Top 25 Posts for 2012 on Silicon Hills News

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Happy New Year! It’s been a fun and exciting year in 2012 with all kinds of fascinating technology stories in the Austin and San Antonio area. So at Silicon Hills News, we’re posting the top 25 stories for 2012 – as voted on by you – the readers – by those stories that attracted the […]

Austin Startup Deohako to Exhibit at International CES

Stacy Yamaoka, co-founder of Deohako.com with the company's Joby GorillaPod Tripod.

Earlier this year, Stacy Yamaoka created the prototype for the Joby GorillaPod Tripod to hold iPads. Since then, her company, Deohako.com has created an entire line of iPad display cases and accessories. And next week, Deohako’s iPad products will be on display at the International CES Show in Las Vegas. Deohako is one of more […]

UT Makes Intuit’s List of Top Schools for Entrepreneurs

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Nick Spiller, director of Longhorn Entrepreneur Agency, first posted a link to an article in Young Entrepreneurs on “The Rise of Entrepreneurship on College Campuses” in the Facebook Austin Startups group. The University of Texas at Austin is famous for its students who go on to become entrepreneurs like Michael Dell, founder of Dell and […]

The Importance of Story Telling for Startup Entrepreneurs

If I had a buck for every time an entrepreneur asked me how to get media attention, I’d be as wealthy as a venture capitalist. Ok, that may be a bit of stretch. I’d probably have enough money to run my own bar, which I’d call “The Story Distillery.” But I’ve got to say the […]

Think Like a Freak

Steven Levitt talking at Dell World. Stephen Dubner in the background. Photo courtesy of Dell.

What’s the key to thinking like a freak? “Be willing to ask the kind of questions other people don’t ask,” said Stephen Dubner, co-author of Freakonmomics. Dubner delivered the closing keynote address at Dell World in Austin recently with Steven Levitt, the other author of Freakonomics and SuperFreakonomics. The former book sold 4 million copies […]

Two UT Professors Among 12 to Receive National Medal of Science

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President Barack Obama named 12 researchers as recipients of the National Medal of Science on Friday including two University of Texas professors. Allen Bard, a professor of chemistry, and John Goodenough, professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Texas received the nation’s highest honor for scientists. Professor Goodenough developed materials that led to the […]

Union Pacific Railroad Opens Innovation Center in Austin

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The largest railroad network in the United States, Union Pacific Railroad has picked Austin for its new technology innovation center. Union Pacific has opened an Information Technology Center at 807 Las Cimas Parkway in northwest Austin. The railroad plans to develop software and do engineering research and development at the site. The office can support […]

Dell Buys Credant Technologies

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Dell announced plans to acquire Credant Technologies, a data security firm. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 2001, Credant Technologies, based in Addison, adds strength to Dell’s computing solutions products. During the last three years, Dell has expanded its security products to offer clients. “In today’s work environment data is always […]

IBM Acquires Austin-based StoredIQ

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IBM announced plans to acquire StoredIQ Inc., a privately-held data analysis and management firm in Austin. The companies did not disclose the financial terms of the deal. StoredIQ will help IBM’s clients manage their data to know what to keep and what to throw away and how to use that data in its operations. In […]

uShip.com Raises $18 million to Expand Globally

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uShip.com has closed on a $18 million Series C financing round with Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. The Austin-based startup plans to use the money for development, sales and marketing and to expand globally, according to a news release. Since its founding in 2009, uShip has raised $28 million including this round. Other investors include […]