For someone who has been creating free Internet content for more than 30 years, this whole creator economy wave of products is super interesting. And when it’s a Portland company, I’m even more interested. Like Subfund.Read More
Mr. Recordon goes to Washington: Portland native named Director of IT for the White House
File under “We knew him when…” It’s always nice when someone from the Portland tech scene makes a splash on a bigger stage. And this time, it couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy. Former Portlander David Recordon—known to many of us by his online moniker daveman692—has been named the Director of IT for the White House. Read More
Something to like: Former Facebook general counsel joins Portland friendly investors Founders Co-op
It’s no secret that a lot of the capital powering the Portland startup scene comes from outside of town. And one of the earliest supporters—both in terms of this generation of startups and when they invest—has been Seattle’s Founders Co-op. And now, they’ve got another investor joining their ranks: former Facebook general counsel Rudy Gadre is now a general partner. Read More
You got your in-stream purchases in my… Facebook? Chirpify strikes again
Like: ShopIgniter, Crowd Factory, Webtrends, and Woobox are now Facebook Preferred Marketing Developers
As the masses salivate over the potential of May 17 IPO, Facebook has beefed up its Preferred Marketing Developer Program, highlighting their anointed marketing partners. And among the 232 chosen? There are four Portland-area companies. ShopIgniter, Crowd Factory (which just yesterday announced their acquisition by Marketo), Webtrends, and Woobox. Read More
Please enjoy: Spend some time with Facebook Creative Director Ji Lee
Sure, there’s the data center out in Prineville. And the big open source project hosted at OSU Open Source Labs. But other than rumors of Zuckerberg swinging by the Rose City to purchase a pooch, most of Portland’s contact with Facebook have remained the online variety. Until now. Thanks to Merrick working a little magic. Read More
Upcoming and downfalling: Portland’s Andy Baio on the Yahoo! Facebook patent suit
One would think that the big tech news this week would be SXSW, but Yahoo! had other ideas. You see, Yahoo! has filed a “puzzling” patent suit against Facebook.
Now, there are any number of folks out there who will highlight this as a pretty boneheaded move. Or “a crock of shit.” But they’re all observing the situation.
Portland’s Andy Baio—whose company Upcoming was acquired by Yahoo! in 2005—has a more hands-on perspective. Read More
This whole Facebook thing might just catch on: ShopIgniter secures $8 million in venture funding
Last year they quietly landed $3 million. Today, ShopIgniter quietly announced that they had landed another $8 million in Series B.
ShopIgniter is kind of one of those quiet startups around Portland. There isn’t a great deal of hubbub around them. Not a great deal of hype. Last year they quietly landed $3 million. Today, ShopIgniter quietly announced that they had landed another $8 million in Series B. Read More
Jive Software is in a (deeper) relationship with Facebook ♥
You know Jive Software, right? The still pretty much a Portland company that leads the whole social business software market? Well, leaders need to keep moving. And as such, Jive is getting even more social.
This morning, Jive unveiled a Facebook connector that allows businesses to better manage their external Jive network and their Facebook presence—all from within Jive. Read More
Dear Portland Startups, Would you mind sharing your pretty face (or logo) again?
Hope you’re a having a good weekend. Good Timbers game right? Yeah. Whatcha doing? Oh. That sounds nice. Oh me? Not much. Just you know, taking care of some to dos. Checking out the Twitters. Looking at my Facebook… Holy crap that’s horrible!
Sorry. I just noticed I have all this space on the Silicon Florist Facebook page that is being completely wasted. WTF? That’s stupid. So I came up with a little idea. Read More