OneSpot Brings Relevance to Internet Ad Space

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BY LESLIE ANNE JONES Reporter with Silicon Hills News Matt Cohen is an old-school content guy. Two decades ago Cohen built the Houston Chronicle’s first website and developed the paper’s digital strategy. At the paper, Cohen noted that whenever they did reader surveys, subscribers always ranked the paper-edition advertisements among the top three things they […]

BeHome247 Strikes Partnership with Kaba to Make Products for the Vacation Rental Market

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BeHome247, an Austin-based maker of automated controls for the home, has struck a partnership with Kaba Oracode, a maker of keyless door locks. Together, the company are going to work together to provide products for property managers active in the vacation rental market. The companies made the announcement at HomeAway’s RezFest 2014 in Nashville, the […]

Intel to Host Internet of Things Workshop at TechShop in Austin

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Intel will be hosting its Internet of Things Roadshow at Techshop in Austin on Saturday and Sunday. The roadshow is one of ten events the company is doing worldwide and the only one in Texas. Other events in the U.S. are in Mountain View, Calif. and New York. Other events globally are being held in […]

NASA’s On Track to Build the Most Powerful Rocket Ever

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By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News NEW ORLEANS – In a former sugar plantation on the eastern outskirts of New Orleans sits one of the city’s hidden gems. NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility is known as the gateway to space. Although most people know New Orleans for Mardi Gras, great Jazz music, art, Bourbon […]

Acxiom Opens Austin Office with 150 Jobs

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Acxiom, a Little Rock-based software company, announced Monday that it will be opening an Austin office and hiring 150 new employees. Acxiom is a data mining, analytics and marketing company. It recently launched a site, Abouthedata.com that lets consumers view the details the company has collected about them, according to this story in the New […]

Cratejoy Builds a Better Box Subscription Service

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By LESLIE ANNE JONES Reporter with Silicon Hills News In our era of multitudinous, fragmented e-commerce, there’s a box subscription service for just about anything – baby clothes, lingerie, gluten-free food, gourmet candy. But until Cratejoy, there was no one-stop platform where box curators could get their businesses off the ground. Cratejoy founder Amir Elaguizy […]

Bob Metcalfe Tells Startups to Build Their Networks to Succeed

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Bob Metcalfe, professor of Innovation at the University of Texas, spent some time talking with Jason Seats, managing director of Techstars, during a virtual fireside chat at Foundercon in Austin recently. Metcalfe has held many careers including educator, publisher and columnist, venture capitalist, inventor of Ethernet and founder of 3Com. He has spent the past […]

WigWag Begins Taking Pre-Orders for its Smart LED Light Bulb Sets

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WigWag hit a nerve with consumers last year when it launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $50,000 for a device to connect and control everything in the home from lights to temperature to soil moisture for watering plants. The Austin-based startup ended up blowing way past it goal and raising more than $454,000 from 1,694 […]

DreamIt Ventures Accepting Applications for its Next Austin Program

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DreamIt Ventures is now accepting applications for its DreamIt Austin 2015 class. This will be the third year for the DreamIt Ventures program in Austin. DreamIt Ventures offers a three-month accelerator program that helps startups to build strong business plans, develop strategic relationships and acquire customers. So far, DreamIt Ventures has helped to launch 157 […]

RealMassive Promotes Craig Hancock to President

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Austin-based RealMassive, a commercial real estate information company, announced Monday the promotion of Craig Hancock, co-founder and vice president of sales and chief financial officer to the position of president. In his new job, Hancock will lead RealMassive’s sales and partners strategy. He will also serve as Chief Financial Officer until they hire a replacement. […]