[HTML1]If any network has a foothold in the world of social networking, it’s MTV. From The Daily Show to the Spongebob to complaining that MTV doesn’t show videos anymore, it’s hard to be on Facebook or Twitter on any given day without encountering an MTV media property.
When you’re trying to build a startup—or run a fledgling project—every little bit helps. And lately, one of the most popular startup cost cutting maneuvers has been eschewing expensive office software suites in favor of free online versions—like Google Docs or Google Apps—of course.
But see, you don’t have to be a startup to take advantage of this little cost saving procedure. You just have to think like a startup. And that’s just what Multnomah County, Oregon, is doing by switching from Microsoft Office to Google Apps. Read More
As you may have heard via numerous sources—including the Goog itself—development has been halted on the cryptic and somewhat enigmatic Google Wave. It’s future? Likely sunsetting. Perhaps dedication to open source.
But what was Google Wave? That’s a question that had many of us scratching our heads. Some of us were still scratching our heads. And somehow “the second coming of Lotus Notes” didn’t quite do it justice. But you know what? A little video by a studio with a strong Portland presence did. Read More
It’s Thursday and that means it’s time for another episode of memePDX, where we cover the hottest tech stories in Portland…and beyond.
It has come to our attention that a fair number of you missed the live episode from WebVisions last week. And since it was our first ever live episode of memePDX, that made us a little sad. For you. But buck up, little camper. Everything will be okay. Because you can see that episode now. Read More
It’s Thursday. And that means it’s time for another episode of @memePDX. Part of any nutritious lunch. On Thursday. Or something.
Anyway. This week Cami Kaos (@camikaos) and I (@turoczy) cover WordCamp Portland announcing speakers and opening talk submissions, Open Source Bridge announces speakers, MDiTV launches, Oregon educational system starts using Google apps, and HP acquires Palm for $1.2 billion. And we probably spend a little too much time talking about Chris Messina (@chrismessina). Read More
Let’s say—hypothetically—that there’s the search engine for finding stuff on the Internet. For the sake of argument, let’s call it “Google.” Now let’s say that that search engine wants to bring a big super fast Internet connection to some lucky city. And I mean fast. Gigabit fast. Let’s just call it “Google Fiber.”
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
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?
How is it already Thursday? Oh. Well, if it is that means it’s time for another episode of memePDX.
This week, it’s the “acquisition edition.” Cami Kaos and I talk about Jive acquiring Filtrbox, StepChange getting acquired, AboutUs acquires Jyte from JanRain, Beer and Blog turns two, the first Lunch 2.0 of the year, Mercy Corps helping Haiti, Google’s approach to China, and Google Docs will allow uploading documents. And thank you so much to Joe Christensen at Blaze Streaming Media for loaning us a Tricaster so we could even do the show this week. Read More
Where has the week gone? It seems like just yesterday that we were regaling in the exploits of the Portland tech scene. Well, like it or not, it’s Thursday. And that means you get a new episode of memePDX. It’s like fruitcake. Only less edible.