A look back at the week in tech in Austin and San Antonio

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TechStar’s Nicole Glaros helps startups succeed

Nicole Glaros showing off her TechStars Cloud belt buckle in San Antonio The only woman in the TechStars Cloud program, Nicole Glaros relocated from Boulder, Colorado to San Antonio with her husband, two-year-old daughter and one month old baby boy. “It’s not a hard sell for me,” Glaros said. “To pick up and move for […]

UT’s Texas Venture Labs receives $6 million gift

The University of Texas at Austin announced today that the Texas Venture Labs at the McCombs School of Business has received a $6 million gift from Fort Worth businessman Jon Brumley. And the incubator will be renamed the Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs. “This investment is a game changer that enables us to expand the […]

The Open Compute Project helps data centers save energy and increase efficiency

By L.A. Lorek Data centers gobble up energy. But some of the smartest minds in the information technology industry want to change that. They are meeting in San Antonio today and tomorrow to rethink the old ways of putting together servers, power and cooling units and the rest of the guts of data centers to […]

Entrepreneurial Insights from Dr. T of National Instruments

James Truchard couldn’t find a job that he liked so he created one. That’s what the co-founder, known as Dr. T, president and CEO of National Instruments, said last week during an interview with Bob Metcalfe, University of Texas professor of innovation and coinventor of Ethernet and cofounder of 3Com. Unlike some of today’s technology […]

The ATC Startup Showdown at the CEO Summit

The Austin Technology Council is giving six startup companies a chance to present their businesses at the upcoming CEO Summit. UPDATE: Any qualifying founder or high level executive of an early stage company based in Austin can submit an application to pitch at the ATC Startup Showdown. The deadline to submit an application is 5 […]

The revival of Leisure Suit Larry thanks to Austin-based Replay Games

It looks like Leisure Suit Larry will make a comeback in the 21st century. On Kickstarter, Austin-based Replay Games has raised more than $600,000 exceeding its goal of $500,000 to remake the popular game from 1987. It has 13,610 backers showing that Leisure Suit Larry is still in demand. Al Lowe, the game’s original developer, […]

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 Clay.io, a platform for games

Austin Hallock and Joe Vennix, both juniors at the University of Texas majoring in computer science, have founded Clay.io, 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, […]