A 3D printed titanium bicycle complete with its own app: Portland vies for urban biking technology dominance (Jul 31, 2014 22:57)
Wait what? While it’s perfectly logical—and practically obvious—that if someone...

Google Fiber in Hillsboro: City reaches agreement with Google to locate 'huts' on public property (Jul 31, 2014 17:32)
Hillsboro officials have completed another step in the effort to stay in contention for Google Fi...

Readers want Uber ride-sharing in Portland, but city says 'no time frame' for overhauling taxi rules (Jul 30, 2014 20:49)
A week after The Oregonian wrote about ride-sharing company Uber sneaking into Vancouver with hop...

Portland legalizes Airbnb-style short-term rentals (Jul 30, 2014 18:26)
The city Bureau of Development Services, which will issue the permits, said earlier it expected t...

Not so terrible twos: Simple marks two year anniversary of banking service (Jul 30, 2014 17:21)
They grow up so fast. It seems like just a few months ago that we were all patiently waiting to b...

Airbnb says Portland hosts could provide emergency housing in a disaster (Jul 29, 2014 16:34)
Under the proposal, Airbnb would assemble a roster of its hosts willing to take on people displac...

Chatting with YIX: Cofounder Jenny Diggles on animated gifs, eliminating “dude bros” in tech, and working with Microsoft (Jul 29, 2014 15:59)
Traditionally, Portland hasn’t been the strongest town for consumer facing apps. But one ge...

Can digital storytelling be accelerated? Only if you accelerate your Oregon Story Board application (Jul 28, 2014 22:12)
As we’ve been chatting with all the folks about the Oregon Story Board concept—a star...

Hacking on hardware? Beaverton has a startup accelerator for that (Jul 24, 2014 22:25)
The Portland area has no shortage of startup accelerators. But the vast majority of them are focu...

Mayor Charlie Hales "misspoke" on Scott Kveton case as district attorneys continue reviews (Jul 23, 2014 23:03)
The mayor spokesman says Hales' assertion that the Scott Kveton case was going to be scheduled to...

How Uber ride-sharing sneaked into Vancouver -- and why it can't enter Portland (video) (Jul 23, 2014 17:30)
If Uber can't operate in Portland, with its strict ordinances designed to protect the taxi indust...

Remembering Nike Chalkbot: Five years ago, a project for Tour de France had a lasting impact on the Portland startup scene (Jul 23, 2014 06:02)
We still talk about Chalkbot a lot. Sort of in a “remember when” kind of way. Not abo...

Portland startup GraphAlchemist celebrates OSCON week by open sourcing Alchemy.js (Jul 22, 2014 21:31)
While Portland is always an open source focused town, OSCON is the annual reminder that we’...

An august August: TechFestNW 2014 draws a respected lineup of tech speakers from — and to — Portland (Jul 21, 2014 21:56)
There have been a number of changes for TechFestNW—the annual tech event run in conjunction...

Airbnb, acting as Portland's lodging tax collector, won't hand over users' names or addresses (Jul 21, 2014 18:24)
As the city moves to legalize Airbnb-style short term rentals, the arrangement takes away one too...

It wouldn’t be OSCON week without a Ground Kontrol party (Jul 17, 2014 20:11)
Yes, it’s true. OSCON—O’Reilly’s annual open source convention—is b...

Microsoft layoffs will total 18,000, including 1,351 in Seattle area (Jul 17, 2014 13:21)
Microsoft Corp. said Thursday that of the up to 18,000 jobs, about 12,500 professional and factor...

Time to give back: Supporting an entrepreneur who has supported many of us, Shelley Gunton (Jul 16, 2014 21:49)
There are so many people in the Portland startup scene who take time to help other folks out. It&...

Comcast's 'customer service call from hell' reverberates, raises questions about how and whether to cut the cord (audio) (Jul 16, 2014 19:05)
Wondering whether and how to cut the cord with your cable provider, without the hassle?

Taplister calls it quits (Jul 15, 2014 16:47)
The innovative Portland-based taplist app pulls the plug at the end of August

Kicks and starts: Lessons for would-be entrepreneurs from the crowdfunding trail (Jul 12, 2014 15:05)
It's worth reviewing some of the business lessons Kickstarter and other crowfunding platforms hav...

Urban Airship CEO takes 'leave of absence' following sexual assault allegations (Jul 9, 2014 01:33)
"I care way too much about Urban Airship to try to resolve this issue and simultaneously lead the...

Soccer scandals to sex on a train: Google starts removing search results in Europe (Jul 3, 2014 20:17)
The world's biggest search engine said it is getting 1,000 requests a day to scrub results people...

Google Glass slowly taking over professional sports as it captivates fans (Jun 30, 2014 22:13)
Google Glass is slowly becoming more common in sports as teams and broadcasters try to bring fans...

Cory Doctorow, sci-fi writer and tech activist, to speak at Beaverton, Hillsboro, Tigard libraries (Jun 29, 2014 16:44)
The YA/adult novelist and blogger will discuss how to explain today's digital world to children, ...

Kevin Rose sells NW Portland house he planned to demolish; new owner considering options (Jun 28, 2014 12:58)
Tom Saunders, a longtime Portland redeveloper who describes himself now as mostly retired, says h...

City of Beaverton outlines steps for potential Google Fiber installation (Jun 26, 2014 13:14)
Google has said it will decide by the end of the year if it will bring service to Beaverton.

TriMet temporarily pulls plug on electric bus test in Portland area to investigate charging issue (Jun 25, 2014 23:33)
TriMet's two-week test drive of an all-electric bus built by BYD has apparently encountered a pre...

Steve Duin: The end of an epic demolition derby in Willamette Heights (Jun 25, 2014 03:02)
Will Aitchison negotiates the end of hostilities between the neighborhood and Google exec Kevin R...

Legalized Airbnb-style rentals, if approved in Portland, won't include apartments and condos (Jun 24, 2014 22:04)
The City Council met in a work session Tuesday to iron out wrinkles in the proposal.

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