Mobile-palooza!

mobileTech Tuesday, by Steve Guengerich Yes, I know it’s mid-July. Summertime is in full swing. The heat is hot and the rain is not in Austin. The next “official” US holiday, Labor Day, is a nearly seven weeks away on September 5 – an eternity in mobi time. But, my friend, there’s no time like [...]

Without Chips, Mobile Is Nothing

mobileTech Tuesday, by Steve Guengerich As I was on my way to pick up my Monday morning coffee at 6am, I had an audio double-take when I heard this exchange on the morning news report between the KUT anchor and a reporter from the Austin Business Journal about chipmaker Altera Corp’s announced intentions to move [...]

Margaret Mead and Mobile

mobileTech Tuesday, by Steve Guengerich It’s Wednesday, not Tuesday (the holiday through me off) and this is a bit more of a pure editorial piece than my normal contribution, but bear with me.  There was as good article in a recent edition of the Sunday Statesman by Brian Gaar on the greater Austin mobile scene.  What [...]

Access: Mobile

mobileTech Tuesday, by Steve Guengerich – Special Edition What if you could increase the addressable user base in the US of your mobile app by up to 10%? Or what if you could increase the total addressable size of the US market that you can sell your app to by up to 20%? And, finally, [...]

Super Bowls and Scenes

mobileTech Tuesday by Steve Guengerich The University of Texas and the other great public and private universities in Texas – from my alma mater Texas A&M in College Station, to Rice University in Houston, and many more – serve to educate each new generation’s youth with the skills and knowledge to make their mark in [...]

Austin Tech Happy Hour Thursday at the W Hotel

Austin Tech Happy Hour is this Thursday at the W Hotel. Pre-register and we’ll see you there!

Mobile is Global

mobileTech Tuesday, by Steve Guengerich This week’s article is cross-posted from its original in The Appconomy. Intellectually, most people “get” that the market for mobile technology and apps is a global one. But, sometimes, we lose sight of the examples that remind us the pros and cons of this reality. Pros, in the sense of [...]

Where the Mobile Things Are

mobileTech Tuesday, by Steve Guengerich Dug out from Southby 2011 yet? After a week, I’m finally feeling a little recovered and in a position to look ahead. And, for me, what lies ahead falls into the spirit of the infamous Monty Python catchphrase: “…and now, for something completely different!” Because as awesome as it was [...]

Why Capital Factory?

The application deadline for Austin-based Capital Factory’s 2011 program is Sunday, and momentum for tech startups and entrepreneurship in general are riding high as the SXSW Interactive festival wraps up. Signs of the frenzy include an increase in Startup Buses from one to six this year, a busload of MBA students from Michigan who are out to networks with startups, and recent tech investor Ashton Kutcher making an appearance at the Foursquare party. With the number of technology accelerators on the rise, the most frequent question I get asked is how Capital Factory is different from other programs. I posed this question to FamigoGames co-founder Q Beck. “One difference we found very important is the fact that the program mentors are also the investors in the fund, and they’re active practitioners themselves,” Q told us. “With only 5 companies in the program, and 20 mentors you get some very hands-on advice and a lot of attention compared to other programs we looked at.”

A Sampling of SXSMobile and Beyond

mobileTech Tuesday, by Steve Guengerich My apologies for the tardiness of our post this week. But, to paraphrase a line from one of the more memorable #SXSW tweets I saw this past week, “am covered in sweat after 3 hours of scheduling and have only gotten through Sunday!” Yes, no doubt that the depth and [...]