Famigo Announces New Mobile Content Lineup, Partnership with Mobile MUM

Famigo, a company providing safer experiences for children on mobile devices, today announced it has formed a strategic partnership with Mobile MUM, a provider of premium video content and educational apps for kids. Collectively, with the assistance of the developer community, Famigo can now ensure families, telecom carriers and OEMs have access to the newest child appropriate content available for mobile devices.

AVAI Announces New Version of AMP

AVAI Mobile Solutions, based in Austin, has announced a version of its AMP™ mobile application content management platform for the enterprise market. AMP enables enterprises to avoid the high cost and risk associated with custom app development and versioning by leveraging a proven platform as a service.

Icon Delivers A Business Card That’s As Digital As You Are

Personal brands have been around forever. It’s just that we used to call them something else. Like famous people, or celebrities. But in the era of Tweets, Likes and LinkedIn requests, the idea that everyone can build a brand has caught on. While some of the consumer-facing activity in the internet sector has lost some [...]

Former Edgar Online Founders Ready To Disrupt Again With 9WSearch

If you wanted to start a company based on the financial markets, Austin might not be your first choice. Technically, for 9WSearch CEO Susan Strausberg, it wasn’t. “My husband and I picked Austin to start a green-oriented business, but it took a little longer than expected,” said Strausberg.  “So we went back to our roots [...]

Mobile Apps or Adaptive Design?

Mobile development companies are sprouting up like wildfire, and one of the most common questions I receive surrounds referrals for companies that can make mobile apps. We all know, use, and seemingly want to build apps today. But I wanted to foster discussion around trends and mobile web. Do you think the future is in [...]

Mobile and the Austin Chamber

mobileTech Tuesday, by Steve Guengerich Tech start-ups, at least in my experience, have a notoriously conflicted relationship with traditional business networking groups, like our city’s Chamber of Commerce. The conflict comes because, on the surface, what each needs from the other is hard to come by. The Chamber needs financial support (membership fees, etc.) and [...]

Evernote in Austin

The popular Evernote is coming to Austin. A few weeks ago, I met with Rich Warwick, Evernote’s new vice president and general manager for Austin products, where I learned that Evernote was going to open a development lab in Austin, and that they will be aggressively looking for developers here in town. Mobility & Mac [...]

Tech Elephant Mating Fosters New Mobile Species

mobileTechThursday, by Steve Guengerich What a week, huh? First Google buys Motorola Mobility. Then, slipped in there quietly, Time Warner Cable buys Insight.  And finally, HP announces that it’s getting out of the PC business, ceding mobile to Apple and letting Dell battle Lenovo and the other APAC manufacturers for what’s left of the laptop [...]

Mobile Development

There’s no doubt that mobile is hot. At a recent Austin Tech Happy Hour I saw some folks from Mutual Mobile. These young kids fresh out of UT have created an incredible mobile development company. Someone had told me that they currently employee about 165 people, and they’re looking to hire another 100 people before [...]

4 Things For Austin Startups To Watch

It’s tough keeping up with the macro forces that can shape the strategy and execution of startups. Here’s a few things to keep an eye on as the talent wars continue and products and services are developed and refined. Software is still big. Software in the cloud is bigger.  It’s not realistic to think many [...]

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