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News on Oregon tech companies from The Oregonian's Mike Rogoway

Property taxes, at 26 percent of total revenues, are the regional government's second largest funding source.

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Feeling empowered by your iPhone? Here's what's allowed when it comes to recording police in Oregon.

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Two national bloggers who cover Apple told The Oregonian it’s plausible the whole incident stemmed from a typo or random keystroke, but there’s no way to know for sure.

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Intel's tentative 30-year deal with Washington County and the city of Hillsboro, announced Monday, has interesting timing: it will take effect just as its 1999 agreement is expiring.

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Adam Catanzarite posted an Apple store receipt with a homophobic slur on it.

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Much of the debate about the Strategic Investment Program centers around its impact on education.

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Adam Catanzarite says he found "f@g.com" printed on his Apple Store receipt, offered to lead cultural competency training for the store's staff. He says Apple didn't take him up on the offer.

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For all intents and purposes, a cut-rate ride provided by an UberX driver – someone who uses his or her private vehicle to pick up fares on an independent contract with the company -- "is still a taxi ride" under Vancouver law, wrote Brent Boger, assistant city attorney.

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A photo of customer Adam Catanzarite's receipt shows the characters f@g.com in the space where employees are supposed to list the customer's email on the receipt.

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The tax breaks are potentially worth over $2 billion.

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On an underground basis, an online "sharing economy" has been humming along for years in the city, the Salem Statesman Journal reports.

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Hillsboro officials have completed another step in the effort to stay in contention for Google Fiber's high-speed Internet service.

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A week after The Oregonian wrote about ride-sharing company Uber sneaking into Vancouver with hopes of breaking Portland's powerful taxi lobby, Oregon Public Broadcasting has tackled the issue on Tuesday's "Think Out Loud" call-in program.

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The city Bureau of Development Services, which will issue the permits, said earlier it expected to be ready to issue the first permits by the end of August.

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Under the proposal, Airbnb would assemble a roster of its hosts willing to take on people displaced in a disaster.

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The mayor spokesman says Hales' assertion that the Scott Kveton case was going to be scheduled to go before a grand jury was due to a staff error.

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If Uber can't operate in Portland, with its strict ordinances designed to protect the taxi industry from competition, the company apparently wants city officials to feel like an army of $1.65-per-mile drivers are amassing on the border.

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As the city moves to legalize Airbnb-style short term rentals, the arrangement takes away one tool for the city to enforce the regulation it's putting in place.

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Microsoft Corp. said Thursday that of the up to 18,000 jobs, about 12,500 professional and factory jobs will be cut.

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Wondering whether and how to cut the cord with your cable provider, without the hassle?

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The innovative Portland-based taplist app pulls the plug at the end of August

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It's worth reviewing some of the business lessons Kickstarter and other crowfunding platforms have taught Portland-area entrepreneurs who have launched or supported campaigns.

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"I care way too much about Urban Airship to try to resolve this issue and simultaneously lead the company."

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The world's biggest search engine said it is getting 1,000 requests a day to scrub results people don't like.

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Google Glass is slowly becoming more common in sports as teams and broadcasters try to bring fans closer to the action.

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The YA/adult novelist and blogger will discuss how to explain today's digital world to children, and other technology-related themes.

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Tom Saunders, a longtime Portland redeveloper who describes himself now as mostly retired, says he isn't yet sure what he's going to do with the house.

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TriMet's two-week test drive of an all-electric bus built by BYD has apparently encountered a pretty big speed bump.

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Google has said it will decide by the end of the year if it will bring service to Beaverton.

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Will Aitchison negotiates the end of hostilities between the neighborhood and Google exec Kevin Rose.

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