Tag: AboutUs

From AboutUs to Ziba Design: 18 awesome jobs for the technically inclined

Sure, sure. What you do is fun and all. And—let’s be honest—you kick ass. But couldn’t you use a different set of folks to impress? Sure you could. And that’s why a new job would be just the thing right about now. I mean, seriously. You owe it to yourself. And you totally deserve it. Movin’ on up and whatnot.

Well, you’re in luck. There are a whole bunch of awesome Portland (and Corvallis) tech companies interested in hiring awesome people like you. It’s, well, awesome. So why not take a look at the Silicon Florist Job Board to figure out your next potential gig? Read More

Need a new gig in the new year? AboutUs, Emerge, Emma, EdZapp, Janrain, and OSU OSL are hiring

It’s a new year. New decade. Time to shake things up a bit. Maybe even look for a new job.

What kind of job, you ask? Well, maybe like an interesting gig at one of these fine Portland establishments.

So dust off that resume. Ready your cover letter writing skills. And take a gander at these available offerings. Read More

Could your startup use more exposure? Apply for the SXSW Interactive 2011 Accelerator [UPDATED]

That’s why the folks at SXSW Interactive have created the Accelerator, a program underwritten by Microsoft Bizspark that gives promising new startups the opportunity to take the stage at one of the most popular tech events around.

[HTML3]For many startups and entrepreneurs, there is no shortage of good ideas. No shortage of lines of code. And no shortage of sweat equity. But getting attention for those efforts? That can be a challenge.

That’s why the folks at SXSW Interactive have created the Accelerator, a program underwritten by Microsoft Bizspark that gives promising new startups the opportunity to take the stage at one of the most popular tech events around. Read More

memePDX: An old school text edition of the show for your Kindle or something

Well, it’s Thursday again. But unfortunately, due to scheduling and health, memePDX didn’t make it into the can this week. These things happen. The world is an imperfect place. Screws fall out all of the time.

But there, there, little camper. We’ve still got something for you. You see, we still did show prep. So we’ve got the stories. And that’s why I’m going to give you what Cami Kaos (@camikaos) and I (@turoczy) would have covered this week if we’d had a show. Read More

memePDX 021: Portland Ten and the PDC, Rogoway on taxes and tech, Open Source Bridge, AboutUs to host Lunch 2.0, Apple tablet, NYT paid content play

Cami Kaos and I discuss Portland 10 getting a grant from the PDC, Mike Rogoway’s “Taxes and tech: Oregon’s industry leaders aren’t engaged,” Open Source Bridge 2010 planning, AboutUs hits the Portland Lunch 2.0 trifecta, Apple tablet rumors coming true, and The New York Times starting to charge for Web content.

Well it’s a short week. But that doesn’t mean we’re going to short change you with memePDX. Oh no, my friend. In fact, we may have run just a tad long this week. But there was so much good stuff about which to chat, we simply couldn’t help it.

This week, Cami Kaos and I discuss Portland Ten getting a grant from the PDC, Mike Rogoway‘s “Taxes and tech: Oregon’s industry leaders aren’t engaged,” Open Source Bridge 2010 planning, AboutUs hits the Portland Lunch 2.0 trifecta, Apple tablet rumors coming true, and The New York Times starting to charge for Web content. Read More

memepdx 020: Jive and Filtrbox, StepChange, AboutUs and Jyte, Beer and Blog, Lunch 2.0, Mercy Corps, and Google

Cami Kaos and I talk about Jive acquiring Filtrbox, StepChange getting acquired, AboutUs acquires Jyte from JanRain, Beer and Blog turns two, the first Lunch 2.0 of the year, Mercy Corps helping Haiti, Google’s approach to China, and Google Docs will allow uploading documents.

How is it already Thursday? Oh. Well, if it is that means it’s time for another episode of memePDX.

This week, it’s the “acquisition edition.” Cami Kaos and I talk about Jive acquiring Filtrbox, StepChange getting acquired, AboutUs acquires Jyte from JanRain, Beer and Blog turns two, the first Lunch 2.0 of the year, Mercy Corps helping Haiti, Google’s approach to China, and Google Docs will allow uploading documents. And thank you so much to Joe Christensen at Blaze Streaming Media for loaning us a Tricaster so we could even do the show this week. Read More

That’s it. Officially declaring 2010 “The Year of the Acquisition” in Portland. (AboutUs acquires JanRain’s Jyte)

And today, it got even more Portlandy. You see, with AboutUs announcing the acquisition of JanRain’s Jyte, Portland products are being acquired by Portland companies. Talk about shopping local.

Portland has gone acquisition crazy. Why? After surviving a lean year, there’s lots of good affordable technology out there. And that means that Portland-based businesses are snapping it up or other businesses are looking to Portland products to augment their own offerings.

And today, it got even more Portlandy. You see, with AboutUs announcing the acquisition of JanRain’s Jyte, Portland products are being acquired by Portland companies. Talk about shopping local. Read More

Portland Wiki project: City? Wiki. Wiki? City.

There’s a new project underway called Portland Wiki. It’s goal? To document everything there is to know about Portland, Oregon. And you’re invited to help. I mean, it’s a wiki. Duh.

[HTML2]For all the wiki activity in Portland—I mean, c’mon, the inventor of the wiki lives here—Portland has been virtually bereft of a wiki of its own.

Until now. There’s a new project underway called Portland Wiki. It’s goal? To document everything there is to know about Portland, Oregon. And you’re invited to help. I mean, it’s a wiki. Duh. Read More

OEN Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards get downright webby for 2009

Usually when it comes to entrepreneurial awards in the Silicon Forest, I do my best to cheer for the Web, open source, and mobile startups who receive nominations. And then I usually wind up crying in my beer when the awards are handed to apparel and biotech startups.

But not this year, my friend. Oh no. This time around the OEN Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards recognized three Web types with awards: Ray King of AboutUs, Jama Software, and Monsoon. All Portland-based, respectively. Read More

Beer and Blog Portland shall be referred to as Free Beer and Blog this week thanks to AboutUs

For many Portlanders, there are few things that taste better than a cool microbrew on a hot summer day. In fact, I can really only thing of one thing that might top that: making that beer free. And that’s just Beer and Blog Portland has done this week in conjunction with AboutUs, the awesome Portland-based wiki.

For many Portlanders, there are few things that taste better than a cool local microbrew on a hot summer day. In fact, I can really only think of one thing that might top that: making that beer free.

And that’s just what Beer and Blog Portland has done this week in conjunction with AboutUs, the awesome Portland-based wiki that’s creating an editable catalog of every single Web site in the world.

Oh, I’m sorry. You’re here for the free beer? Yes, there’s free beer courtesy of AboutUs. But why? Well, there’s reason to celebrate. You see, AboutUs turned three-years old last month. Read More

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