It’s no secret, that a ton of startups begin their lives as side projects. All with dreams of someday transitioning to a day job. A going concern. Some make it. But most of those ideas never make the leap out of hobby-dom.
There are a bunch of startup folks doing awesome things in Portland. And they’re often Web or mobile or ethereal. What about the hardware? The physical products?
Our favorite protector of Apple products, Portland’s Grove, has no moved from the world of iPhones and iPads to protect laptops as well.
Now you can protect your MacBook Air and MacBook Pro from dings and scratches while sporting a custom cutout. And it’s all rendered in beautiful hand-tooled bamboo. Read More
So many of you are busy. Really busy. But that doesn’t mean you don’t want to learn new things. Right? I mean, right? Of course. We all do. But how do you wedge that into your schedule?
Well, that’s why there’s DailyPath. DailyPath takes learning and breaks it into small incremental steps that allow you to do something every day that gets you closer to learning something new and meaningful. Read More
While no one really wants to have busy customer support teams—it would be better if all of our products and services worked flawlessly—we all have them. And given that we have them, getting them to be the most productive and effective group should be top of mind. They are the face of the company, after all.
One of the great things about technology is that practically anyone can build an application. One of the downsides of technology is… that practically anyone can build an application.
And that means there are a lot of interesting betas out there. A lot of amazing Web services to test drive. And a lot of early coolness passing you by the wayside. Read More
Sometimes, startups see two opportunities: one for a consumer market (B2C) and one for other businesses (B2B). That’s what happened with Portland startup ARM Insight. They’ve got a B2C play called CardPower and a white label B2B play through ARM Insight.
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?
After being relatively quiet for a few years, Portland-based Rumblefish has started to make a lot of noise as of late.
The latest news? They’ve signed a partnership with Crucial Music to give Rumblefish users access to Crucial’s premium independent music catalog. Read More