Unless you’ve been under a rock—and without your iPhone—for the past few days, you’ve no doubt heard about the now infamous Apple iPhone tracking logs that are held on your phone and your computer, unencrypted.
Sure. You check into Foursquare, Gowalla, and Facebook Places. And you visit sites on the Web. And you turn on GPS to use maps. And you make calls that bounce off of specific cell towers. But little did you know, your location was also being logged by your phone. Read More
While it’s always great to recognize what startups are doing in Portland, it’s much nicer when those local startups are recognized by people outside the area. And there’s no better place than major tradeshows. Like the CTIA show, for example.
Local startup ActiveTrak walked away from the show with a CTIA WIRELESS 2011 Emerging Tech Award for GadgetTrak, placing third in the “Productivity, Utility and Public Safety” category. A notable achievement indeed, especially considering the world stage. Read More
It’s a beautiful fall day out there, Portland. Why not find a nice new job to go along with it?
You can, you know? Right here. At the Silicon Florist job and gig board. And you will hardly believe your eyes when you see all of the awesome jobs available this week. So get on that. And get to applying. Read More
[HTML4]Why hello there you strapping young lad and/or go getting young lady. Or maybe you’re older. Whatever. I can’t really see you so well from here. But what I can see is that you look like you could use some gainful employment.
You could? Well you’re in luck, because there’s a whole bucketload of awesome startups looking to hire you. Yes, you! Step right this way. Read More
It’s getting to be that time of year again. The time when the competitions heat up for startups looking to impress venture capitalists. Okay. Maybe that’s actually all year.
Whatever the case, it’s time for the Bend Venture Conference where startups will be vying for $175,000 in funding. Read More
When it comes to technology, sometimes the most important devices are also the easiest to lose. Take mobile phones. Small, compact, loaded with data, and easy to move, they’re often the target for some of those more nefarious types.
That’s why Portland-based ActiveTrak works to protect them with their GadgetTrak Mobile security software. And now, even more folks have access to that protection. You see, a beta of GadgetTrak is being added to handsets at 2,300 independent wireless retailers. Read More
It’s fairly safe to assume that—in a day and age of handheld electronics—if a thief happens to make off with your belongings, the culprit is likely to nab multiple pieces of technology at once. And that can make tracking and recovering them even more challenging.
It could, that is, until now. If you’ve got ActiveTrak’s GadgetTrak 3, I mean. Read More
One of the most interesting boostrapped companies I’ve followed during my tenure here on Silicon Florist has to be ActiveTrak (the startup formerly known as GadgetTrak). And honestly, I always saw them as a dark horse around here.
They have a compelling consumer-focused product that helps people recover stolen laptops and mobile phones. They get major media coverage more than any local startup I know. And they continue to pitch as hard as any company—they’ve presented at OEN’s Angel Oregon three times—I’ve seen. And yet, they couldn’t really seem to land funding. Until now. Read More