If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times: one of my favorite things about Portland Startup Week is getting the chance to revisit some of the classic events that made the Portland startup community, well, the Portland startup community. And while I knew Portland Lunch 2.0 and Beer and Blog were on the docket, I got an awesome surprise blast from the past today. Read More
Remember back in the day? When KGW used to hang out with the Portland startup scene more regularly? Well, it’s been a while. But it was great to have Cassidy Quinn swing by for a segment on Portland Startup Week during the Built Oregon panel. (I’d recommend watching it on mute, because I’m babbling like an idiot.) Read More
I don’t know what it is. It’s probably just that I’m old. But there’s something about seeing something in print or on TV or hearing it on radio that makes it, well, more real. Possibly because you realize that it’s now kind of moved from something niche to something for the general public. So it was really nice to see Quick Left and Portland Startup Week getting a little love from KGW, this evening. Read More
I’m always more than a little giddy when the traditional media pick up on Portland startup stories. And when it’s on the teevee? That makes me even more giddy. Read More
It’s always nice to see Portland startups taking center stage on KGW Live at 7. This time around it was Vizify, who recently announced a partnership with Twitter to help power part of Your Year on Twitter—a visualization of the tweets, followers, and words that you used on the popular social network. Read More
You know those tabs you leave open in your browser, week after week? “Oh that’s interesting,” your inner monologue tells you. “I should do something with that.”
Well, I’ve had one of those tabs sitting there. And I figured it would be better to just write something quick. In case you missed it. Read More
It was a simpler time on the Internet. In 2007, most social activity occurred on MySpace and LiveJournal. Current rapid sharing juggernauts Facebook and Twitter were nascent tools used by the few. And yet, one nervous Portland boy managed to spark a meme that would set the standard for many memes to come. Read More
Unless you’ve been under a rock—and without your iPhone—for the past few days, you’ve no doubt heard about the now infamous Apple iPhone tracking logs that are held on your phone and your computer, unencrypted.
Sure. You check into Foursquare, Gowalla, and Facebook Places. And you visit sites on the Web. And you turn on GPS to use maps. And you make calls that bounce off of specific cell towers. But little did you know, your location was also being logged by your phone. Read More
While I’ve been resisting the urge to blather on and on about 30 hour day, here, the time is drawing near. And things are getting into full swing. While I’ll share—perhaps overshare—way more details next week, suffice it to say that 30 hour day is a joint effort between Strange Love Live and Silicon Florist. It’s a telethon to raise money for Free Geek, Oregon Food Bank, and Toys for Tots. 30 consecutive hours. No sleep. All for charity.
We’re pretty darned excited about the whole thing. So much so, that we’re looking forward to kicking off some of the festivities tonight by joining KGW The Square for a Twitter-fueled Toy Drive and then heading out to another tweetup on Saturday to grab the 30 hour day tree—a whole week before the actual event begins. 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.