Category: Videos

Google Wave may have hit low tide, but Portland’s contribution to the project is still a high watermark

As you may have heard via numerous sourcesincluding the Goog itselfdevelopment has been halted on the cryptic and somewhat enigmatic Google Wave. It’s future? Likely sunsetting. Perhaps dedication to open source.

But what was Google Wave? That’s a question that had many of us scratching our heads. Some of us were still scratching our heads. And somehow “the second coming of Lotus Notes” didn’t quite do it justice. But you know what? A little video by a studio with a strong Portland presence did. Read More

Gary Vaynerchuk chats with Doug Coleman during his Portland stop

Earlier this week, Gary Vaynerchuk—of Wine Library TV fame—was in town promoting his new book, Crush It. During his visit, he wound up spending about a couple of hours taking questions and signing books for around 150 folks at Powell’s Downtown.

Earlier this week, Gary Vaynerchuk—of Wine Library TV fame—was in town promoting his new book, Crush It. During his visit, he wound up spending about a couple of hours taking questions and signing books for around 150 folks at Powell’s Downtown.

But that’s not all. Doug Coleman managed to snag some time with Gary to talk about his background, his passions, and his advice for folks looking to Crush It. Doug was nice enough to share the video with me, so I’m sharing it with you. Read More

Embedding video in WordPress will get easier, thanks to Portland’s Viper007Bond

Like embedding video. As anyone who has ever tried to embed a video in a WordPress blog post can tell you. They’ve likely lost a few clumps of hair in the process.

Now don’t get me wrong. I love the WordPress. Nothing has ever made my blogging life easier than its open source goodness. But all that love aside, it does have a few blemishes.

Like embedding video. As anyone who has ever tried to embed a video in a WordPress blog post can tell you. They’ve likely lost a few clumps of hair in the process.

If only it could be easier. If only.

Well, thanks to Portland-based Alex “Viper007Bond” it will be. Read More

Matt Mullenweg on martinis, jazz, and a little open source project called WordPress

[HTML2]If you’re an out-of-town tech type who’s traipsing through Portland chances are—that at one time or another—you’re going to wind up on the set of Strange Love Live, the best tech podcast in Portland… if not the world.

So it comes as no surprise that when Matt Mullenweg, the founder of WordPress, was here in town for Beer and Blog (yes, the rumors were true) and WordCamp Portland that Cami Kaos and Dr. Normal managed to wrangle Matt away from WordCamp for a few minutes to chat about martinis, jazz, and, of course, WordPress. Read More

Portland Incubator Experiment continues to take form

Back when I first mentioned the Portland Incubator Experiment (PIE) a collaborative project between Wieden + Kennedy and some folks in the Portland startup scene details were admittedly nebulous.

[HTML4]Back when I first mentioned the Portland Incubator Experiment (PIE)—a collaborative project between Wieden + Kennedy and some folks in the Portland startup scene—details were, admittedly, nebulous. And understandably, to some, it seemed as if the folks at PIE were being intentionally vague. So I promised to keep providing more details as time went on.

Well, now some more folks involved in the experiment—like Renny Gleeson of W+K, Scott Kveton, and Jason Glaspey, all of whom are helping head up PIE—have provided some of their thoughts on what PIE is trying to accomplish. Read More