Month: May 2013

Ticket to ride: GlobeSherpa unveils TriMet mobile-phone-based ticketing system

If you carry a smart phone, struggling with TriMet ticket machines could be a thing of the past. The Oregonian was on hand when Portland startup GlobeSherpa debuted their mobile-phone-based ticketing system. Read More

Portland startup Lucky Sort acquired by Twitter

Portland startup Lucky Sort, which has been focused on analyzing trends and patterns in written content in an attempt to predict market fluctuations, has been acquired by Twitter. Read More

Fast Company selects Portland's Michelle Rowley as one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business 2013

It’s always nice to see Portland types getting national recognition for their efforts. And it’s especially nice when they’re recognized among a very select group of people. Such is the case for Portlander Michelle Rowley, who was just named among Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business 2013. Read More

Taking a dive: Instrument builds an awesome immersive skydiving experience for Google I/O using Google Maps API

Portland’s Instrument always tries to pull out all of the stops when it comes to Google I/O, the annual developer conference where Google often unveils new technology. This year is no different. Read More

Fear of missing your favorite show? Try tvQ for iOS devices

Now you may not realize this but a lot of people like to watch TV. No, it’s true. I swear. And that’s wby the technology for watching TV continues to improve by leaps and bounds. But tracking what’s available when? Not so much. Until now. Enter tvQ from Trakt. Read More

Even better aggregation: TigerLogic releases new version of Postano incorporating acquired Storycode technology

In a day and age when many acquirers waste the value of acquisitions, it’s always nice to see companies actually using acquisitions to greater effect. And that’s just what TigerLogic has done with the latest version of Postano—one of the early players in the visual aggregation space—by integrating functionality from Storycode, which they acquired late last year. Read More

Looking for a little rocket fuel for your startup? Starve Ups Launch Pad could be just what you need

Being an entrepreneur ain’t easy. And getting your startup to a point where it’s generating revenue, satisfying customers, and gaining recognition can sometimes seem like insurmountable tasks. That’s why it’s nice to have peers who can help mentor you. Like Starve Ups Launch Pad. Read More

Tech curious? Know Your City wants to satiate that curiosity with Keep Portland Wired

You hear me blather on and on about the Portland tech scene. With my rose colored glasses. But do you ever wonder what it’s really like? Well, get ready to be happy. Know Your City is taking you on a tour of the seedy underbelly or the Portland tech scene. With Keep Portland Wired. Read More

Support Portland by raising capital outside of Portland

There seems to be a constant stream of chatter about how the Portland startup ecosystem compares to the Bay/Seattle. Inherently, a major piece of this conversation is about the ability or inability to raise money locally. This assumes that if there is money to be had locally, it’s the better choice—raise locally, hire locally, and in doing so support the Portland startup scene. Read More

Testing… testing… 1, 2, 3: AppThwack lands funding, adds iOS and Web app testing to complement Android offering

For many mobile app developers, applications crashing or looking less than optimal on a device can be the difference between wild success and languishing in relative anonymity. But testing those apps on the ever growing variety of mobile handsets can be daunting—if not downright impossible. Until now. Enter AppThwack. Read More

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