Spiceworks Raises $25M More

I’m pretty clear about my love for Spiceworks, their business model, the management team, and the investors. Today they announced the results of their fundraising, and even TechCrunch wrote up their obligatory 4-paragraph blost post.

Super Bowls and Scenes

mobileTech Tuesday by Steve Guengerich The University of Texas and the other great public and private universities in Texas – from my alma mater Texas A&M in College Station, to Rice University in Houston, and many more – serve to educate each new generation’s youth with the skills and knowledge to make their mark in [...]

Austin Tech Happy Hour Thursday at the W Hotel

Austin Tech Happy Hour is this Thursday at the W Hotel. Pre-register and we’ll see you there!

Big Data is the New Frontier

With the news that Jive is buying Proximal Labs, people are starting to take notice of what some people term “Big Data.” The opportunities in Big Data are emerging, and some companies at the edge of the frontier have been around for several years. My definition of Big Data companies are those the collect and analyze large volumes of information.

Digby Banks $8M Funding

Austin-based Digby, has been making the news today, announcing further funding which has even been picked up by TechCrunch. A leader in mobile commerce and in-store mobile engagement for more than 45 top retail brands, Digby announced today that it has raised $8 million in Series C funding led by Battery Ventures and with participation [...]

vConstruct Launches to Help Companies Move to the Cloud

The industry is today introduced to vConstruct, a business migration architecture company that designs, builds and delivers web-based tools that help companies with any cloud computing move— from on-premise to on-demand or from SaaS to SaaS. Based on 25+ years combined experience in building and deploying custom SaaS applications, vConstruct has put those learnings into a set of business migration tools and services that are easy, repeatable, and secure. vConstruct delivers these web-based tools to businesses directly, to SaaS vendors themselves, or to the large network of consultants, systems integrators and VARs charged with deploying SaaS applications.

Touch International Continues Expansion

As part of a $10 million expansion effort and technology development plan aimed at bolstering touch screen production and improving manufacturing automation, touch screen developer, Touch International, announced today it has renewed the lease agreement for its Austin, TX headquarters facility, extending through 2016.

Mobile is Global

mobileTech Tuesday, by Steve Guengerich This week’s article is cross-posted from its original in The Appconomy. Intellectually, most people “get” that the market for mobile technology and apps is a global one. But, sometimes, we lose sight of the examples that remind us the pros and cons of this reality. Pros, in the sense of [...]

Digby Lands AT&T Deal

AT&T today announced a new service, Digby Mobile Commerce from AT&T, created specifically for retailers to help them design, deploy and manage mobile commerce web sites and rich applications optimized for smartphones. It’s a big deal, and we’ve already seen coverage today on The Statesman, and TechCrunch.

GameSalad Completes $6.1M Raise

GameSalad announced a new round of funding yesterday, and the news got picked up by our very own Austin American Statesman, as well as TechCrunch.We wrote about their A round funding last year. Back in 2009 your humble editor picked them to debut in the Innotech Beta Summit, next to other great companies such as InfoChimps, Spredfast, and PetsMD.