About George Dearing

George Dearing writes about technology, startups, and sustainability.
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This Austin Company’s Mobile App Shows You Which People To Connect With On LinkedIn

Love it or hate it, LinkedIn is probably a part of your communications tool set. Austin’s WeCanStudios just launched an app that makes it even stickier. CanWeNetworksits atop LinkedIn and combines the company’s own algorithms and proximity technologies to match you up with other professionals, presumably ones you should meet.

Urban Transportation Gets A Lift As RideScout Launches In Austin

Urbanites and UT students have a new way to get around as RideScout™ announced its formal launch in Austin this week.

Icon Delivers A Business Card That’s As Digital As You Are

Personal brands have been around forever. It’s just that we used to call them something else. Like famous people, or celebrities. But in the era of Tweets, Likes and LinkedIn requests, the idea that everyone can build a brand has caught on. While some of the consumer-facing activity in the internet sector has lost some […]

New Report: There’s Tech Jobs In Austin But Others Lead In New Tech Growth

A recent report shared by the Austin Technology Council and sponsored by Engine Advocacy, was part reinforcement and part surprise. The Bay Area Council Economic Institute prepared the report, “Technology Works: Patterns of High-Technology Employment and Wages in the United States,” and shows Austin and the Austin-San Antonio corridor is a favorable hub for high-tech employment. That’s not the surprise. “Given the size […]

SubtleData Brings Point-of-Sale (POS) Integration To The Cloud, Speeds App Development In The Hospitality Industry

Most of the technology glitz in the restaurant and hospitality industry will likely end up as an app on your smartphone. You’ll be able to whip out your device and pay your bill, redeem a coupon, or even help your buddy leave a tip for that last round. But having all those capabilities takes some non-glitzy stuff. […]

We Caught Up With A Raleigh-Based Mobile Startup @SXSWECO

I wanted to share a recent SXSWECO briefing I had with JouleBug, a Raleigh-based mobile app maker focused on energy management and conservation. Now I could have said the “sustainability” sector,  but your eyes would have glazed over. Technically, though, they’re a data and gaming platform, which is why I wanted to share some of […]

SXSWECO Session: Startups And Corporations: Bringing Clean Technology To Market

Cleantech Group’s Greg Neichin opened up this morning’s panel “Startups and Corporations: Bringing Clean Technology to Market” with an important observation. The cleantech market, and certainly the broader energy energy space is a bit different when it comes to getting big companies in the same room with startups.

Can Healthcare Infrastructure Provide A Spark For Austin’s Startup Community?

There’s been a lot of discussion about the pros and cons of a new hospital in Austin. I won’t dive too much into the civic implications, you can read Brian Kelsey’s comments for that. I want to highlight two things: 1.) recent opinion and data on “eds and meds” 2.) how more healthcare infrastructure might impact startups. And just a small disclaimer. I realize we’re talking about a hospital. But my assumption, right or wrong, is that a large medical center will bring a substantial ecosystem along with it.

ATC Sharpens Austin’s Pitch, Targets Life Sciences

Packaging a city’s value is a little different these days. It goes beyond regional battles and attempts to poach HQ’s from other metros. Cities compete globally, so in addition to quality of life, it’s important for local leaders to understand everything from national policy to industry trends and growth opportunities. And while Austin’s entrepreneurial diversity is one of its strengths, it can be tough getting to a sales deck everyone can agree on.

XBRL Data Forum Brings Opportunities To Austin’s Developer Community

XBRL is visiting Austin this Fall for a one-day conference designed to educate and enlighten developers and software companies about a data standard that is rapidly growing across the country and around the world. On September 11 at the Austin Hilton, XBRL experts, developers and technologists will get together to discuss XBRL standards, build databases, […]