Rivet Launches First-of-its-Kind User-Generated Content Marketing Solution

Rivet Works, Inc., a technology company that inspires consumers with user-generated content (UGC) solutions, today announced its launch as the first content marketing solution that promotes active engagement between people and their favorite brands. Rivet’s cloud-based platform captures the experience of the consumer by individualizing user-generated content marketing programs to produce thought-provoking and experiential content. With easy integration and implementation across both mobile and web channels, Rivet drives customer engagement, promotes brand awareness, enhances brand loyalty, and increases conversion rates.

Famigo Announces EDU, One-to-One Tablet for Pre-K through 5th Grade

Famigo, a company providing safer experiences for children on mobile devices, has announced the launch of Famigo EDU, a one-to-one tablet platform for elementary school students and teachers. The secure platform lets teachers find the best content from any source, design individualized lessons online and send them directly to students’ tablets.

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 […]

V is for Venture: Day 3 of V2V 2014

The final day of SXSW V2V 2014 was all about the “v” for “venture” in the name.

It Takes Leaving Austin to Know it Better at SXSW V2V

Yesterday was a full day of programming, one-on-one meetings, and the great synchronicity of surprise meetings in the lunch-line hallway or at the Tech Cocktail reception at the Chandelier bar, as Day 2 of SXSW V2V unfolded.

SXSW V2V – Sophomore Year

I’m at SXW V2V for its sophomore year run this week. Monday (yesterday) was the first full day of programming, with Sunday mainly being devoted to the kick-off party and finding one’s hotel room.

Phunware on Acquisition Roll

Phunware, the pioneer of Multiscreen as a Service (MaaS), the first fully integrated services platform that enables brands to engage, manage and monetize their anytime anywhere users worldwide, today announced that it has acquired Miami based Simplikate.

Famigo on HTC One M8 Provides Child-Approved Apps On The Go

Famigo, a company providing safer experiences for children on mobile devices, is now available pre-installed on the HTC One M8 on the AT&T network.

Filament Labs Raises $1 Million, Announces First Customers

Filament Labs raised $1 million in a seed round led by Mercury Fund to grow their flagship product, Patient IO, a care plan delivery platform for health professionals. Patient IO helps health professionals create personalized care plans that can be seamlessly delivered to patients outside the clinic.

Big, Mobile, and Innovative: Appconomy in China

I spent nearly all of 2012 living and working in Shanghai, China. Because of this experience, AustinStartup asked if I wouldn’t mind sharing a few observations about the start-up life in China.