Hey all of you Portland tech types. It’s Thursday again. And you know what that means, right? It means it’s time for another riveting episode of memePDX, where we cover the hottest tech stories in Portland… and beyond.
This week, Cami Kaos and I discuss Open Source Bridge’s dates and volunteer sprint, Portland Mayor Sam Adams on Twitter, Oregon Film hosting Portland Lunch 2.0, Ustream getting a ton of funding, and Marshall Kirkpatrick pontificating on Facebook’s future as a news reader. Read More
You may not know this, but what distributed identity you decide to use and where you decide to use it says a lot about you—and a lot about the world of the Internet in general. I’m serious. Just think about it. Is Facebook Connect more popular? Is Google leading? What sort of traction does OpenID have overall? What about the promise of OAuth?
Wait. Am I the only one thinking about this kind of thing? Oh. Well, I know at least one other company that’s taking the time to dig into this dynamic: Portland-based JanRain. Read More
While my blogging empire hasn’t reached the level where I’ve got a “home away from home,” there’s a good chunk of the ever-aging Facebook demographic that does. Maybe it’s a house at the coast. Or maybe it’s a cabin in the mountains. Whatever the case, as the economy continues to tank, those owners are looking for ways to make sure that someone is using those properties—as much as possible.
And that’s where folks like me come into the picture. I’ve got a great deal of interest in renting those properties from time to time—especially if they’re affordable. And when I do, where do I go for recommendations? That’s right: friends and family.
If only there were an app that connected the haves with the have nots. You know, socially. Well, now there is. A Facebook app from Portland called Second Porch. Read More
It’s another Thursday, and that means it’s time for another memePDX, the weekly wrap up of the hottest tech stories from Portland… and beyond.
Yet again, we got a little too chatty. So it’s running a little long. Like about 30 minutes. But in our defense there was a ton of news. And both Cami Kaos and I were tired and a tad punchy.
But trust me, there’s a bunch of good stuff. Like what? pdx.fm, Microsoft sponsoring WordCamp, Kanye, One Web Day, Simler, and a whole heck of a lot of Facebook news. Read More