Parqer Brings Cashless Valet to Austin

A new, better way to pay, Parqer is an exciting new app enabling consumers to pay their valet through their mobile app. Simple, safe, and fast—no cash necessary. Founded by a University of Texas alum, Parqer launched in Dallas in May and has quickly expanded across the city and to locations in Arlington, Houston, and now – Austin.

Introducing NuHabitat: Comprehensive Online Real Estate Search Where Others Fall Short

Searching for a new home or investment property in Austin and Central Texas just got a whole lot easier, with today’s launch of NuHabitat, a residential real estate application (and Capital Factory Accelerator company) designed with ease of use, speed and 100% data accuracy in mind.

Postmates Launches in Austin

Postmates, which is like “Uber” for stuff, unlocks the inventory of a city by connecting customers with a dedicated fleet of couriers to deliver anything in under an hour. Postmates is currently doing over 15,000 deliveries a week in six cities across the U.S., and starting today will allow Austinites to get nearly any item — from takeout and groceries to retail items and even prescriptions — delivered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

SXSW 2014 Launch: iM5

Today’s feature is with Tom Klein, co-founder of iM5.

Pingboard Raises $1.25 Million Seed Round, Launches Modern Company Directory

Pingboard, the modern social company directory, today announced that the company has closed a $1.25M seed round of venture funding led by Silverton Partners.

Advanced Service Bidding App Officially Launches in iTunes Store

Will Scott, a leading software developer based in the Austin area, officially launched his ground-breaking app, ServaBid, in the iTunes app store today. ServaBid uses short, user-recorded videos to connect them with service providers in virtually any area.

Silvercar Finally Launches at DFW

Over a year ago we wrote about Silvercar raising $3M of their planned $11M round from Austin Ventures, and nobody commented. It must have been the best kept secret in the Austin technology community, even though they had job openings on at the time. Well, the wait is finally over. CEO Luke Schneider previously worked at Ford, and was the CTO at ZipCar. Now he’s creating the technology-focused car rental company that we all wish existed.

Rockify.TV Launches to the Public as Old-School MTV

Rockify.TV, the online music video channel, is excited to announce the launch of its public beta.

Traveling Through Time with SameTimeAs

Today’s guest blog is by Will Rodenbusch: “I’m from Austin, the greatest rising tech center in the world! I am a 29 year old code monkey who loves the great outdoors, travel, entrepreneurship, and almost anything that involves an element of danger. When I’m not at my desk, you can find me with my wife, Cora. We are your typical Austin DINKs, out enjoying life.”

RxNetwork Launches Prescription Drug Marketplace

RxNetwork today announced that it has launched the firstonline prescription drug marketplace giving consumers the ability to search and find accurate and transparent pricing from both online and local U.S. pharmacies. Now by just entering in a drug name and a city location, consumers can see prices from multiple pharmacies in their area including major chains, grocery, and warehouse clubs and shop for their medications based on location, convenience, and price.