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Mike Rogoway / Oregonian:
Microsoft says it's closing its Oregon-based Surface Hub manufacturing facility, opened in 2015, laying off 124 workers, and moving jobs to China   —  Microsoft stamped “Manufactured in Portland, OR, USA” on the Surface Hub (which has actually been made in Wilsonville.)  Now, production is apparently moving to China.
Jul 19, 2017, 1:00 PMIn context
Jeff Manning / Oregonian:
Oregon accepts settlement deal worth over $100M from Oracle in suits over failed health care website; package mainly consists of software, with $25M in cash   —  Oregon took on Oracle Corp. and accused the company of fraud, filing false claims and racketeering.
Sep 15, 2016, 9:35 PMIn context
Mike Rogoway / Oregonian:
Sources: Intel planning job cuts significantly larger than last year's 1,100, could come after Q1 financial results on Tuesday   —  Intel planning for thousands of job cuts, internal sources say  —  Intel is preparing a significant round of job cuts across business units this spring …
Apr 15, 2016, 8:40 PMIn context
Mike Rogoway / Oregonian:
Oregon's new law exempts gigabit Internet services like Google Fiber from antiquated property tax   —  Gov. Kate Brown signs ‘gigabit’ tax bill for Google Fiber  —  Google Fiber made it all sound so simple.  —  The company arrived in Portland in early 2014 and said it might bring its hyperfast Internet service to town.
Apr 17, 2015, 12:10 PMIn context
Mike Rogoway / Oregonian:
Jama Software secures $20 million venture round, begins hiring surge   —  Anticipating growth, Jama Software has just moved into bigger downtown offices, occupying 35,000 square feet in the former Bally's Total Fitness site at Southwest Second and Taylor in downtown Portland.  (Mike Rogoway/The Oregonian)
Mar 31, 2015, 10:55 AMIn context
Joseph Rose / Oregonian:
Defiant Uber rideshare launches in Portland, with City Hall promising to ‘throw the book’ at drivers   —  Uber says it is no longer willing to wait for the city of Portland to revamp its strict taxi regulations to allow residents to hail and pay for rides with the push of a smartphone button.
Dec 5, 2014, 10:45 PMIn context
Mike Rogoway / Oregonian:
Urban Airship raises $12 million from existing backers — total investment nears $60 million   —  The funding suggests investors retain confidence in the business after a tumultuous 12 months.  (Oregonian photo)  —  Portland mobile alerts company Urban Airship reported $12 million …
Oct 23, 2014, 8:40 AMIn context
Mike Rogoway / Oregonian:
Intel pays $650 million to buy networking business from Avago to boost new markets   —  As the chipmaker works to expand beyond its core PC market, Intel said the networking business and its employees will help expand its product portfolio.  (Oregonian file photo)
Aug 13, 2014, 8:02 PMIn context
Elliot Njus / Oregonian:
Portland legalizes Airbnb-style short-term rentals   —  Portland will start issuing permits for its first legal short-term rental operations in private homes as soon as September.  —  The Portland City Council on Wednesday gave its OK for Portlanders to rent out one or two bedrooms in their home …
Jul 30, 2014, 9:30 PMIn context
Laura Gunderson / Oregonian:
Urban Airship CEO takes ‘leave of absence’ following sexual assault allegations   —  Scott Kveton, chief executive of prominent Portland startup Urban Airship, took an “extended leave of absence” Tuesday following news last week that police are investigating sexual assault accusations against him.
Jul 8, 2014, 11:30 PMIn context

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