UT Entrepreneurship Week features startups and tech veterans

In 1984, Michael Dell started his computer company in a dorm room at the University of Texas and now he is one of the world’s richest men and runs Austin’s largest company. Since then, hundreds of entrepreneurs have launched ventures while at the university or upon graduating. To put the spotlight on entrepreneurship, a group […]

Bazaarvoice stock soars in its first day of trading

Bazaarvoice made some newly minted Austin millionaires today. The social media marketing company stock debuted on the Nasdaq, priced at $12 a share, Friday morning and rose as high as 41 percent to $17.16 in the afternoon. The stock, traded under the stock symbol BV, opened at $15.77 a share, up 33 percent, when trading […]

Bazaarvoice set to go public Friday

Bazaarvoice plans to offer 9.5 million shares of stock in its initial public offering, raising $114 million. The stock, priced at $12 a share and traded on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol, BV, will begin trading Friday morning, according to a news release from Bazaarvoice. The Austin-based company is offering 9 million shares and […]

A bulldog inspires BlackLocus founders to create startup to track online prices for retailers

By SUSAN LAHEY Special contributor to Silicon HIlls News It takes a consumer, using the top price tracking tools from Shopzilla to PriceProtectr, about 15 minutes to find the best price on an item online. So if you’re an e-tailer, how could you possibly keep track of what competitors are charging for 100 or 1,000 […]

Austin-based Infochimps announces new cloud-based data platform

Austin-based Infochimps, a data marketplace, has announced a new product, the Infochimps Platform for big data. The Infochimps Platform allow companies to create and manage big data sets faster and cheaper, according to its news release. Infochimp customers including SpringSense Runa and BlackLocus use the platform to sort through data from databases, the web and […]

Rackspace’s infographic on “Cloud Computing Services: Evolution of Music in the Cloud”

Rackspace® — [INFOGRAPHIC] Cloud Computing Services: Evolution of Music in the Cloud

Guides to SXSW Interactive

SXSW is just around the corner so no better time than now to plan your panels, parties and people to meet. Also, these guides will help you deal with life’s most vexing problems like where do I go for barbecue and does anyone have a room to rent or a couch? The official fist-timers guide […]

Silicon Hills Weekly Tech Roundup

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Austin inventors created “The Mounty” and now seek funding on Kickstarter

On Kickstarter, Casey Hopkins of Portland, Oregon, set out to raise $75,000 to create the Elevation Dock for the iPhone. He ended up raising $1,464,706 from 12,521 backers. He saw a problem. He found a solution. And the marketplace responded with a huge demand for his product. He was one of the first companies to […]