Socialware Bolsters Leadership Team With New Vice President of Product Development

Social media compliance and marketing experts Socialware today announced Matt Roberts has joined the company’s leadership team as Vice President of Product Development, reporting to CEO Ken Naumann.

Bazaarvoice Acquires FeedMagnet

Bazaarvoice, the network connecting brands and retailers to the authentic voices of consumers wherever they shop, today announced that it has acquired FeedMagnet, a privately-owned social media curation company that enables brands to collect, curate and display consumer-generated images, video and social content on their websites and other marketing properties.

Gazzang Appoints Peter Schlosser as Vice President of Worldwide Sales

Gazzang, the big data security experts, today announced the appointment of Peter Schlosser as vice president of worldwide sales.

Austin Tech Happy Hour on Thursday

This will be our first event at a different venue in a long, long time. Our home venue, Molotov, has been purchased and is slated for shut down and re-branding. We don’t want to get you too far out of your groove though, so we’re heading next door to the Dogwood for your happy hour pleasure.

Global Survey Shows Austin Business Growth Outpacing Global Average

The Austin chapter of Entrepreneurs’ Organization today announced results from the latest Global Entrepreneur Indicator, showing that Austin business leaders have experienced strong growth — far outpacing the global average — and expect continued success going into the second half of 2014.

Spredfast and Mass Relevance Merge

Spredfast, the leading provider of social relationship platforms for large brands and agencies, and Mass Relevance, the technology leader in enabling social marketing experiences for brands and media companies, announced today that they are merging.

Spanning Automates Daily Backup of Data Within Salesforce.com

Spanning Cloud Apps, the most trusted provider of data backup and recovery for cloud applications, today announced the general availability of Spanning Backup for Salesforce in the Salesforce AppExchange.

Big Data Industry Veteran Mike Sherman Joins Compare Metrics as Chief Technology Officer

Compare Metrics, the leading provider of Adaptive Commerce navigation and discovery tools, today announced that Mike Sherman has joined the company as chief technology officer.

British Airways Opens Direct 787 Service to London

You may have missed a major milestone last week when British Airways landed the first transatlantic flight in Austin.

SXSW2014 Launch: FitChimp

FitChimp is an interactive “micro-gym” that enable employees to step away from their desk and engage in energy boosting and pain reducing 2-5 minute micro-workouts without needing to change clothes or shower.