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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Interview with Bril Flint, angel investor and tech strategist

mobileTech Tuesday special – A Podcast with Bril Flint, angel investor and technology strategist Note: Today, I am pleased to announce the “soft launch” of a new channel of original and curated content of best practices, profiles, features, and commentary, covering the rapid transition to the mobile, app-based economy, aka, the appconomy. This interview is […]

Help Map the Austin Mobile Scene

By nearly every account, mobile is the hottest area in tech. Looking at the data – from sales growth rates in hardware, led by Apple, to download volumes of software, represented by the ubiquitous app – the numbers are skyrocketing. Anecdotally, the man who coined ‘web 2.0′ for the last trend, Tim O’Reilly, remarked in a […]

MobileMonday Founder Discusses Mobi Programs at Innotech

Matt Scherer, a contributing blogger, had the opportunity to interview  C. Enrique Ortiz, the founder of MobileMonday Austin and a panelist for InnoTech Austin’s Mobile Application Marketplace session.  Here’s Ortiz’ take on what is happening within the “mobi” space not only in Austin but also in the U.S.  Details on Innotech can be found here. Q1:  What caused […]

Dis-Cord: Mobile Transactions and the Death of Cash

Here’s a thought: walk into a bar, order, and pay with your phone. Why not? Japan as an entire nation has been doing it widely for at least the last five years. I know it sounds crazy but it’s time the wild wild West looked beyond what the mobile giants are pedaling today and ask themselves, “Why haven’t we done this yet?”

We’ve already seen a number of mobile payment technologies break onto the scene since the start of 2010, including a few raised right here in Austin, and they are doing more than just introducing new portals to give our money away; they are actually ballooning a market that has the potential to disrupt how we view, value, and spend our hard earned dinero.

Mobile 1st by Austin Ad Fed

If you’re into mobile and you’re in Austin, or your coming to Austin for SXSW you might want to checkout the Austin Ad Fed‘s meeting on March 11th. It’s going to be at the AT&T Executive Conference Center from 5pm – 7:30pm. It’s $25 in advance or $30 at the door and will feature networking […]