At TechFestNW, Startup Founders Charlie Brown and Sam Blackman Talk About "Selling the City Without Selling Out"


Portland's new wave of businessmen are ready to take on the challenge of "keeping Portland weird."That was the message at a Friday TechFestNW panel featuring Charlie Brown of Context Partners and Sam Blackman of Elemental Technologies. “Portland is offering us an incredibly unique opportunity to take the torch from the Knights and the Wiedens and maintain Portland as our competitive advantage,” ...   More
Friday, August 15, 2014 SAMI EDGE

At TechFestNW, Drone Creator Tad McGeer Takes on Myths and the Craft's Future


 “Go get yourself an eye patch and a camera, then walk around for as long as you can take it--I promise it won’t take very long,” Tad McGeer challenged the TechFestNW audience on Saturday afternoon. “See if you can spy on people.”His “test” is a response to the criticism that drones, or unmanned aircraft (UAC’s for short), are predominantly scary surveillance tools used to collect ...   More
Saturday, August 16, 2014 SAMI EDGE

At TechFestNW, Innovator Sce Pike Affirms the Potential of an "Internet of Things"


As the Chief Experience Officer for Citizen, a Portland based technology consulting firm, Sce Pike determines what consumers need to help the industries giants improve user experience.At TechFestNW on Saturday,  Pike says she thinks it's feasible to have an Internet of Things (where electronics have their own presence online), and that artificial intelligence might be the key to its success.Yes, ...   More
Saturday, August 16, 2014 SAMI EDGE

At TechFestNW, U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden Calls For Greater Privacy Protections


U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) on Friday called for a reform of U.S. privacy protections during a presentation at TechFestNW. "Laws should never be written for the convenience of the government," Wyden said. "Securing innovation and privacy in the 21st century will require major reform."Wyden, who has served on the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee for 13 years, said that privacy rights need ...   More
Friday, August 15, 2014 SAMANTHA MATSUMOTO

Gift Guide 2013: Gadgets

Echo Audio Pro-Ject Debut Carbon turntable $399 Nothing sounds as good as vinyl.  Organic, harmonic and really, really real (as Smokey Robinson would say). The Pro-ject Debut carbon i   More
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 WW Staff

Buzz Boom Bust

…And boom? Inside Portland startup Carbon Audio’s roller-coaster year. Can it finally put the world on blast?

Cover Story
The wine cost $12,000 a bottle. It was a ’71 Chateau Petrus, maybe a ’73—Jason Martin can’t remember. But he does know it was Las Vegas in January 2012 at the Consumer Electronics Show,    More
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Nike-Plus Accelerator Companies Announced


Beaverton shoe giant Nike today announced the 10 start-up companies taking part in its Portland-based Nike+ Accelerator program. In a format similar to many other business accelerators, Nike provides $20,000 seed funding to each of these companies, as well as use of office facilities in Northwest Portland and access to business mentorship and potential investors (including Nike). Each of the 10 ...   More
Monday, March 18, 2013 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Hotseat: Cory Doctorow

The Boing Boing co-editor and novelist discusses surveillance, jailbreaks and the impact of his friend Aaron Swartz's suicide.


Arts & Books
Cory Doctorow is very worried about the future of your cellphone. As the co-editor of massively popular blog and self-described “directory of wonderful things” Boing Boing, Doctorow finds all the links you will be looking at two weeks later on Reddit.On the day we speak, he’s written about a Doctor Who scarf, 3-D printers, a 1962 magazine called Famous Monsters of Filmland and ...   More
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 RUTH BROWN

Prominent Portland Agency Tenfour Shuttering on February 1

Company was named Social Media Agency of the Year in 2012


WW has learned that high-profile Portland advertising and marketing agency Tenfour will be shutting down business on February 1, as confirmed by company senior vice president Mark Dagg. “We marched hard, we accomplished some great things, and to the very last minute it was a hard decision to make,” said Dagg.“We just couldn’t get enough business, really,” said creative director Mark ...   More
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Hotseat: Evgeny Morozov

The revolution may not be televised, but here’s one man who says it’s not going to be posted on social media, either.

Q & A
Amid the torrent of words praising social media’s role in helping to overthrow governments, Evgeny Morozov has a different take.  Morozov, who speaks in Portland Wednesday, April 6, contrasts   More
Wednesday, April 6, 2011 NATHAN GILLES


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