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November 2008

County payments: a VC chance?

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Saturday, November 01, 2008

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.

 

 

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Saturday, November 01, 2008

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

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Saturday, November 01, 2008

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

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Saturday, November 01, 2008

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.

 

 
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