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Brier Dudley offers a critical look at technology and business issues affecting the Northwest.

April 23, 2007 at 2:50 PM

Watch for offline startups

Today’s column touched on a theme I’ll probably revisit a few times this year: As Web 2.0 crests, tech entrepreneurs and investors will look for new places to apply their resources and expertise.

Startups like Metron Systems and Mobile Semiconductor don’t have a chorus of promoters raising their profile, but they’re creating jobs and fascinating products.

This should make for interesting times in the Northwest, where we have lots of capital and talent in software, hardware, services, devices and materials.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on where things are headed and whether I’m seeing a trend or blinded by the spring sunshine and a few good pitches at last week’s investor forum.

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