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Inside Facebook's Prineville data center | Print |  Email
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Thursday, December 01, 2011

thelatestWeb giants like Google and Amazon are notoriously secretive about what goes on inside of their data centers. Meanwhile, Facebook "open sourced" the designs for its Prineville data center and its custom-built servers. So just what does go on inside of those mysterious computing facilities?

 
Lariviere firing is Pernsteiner's failed leadership | Print |  Email
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Thursday, December 01, 2011

imo-blogThe firing of UO president Richard Lariviere is a smoking-gun example of failed leadership by Chancellor George Pernsteiner. There’s a lesson here for everyone in business, says leadership expert Tom Cox.

 
Salem's Hispanic economy grows | Print |  Email
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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

robin-BLOGThe number crunchers in the research division at the state’s employment department have come up with a very interesting snapshot of the growing Hispanic population in the Salem metro area, and its economic impact. Read more by Editor Robin Doussard.

 
Downtown Portland gets new name: Pioneer District | Print |  Email
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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

thelatestPortland's downtown retail core is getting a new name: Pioneer District. Can simple rebranding help Portland's retail outlook?

 
Lariviere: It's time to repair the damage | Print |  Email
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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

imo-blogThe state Board of Higher Education voted unanimously to dismiss UO president Richard Lariviere in 30 days, six months before his contract expires. Now, says the Register-Guard, it’s time to repair the damage.

 
Occupy protesters plan Black Friday demonstrations | Print |  Email
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Wednesday, November 23, 2011
thelatestOccupy Wall Street protesters plan demonstrations nationwide on Black Friday. Some want shoppers to spend their money locally, while some don't want people to shop at all.
 
Groupon takes a major hit | Print |  Email
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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

thelatestA broader market downturn has hit tech stocks this week, but newly public startups like Groupon were hit especially hard. Some economists say this could indicate renewed dot-com bubble concerns.

 
Making your forecast more accurate | Print |  Email
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Thursday, November 17, 2011

imo-blogToday the pressure is on for ever greater forecasting accuracy, yet the variables seem bigger and less predictable. Contributing writer Tom Cox explains how business can, and should, forecast more accurately.

 
Occupy Portland joins nationwide N17 protests | Print |  Email
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Thursday, November 17, 2011

thelatestOccupy Portland demonstrators joined other Occupy movements across the nation in N17 protests. They plan to occupy banks and other financial institutions.

 
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Attack of the Robin Sages

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Monday, July 07, 2014
070714 thumb linkedinfakesBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

Named after the 2010 experiment by Thomas Ryan, "Robin Sages" are fake social media profiles designed to encourage linking and divulging valuable information.


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Why I became an Oregon angel investor

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Monday, July 14, 2014
AngelInvestBY TERRY "STARBUCKER" ST. MARIE

I really didn’t know that much about angel investing, but I did know a lot about the entrepreneurial spirit.


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OB Video: Dress for Success

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Wednesday, July 02, 2014
DFSOBY JESSICA RIDGWAY | OB WEB EDITOR

Dress for Success Oregon promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and career development tools.


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Community colleges and sustainability

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Thursday, July 31, 2014
sustainabilityBY MARY SPILDE | OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

Faced with the aftermath of the “great recession,” increasing concern about the environment and dwindling family wage jobs, we have some very important choices to make about our future.


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Risks & rewards of owning triple net investments

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Thursday, July 24, 2014
NNNinvestmentBY CLIFF HOCKLEY | OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

With the increasing retirements of Baby Boomers, a massive real estate shift has created a significant increase in demand for NNN properties. The result? Increased demand has triggered higher prices and lower yields.


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Trends in business succession

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Thursday, July 03, 2014
TrendsBY TED AUSTIN & MIKE BAELE | GUEST CONTRIBUTORS

The Office of Economic Analysis announced that Oregon is currently enjoying the strongest job growth since 2006. While this resurgence has been welcome, the lingering effects of the 2008 “Great Recession” continues to affect Oregon businesses, especially with regard to estate planning and business succession.


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The global challenge

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Friday, June 27, 2014
062714 thumb globalmarketBY JASON NORRIS | OB BLOGGER

Over the last several months we have seen a wave of cross-border acquisitions, primarily U.S.-based companies looking to purchase non-U.S.-based companies. There are a few reasons for this, but the main culprit is the U.S. corporate tax system. The United States has one of the highest corporate tax rates in the world.


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