RackN’s Rob Hirschfeld Discusses the Importance of Storytelling for Startups on Ideas to Invoices

Rob Hirschfeld is the founder and CEO at RackN, an Austin-based startup which makes software to automate data centers. Hirschfeld has 15 years of experience in the cloud and infrastructure industry. He has served four terms on the OpenStack Foundation Board and previously worked as an executive at Dell. He’s also a serial entrepreneur. On […]

InnoTech Austin’s Women in Technology Summit Focuses on Ways to Handle a Male Dominated Tech Industry

By LAURA LOREK Publisher of Silicon Hills News Being a woman in the technology industry is not easy. The technology industry is male-dominated at all levels and the pay disparity can reach 50 percent for women, compared to the salary for men in similar jobs, said Lauren Hasson, founder of Develop(Her). “I decided to own […]

NTT Data Executive Reports Robots are Empowering Humans in the Workplace

Virtual agents, virtual assistants, bots, and other automated technologies are supercharging workforces, said Doug Reeder, innovation leader at NTT DATA Services. These technologies easily execute tasks that are mundane and repetitive, Reeder said. “They allow people to do less of the mundane things,” he said. Reeder delivered the keynote address Thursday morning at the InnoTech […]

San Antonio Residents Can Now Sign Up for Google Fiber

This week, Google announced that Google Fiber is now available in some areas of San Antonio. Residents of San Antonio in the “Westover Hills area and around West End Park on the near west side have from now until Dec. 21 to sign up for the company’s flagship product: Fiber 1000, or up to 1,000 […]

Opcity Moves Into New Headquarters in Southeast Austin Amid Major Expansion

By LAURA LOREK Publisher of Silicon Hills News Opcity’s staff moved this week into new headquarters at the Bergstrom Tech Center in Southeast Austin. The high-tech company occupies 50,000 square feet in Building 312, a two-story, glass and brick building built in 1985 for Lockheed Martin. “We wanted a big home for our headquarters,” said […]

Tiff’s Treats Lands $25 Million in Funding

Austin’s homegrown fresh baked cookie delivery company, Tiff’s Treats just closed on $25 million in funding to accelerate its national expansion. Tiff’s Treats, started by former University of Texas at Austin students Leon and Tiffany Chen in 1999, now has more than 700 employees at 34 stores in Texas and Atlanta. They will soon open […]

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Tells UT Austin Students Empathy is the Key to Innovation

By LAURA LOREK Publisher of Silicon Hills News Two tech giants took the stage at Hogg Memorial Auditorium at the University of Texas at Austin on Monday afternoon to talk about technology and Microsoft. UT President Gregory L. Fenves introduced them. Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella visited Austin to meet with students, entrepreneurs and business partners. […]

Mayor of London and Others Added as Featured Speakers at SXSW

South by Southwest officials announced this week that the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan will be a keynote speaker in 2018. Khan joins previously announced SXSW keynote speakers Darren Aronofsky, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Barry Jenkins, Ester Perel, and Whurley. South by Southwest Conference and Festivals take place March 9-18th. In addition, SXSW announced even more featured […]

WeWork’s Cofounder Miguel McKelvey to Speak at SXSW 2018

WeWork Cofounder and Chief Culture Officer Miguel McKelvey will be a speaker at South by Southwest Interactive 2018. McKelvey cofounded WeWork in 2010 with Adam Neumann in New York City. WeWork is a privately held company with more than 3,000 employees. It has more than 160,000 members worldwide and it currently has 170 locations in […]

ScaleFactor Lands $2.5 Million in Funding to Make Accounting Products for Small Businesses

ScaleFactor has a new twist on accounting products for small business. The Austin-based startup has created a finance and accounting platform that taps into machine learning to create more intelligent budgeting and forecasting information aimed at small business. On Thursday, ScaleFactor announced it had received $2.5 million in seed round financing from Next Coast Ventures, […]