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Celebrating 6 years!
Date posted: Wed, 8th Jan 2014 5:11 pm

Media Mechanic is celebrating 6 years in business! 

Over the last six years, we have grown from a one man operation in a basement studio (in Michigan), to our current 9 man (and growing) team located in our comfy offices in beautiful Portland Oregon.

We have gained hundreds of clients, produced hundreds of websites and mobile apps, and completed successful projects for such big names as Harley Davidson, CAT and OHSU - all while still keeping a strong focus on working with local businesses and start ups.

We've been noticed: Media Mechanic has been mentioned in the Huffington Post, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Magazine and the Oregonian.

Meanwhile, we have produced a critically acclaimed children's app selected by Google's staff as a top featured app for tablets, which has sold tens of thousands of copies to schools and parents acround the world.

In 2014, we will finally be rolling out our long awaited new website (which is nearly complete), launching our new Gearbox mobile app system (also nearly complete) and dramatically expand Kids Maps for Android (complete and pending release). We also have several new large development contracts we are excited to be apart of that will produce some of the most technologically challenging work we have ever done. 2014 will be a fantastic year for Media Mechanic, and we look forward to continuing to work with you all!

Thanks for your continued support!

The Media Mechanic Team. 

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New Media Mechanic Website Coming
Date posted: Mon, 13th May 2013 1:57 pm

Hello everyone! We just wanted to give visitors a heads up. After 5 1/2 years in business, and a design that was created 6 years ago, Media Mechanic will finally be re-designing it's corporate website. It has served us well (and much longer than antipicated), but it is time for something new. During construction, we will constinue to update the existing site, but probably less frequently. To our existing clients: thanks for your recent feedback as to what you would like to see in the new client only areas. We will be attempting to incorporate as many suggested items as we can.

Please be patient as we start to knock down a few walls! Thanks!

The Media Mechanic team. 

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Media Mechanic is hiring!
Date posted: Thu, 9th May 2013 7:40 pm

What a huge start to 2013! We have an immediate opening for a salaried PHP guru. Does this sound like you? Do you code in your sleep? Does the sound of terms like "responsive design" give you goose bumps? Then we have a home for you. To learn about the position - please visit our ad on Craigslist for additional details...

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CELEBRATING 5 YEARS!
Date posted: Thu, 3rd Jan 2013 12:57 pm

Happy 5 year anniversary to Media Mechanic ... 5 years ago, 4 days after my first child was born, I somehow decided it was time to open a new business :) 5 years, over 2000 miles, and 400+ clients later... We're running better than ever. Thanks to my amazing staff of talented gurus for helping make it all happen! :). Here is to 5 more years....

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FINALLY! KIDS MAPS for iPHONE released!
Date posted: Mon, 24th Sep 2012 6:21 pm

We are so happy to announce the official release of our first SPIN OFF! KIDS MAPS POCKET EDITION for iPhone and iPod Touch! This new version is specially designed for the smaller screen of a phone/ipod by breaking the U.S. map into 4 regions. Same great gameplay and educational fun! Enjoy to my fellow parents!! ...

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Our KIDS MAPS game now on the NEXUS 7!
Date posted: Fri, 3rd Aug 2012 9:32 pm

The super hot NEXUS 7 from Google is flying off shelves and into homes.... so if you are one of the lucky new owners of this hard to get device - be sure your kiddos can enjoy KIDS MAPS!!!...

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COMING IN AUGUST! Android / iOS classes!
Date posted: Fri, 27th Jul 2012 11:04 pm

Media Mechanic will be offering a series of classes for Android & iOS starting in August (both classroom & online via Webinar). Stay tuned for dates! If you want to sign up early - email us at getinfo@mediamechanic.net and reserve your slot! 

Class topics: 
1) Android 101 
2) iOS 101 
3) How to make your app idea a reality
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KIDS MAPS 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!
Date posted: Fri, 27th Jul 2012 11:03 pm

Media Mechanic's KIDS MAPS educational game celebrates it's 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY next month (August)! In celebration, we will finally be releasing KIDS MAPS for the iPhone and Android phones! ALSO: We will be releasing KIDS MAPS for the hot new NEXUS 7 tablet from Google! PLUS: We will FINALLY be releasing the European map for the original iPad and Kindle Fire versions of the game! ...

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Media Mechanic BLOG re-released!
Date posted: Fri, 27th Jul 2012 10:57 pm

Check out our company's recently re-released BLOG, "The MONKEY WRENCH". We are offering tons of free advice on mobile & web technology PLUS the latest industry news. Get app reviews, device reviews, industry news, Media Mechanic news, tech advice, tutorials and more! Read THE MONKEY WRENCH...

