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 Indeed.com 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.

Brazos Software Rebrands as Noesis Energy, Acquires Managing Energy

Noesis Energy is targeting the estimated $70B in annual U.S. energy waste by helping commercial and industrial customers drive greater energy efficiencies out of their operations. Backed by an initial investment of $6.5M from Austin Ventures, and support for follow-on acquisitions, the company plans to unveil a cloud-based energy management platform that combines free analytics […]

Calxeda Launches the EnergyCore Processor

Calxeda today unveiled its ARM-based “EnergyCore” Server-on-a-Chip, which consumes as little as 1.5 watts, the industry’s first server processor to achieve this milestone. Following HP’s announcement to incorporate Calxeda technology in its first-generation of extreme low energy server development platforms, Calxeda is launching EnergyCore at simultaneous events in Palo Alto, CA and Austin, TX. A […]

Style and Substance at Launch 2011

Special Thursday edition of mobileTech Tuesday, by Steve Guengerich I’m in San Francisco this week with a couple colleagues from Appconomy at the Launch conference for the official announcement of our first app, Group{in}. Other Austin companies here include Deed or Greed – deals & coupons site where users earn cash-back from purchases they and […]

Socialware Launches Social Middleware Platform

Socialware is emerging from stealth mode, and being increasingly public about its products and services. In the interest of full disclosure, I’m an advisor to Socialware along with Jeff Dachis (Dachis Group), Paul Rogers (Google), and Kenny Van Zant (Solarwinds). The company has been funded to date by some incredible investors, including G-51 Capital, Silverton Partners, and Maples Investments.

Localiter Launching During SXSWi

The annual South by Southwest Interactive Festival has been known as the launchpad for web-based technology companies. The most famous is probably Twitter, but other companies such as Smule and Gowalla have launched during the festival. Austin-based Localiter is hoping to make a similar splash at the festival with their daily specials made possible by […]

OpenAustin.Org [Why Didn't We Think Of This Sooner?]

If you came to Austin Tech Happy Hour last Thursday, you may have been able to catch a sneak peak of something pretty cool as part of Technology Spotlight. Whurley was showing the concept for OpenAustin.org in advance of its official launch today. You may remember some of the discussion surrounding the City of Austin […]