New Yorker and The Washington Post Look at Portland Woman's Case and the Problems of Questionable Cell Tower Evidence

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The Washington Post and The New Yorker published stories Friday that highlight the problems of using cellphone data against criminal suspects, and each highlighted the case of a Portland woman whose murder conviction was recently dismissed.WW on June 11 published the story of Lisa Marie Roberts, who saw a Multnomah County Circuit Court judge dismissed the charges against her earlier this month ...   More
 
Saturday, June 28, 2014 KATE WILLSON

Portlander Michelle Rowley is One of the Most Creative People in Business

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 . . .  or so says Fast Company Magazine, which recently named Rowley to the list of 100 Most Creative People in Business in 2013. The mag is a little bit late to the game, given that we wrote about Rowley and her non-profit, Code Scouts, one year ago.  Code Scouts' mission is to increase the number of female software developers, a field that is largely weighted with Y chromosomes, by ...   More
 
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 by Mark Zusman

Tech Exec Will Explain Why Mobile Payments Are A Bigger Deal In Kabul Than Portland

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Sure, Google's mobile phone payment pilot project in Portland may not have taken off in a big way. But mobile transactions are increasing faster elsewhere in the world—including in some poor and far-flung corners. A former executive with Afghanistan's largest telecom provider, Roshan, will be visiting Portland to talk about the mobile money transfer system the company launched there in 2007. Since ...   More
 
Thursday, June 7, 2012 by Corey Pein

Where the Tech is She?

Portland’s software industry is booming. So where are all the women?


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On a warm morning last June, Mayor Sam Adams stood in front of a crowd of computer geeks at the Eliot Center in downtown Portland...   More
 
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Willamette Geek: Portland Startups Pitch For Their Slice of PIE

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Wieden + Kennedy last year embarked on what was seen by many as sort of an odd breed of adventurism for an advertising company, especially one in Portland. The Portland Incubator Experiment (PIE for short) is a mentored accelerator for start-up companies, with participants chosen from applicants around the country.In exchange for a six percent stake in the ventures—and assumed grateful back rubs ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Tech Wizards of the Silicon Forest

The aggressive dork CEOs spearheading Portland’s startup scene.


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Luke Kanies believes he’s found the solution to Portland’s economic woes. Strike that: Luke Kanies believes he is the solution. “Two years ago, when I moved to town, people were like, ‘Oh,    More
 
Wednesday, June 8, 2011 AARON MESH

Willamette Geek: Sony Brings the Heat With New Portable Game Device

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At last week's PlayStation Meeting 2011, Sony picked up the silicon gauntlet thrown down by Nintendo with its 3DS by announcing a new handheld gaming device code-named Next Generation Portable.The NGP sports bucket loads of bleeding-edge tech including:A huge 5" OLED touchscreen (that's right, the NGP supports multi-touch).A rear touch pad that is 1-to-1 pixel mapped to the front display, so you can ...   More
 
Monday, January 31, 2011 BRIAN PANGANIBAN

Willamette Geek: Google Instant - Are We Really That Impatient?


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Yesterday morning, Google introduced Google Instant. As far as Google products go, this one seems more of a Google Maps or Voice style success than the failure that was Buzz or Wave. It works, and people will use it. So what is it? Google Instant augments a live search suggestions so that while you type, instead of just giving you a list of potential search topics, it automatically starts presenting ...   More
 
Thursday, September 9, 2010 BRIAN PANGANIBAN

Willamette Geek: Wal-Mart’s Wireless – Not for power users? Not so Fast.


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At first glance, it would be easy for a hardcore smartphone junkie to dismiss Wal-Mart's announcement Monday of its Family Mobile service. While the basic communication price is attractive enough, ($45 a month, no contract, for unlimited talk and text versus $90 at ATT and Verizon), Wal-Mart's data rates are a whopping $40 for 1 gigabyte. Verizon offers an unlimited data plan for $30, while AT&T ...   More
 
Thursday, September 16, 2010 BRIAN PANGANIBAN

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