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Welcome PETERSON CAT!
Date posted: Fri, 27th Jul 2012 10:54 pm

Media Mechanic welcomes Peterson CAT to it's family of clients! http://www.petersoncat.com/ -- Thanks for letting us build your suite of mobile apps for iPhone and Android!...

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FHR 5 Tier: app hits iTune's Top 3!
Date posted: Wed, 13th Jun 2012 8:18 pm

Our latest iPhone/Android app "FHR 5-Tier: FETAL HEART MONITOR" created for Ob Apps has been featured in the top 3 for Medical Apps on iTunes!! Congrats to Ob Apps on their new app's success and thanks for letting us build it for you! ...

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Announcing MEDICONNECT
Date posted: Wed, 13th Jun 2012 6:43 pm

Media Mechanic is happy to announce the launch of a new product offering aimed at Nursing and Doctor's Organizations: MEDICONNECT. Based on years of experience working with Nursing Associations, we decided to take the most common requests from each of these wonderful institutions and roll them into a single powerful suite of tools for the nursing (and general medical) profession! ...

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Media Mechanic has moved!!
Date posted: Wed, 29th Feb 2012 3:16 pm

Our team is very excited to announce that we have recently moved to our newer, larger office! Please make a note of our new address and phone number!

ADDRESS:
5775 Jean Rd. Suite 220
Lake Oswego, Oregon 97035

PHONE
: (503) 908-1265
FAX: (888) 645-7397

Thanks!...

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Media Mechanic launches KIDS MAPS
Date posted: Thu, 28th Jul 2011 5:59 pm

Media Mechanic is proud to announce KIDS MAPS. The Kids Maps App for iPad and Android Honeycomb tablets is intended to help kids as young as 2 years of age learn geography through a fun, interactive, puzzle game which uses colorful artwork, voice, sound and animation to teach....

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Media Mechanic launches WEB APPS site
Date posted: Thu, 23rd Jun 2011 10:31 pm

Looking to build custom website applications? Visit our new WEB APPS mini-site to learn more: www.mediamechaniccustomwebsites.com. You can check out some of our latest website applications....

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Media Mechanic launches MOBILE APPS site
Date posted: Wed, 22nd Jun 2011 6:41 pm

Are you or your business interested in having an Android or iOS (iPhone & iPad) app created? If so, visit our new MOBILE APPS site to learn more!...

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Media Mechanic launches TOOLBOX
Date posted: Thu, 12th May 2011 11:08 pm

Media Mechanic has been creating high-end custom web solutions for years. Until now, helping small businesses who work on tighter budgets without resorting to one-size-fits-all templates has been extremely challenging. So in order to serve this important segment of the market, Media Mechanic has developed an answer: toolBOX....

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3 new MM team members!
Date posted: Thu, 14th Apr 2011 2:30 pm

We are proud to announce the addition of three new talented guys to the Media Mechanic development team: Kellen Morimoto, Sam Ingle & Paul Lewis. Sam & Paul are the newest additions to our phone app dev team!...

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New Services: Mobile Apps and SEO
Date posted: Tue, 16th Nov 2010 12:20 am

We are proud to announce the expansion of our service offerings! The Media Mechanic team now offers three brand new services by popular demand: 1) Mobile Apps for Android & IPhone 
2) Mobile Websites 3) SEO (Search Engine Optimization services)....

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Welcome 5 new MM team members!!
Date posted: Fri, 9th Jul 2010 7:03 pm

Media Mechanic is proud to welcome 5 brand new members to our team: Judith Espino (Web Designer), Jordan LeDoux (PHP Programmer), Aaron Rabideau (PHP Programmer), Terry Gariety (Sales), Brian Dearing (sales)....

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Paul Ward in BusinessWeek Magazine!
Date posted: Mon, 19th Apr 2010 6:31 pm

Media Mechanic founder Paul Ward was featured in this week's BusinessWeek Magazine (a Bloomberg News mag). Paul was interviewed for his perspective as a small business owner on the new healthcare bill....

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MM moving to a new office location
Date posted: Fri, 9th Apr 2010 3:26 pm

We are happy to announce our move from the Tualatin area into Portland. Tualatin has been a great home for the last two years, but we are eager to embrace our new home in Portland! We will be completely moved in by Thursday, April 16th....

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New team member!
Date posted: Fri, 8th Jan 2010 5:15 pm

Media Mechanic would like to welcome Dale Russell to the team. Dale brings over 15 years of programming experience to the table, including over 8 years working at EA Games as the lead programmer for the Madden NFL title for Xbox, Playstation & the Wii. ...

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MM at business roundtable on healthcare
Date posted: Wed, 23rd Sep 2009 3:24 pm

Media Mechanic founder Paul Ward was invited to participate this morning in a business round table with congressional staffers to discuss healthcare reform measures currently being considered in Congress.

