Today’s Q&A Wednesday is with Meritful, who recently relocated to Austin in a rather amusing way.
Postmaster, the only smart and simple way to ship, track and save on small parcel shipping, today announced it has raised a seed investment round of $600,000. The round was led by Capital Factory, Cloud Power and Zelkova Ventures, as well as a consortium of angels. Postmaster will use the seed investment round to expand its development team, build additional carrier integrations, and expand its core features and functionality.
Time Warner Cable today announced that the company has begun deployment of TWC WiFi™, a citywide WiFi Hotspot network for its customers in Austin, Texas. Access to the TWC WiFi™ network is free to Time Warner Cable customers with Standard Internet or above and to Time Warner Cable Business Class Internet customers. Additionally, free Trial and Prepaid Access options starting as low as $2.95/hour are available on TWC WiFi™ for those not qualifying for free access.
Spanning Cloud Apps, creators of the powerful, enterprise-class data protection solution “Spanning Backup for Google Apps”, announces that administrators can now monitor their Google Apps domains from their mobile devices with Audit Log for Google Apps. Spanning’s first mobile app alerts administrators when changes are made to their domain settings – allowing them to monitor their domains on the go and in real time.
AVAI Mobile Solutions, based in Austin, has announced a version of its AMP™ mobile application content management platform for the enterprise market. AMP enables enterprises to avoid the high cost and risk associated with custom app development and versioning by leveraging a proven platform as a service.
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.
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 [...]