Mobile Commerce in Las Vegas – On the Ground at the Downtown Project

Last year, Zappos’s CEO Tony Hsieh spent much of his keynote speech at SXSW V2V 2013 on the Downtown Project, the name he gave to his personal economic and cultural revitalization effort of several acres of the original, downtown Las Vegas. Tony made a considerable financial commitment to the Downtown Project of $350 million, to [...]

Comfy Raises $600K

Comfy, the rental marketplace that lets students discover and secure the right housing, has announced an initial $600,000 round of seed funding led by Mike Lee, partner at Dominion Ventures.

RetailMeNot Helps Members Save While Dining Out

RetailMeNot, the largest digital offers destination in the United States, announced today the addition of more than 20,000 new offers from quick-service, fast-casual and fine dining restaurants. Available through its free RetailMeNot Coupons app for iPhone and Android devices to members who are signed in, the free offers can be redeemed on the spot by simply showing the location-specific offer to waitstaff or cashiers.

Indeed Agrees to Acquire MoBolt

Indeed has agreed to acquire MoBolt, an alliance that will enable any employer to accept mobile job applications.

Besomebody, Inc. Closes $1 Million Seed Funding Round

Besomebody, a diverse, global, social community and passion platform, has closed a $1 million seed funding round from The E.W. Scripps Company, a 135-year-old entrepreneurial media company based in Cincinnati. The distribution of the funding is linked to the company meeting key milestones.

Postmates Launches in Austin

Postmates, which is like “Uber” for stuff, unlocks the inventory of a city by connecting customers with a dedicated fleet of couriers to deliver anything in under an hour. Postmates is currently doing over 15,000 deliveries a week in six cities across the U.S., and starting today will allow Austinites to get nearly any item — from takeout and groceries to retail items and even prescriptions — delivered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

WP Engine Study: Majority of Americans Want Original Content Directly from Brands

WP Engine, a leading SaaS content management platform for websites and applications built on WordPress, announced today the results of its WP Engine Content Creation Study.

Repair Jungle Brings Online Auto Repair Service to Austin

Repair Jungle launches in Austin today to help connect car owners with the best local auto repair shops.

SXSW 2014 Launch: Access The Night

Access The Night is a social discovery app that instantly connects you with local entertainment options.

SXSW 2014 Launch: The Right Arm

We’ve created an affordable, portable, stand-up environment for small form-factor laptops and tablets.

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