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|Monday, September 16, 2013|
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BY BJORN VAN DER VOO | OB WEBMASTER
Be it fad or future fashion, Google Glass is attracting strong interest in the web development field. Around 80 people turned out at the headquarters of Portland web services company WebTrends last Thursday, reeled in by a presentation on "Developing/Designing for Google Glass."
For developers, it's apparent that future businesses and startups could be built around apps for Glass, the wearable computer with a head-mounted display. For web designers and webmasters such as myself, keeping up with evolving screen dimensions is becoming a necessity of the job.
For everyone else, it remains to be seen how much of a fact of life the devices will be.
Eric Redmond, author of an upcoming book on Google Glass, showed off the device, which is still in a limited, pre-public release program. Here are some of the things I learned about a device that is part work tool, part fun toy, and part privacy cannibalizer.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
BY JESSICA RIDGWAY | OB WEB EDITOR
SEMpdx hosted a workshop this week for entrepreneurs, website developers and others interested in search engine optimization (SEO). Here are a few tips and tricks aimed at bumping up your search engine rankings.
Thursday, March 27, 2014
BY MARY SPILDE | OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR
Community college career, technical and workforce programs present an opportunity to bring business and education together as never before.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
BY BRANDON SAWYER
Sales of small businesses surged in 2013 according to the biggest Internet marketplace of such transactions, BizBuySell, increasing to 7,056 reported sales, a 24% increase over 2012, when they dropped 7%. Portland Metro sales tracked by the site grew 9% to 73, capping three years of solid growth. On top of that, Portland’s median sale price jumped 67% to $250K, versus just 13% to $180K nationally. Portland was one of just six metros tracked where the median sale price matched the median asking price, with sellers getting, on average, 92% of what they asked.
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
BY APRIL STREETER | OB CONTRIBUTOR
Three years ago, PPS set out to begin to convert the 1930s-era boilers from diesel/bunker fuel to cleaner-burning natural gas. Oregon’s largest school district has realized impressive carbon dioxide emissions reductions, setting an example for public and private institutions.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
BY MARK BLAINE | OB BLOGGER
The publisher of the Emerald Media Group moves on, leaving a cutting edge media group that depends on business acumen for its survival.
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
BY DEBRA RINGOLD | GUEST CONTRIBUTOR
How can we strengthen the performance of institutions charged with teaching what Francis Fukuyama calls the social virtues (reciprocity, moral obligation, duty toward community, and trust) necessary for successful markets and democracy itself?
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
In this issue, we celebrate our 21st annual 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon project.
|How Doug Badger spends his downtime|
|Port at a crossroads|
|Our man in Congress|
|100 Best awards 2014|
Marketing the state brings new business, new jobs and a better quality of life for everyone.
Oregon State University's hospitality degree program invests in next-generation leaders.