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Top 10 Silicon Florist posts for November 2010: Why Portland? Kitzhaber, Dudley, Wyden, and Al Gore

Turkey day is over. Leftovers are already starting to thin. A bit. Maybe. Holiday shopping fun has begun. Christmas tunes are on the radio. How the heck did we get here already?

Well, let’s take a look back at the November that was. And see what posts you and your peers found most interesting.

Here are the top 10 Silicon Florist posts for November 2010 as ranked by Web and RSS traffic. Read More

Top 10 Silicon Florist posts for October 2010: Portland Seed Fund, Android, Bacon, and Cheezburger

Happy All Saints Day! Or post Halloween candy hangover day. Or whatever. That month flew by, didn’t it? I can barely remember what happened. It’s all a blur.

Luckily, we’ve got this here blog thing with posts on it. And we can use that to refresh our collective memories. So let’s do that shall we? By taking a look at the most popular Silicon Florist stories from October 2010 as ranked by Web and RSS traffic. Read More

Top 10 Silicon Florist posts for March 2010

Here are the top 10 posts according to your peers—a combination of Web and RSS metrics—from Silicon Florist for March 2010.

Well March seemed to just fly by. But even as fast as it was, there were some really big stories coming out of Portland and the Silicon Forest.

But what did you think the most important stories were? You might be surprised. Here are the top 10 posts according to your peers—a combination of Web and RSS metrics—from Silicon Florist for March 2010. Read More

Top 10 Silicon Florist posts for February 2010

Here are the top 10 posts according to your peers—a combination of Web and RSS metrics—from Silicon Florist for February 2010.

While it’s a short month, there was a ton of big news that came out during February. Lots of stuff in bloom, to be sure. But one company, in particular, seemed to dominate the headlines: Urban Airship.

Why? Find out below as we recap the top stories for February. Read More

Top 10 Silicon Florist posts for January 2010

Here are the top 10 posts according to your peers—a combination of Web and RSS metrics—from Silicon Florist for January 2010.

You know it’s a new year. And you know that the activity around the Portland startup scene seems to have suddenly come out of hibernation. But as that hubbub has been getting—thankfully—louder and louder, do you have any idea which Silicon Florist stories readers just like you found the most interesting?

Well, give me just a sec and you will. Read More

Top 10 Silicon Florist posts for November 2009

Here are the top 10 posts according to your peers—a combination of Web and RSS metrics—from Silicon Florist for November 2009.

Now that we’re past Turkey Day, how about just one more helping of November for you? Don’t worry. It’s very lo-cal. It’s the fluffy content from Silicon Florist, silly.

What did you and your peers find interesting this month? A lot of stuff. But I’ll only give you a few to read. Because you’re busy and stuff.

Here are the top 10 posts according to your peers—a combination of Web and RSS metrics—from Silicon Florist for November 2009. Read More

Top 10 Silicon Florist posts for September 2009

As we wrap up the summer and move into fall, things are starting to pick up here again in the Silicon Forest. Lots of startups doing lots of cool things—even the City of Portland is doing cool things with open source.

But what did you—the folks reading Silicon Florist—find most interesting? Well, here are the top 10 posts according to your peers—a combination of Web and RSS metrics—from Silicon Florist for September 2009. Take a look. Read More

Top 10 Silicon Florist posts for August 2009

It was a fairly quiet month here in the Silicon Forest. A nice ebb and flow of big stories punctuated by periods of silence. But it’s August. So that’s to be expected.

So what did the dog days of summer reveal for the startup scene in Oregon? Well, even as quiet as it was, there were still quite a few stories—here and there—that got people talking. Which ones? Well, here are the top 10 posts according to your peers—a combination of Web and RSS metrics—from Silicon Florist for August 2009. Take a look. Read More

iPhone-based Fieldrunners named one of Time’s top 10 video games of 2008

FieldrunnersPortland’s mobile development chops continue to gain attention. This time it’s an addictive iPhone app built by Portland-based Subatomic Studios.

It seems that almost everyone who plays Fieldrunners—a strategic tower defense game—gets a little bit addicted to it. Even the writers at Time Magazine. So much so, in fact, that—even though the app was only released a little over two months ago—it has been named one of Time’s top 10 video games for 2008.

Not iPhone games, mind you. Video games. Period.

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Why do they like it?

With the opening of the App Store and the release of development tools, third-party developers have converted the iPhone and the iPod Touch into handheld gaming devices that will soon be serious competition for the Nintendo DS and Sony’s PSP. The pick of the first litter is Fieldrunners, a fast and furious tower defense game that looks great on those super-bright, super-crisp screens and seamlessly integrates the famous touchscreen as a game controller.

Pretty high praise—and definitely mainstream exposure—for some great development happening here in Portland. Now, if we can just get them to look up from the game long enough to see the other cool stuff that’s happening here.

To download the app for your iPhone or iPod Touch, go to Fieldrunners in the App Store.

(Hat tip to Steven Osborn)

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