A Storify Wrapup of the Global Coworking Unconference Conference

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Coworking conference explores trends in new ways to work

The Global Coworking Unconference Conference kicked off today at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center in downtown Austin. People came from as far away as Scotland and Australia to attend the conference, which focused on new ways for people to work remotely in collaborative workplaces. The number of coworking spaces has nearly doubled each […]

Picture This: Shutterstock to project slideshow on a 6 foot wall at SXSW

Shutterstock Images plans to project SXSW images nightly from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. onto a 6-story wall at the corner of 5th Street and Colorado in downtown Austin. People from all over the world can also view the slideshow online at Shutterstock’s Facebook page. Shutterstock will also have photographers and a mobile photo booth […]

Getaround launches today in Austin

Getaround, a peer to peer car sharing company, officially launched today in Austin. Just last month, Getaround launched in the greater Portland metropolitan area with a $1.7 million federal grant. The service is now available in four major cities. “Our goal when we founded Getaround was to empower people to share cars everywhere,” Getaround co-founder […]

Tabbedout now allows bars and restaurants to accept Paypal

Just in time for South by Southwest, bar patrons can now access their PayPal account to pay for a bar tab thanks to Austin-based Tabbedout, the mobile payment solution that enables customers to open, view and pay their bar or restaurant tab with their phone. No need to carry around a bunch of credit cards […]

Space Exploration, NASA Tweetups at SXSW Interactive

NASA Tweetups have gained a cult-like following from space fans. To qualify for one, you must follow @NASA on Twitter. The agency has more than 1.9 million followers. Once NASA announces a Tweetup, you fill out a simple online application which puts your name into a lottery with hundreds or thousands of other people. Since […]

What happened in Silicon Hills last week?

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Can We Studios lands $1.5 million in funding

Can We Studios, a mobile application development company, has received $1.5 million in funding through private investors. The Austin-based startup plans to launch the CanWeNetwork this summer, a professional networking applications online. Brooke Braswell and Dan Kloiber founded Can We Studios last year. Kloiber an angel investor and technology entrepreneur, led the investment round. He […]

Codero Hosting to open an Austin office

The cloud hosting wars are starting to heat up in central Texas. Kansas-based Codero Hosting, a cloud hosting service provider, announced that is has hired Emil Sayegh as its president and CEO and he’ll be based in Austin. “In the next six months, Codero plans to add additional staff to its current headquarters in Lenexa, […]

Win tickets to SXSW from Startup America

Startup America is giving away two tickets and two plane tickets to SXSW Interactive and another 60 discount codes to startups. But before you can apply, if you run a startup, you must register at Startup America. Next, you’ll register for the contest and submit a one minute pitch video explaining how SXSW would help […]