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memePDX 029: Second Porch funding, Urban Airship AirMail, Google Fiber, PRTLND, Google and China, Nexus One, and @ MoMA

This week, Cami Kaos and I cover Second Porch securing $1 million in funding, Urban Airship launching AirMail, City of Portland wooing Google Fiber, PRTLND, Google and China, Nexus One, and the Museum of Modern Art acquiring the @ symbol.

Well well well, it’s Thursday again. And after a little technical difficulty and then a SXSW-induced hiatus, we’re all back in the studio to bring you another piping hot and fresh episode of memePDX, with all of the hottest tech stories in Portland and beyond.

This week, Cami Kaos and I cover Second Porch securing $1 million in funding, Urban Airship launching AirMail, City of Portland wooing Google Fiber, PRTLND, Google and China, Nexus One, and the Museum of Modern Art acquiring the “@” symbol. Read More

Urban Airship launches AirMail: Your iPhone push notifications just got a lot more interesting

Now, Portland-based Urban Airship has introduced a better option: AirMail, a new service that allows app developers to deliver rich push notifications to their users, simply and easily.

[HTML2]Apple Push Notification Service has changed the way that iPhone app developers communicate with their users—by enabling developers to remain in contact by sending messages directly from their applications. Not only does it keep the application in the user’s mind, it provides yet another way of improving the user experience.

But there’s one little problem with the whole push setup. You see, for all the beauty of the iPhone interface and the apps therein, push notifications are still simple text messages. And that might not always deliver the user experience developers want. Read More

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