Linda Baker

The power of branding

08.03.12 Thumbnail TeensSnappy marketing and logos help new business models appeal to the teen and young adult market

Boom time for higher education startups

07.26.12 Thumbnail OnlineEdA surge in online education startups may transform higher education landscape, in Oregon and nationally.

Bike insurance enters the market

06.21.12 Cyclist ThumbnailTwo new insurance plans indicate demand for products that provide liability, theft and accident coverage for cyclists.

Changes afoot for education governance, funding

06.07.12 EducationCostBlog ThumbnailA flurry of activity in K-12 and post-secondary education prompts musings on new and existing education funding models.

Creating value with mobile apps

05.31.12 FacebookBlog ThumbnailFacebook IPO raises questions about the value created by internet technologies and spotlights a new generation of value added mobile apps.

The democratization of VC

05.24.12 Money ThumbnailAn investor panel suggests that barriers to accessing startup capital are starting to break down.

Five lessons from the Webvisions conference


05.18.12 Web ThumbnailThe Webvisions conference in Portland yields insights on the ascendancy of the user experience, expanding multimedia platforms and the lack of diversity in the mobile and tech communities.

New co-housing community bucks market trends

05.11.12 ForSale ThumbnailCully Grove in Northeast Portland is one of the few and new for-sale multifamily projects under construction, and other alternative housing types are on the rise in Portland.

SAO throws a party

05.04.12_SoftwareParty_ThumbnailThe Software Association of Oregon holds a glitzy member recognition gala, part of a larger organizational transformation.

Reality tempers innovation at Future Energy Conference

04.26.12_SolarPanelThumbnailBusiness and government leaders discuss clean energy technologies amid concerns about renewable energy policy and competition from China.

Growing wheat and bicycles in Eastern Oregon

04.12.12_WheatThumbnailA visit to Pendleton spotlights the city's historic character and commodities, and provides a glimpse of 21st- century challenges, products and services.