Margaret Mead and Mobile

mobileTech Tuesday, by Steve Guengerich It’s Wednesday, not Tuesday (the holiday through me off) and this is a bit more of a pure editorial piece than my normal contribution, but bear with me.  There was as good article in a recent edition of the Sunday Statesman by Brian Gaar on the greater Austin mobile scene.  What [...]

Access: Mobile

mobileTech Tuesday, by Steve Guengerich – Special Edition What if you could increase the addressable user base in the US of your mobile app by up to 10%? Or what if you could increase the total addressable size of the US market that you can sell your app to by up to 20%? And, finally, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Where the Mobile Things Are

mobileTech Tuesday, by Steve Guengerich Dug out from Southby 2011 yet? After a week, I’m finally feeling a little recovered and in a position to look ahead. And, for me, what lies ahead falls into the spirit of the infamous Monty Python catchphrase: “…and now, for something completely different!” Because as awesome as it was [...]

A Sampling of SXSMobile and Beyond

mobileTech Tuesday, by Steve Guengerich My apologies for the tardiness of our post this week. But, to paraphrase a line from one of the more memorable #SXSW tweets I saw this past week, “am covered in sweat after 3 hours of scheduling and have only gotten through Sunday!” Yes, no doubt that the depth and [...]

Are Mobile Platforms Austin’s Differentiator?

mobileTech Tuesday, by Steve Guengerich As we’ve discussed in this column before, Austin has a very robust mobile scene. But, then so do the Bay Area, New York City, the Boston 128 corridor, and for that matter Houston and Dallas. And, of course, if you start counting non-US domestic hotbeds, you’ve got thriving mobile scenes [...]

Style and Substance at Launch 2011

Special Thursday edition of mobileTech Tuesday, by Steve Guengerich I’m in San Francisco this week with a couple colleagues from Appconomy at the Launch conference for the official announcement of our first app, Group{in}. Other Austin companies here include Deed or Greed – deals & coupons site where users earn cash-back from purchases they and [...]

How Mobile Has Changed Live Music

by Sam Nachbar, guest mobileTech Tuesday (Cross-posted from The Appconomy) In Part 1 of this Markets overview for the live music industry, we covered issues related to live music recording, promotion, and sales and the role of mobile technology. In this post, we pick up on other issues that touch culture, process, and business practice changes that [...]

Interview with Bril Flint, angel investor and tech strategist

mobileTech Tuesday special – A Podcast with Bril Flint, angel investor and technology strategist Note: Today, I am pleased to announce the “soft launch” of a new channel of original and curated content of best practices, profiles, features, and commentary, covering the rapid transition to the mobile, app-based economy, aka, the appconomy. This interview is [...]