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Urban Airship and Cloudability investor Brad Feld talks startups communities, entrepreneurs, and Portland

While Portland is still relatively immature as a startup community, we’re making strides in the right direction. And we’re beginning to track on the “Boulder Thesis,” a concept championed by Brad Feld—cofounder of TechStars and Foundry Group, an investor in Portland companies Urban Airship and Cloudability—in his book Startup Communities. Read More

Where are they now? Urban Airship unveils location aware push notifications

When Portland-based Urban Airship acquired SimpleGeo, last year around this time, the promise of location-aware mobile communications came into stark focus. And while throwing something together quickly could have worked, UA was concerned that they deliver a service that worked exactly the right way. Read More

From the mouths of startup founders: Geoff Lewis of Founders Fund and Scott Kveton of Urban Airship share their knowledge

On any given day, you can peruse Hacker News and find tons of posts from startup founders. But it’s rare to get the chance to sit down with those founders and ask them questions, face to face. This Monday, however, you’ll get that chance. In fact, you’ll get two founders: Geoff Lewis of Founders Fund and Scott Kveton of Urban Airship. Read More

REMINDER: API Hackday PDX 2, this Tuesday at Urban Airship

It seems like only yesterday Portland had its first API Hackday. Now? It’s time for another, starting Tuesday morning. Read More

New partnerships have Urban Airship getting even more gamey

You’ve built one of the leading platforms for enabling push notifications on smartphones. Where do you go next? Well, if you’re Portland’s Urban Airship, you look for creative opportunities to use that technology to improve experiences. And gaming seems like a perfect venue to do just that. Read More

Portland startups gain international acclaim: Urban Airship wins big at CTIA

When it comes to the wireless industry, CTIA is one of the biggest shows. And a local Portland company was just recognized as one of the most promising new technologies.

Urban Airship has been named the “Best Emerging Mobile Marketing & Advertising Solution” at CTIA. Read More

Urban Airship Newsstand Publisher: It’s like the publications almost sell themselves

One of the benefits of push notifications is keeping users engaged long after the application has been installed on their device. Why should publications be any different?

That’s why Urban Airship has developed Newsstand Publisher, a new product that enables digital periodicals to foster a more active relationship with their readers. Read More

All your Sybase are belong to us: Urban Airship takes on push notifications for Sybase 365

Urban Airship is already leading the field for push notifications—those little messages that apps on smart phones can send you. But their latest deal has them stepping into the enterprise market in a big way.

Urban Airship just announced a partnership with Sybase to provide push to their network of nearly 1000 mobile operators and OEM partners. Read More

Urban Airship moves closer to the Holy Grail of targeted push messages with Segments, Meridian partnership

When it comes to communicating with customers, companies want to make sure that they’re getting information to folks at the most opportune time.

With the advent of push messages—which allow mobile applications to send users messages within the context of the app—companies got a little closer to the ideal. And today, Urban Airship, arguably the de facto leader in push notification services, moved one step closer to the Holy Grail of targeted messages by allowing push notifications to trigger based on what, when, and where they can be most effective. Read More

Scott Kveton, CEO of Urban Airship, is in the running to be mayor of Portland

Well, sort of.

It’s March Madness, the time of year when a vast majority of eyes turn to college basketball. And it’s also the thick of the Portland mayoral race. So why not—in some Frankenstein-like mashup—try to pick Portland’s next mayor by way of bracket? That’s exactly what the folks at Willamette Week are doing. Read More

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