May 2013

Will this startup succeed?

0513 FOB Profile ThurstonA data scientist crunches the numbers.

Public transit by the numbers

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

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

Food cart owner Nong balances life, work and play

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

Reader input: digital world

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

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.