cort Webber and Bobby “Fatboy” Roberts put nearly a decade of day-in-day-out work to rest with cortandfatboy is dead. Read More

Locally sourced: eROI, Urban Airship alum Dylan Boyd named Managing Director for Nike+ Accelerator, powered by TechStars

When you hear that there’s a new company coming to Portland, you always hold hope that they’ll work to use local resources whenever possible. Upon learning that TechStars was coming to town to help Nike, my first fear for the program was that they would be importing all of the talent to run the show. Well, that fear has been allayed. Read More

TechStars curious? Come pitch your concept to the Nike+ Accelerator and meet the Portland TechStars crew

There’s been a lot of excitement in Portland surrounding the Nike+ Accelerator powered by TechStars. But details have been few and far between to date. That will change next week. Read More

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