November 2008

Wave energy’s message to critics: You’re wrong

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On a windless morning this past September, Oregon State University researchers towed a prototype wave energy buoy off the coast of Newport and dropped anchor.

 

Auction bargain: two houses for price of one

Buy one, get one free — houses that is. A pair of never-occupied two-bedroom homes north of Klamath Falls is headlining a big property auction scheduled for Nov. 15 at the Hilton Hotel near Portland International Airport.

 

County payments: a VC chance?

If Oregon’s counties were start-up companies, they would be freaks. In the midst of economic crisis, the state’s rural governments scored $800 million in what could be described as VC funding.

 

Next: molecular glue

ContactLensIt’s fitting that a new technology so tiny it can’t be seen by the naked eye is being used to build a better contact lens.

 

Former tech CEO pedals into a new job

KyleRansonWHEN KYLE RANSON resigned from a faltering InFocus in 2007 after three years at the Wilsonville projector company’s helm, it seemed only logical that the 20-year tech veteran would soldier on in the field he knew best.

 

Philanthropy: How to still do good when times are bad

THE ECONOMY IS IN shambles, the end of the year’s approaching and you’re just now thinking about having your business make some sweeping philanthropic gesture.