Duels.com Hosts 200,000,000th Battle, Shatters Records

It was a record-breaking week for Duels.com, the massively multiplayer online player vs. player (PVP) game developed by Austin game studio Challenge Online Games, Inc. (Challenge Games). Not only did the game host its 200,000,000th (yes, that’s two hundred millionth) battle, but a new World Duels Champion was crowned after a tournament that shattered year […]

Q&A Wednesday :: Interspire

Today’s Q&A Wednesday is with Eddie Machaalani, the CEO of Interspire. Q: Give us the elevator pitch for Interspire? Interspire provides affordable e-commerce, content management, and email marketing software that helps businesses of all sizes better compete and succeed online. Interspire is customer inspired, meaning our software development process is based on customer feedback. We […]

EEStor Hits Testing Milestone

It’s been a while since we’ve written about controversial ultracapacitor manufacturer, and super stealth-mode company, EEStor and now-legendary Patent No. 7,033,406. The company claims to have battery technology that can enable a car to go 500 miles on a 5-minute plugin to a wall outlet. The key to this higher level of capacitance is in […]

Tech IPO's

OpenTable signaled initial pricing at $12-$14 per share, later estimated $16-$18 per share and ended up opening on the stock exchange at $20 per share. Maybe there is some pent-up demand for tech IPO’s out there? It traded as high as $33 on it’s first day, but has settled back to around $30.50 and has […]

Lean Startups [Eric Ries in Austin]

Eric Ries is coming to Austin on June 3rd to speak to Texchange about lean startups. Eric was recognized by BusinessWeek as one of the best young entrepreneurs in tech. He is also author of the blog Startup Lessons Learned. He was also the co-founder and CTO of IMVU. Texchange events are normally for members […]

Piryx Founder Honored with Rising Star Award

Campaign & Elections’ Politics magazine today announced Tom Serres, Founder/CEO of Austin-based Piryx Inc, as one of the 2009 Rising Stars. One of the most prestigious honors in politics, the award goes to people 35 or under who have already made a significant mark in political consulting or advocacy. The magazine chose 10 Democrats, 10 […]

Q&A Wednesday :: Dok-It

Today’s Q&A Wednesday is with Dok-It Online, which provides secure storage for your valuable information. Dok-It is a startup located in the San Antonio area, and has just recently launched their service. Q: Give us the elevator pitch for your Dok It? We are a web based services company that allows our clients to store […]

Hyper9 Launches Beta of Mobile Tool

Hyper9, a leading provider of virtualization management solutions based in Austin, announced today the availability of the beta version of the Virtualization Mobile Manager (VMM), a browser-based management and monitoring tool that enables systems administrators to control their virtual infrastructures from a mobile device. Created by Andrew Kutz, a well-known developer in the VMware community, […]

Lois Paul & Partners Add Tech Clients

The Austin office of Lois Paul & Partners, a national strategic communications agency, announced some new tech clients today. One of them is in Austin, and the other in Virginia. With the addition of two new clients, WellAWARE Systems and Zebra Imaging, the agency expands on its experience in life sciences and cutting edge technologies. […]

Great Webinar for Small and Medium Businesses and Executives

CapitalOne has created a live webinar event, named CapitalOne Connections, for small and medium business that contains actionable, practical advice for small and medium businesses. The webinar is free, and can be viewed online live, or replayed later. I’ve attended a few of these in the past sponsored by other organizations, and they can be […]