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.

SXSW 2014 Launch: ROIKOI

ROIKOI is a new way to find and feature the great people at every company.

SXSW 2014 Launch: SecondMic

SecondMic is an app that lets anyone listen to smart alternative commentary while watching a sports game or show live on TV.

SXSW 2014 Launch: Perk

Today’s feature is with Adam Salamon, Chief Operating Office of Perk.

RideScout & Austin B-cycle Announce Partnership; Improve Local Transportation

In a press conference this morning, RideScout and Austin B-cycle announced the recent integration of the bikeshare system in RideScout’s mobile app and celebrated better transportation options in the city. RideScout, an Austin-based startup, is a technology platform that connects users to public, private and social modes of transportation, linking users to Austin B-cycle, CapMetro, car2go, Electric Cab, and pedicab as well as walking, biking, driving, and real-time parking options in one app.