Google Maps Enables Virtual Visits to Austin and Texas Landmarks

Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail, Google Maps.

From the Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail to Mount Bonnell, Google Maps now provides a virtual view of some of Austin’s remarkable landmarks. Google Maps announced on Tuesday that more than 80 Texas landmarks are now live for people to explore online through Street View in Google Maps for both Android and iOS […]

Chiron Health to Pitch at Google Demo Day

Charlie Kolb, cofounder of Chiron Health, courtesy photo.

Chiron Health will represent Austin at the annual Google Demo Day on Wednesday at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View. “It’s really great exposure for us,” said Charlie Kolb, co-founder and vice president of business development for Chiron Health. “It gives us exposure to those West Coast VCs. It fosters new connections and the right kind […]

SpareFoot Continues its Tradition of Outrageous Marketing


Since its founding in 2008, SpareFoot has always tended to have some outrageous marketing projects. Silicon Hills News reported on its annual pinup calendar. And its unusual recruiting mockumentary video. (The video no longer seems to exist.) Now SpareFoot has launched a new series of videos. It’s working with Austin-based ad agency, Titled Chair, to […]

Spotify Dedicates Recording Studio at Kealing Middle School


At South by Southwest this year, Spotify created the biggest and best-ever Spotify House at 1501 E. 6th Street. But what happened after SXSW is as cool as the immersive, interactive journey created at the Spotify House. Spotify donated all materials from its venue to be recycled to build a recording studio for students of […]

Austin is Battling to win the $50 Million Smart City Challenge


The City of Austin is fighting to win up to $40 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation and $10 million from Vulcan Philanthropy, Paul Allen’s investment company, in the Smart City Challenge. To gather information on how other smart cities are operating, recently Mayor Steve Adler traveled to Amsterdam, a city in which 50 […]

Five Events to Attend Next Week in Austin

Austin always has a ton of activities for entrepreneurs going on, but this is a particularly busy week for tech events. Silicon Hills News has highlighted a few below that are worth checking out including two focusing on the city’s emerging medical technology industry. HealthTech Breakfast On Tuesday, Silicon Hills News will be moderating a […]

AlertMedia Raises $4 Million More in Venture Capital


AlertMedia, a platform for interactive mass notification, announced Tuesday it has raised $4 million more in a Series A-1 funding round. Silverton Partners led the round which included ATX Seed Ventures and other current investors. The Austin-based startup announced last June that it had raised $4.16 million in Series A funding. The latest round is […]

SparkCognition Lands $6 Million in VC Funding


Startup Games: Level Up Kicks off Saturday at Fair Market

BuildASign won the inaugural Startup Games: Level Up competition. Photo courtesy of Startup Games.

In Austin, startups do eventually become big businesses but that that doesn’t mean they still don’t like to have fun. And that’s the reason behind the second annual Startup Games: Level Up event, which takes place Saturday at Fair Market and features ten bigger companies competing against each other in games like ping pong, foosball, […]

UT at Austin Professor Led Startups Disrupting Oil Recovery, Social Media and IoT

UT at Austin Professor of Innovation Bob Metcalfe kicks off the StARTup Studio at WeWork.

By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News At the April meeting of the StARTup Studio on Tuesday night, Ultimate EOR, People Pattern and AwiaTech Corp. presented their ventures. All of them have University of Texas at Austin professors at the helm. The monthly StARTup Studio invitation-only meetings take place at WeWork on Congress and […]