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Sad news: CPUsage shutters product, tranistions to consulting

I’ve had the pleasure of following the CPUsage story since they began at Portland Startup Weekend. And chatting with the founders throughout their journey. It’s been a roller coaster to say the least. Today, however, CPUsage has announced that they’re retiring their product offering and transitioning the company to a consultancy. They simply ran out of runway. Read More

Portland's CPUsage takes the stage at TechCrunch Disrupt to reveal new product direction (and they have nearly $1 million in funding)

It’s always nice to see Portland companies taking the big stage. And today, CPUsage will be unveiling their new direction—and announcing nearly $1 million in funding—at one of the biggest startup events around, TechCrunch Disrupt. Read More

Video encoding just got a heck of a lot easier thanks to CPUsage and GridVid.Me

(Apparently, it’s video day on Silicon Florist today.) Creating raw video content is becoming easier and easier. But that’s only part of the challenge of bringing your vision to the masses in this brave new world of online distribution. Video encoding can often be an equally challenging, costly, and time consuming part of the process. Read More

Your vote could help CPUsage win $100,000 worth of agency services

You know that whenever there are startup competitions, I’m pulling for the tech startup to win. Usually, they’re popularity contests or funding competitions. This one is a little different. You see, Portland Startup Weekend alum CPUsage has the opportunity to cash in on $100,000 of agency services. And you can help. Read More

Meet the Startup: Connecting with CPUsage

I know you. You’re working hard while you’re sitting at your computer. But what if your computer could be doing hard work for other hardworking folks while you’re away from the keyboard?

That’s the question that CPUsage is answering. It’s kind of like AirBnB or Second Porch for your latent processing power. Read More

CPUsage chats with The Next Web

I don’t know about you, but I like the startup interviews. Hearing from startup types about what they’re doing and why they’re doing it not only helps clarify what they’re pursuing but it gives you a more comprehensive view of the people behind the startups. Read More

Startup Weekend Portland progeny CPUsage ready to put your machine’s idle time to good use

That’s the idea behind CPUsage, a young Portland startup that’s looking to put your machine’s idle time to good use. And maybe gives you a little something in return.

Now, I know you’re on your computer quite a bit. Trust me. I know. But there are times when your machine is just sitting there. Idle. Still on. But idle. What if—instead of sitting there all lonely—it could be doing good?

That’s the idea behind CPUsage, a young Portland startup that’s looking to put your machine’s idle time to good use. And maybe gives you a little something in return. Read More

Bend Venture Conference: Tech startups ActiveTrak, CPUsage, LogicBox, Manzama, StreamIt, and Web Blox vie for venture funding

It’s getting to be that time of year again. The time when the competitions heat up for startups looking to impress venture capitalists. Okay. Maybe that’s actually all year.

Whatever the case, it’s time for the Bend Venture Conference where startups will be vying for $175,000 in funding. Read More

Former founder returns to the Portland startup community as cofounder and CEO of a new pursuit: Metrist

In the early days of the SaaS and Cloud-based version of the Portland startup community, Jeff Martens was one of the more active, engaged, and recognizable figures in the community. His first startup — a product of Portland Startup Weekend called CPUsage — created a service that provided on-demand high-performance computing services to customers by leveraging idle time on vast arrays of participating machines.

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Downright neighborly: TechCrunch Disrupt SF offers a discount to Oregon startups

Over the years, any number of Portland startups have taken the stage for TechCrunch Disrupts. CPUsage, Glider, and Vault, among others. (And oddly enough, two of those three got acquired.) So when TechCrunch comes knocking, looking for more Oregon startups, I’m always happy to help spread the word.

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