Mobile Commerce in Las Vegas – On the Ground at the Downtown Project

Last year, Zappos’s CEO Tony Hsieh spent much of his keynote speech at SXSW V2V 2013 on the Downtown Project, the name he gave to his personal economic and cultural revitalization effort of several acres of the original, downtown Las Vegas. Tony made a considerable financial commitment to the Downtown Project of $350 million, to [...]

V is for Venture: Day 3 of V2V 2014

The final day of SXSW V2V 2014 was all about the “v” for “venture” in the name.

It Takes Leaving Austin to Know it Better at SXSW V2V

Yesterday was a full day of programming, one-on-one meetings, and the great synchronicity of surprise meetings in the lunch-line hallway or at the Tech Cocktail reception at the Chandelier bar, as Day 2 of SXSW V2V unfolded.

SXSW V2V – Sophomore Year

I’m at SXW V2V for its sophomore year run this week. Monday (yesterday) was the first full day of programming, with Sunday mainly being devoted to the kick-off party and finding one’s hotel room.

Comfy Raises $600K

Comfy, the rental marketplace that lets students discover and secure the right housing, has announced an initial $600,000 round of seed funding led by Mike Lee, partner at Dominion Ventures.

Veros Systems Raises Money from Shell, Austin Ventures, Live Oak

Veros Systems, an industrial asset monitoring company, announced today that Shell Technology Ventures LLC has joined their list of investors alongside Austin Ventures, Chevron Technology Ventures and LiveOak Venture Partners.

Austin Tech Happy Hour This Thursday!

See you at The Dogwood on Thursday, July 10th from 6pm – 8pm. Sponsored by The Bowie and Betts Recruiting.

RetailMeNot Helps Members Save While Dining Out

RetailMeNot, the largest digital offers destination in the United States, announced today the addition of more than 20,000 new offers from quick-service, fast-casual and fine dining restaurants. Available through its free RetailMeNot Coupons app for iPhone and Android devices to members who are signed in, the free offers can be redeemed on the spot by simply showing the location-specific offer to waitstaff or cashiers.

WP Engine Launches Development Labs, Dedicated to Open Source and Product Suite Innovation

WP Engine, a leading SaaS content management platform for websites and applications built on WordPress, today announced the launch of the new WP Engine Labs and its first innovation, S3 Mirror. The new WP Engine Labs will contribute to the Open Source community and serve as the innovation wing of WP Engine’s product suite. Headed [...]

Indeed Agrees to Acquire MoBolt

Indeed has agreed to acquire MoBolt, an alliance that will enable any employer to accept mobile job applications.