Tag: andy baio

Aptly named: Elevation iPhone dock takes Kickstarter to $1 million heights

Today, the biggest tech story in Portland isn’t a Web site, an iPhone app, or an open source project. In fact, for the first time in a long time, it’s a hardware story.

Meet the Elevation iPhone dock. A project led by Portland’s Casey Hopkins. And the first Kickstarter project to crack the one million dollar ceiling. Read More

Have you seen all the Oscar nominated films? Did you torrent them?

The Oscars are coming up. And while the biggest stories are always about who won what, there’s always a subplot—a techie subplot at that—that arises every year.

Academy members get to vote on the movies to determine who wins. But in order to see all of the movies, the Academy members have to get “screeners.” It’s like the Academy member’s own private Netflix of Oscar nominated films. But as with any distributed media, with distribution comes the potential for piracy. Read More

Andy Baio joins crowdfunding startup Kickstarter as CTO

Now, Andy Baio will likely be well known for something else entirely: helping lead a “crowdfunding” startup called Kickstarter.

[HTML2]Andy Baio is perhaps best known on the Web for three things: starting the Star Wars Kid meme, creating Upcoming (which he later sold to Yahoo!), and sharing interesting tidbits via Waxy.org. Not necessarily in that order.

What’s not as well known? He lives in Portland, Oregon.

Now, Andy will likely be known for something else entirely: helping lead a new “crowdfunding” startup called Kickstarter. Read More

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