The event was covered by 2 local TV news stations : View the coverage...

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MM interviewed in The Times newspaper
Date posted: Thu, 3rd Sep 2009 11:37 am

Media Mechanic founder Paul Ward was interviewed & featured in today’s edition of “The Times” newspaper (serving the cities of Tigard, Tualatin & Sherwood Oregon). The article is titled: “Tualatin, Tigard folks speak out on health care reform“. Paul discusses healthcare reform from the perspective of a small business owner....

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MM interviewed by U.S. Energy & Commerce Committee
Date posted: Fri, 28th Aug 2009 12:30 pm

Media Mechanic founder Paul Ward was asked by The U.S. House of Representative's Energy & Commerce Committee (one of 3 currently writing healthcare legislation) to discuss (via conference call) his views on the current healthcare debate from a small business owner's perspective....

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Paul Ward writes Op-Ed for The Oregonian
Date posted: Wed, 22nd Jul 2009 2:17 pm

We are excited to announce that MM founder Paul Ward was recently asked by The Oregonian (Oregon's largest newspaper - nearly 1 million readers statewide) to write an Op-Ed article about small business & healthcare reform.

The article titled "Health care: a cry for help from small-business owners" is available in today's edition of The Oregonian. The article is located on page C5 (the "Commentary" page). Paul shares equal billing with David Brooks of The New York Times....

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MM and Paul Ward featured in July 13th WSJ
Date posted: Mon, 13th Jul 2009 4:44 pm

Today Media Mechanic founder Paul Ward was featured for the cover article of the Wall Street Journal's Special Report section.

The article is titled "Sick & Getting Sicker" and covers the effects of rising health care costs on small business. Paul was one of several business owners featured in the article.

You can read the article by picking up a copy of the Wall Street Journal at your local bookstore or news stand. You can also read the article here: Sick & Getting Sicker or by visiting the homepage of the Wall Street Journal Online....

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MM owner Paul Ward interviewed by WSJ
Date posted: Mon, 18th May 2009 7:11 pm

MM founder/owner Paul Ward was recently interviewed by the Wall Street Journal for an upcoming summer feature. Currently, we have been asked that the details of the article be kept under wraps until it's release. We will have more details here at Media Mechanic when we receive word of when the article will hit newstands. Stay tuned!...

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Styleapple launch makes Yahoo! News
Date posted: Wed, 6th May 2009 10:22 am

The recent launch of the Media Mechanic created Styleapple website (the designer's social network and job hunting site) received the attention of Yahoo! News. Read the Yahoo News article on the Styleapple launch here....

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Paul Ward invited to White House roundtable
Date posted: Thu, 16th Apr 2009 11:03 pm

The Small Business Majority has asked Media Mechanic founder Paul Ward if he would join their delegation at the White House on April 24th for the Small Business Roundtable. The topic will be the rising costs of Health Care and the impact on Small Business. ...

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Paul Ward speaks to Oregon Legislature
Date posted: Thu, 16th Apr 2009 10:00 pm

Paul will join other small business owners concerned about the skyrocketing costs of healthcare as they hold a press conference in conjunction with the Oregon Small Business Healthcare Initiative's (OSBHI) Small Businesses Go to the Capitol for Healthcare Legislation event to urge Legislators to put Oregon on the map for healthcare reform.

Prior to the press conference, Paul will speak with legislators during a hearing in the Oregon State Capitol about the impact of rising health care costs on small business. ...

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Paul Ward speaking at Chamber of Commerce
Date posted: Thu, 22nd Jan 2009 8:37 am

Just a quick note: Media Mechanic founder Paul Ward will be giving a speech on "the 10 things you should know about websites" at the Tualatin Chamber of Commerce Monthly Luncheon today. The event is from 11:30am-1:30pm at the Tualatin Country Club....

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New clients: OCN and Paragon (plus news)
Date posted: Wed, 31st Dec 2008 11:52 am

Welcome to our newest clients: Oregon Center for Nursing & Paragon Automotive! Media Mechanic looks forward to working with both of these local Portland metro area establishments.

In other News:
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MM announces Styleapple BETA
Date posted: Tue, 18th Nov 2008 3:06 pm

Good Day! After months of 'top secret' development - Media Mechanic is proud to announce the Beta release of Styleapple.com. If you would like to sign up to be a Beta Tester, please send us an email to request a username & password. What is Styleapple you ask?...

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Welcome Burrell Color Imaging
Date posted: Tue, 14th Oct 2008 7:08 pm

Media Mechanic is proud to announce that Burrell Color Imaging, one of the nation's leading & largest photo printing/developing companies has just signed on as a new Media Mechanic client! This is a very exciting partnership with profound long term implications for our company. ...

