Archives for April 2012

The WP Engine team knows how to have fun

Back in February, Susan Lahey did this profile of WP Engine, the wordpress hosting site founded by Jason Cohen. The startup is growing by leaps and bounds. And today they posted a video showing their team spirit and showcasing why Austin is a great place to work. The entire staff ran a 5K around Town […]

Software skills, especially Java, in demand in Austin

In Austin, software, hardware, semiconductor and information technology skills are in demand, according to Door64, a 20,000 member technology organization, which Monday released a Hiring Priority Survey of technology companies. Startups were not included in the survey. For the first three months of 2012, software is the biggest skill in demand. Companies are specifically looking […]

At Longhorn Startup Camp, UT Students found, a platform for games

Austin Hallock and Joe Vennix, both juniors at the University of Texas majoring in computer science, have founded, a platform for HTML5 games. Their startup is based at the Longhorn Startup Camp, a 30,000 square foot building at 1616 Guadalupe St., which has housed 27 student run companies during the Spring Semester. Bob Metcalfe, […]

Creative people converge and collaborate at #BlogathonATX

To get an idea for what it’s like to attend BlogathonATX, you’ve just got to peruse some of the posts from attendees on its blog. Those posts include “I just ate a 40 year old sandwich,” “New Study finds Bumper Stickers Linked to Driving Skills” “They used to call me an editor” and one of […]

WhaleShark Media Awards Top Shark a Costco Shopping Spree

At WhaleShark Media, the “Employee of the Month,” known as its “Top Shark” gets to spin a wheel of fortune and win a prize. Employees nominate the hardest working WhaleShark employee and management votes on the winner. In the past, Top Sharks have won free flights and hotel stays anywhere in the U.S., Super Bowl […]

iGoToo App Promotes Tourism in Austin

Rocksauce Studios, headed up by Q Manning, has created the iGoToo app to be released this summer. The company has created the following commercial to promote the app and to put a spotlight on what Austin has to offer. iGoToo, Your Amazing Trip Starts Here! from Rocksauce Studios on Vimeo.

10 Companies Shine at UT’s 1 Semester Startup Demo Day

All of the entrepreneurs presenting at the University of Texas’ 1 Semester Startup Spring Demo Day Thursday night appeared polished and professional. The 10 company teams had solid ideas and at least one, PhotoWhoa is already turning a profit. Josh Baer, one of the instructors and founder of Capital Factory and with UT’s Department of […]

University of Texas’ Spring 1 Semester Startup Demo Day tonight

If you don’t have plans tonight, snag a ticket to 1 Semester Startup Demo Day. It starts with drinks and appetizers at 5 p.m. and then the program kicks off an hour later with Bob Metcalfe, one of three instructors in the program and professor of innovation in the University of Texas Cockrell School of […]

BAE Systems Opens New Austin Manufacturing Center

BAE Systems has finished building its new Austin manufacturing center. The center focuses on technology for defense, aerospace and security industries. The company held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday. “This new facility will enable us to quickly produce and deliver next generation electronic systems directly to our war fighters,” Lisa Aucion, director of Integrated […]

Affinegy acquires Sagemcom’s business unit and expands internationally

Affinegy, which makes software for cable boxes and other devices, announced Tuesday that is has acquired part of Sagemcom’s business. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. The Austin-based software company says the acquisition will grow its employees by 40 percent and add an engineering and business group in Dallas and a customer support, […]