I’m a little Dewey: Honoring the spirit of Dewey Winburne

mobileTech Tuesday, by Steve Guengerich Chances are, you may have never heard of Dewey Winburne, especially if you are somewhat new to Austin. I’ve been meaning to write this post for a long time to help change that possibility, in a small way. Because, regardless of whether you never met Dewey Winburne before he died [...]

Where New Mobile Ventures Come From

mobileTechTuesday, by Steve Guengerich I just completed my second year of teaching the New Ventures class for the Digital MBA program at St. Edwards University. It will be my last time to teach the class, as I expect to be out of the country next year. (More on that later.) Serving as a professor for [...]

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 [...]

Mobile Education Is?

mobileTechThursday, by Steve Guengerich Mobile education is cool. In April of this year, Disney executive producer Starr Long spoke coyly but confidently at AMD’s GameOn Texas! Conference about Disney’s mission to make “educational” games the coolest, best games. (Games, by the way, that run on AMD-powered tablets and laptops, one would hope.) Mobile education is [...]

This is not a smart-phone and I don’t care

mobileTech Tuesday, by Steve Guengerich I attended Dell World 2011 last week and it was pretty remarkable on a number of levels. On one level, I reflected on Dell’s maturation as an enterprise. While the majority of what we write about in AustinStartup.com are new hardware and software ideas being brought to market, it’s easy [...]

SXSW Eco, ArtPrize and GigaOM: 7 Days, 3 Events Apps

mobileTech Tuesday, by Steve Guengerich The past week has been a whirlwind of travel and events: from San Francisco to Grand Rapids to Austin. Along the way, I’ve had a chance to try out apps for each event, using my trusty iPhone 3GS – yes, I’m one of those who skipped 1st gen iPhone 4 [...]

Mobile and the ‘internet of things’

mobileTech Thursday, by Steve Guengerich I just returned from GigaOM’s annual Mobilize conference, held Monday and Tuesday this week, at the UCSF Mission Bay conference center in San Francisco. With this week’s post, I wanted to focus on two sessions that caught my interest as a potential area of opportunity for Austin’s mobile entrepreneurs. The [...]

China, Austin and Mobile Development

mobileTechTuesday, by Steve Guengerich Yesterday, Austin-headquartered Digby announced that 7GeGe.com, leading Chinese specialty retailer of fashionable and contemporary apparel, had selected Digby to launch a mobile optimized website for 7GeGe.com before year’s end. Digby’s partnership is a microcosm of the greater opportunity that Austin mobile developers and app makers should be thinking about with respect [...]

Mobile-palooza!

mobileTech Tuesday, by Steve Guengerich Yes, I know it’s mid-July. Summertime is in full swing. The heat is hot and the rain is not in Austin. The next “official” US holiday, Labor Day, is a nearly seven weeks away on September 5 – an eternity in mobi time. But, my friend, there’s no time like [...]

Mobile Alchemy Makes 20

mobileTech Tuesday, by Steve Guengerich It was good to see the announcement in Austin’s paper of record, the Statesman, today about the launch of Catapult Systems‘ mobile business. Last Thursday, at the Austin Tech Happy Hour, I caught up with founder and CEO Sam Goodner for a few minutes and he talked about Mobile Alchemy [...]

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