Cognitive Scale Launches in Austin


Cognitive Scale launched Wednesday in Austin. The startup, founded 18 months ago, has operated in stealth mode until now. Cognitive Scale has created a “cognitive” cloud platform that can mine huge databases and understand natural language to present data in an easy to understand format. The cognitive cloud simulates the human thought processes and mimics […]

Greenling Teams Up with Instacart for Same Day Grocery Delivery


Austin-based Greenling Organic has partnered with Instacart for same-day delivery to Greenling’s customers in Austin. Greenling delivers organic fresh and locally grown fruits and vegetables, meats and dairy, meal kits and prepared food to customers in Austin, Houston and San Antonio. Before, it took at least a day to receive an order from Greenling. “Greenling […]

TeVido BioDevices Lands SBIR Grant


TeVido BioDevices, a company that prints nipples for breast reconstruction surgery using human cells and 3-D printers, has received a Small Business Innovation Research Phase II grant from the National Science Foundation. The grant will go to fund more pre-clinical development of the company’s novel breast reconstruction program. “The SBIR grant will enable TeVido to […]

Good Technology Buys Austin-based Macheen


Good Technology, based in Sunnyvale, Calif., bought Austin-based Macheen, a mobile cloud applications service provider. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Macheen, founded in 2010, has raised $34.4 million in five rounds of investment, according to its Crunchbase profile. The company provides broadband connectivity to mobile devices. The company provides a software as a […]

Understanding the 600+ Sessions for the 2015 SXSW Interactive Festival


BY HUGH FORREST Director of the SXSW Interactive Festival Geek Christmas has arrived! On October 20, the SXSW Interactive Festival unwrapped more than 600 accepted sessions for next March in Austin. This is the biggest announcement for the upcoming season, as these 600 sessions represent the bulk of daytime programming for the 2015 event. Content […]

TEDxSanAntonio Sparks a City of Ideas


By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News San Antonio has evolved into the City of Ideas, said Graham Weston, chairman of Rackspace. “The whole genesis of TED is about sparking ideas and spreading ideas and that happens every year at TEDxSanAntonio,” Weston said This is a culture Rackspace wants to be a part of, […]

Is Austin’s Healthcare System Ready for a Revolution?


By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News Technology has dramatically changed the way people live their lives from transacting business to communications. But what happened to all the innovations in healthcare that allowed technology to be embraced, Dr. S. Claiborne “Clay” Johnston, Dean of the Dell Medical School, asked during a keynote lunch address […]

TedXSanAntonio Takes Place Saturday at Rackspace


For five years, a group of San Antonio’s best and brightest have put on TedXSanAntonio and it’s quite a show. This year, the theme is “Ideas in Action” and features a variety of speakers on diverse topics ranging from cultivating a hacker culture to nurturing girls in technology to how to tackle the growing epidemic […]

HackTX to Take Place at the University of Texas at Austin on Saturday


Do you feel like hacking for 24 hours? Then, if you’re a student 18 years or older in high school or an undergraduate or graduate student in college, you can participate in the third annual HackTX hackathon kicking off Saturday, Oct. 18 and running into Sunday. The event will take place in the student activity […]

Six Startups Demo Their Ventures at InnoTech Austin

Paul Murphy, CEO of, answering a question from the audience at the InnoTech Austin Beta Summit

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News Six startups showed off their ventures during six-minute presentations at the InnoTech Austin Beta Summit Wednesday morning at the Austin Convention Center. The demos provided the companies an opportunity to show, not tell, the audience what their companies did, said Bryan Menell, managing editor of and […]