I’d be lying if I said I hadn’t missed Marshall Kirkpatrick. And I bet I’m not alone. When I first met him, he was writing for Techcrunch and then Read Write Web. But more importantly, he was part of the fabric that helped gather, inform, and celebrate a relatively nascent Portland startup community. But as that community grew, the opportunity to found his own startup had him focusing his energy in other ways. Now, he’s back with a glimmer of the Marshall of old, hosting a conversation with Andrew Keen at Powell’s.
There’s an interesting push and pull between the world of startups and the media covering those startups. Sometimes, members of the media get pulled into the world of funding. Sometimes, successful entrepreneurs get involved in the media. And sometimes, the pull of the startup scene proves too strong and members of the media jump into their own startup dreams headlong.
Such is the case for Portland’s Marshall Kirkpatrick who—after passionately covering the startup scene for both ReadWriteWeb and TechCrunch—has now decided to enter the fray with his own startup. Read More
When it comes to covering startups and technology, few resources are comparable with ReadWriteWeb, one of the leading tech blogs in the world.
But did you know that a good chunk of the RWW staff—including Marshall Kirkpatrick, Frederic Lardinois, Abraham Hyatt, Alex Williams—is right here in Portland, Oregon? And there’s also Curt Hopkins in Eugene. It’s true. And this week, ReadWriteWeb’s founder, New Zealander Richard MacManus, is even here in Portland too. So what better time for RWW to embrace their true Rose City spirit by sponsoring Portland Beer and Blog? Read More
Happy Portland Pitch Day! And Thursday. And other stuff. To celebrate this Thursday, the memePDX elves have working on baking a fresh new episode of the show. Just for you. And since you’re going to be busy at lunch, I thought I should get it in front of you sooner rather than later.
And this show is cram packed full of tech stories from Portland… and beyond. Read More
I have two secrets to share that aren’t really secrets. But I’ll pretend they are. And you can pretend that you haven’t been paying attention… Wait a second. You have been paying attention, haven’t you?
Okay, anyway. Secret one: Portland loves Marshall Kirkpatrick. Secret two: ReadWriteWeb—one of the leading blogs in the world—is a Portland blog.
So what happens when ReadWriteWeb promotes Portland’s favorite blogging son to co-editor? We get happy, that’s what. Read More
Now if I had to pick my favorite tech blog, it would have to be ReadWriteWeb. Not just because I used to work there. And not only because they’ve got some amazing talent on board. But because ReadWriteWeb is the most Portland-y tech blog around. What with Marshall Kirkpatrick, Frederic Lardinois, and Alex H. Williams.
And now, there’s another Portland type in the mix. Abraham Hyatt—known around these parts as a former managing editor at Oregon Business Magazine and the guy behind the Digital Journalism Portland camp and meetups—has joined the ReadWriteWeb team as the production editor. Read More
[HTML2]It’s Thursday. And that means it’s time for yet another roundup of the hottest tech stories in Portland and beyond. And while this episode may be numbered 007, it’s probably not as suave or charming as Mr. Bond. Well, Cami Kaos might be. But not Rick Turoczy. For sure.
While I love all of the startups in the Silicon Forest equally, Portland-based SplashCast has always held a special place in my heart.
You see, not too long after I came back to this side of the desk as a consultant, I had the opportunity to meet with QMind founder Mike Berkley a few years back—and signed an NDA, I might add—when he was getting ready to retool the company into what would become SplashCast. And then they hired Marshall Kirkpatrick. And Alex Williams. And they showed a great deal of promise.
[HTML3]Last week, Portland-based NEMO Design, in conjunction with Group y, brought a bunch of marketing folks together to listen to a panel of social media savvy folks, including Dave Allen, Lee Crane, Matt Savarino, James Todd, and Tony Welch—all moderated by Marshall Kirkpatrick.
With a great group of opinionated speakers, the lively conversation jumped from topic to topic. And even though it got a little derailed by an SEO-focused comment and perhaps a little too much “Twine, drink!” it provided a great deal of insight for the “marketing savvy but potentially social media uninitiated” folks in attendance.
So, who killed social media? Like the seemingly unanswerable “how many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop?” the world may never know. But here’s what folks had to say. Read More