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.

This Austin Company’s Mobile App Shows You Which People To Connect With On LinkedIn

Love it or hate it, LinkedIn is probably a part of your communications tool set. Austin’s WeCanStudios just launched an app that makes it even stickier. CanWeNetworksits atop LinkedIn and combines the company’s own algorithms and proximity technologies to match you up with other professionals, presumably ones you should meet.

Urban Transportation Gets A Lift As RideScout Launches In Austin

Urbanites and UT students have a new way to get around as RideScout™ announced its formal launch in Austin this week.