The worst kept secret in Austin this week is the impending announcement that Google Fiber is coming to Austin. A post titled “Google Fiber’s next stop: Austin, Texas” appeared on the Google Fiber site at 3am the other day. And it was promptly removed. People like GigaOm’s Stacey Higginbotham received invitations to a special event on Tuesday, and a local PR firm has been tasked with inviting local tech dignitaries.
There has been some incredible talent joining WP Engine lately. First it was Nick Daines, who headed up Rackspace’s famous customer support program. Now it’s Heather Brunner, former COO for Bazaarvoice.
Austin based Cogsy, a revolutionary solution for affordable, custom websites will open its invitation only beta on March 31st. Cogsy will also be giving its first public demo at the SXSW Startup Spotligt on March 8th at 4pm.
Today is the last day to pre-register for the 6th Annual Austin Tech Happy Hour pre-SXSW Kickoff at Molotov tomorrow.
Click Security – a pioneer in real-time security analytics – today announced it has secured $17.7 million in Series B financing.
I recently was introduced to Brandon Ramirez, co-founder of TapSavvy. I read his very first blog post, and asked him for permission to post it here on AustinStartup. I’m always interested in the perspectives of people who are choosing to start their companies in Austin.
Apptive, the Austin area company that enables any small business to create a native mobile app, is excited to announce the release of a brand new, totally redesigned version of their EasyApp service.
It turns out a whole bunch of our friends from technology centers around the country are going to be in town for some kind of conference or other, so we thought it would be a great opportunity to hold our usual kickoff happy hour. This is traditionally one of our biggest and best happy hours of the year.
Bigcommerce, the leading e-commerce platform for small and medium sized businesses (SMBs), today announced that its 120 Austin employees are moving to 11305 Four Points Drive at FM 2222 and RM 620. The company’s target move date is April 2013.