High tech and telecom

High tech and telecom
Puppet Labs buys Cloudsmith
Must Reads
Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Portland startup Puppet Labs acquired Cloudsmith, its second announced acquisition after Marionette Collective in 2010. Puppet Labs has raised nearly $46 million in outside investment recently.

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Startups drive new economy
Opinion
Tuesday, July 09, 2013
BY RICK TUROCZY | OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR

07.10.13 Thumbnail MobileTechIt is incredibly easy to brush aside this newest wave of startups. The numbers feel inconsequential. The relative impact appears too small to calculate, especially when compared to the massive, well-established scale of some of Oregon's traditional industries — and the Silicon Forest's history of technology pursuits. But we have moved beyond a desire to emulate predecessors or recreate ecosystems toward actually building something new.

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Consumer Cellular hooks up seniors
July/August 2013
Monday, July 08, 2013

0713 Tactics 01The wireless-communications industry thrives on the latest and the greatest; witness the masses who camp out in front of Apple stores every year or so anticipating the newest iPhone. Consumer Cellular, a Tigard-based wireless service and phone provider, is not one of the trendsetters.

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Oregon's nanotech industry: Can small be large?
July/August 2013
Monday, July 08, 2013

0713 Nano 01A scientist, an investor and two entrepreneurs weigh in on Oregon's fledgling nanotech industry.

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Time to make security a business priority
July/August 2013
Monday, July 08, 2013

0713 InformationSecurityAs a business, do you ever handle or use a client’s credit card number or social security number? How about a client’s financial documents, date of birth, driver’s license number, medical records or any other sensitive personal information? If none of these, maybe your website collects information from children under the age of 13, or maybe you have a smartphone app that uses location services? For most of you, the answer will be yes, and the manner in which you handle the information is serious business.

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