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 in advance of its official launch today. You may remember some of the discussion surrounding the City of Austin [...]

Austin Traffic Now On iPhone

Round Rock-based Kerlmax has released the latest version of their Austin Traffic iPhone application. Google Maps has a map-based indicator of traffic, but this app has traffic cameras on the major highways in Austin, plus a list of exactly where incidents are happening. You just don’t get that kind of pinpoint accuracy any other way. [...]

SailPoint Adds Virtualization and Other Services

SailPoint today announced a suite of new deployment offerings for its identity governance solution, SailPoint IdentityIQ, including a virtual appliance, a hosting option and a menu of managed services, to streamline and simplify the process of buying, implementing and managing identity management solutions. These new options, in addition to SailPoint’s conventional hardware appliance and software [...]

Turn2Live Launches at SXSW

Ever wondered where you can catch live music, right now, within a couple miles of your location? Or maybe you’re in a strange city and don’t know the scene, but would like to know where you can listen to some hip-hop? Turn2Live is the website for you. The website launched at SXSW this week. At [...]

BuzzStream Launches Beta

It seems like I’ve been waiting forever for the beta launch of BuzzStream. Even worse, I see CEO Paul May and Chairman Jeremy Bencken talking about it at social events all the time. At the TechCrunch event in the Fall, Jeremy had a demo on his Dell Mini 9 that was just awesome. Thankfully, BuzzStream [...]