Fri, 11/21/2014 - 5:00pm - 5:10pm
Start-Up City: How the New Tech Boom is Changing Portland
TechFest Northwest provided an opportunity for people in the tech industry to come together to talk about the positive as well as negative consequences of new technologies. The final part of this series on the growth of the tech industry in Portland, looks at the future of technology-- what Kara Swisher calls the Instant gratification economy made possible by mobile marketing, as well as expanded government surveillance and Senator Ron Wyden's call for new laws to protect privacy in the digital age. It also looks at one direct result of the growth of the tech industry in Portland -- rising rents and gentrification.
This is the fifth part of a five part series on Technology in Portland, produced by Suzanne LaGrande.