Bill Boebel Recounts Webmail’s Path to Success

Running a technology startup takes perseverance, money, luck, talent and the ability to adapt quickly. That’s the takeaway from Bill Boebel’s Startup Ignite talk at the Geekdom in San Antonio Friday night. Boebel, now an angel investor and managing director of Capital Factory in Austin, gave the audience of about 60 people an overview of […]

Senate Approves JOBS Act which allows startups to seek crowd funding

The U.S. Senate today passed the JOBS Act, whose acronym stands for Jumpstart Our Business Startups, which includes a crowd funding provision to allow entrepreneurs to raise money directly from small investors through crowd funding sites. The Senate passed the bill 73-26. Now the legislation goes back to the House, which must vote on the […]

In Austin, artists seek to turn pay phone booths into art

Ok, this is a stretch for a technology blog. But file this under what happens when old tech dies? The Pay Phone Revival project plans to turn abandoned pay phone booths into interactive art objects. The project’s founders are seeking $5,915 on Kickstarter to complete its funding. If it meets its goal, the art installations […]

Insights from SXSW Interactive

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Senate expected to vote on Jobs Act and crowd funding businesses later today

The Senate is expected to vote on the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act or JOBS Act, today. Among other things, the bill would allow small businesses to do crowd funding (on formats like Kickstarter) or sell up to $10,000 worth of stock to individuals. It would also allow small companies to publicly advertise for investors. […]

HBR’s SXSW Panel Explores “Are Great Employees Overrated?”

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Storify Won the Top Award for Social Media at SXSW

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InfoChimps Helps Companies Mine Big Data for Golden Nuggets

BY SUSAN LAHEY Special Contributor to Silicon Hills News Dhruv Bansal and Flip Kromer, two of Infochimps’ founders, were budding research scientists, graduate students at the Center for Nonlinear Dynamics at the University of Texas Physics Department. They had no real thought of building a startup. But it did occur to them that not only […]

SXSW Accelerator Winners Announced

BY SUSAN LAHEY Special Contributor to Silicon Hills News After two days of intense preparation and pitching, with contestants wandering the Hilton halls muttering to themselves while looking at note cards, the SXSW Accelerator competition wound up Tuesday evening. Six Austin companies were invited to compete, but in the end, none prevailed. Winners included the […]

TechCocktail’s Startup Competition at SXSW