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 […]

Andrew Busey’s New Studio Launches Game Tomorrow

Tomorrow, Team Chaos is launching Dragon Academy, a new match 3 puzzle adventure game for Apple iOS, Android and Facebook.

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 […]

Austin Looks Well Positioned For Future Job Growth

With the economy in a lukewarm recovery, it appears companies are starting to ramp up hiring efforts. If we look at the broader recovery, it’s easy to get excited about Austin’s momentum. Take a look at the map from Atlantic Cities (below) showing the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Austin ranked […]

Family Trends in Mobile Media

The most connected people in family friendly games happen to be right here in Austin, Texas at Famigo. They recently published an infographic describing current trends in mobile as it relates to family gaming activity.

ICanHazATXStartupWeek? It’s a Wrap!

mobileTechTuesday by Steve Guengerich Last week, September 6-10, was ATX Startup Week (that A, for Austin, TX y’all). Championed by Jacqueline Hughes and directly inspired by Boulder Startup Week, a robust programming schedule was built around Capital Factory’s 2011 Demo Day, with support from a number of anchor sponsors. A few personal observations from the […]

Portalarium Raises Funds for Social Gaming

Austin-based gaming bad ass and space enthusiast Richard Garriott’s company Portalarium announced that is has raised $2.4M in additional financing from m8 and the Founder’s Fund. The company is planning to release a game named CenterPort in 2012, which is a visually rich social networking game that will “be the virtual world social hub for […]