Austin’s DroneSense: Helping to Integrate Drones Into Public Safety Missions

This is a Sponsored Post Austin is home to several interesting and innovative drone technology companies, but when most people think of drones they typically think of a toy or a piece of military equipment. Software companies in the drone space are now taking off, helping businesses across a wide array of sectors. One of […]

Five Years After it Went Private, Dell Technologies is Going Public

Five years ago, Austin’s top technology company, Dell went private in a deal valued at $24.4 billion. And Monday, that same company, now known as Dell Technologies, announced that it is going public and its stock will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Dell Technologies plans to exchange each share of Dell Technologies […]

Amazon Launches Warriors@Amazon Group in Austin

Amazon’s Austin Tech Hub on Monday launched Warriors@Amazon. The group is comprised of Amazon employees who have served in the military and those still serving in the Guard and Reserve and all Amazon employees who support them. In 2016, Amazon pledged to hire 25,000 veterans and military spouses by 2021 and since then the company […]

Austin-based Mood Media Buys focus4media

Austin-based Mood Media, the parent company of Muzak, announced Monday afternoon that it has acquired focus4media, one of the largest Mood independent affiliates in North America. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Focus4media provides sight, sound, scent and system solutions to businesses in the mid-Atlantic region, including Alabama, Florida, Virginia and more […]

U.S. Air Force Sec. Wilson Launches AFWERX Innovation Lab at Capital Factory

By LAURA LOREK Publisher of Silicon Hills News The U.S Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson officially launched AFWERX, an innovation lab, at Capital Factory on Wednesday. AFWERX is like the skunkworks of the Air Force. It allows military personnel to collaborate with industry, educators, entrepreneurs and others on new ideas and products without dealing with […]

Nine Ventures Pitch at Impact Hub’s Inaugural Workforce Development Accelerator Demo Day

Nine ventures pitched solutions to provide better jobs for Austin’s low-income workers at Impact Hub’s inaugural Workforce Development Accelerator Demo Day Monday night. The 11-week accelerator, sponsored by Capital City Innovation, Workforce Solutions and Impact Hub, worked with nine ventures. Other sponsors included Google, JPMorgan Chase & Co., BuildFax, and Digi.City. “We are creating this […]

Newchip Raises $2 Million in Seed Stage Funding and Launches a $1 Million Crowdfunding Campaign

Newchip, the online platform that aggregates crowdfunding deals, announced recently that it has closed on $2 million in seed funding. Austin-based Newchip also launched an equity-based crowdfunding campaign on Wefunder. It has already raised $102,000 of its $1 million goal from 84 investors. Wefunder is an equity-based crowdfunding platform that lets people invest as little […]

Ten Tech Events to Attend in Austin This Week

Today marks the start of the SXSW 2019 PanelPicker Speaking Applications process. Submit your ideas for a chance to present at Austin’s top tech conference. Despite it being summertime, it doesn’t look like the Austin tech community is taking a vacation. There are lots of Austin tech events to attend this week including one put […]

Dura Holdings in San Antonio Buys Utah-Based Moki Mobility

Dura Holdings, a new software company in San Antonio, recently announced the acquisition of Utah-based Moki Mobility, a software company. Moki Mobility, founded in 2011, is moving its operations from Lehi, Utah to San Antonio. The company will initially have three employees and it is hiring for additional positions. The financial terms of the deal […]

Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator to be Based at Capital Factory

In February, Oracle announced it planned to launch its Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator program in Austin. On Friday, J.D. Weinstein, the new head of the Oracle Startup Ecosystem in Austin, provided details on the program including that it will be based at Capital Factory downtown. “Usually, you don’t hear Oracle and Startup in the same […]