Capital Factory Makes 2010 Program Selections

Capital Factory, a seed stage technology accelerator based in Austin, announced five companies that will participate in the 2010 program this summer. About 200 companies applied for the program, which provides cash, mentorship, and services to those who are selected. The 10-week program culminates in a Demo Day where the companies have the opportunity to showcase their ideas in front of investors and other entrepreneurs.

SolarBridge Raises $15M Series B

SolarBridge Technologies, the leading developer of module-integrated microinverter solutions that reduce the Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE) in solar installations, announced that it has secured $15 million in series B funding. The company has raised more than $27 million to date. Rho Ventures, a new investor in the company, led the financing round. Battery Ventures, [...]

Austin Tech Happy Hour on Thursday

Now that everybody has had time to recover from SXSW, it’s time for Austin Tech Happy Hour on April 29th from 6pm – 8pm at Molotov. With a little luck we’ll have some great Spring weather for the upstairs patio. Come and network with your friends from the Austin technology community. There’s plenty to discuss [...]

Workstreamer Launches Public Beta

Everyone is so focused on search that they’re going to miss the bigger opportunity, which I think is making meaning out of the massive amount of information on the internet, not just searching it.

Bazaarvoice Inks Deal with "The Google"

The annual Social Commerce Summit created by Bazaarvoice seems to just get better year after year. The attendance grows higher, the clever marketing continues to pour out, and the announcements are big. So what could get bigger than an announcement about a new product, and a search deal with Google? Bazaarvoice announced that is has [...]

Macheen in Stealth, but Starts with $2.75M

Let’s talk about a perfect storm. Start with Richard Schwartz. He’s been advising ATI companies for a while, and was the CEO of SoloMio. It looks like he just resigned as the Chairman of Jinni (presumably to focus on his new company). He’s active in a tech incubator program in Israel, and a former Sr. [...]

Click Forensics Adds Search Quality Score

Today at the ad:tech San Francisco conference, Click Forensics announced the availability of new functionality that allows ad networks and content publishers to make real-time ad serving decisions based on the quality of a search query or impression. Dubbed the Search Quality Score, the new offering is unique in that decisions on which ads to [...]

Another Product from Live Oak 360; BearHug

Live Oak 360 has added BearHug, a new customer care tool, to its arsenal of online solutions, Andy Meadows, the firm’s chief executive officer said. “Our company has always felt very strongly about taking care of our customers, and we spend a lot of time and money trying to do the best we can with [...]

Appozite Launches TweetReach

Appozite, an Austin-based startup and the creators of CheapTweet, today announced the launch of its new professional Twitter analytics service, TweetReach Pro. FutureWorks, a new media marketing and branding agency, has tapped TweetReach to provide the Twitter reach measurement for the agency’s campaigns. Appozite’s TweetReach provides insight into how far an idea travels on Twitter [...]

Q&A Wednesday :: Heatwave Interactive

Today’s Q&A Wednesday is with Anthony Castoro, the CEO of Heatwave Interactive. The company has been at SXSW Screenburn showing off Platinum Life, their iSamJackson iPhone app, and Gods & Heroes. Perhaps you were at their party at The Belmont last night?