Month: June 2013

Apple of Apple's eye: Panic wins an Apple Design Award for Coda 2

There are a number of amazing companies in Portland that keep an incredibly low profile. Perhaps none more so than Panic, which has been quietly developing amazing Apple OS X and iOS apps with a incredibly talented crew of folks for years. But every once in a while, they get some of that richly deserved recognition. Read More

Let's see that again: Vizify makes your Twitter activity into HTML5-a-licious highlight reel with #FollowMe

Those folks at Vizify are always looking for interesting new ways to help you represent yourself and your activity online. And Twitter is one of their favorite data sources. Their latest effort? #FollowMe, which makes your Twitter data into a video. Read More

Here we go again: Portland Digital eXperience was a great beta test for what has become TechFestNW

You know how it is. You test a product, just to get it out there. It’s got some amazing features. A few people love it. A few people hate it. It’s not perfect. But it’s out there. And you get valuable feedback. So that you can continue to iterate and build something even better. Read More

Urban Airship snaps up former Snapfish exec as Chief Product Officer

The C-level suite at Urban Airship just added another seat. They announced today that Troy Anderson has joined Urban Airship in the role of Chief Product Officer. Read More

Portland Streetcar gets on board with GlobeSherpa mobile ticketing

Portland’s GlobeSherpa will be adding another ticket to its portfolio, this summer. According to Joseph Rose over at The Oregonian, Portland Streetcar will be giving GlobeSherpa the chance to provide mobile tickets for passengers. Read More

Do you take plastic? Chirpify social commerce now takes credit and debit cards in addition to PayPal

If you know Chirpify, you know that they’re all about making it easier—and more seamless—to transact online from within social streams like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. But one minor hurdle to the service was the need for a PayPal account. Until today. Read More

Making it count: Nike+ Accelerator powered by TechStars launches 10 new Nike FuelBand focused startups

With apologies to Robert Frost… something there is that does love a demo day. For any startup accelerator. But when it comes to combining TechStars—arguably the king of startup demo days—and Nike—one of the leading consumer brands on the planet—it’s sure to be an amazing show. And that it was, as the Nike+ Accelerator powered by TechStars unveiled its inaugural class at Nike world headquarters in Beaverton. Read More

Now it can be told: Why Meridian's $26 million all cash exit is incredibly important for the Portland startup scene

When Meridian announced that they had been acquired by Aruba Networks, last month, the terms of the deal were not disclosed. But given that Aruba is publicly traded, those numbers were bound to be revealed at some point. As per usual, Mike Rogoway at The Oregonian was the first to find it. Read More

Gaza Sky Geeks: Portland's Rogue Venture Partners and Mercy Corps collaborate to form Gaza Strip startup accelerator

Portland’s startup ecosystem is still relatively immature. But that doesn’t mean that our current knowledge isn’t valuable to nascent startup scenes. Portland’s Rogue Venture Partners and Mercy Corps are hoping to share their knowledge overseas by standing up Gaza Sky Geeks in the Gaza Strip. Read More

Get ready to get Cozy

While seeing new companies start and grow in Portland is amazing, having awesome companies decide to open up offices here is pretty darn cool, too. So when Cozy said they were opening a Portland office, I was pretty excited. Now, I’m even more excited because Cozy is live. Read More

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