Hotseat: Intel Futurist Genevieve Bell

Intel’s resident futurist on the iPhone of the ’40s and why it’s weird to thank your computer.

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Genevieve Bell has a team of 100 people at Intel who do strange things. They spent a year photographing messy car interiors all over the world. They developed a robot that runs apps the same way a pho   More
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Local Tech Company Snags the Met

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Portland-based Instrument doesn’t talk a lot about what they do, but the digital creative firm has a client list ranging Red Bull to Nike to Google. It just added another that promises to raise the profile of the  nearly 100- employee firm:  The Metropolitan Museum of Art.Last month,  Instrument and The Met released the first version of an app for the cultural institution, the largest ...   More
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 TYLER HURST

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


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


 . . .  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

shainoor khoja roshan

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


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


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


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