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Will this startup succeed?

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Monday, April 29, 2013

0513 FOB Profile ThurstonA data scientist crunches the numbers.

 

Public transit by the numbers

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0513 FOB ByTheNumbers CETTransit use has been on the rise nationally, with a 1.6% increase in the second quarter of 2012.

 

Celly launches its DIY network

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Monday, April 29, 2013

0513 FOB Launch CellyDoes the world really need another social network?

 

Food cart owner Nong balances life, work and play

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Monday, April 29, 2013

0513 FOB LiveWorkPlayNarumol Poonsukwattana (Nong), 33, runs one of Portland’s most famous food carts: Nong’s Khao Man Gai.

 

Reader input: digital world

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Monday, April 29, 2013

0513 Input 01In 2008, readers weren’t bullish on using digital technologies for business purposes. Less than 10% of respondents to an online survey had used Facebook or business networking sites in the previous six months. Five years later, that number has surged to about 40%.

 

From the Editor: The great divide

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Monday, April 29, 2013

0513 EdLetter 01There are two kinds of people in this world: those who are computer-literate and those who take an hour to figure out how to indent a paragraph in Microsoft Word. Alas, I fall into the latter, techno-illiterate camp.

 
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