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Welcome Better Choices and Constant Search
Date posted: Fri, 12th Sep 2008 11:08 am

I would just like to take a moment to welcome our two newest clients: Better Choices For All and The Constant Search. ...

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FREE Hosting! FREE Domains!
Date posted: Fri, 18th Jul 2008 3:54 am

What? Is this a joke? FREE Hosting and Domain names you say? No joke! Read more about how to qualify for this special promotion...

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New TV and Radio portfolio sections
Date posted: Fri, 18th Jul 2008 1:46 am

Media Mechanic will be adding two new segments to the PORTFOLIO section: TV PRODUCTION and SOUND DESIGN. Recent Media Mechanic produced TV spots, Voice Over and Sound Design work will be showcased. (read more for current samples)...

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Media Mechanic now on Twitter
Date posted: Fri, 11th Jul 2008 11:45 am

Twitter is one of the more popular new Social Networking tools currently available. Connect with Media Mechanic's Twitter page....

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Welcome StyleApple
Date posted: Wed, 11th Jun 2008 11:40 pm

I would like to take a moment to welcome Media Mechanic's latest client StyleApple.com of New York. This is a very exciting new project. We can't reveal too much until the site launches in September - but let's just say it will be an amazing resource for fellow designers. In the meantime, StyleApple has a fantastic blog with great advice for people looking to choose a web design firm and for designers in general - a great read....

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MM moving from Grand Rapids to Portland
Date posted: Fri, 6th Jun 2008 3:10 pm

Media Mechanic has moved from Grand Rapids Michigan to Portland Oregon. The new contact information is effective immediately.

What this means to you as a client of Media Mechanic...

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US Postal Service, other new clients and more
Date posted: Thu, 15th May 2008 6:59 pm

I am proud to announce that MM has been chosen to assist the United States Postal Service on a new USPS CDROM. Also: I am happy to welcome Keystone Business Solutions (of Tenn), Henkel Interactive(of Detroit) and Michigan First Realty to the growing list of Media Mechanic clients!...

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MM now on Facebook, LinkedIN, MySpace
Date posted: Fri, 25th Apr 2008 9:40 am

Media Mechanic now has business profile pages on Facebook, LinkedIN and MySpace. Become a fan, friend or linkup today! Visit the Media Mechanic profiles on Facebook, LinkedIN or MySpace...

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Media Mechanic launches Source 24-7.com!
Date posted: Wed, 16th Apr 2008 3:09 pm

I am extremely proud to announce the launch of Source 24-7.com. Source 24-7 is a new Michigan based Staffing & Recruiting agency. The website not only serves as an online job search, but also provides powerful business tools for the team at Source!...

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Option 1 Credit Union TV Commercials
Date posted: Tue, 15th Apr 2008 3:37 pm

I am excited to announce the launch of two new TV spots created by Media Mechanic for the Option 1 Credit Union "AddSpareChange.com" campaign. The site was also created by Media Mechanic.

Click "READ MORE" to view the commericals!...

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Welcome Spartan Stores! -- Audio Project
Date posted: Thu, 6th Mar 2008 9:31 am

I would just like to take a moment to thank Spartan Stores for their business! Media Mechanic provided voice-over recording work for a large Spartan Store Training CDROM program. Over 20 different training modules were provided with audio tracks. To hear samples, click READ MORE below.

Spartan Stores
operates 102 supermarkets across Michigan and Ohio...

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Welcome back Kawasaki -- CDROM Project
Date posted: Mon, 25th Feb 2008 8:13 am

I just wanted to take a moment to thank the people of Kawasaki for the recent return of business! Media Mechanic has completed a CDROM project (in partnership with Barrett & Weston Creative Group) showcasing Kawasaki Robotics different lines of automotive plant robotic arms.

Thanks to...

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Option1 Credit Union mini-site launch
Date posted: Thu, 21st Feb 2008 7:22 pm

We are pleased to announce the completion of the Option 1 Credit Union "Spare Change" Program mini-site. Visit the AddSpareChange.com website
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Children's Leukemia Foundation -- Web App
Date posted: Tue, 29th Jan 2008 11:57 am

Media Mechanic and Barret & Weston Creative Group have teamed up to build a new website and web application for the Children's Lukemia Foundation of Michigan. The new application will allow CLF to accept and track donations for charity drives....

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New clients and a new partnership
Date posted: Thu, 24th Jan 2008 7:39 am

Well the first month of Media Mechanic is off to a great start. I would just like to welcome Source 24-7, Quixtar, Select Resources and Life Options to our family of clients. Thank you for your business!

I am also proud to announce the new strategic partnership between Media Mechanic and Detroit's Barret & Weston Creative Group ...

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