Oregon venture capital stalls

Oregon entrepreneurs raised $112.57 million in venture capital for the first three quarters of the year, about 3% below the average over the past decade.

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Income inequality: is it good for everyone?

BY ERIC FRUITS | OB BLOGGER

10.10.13 Thumbnail IncomeWe live in a world of unprecedented prosperity and are much better off then our parents and grandparents were. Regardless of the progress, the recent recession and sluggish recovery has turned attention to the growing gap between rich and poor.

The real test of Oregon’s health care transformation

BY JOE ROJAS-BURKE | OB BLOGGER

10.04.13 Thumbnail HealthGov. John Kitzhaber scored nearly $2 billion in federal funding to overhaul the state Medicaid program for the poor and disabled. In return, the state promised a 2% reduction in the rate of growth in per capita Medicaid spending. I think Oregon’s going to have a relatively easy time hitting the budget targets — without stinting on quality. Here’s why:

5 Things I Learned About Google Glass

BY BJORN VAN DER VOO | OB WEBMASTER

Google-Glass-preso-thumbBe 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.”