In Austin, artists seek to turn pay phone booths into art

Ok, this is a stretch for a technology blog. But file this under what happens when old tech dies? The Pay Phone Revival project plans to turn abandoned pay phone booths into interactive art objects. The project’s founders are seeking $5,915 on Kickstarter to complete its funding. If it meets its goal, the art installations […]

Insights from SXSW Interactive

Insights from SXSW Interactive 2012 View more presentations from David Crandall

Senate expected to vote on Jobs Act and crowd funding businesses later today

The Senate is expected to vote on the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act or JOBS Act, today. Among other things, the bill would allow small businesses to do crowd funding (on formats like Kickstarter) or sell up to $10,000 worth of stock to individuals. It would also allow small companies to publicly advertise for investors. […]

HBR’s SXSW Panel Explores “Are Great Employees Overrated?”

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Storify Won the Top Award for Social Media at SXSW

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InfoChimps Helps Companies Mine Big Data for Golden Nuggets

BY SUSAN LAHEY Special Contributor to Silicon Hills News Dhruv Bansal and Flip Kromer, two of Infochimps’ founders, were budding research scientists, graduate students at the Center for Nonlinear Dynamics at the University of Texas Physics Department. They had no real thought of building a startup. But it did occur to them that not only […]

SXSW Accelerator Winners Announced

BY SUSAN LAHEY Special Contributor to Silicon Hills News After two days of intense preparation and pitching, with contestants wandering the Hilton halls muttering to themselves while looking at note cards, the SXSW Accelerator competition wound up Tuesday evening. Six Austin companies were invited to compete, but in the end, none prevailed. Winners included the […]

TechCocktail’s Startup Competition at SXSW

Rackspace’s Video of Startup Bus Day at the Castle

And Cerealize, a site that allows people to make a customizable box of breakfast cereal, won the 2012 Startup Bus competition, according to this Fox Business News Story. The Startup Bus Finalists were: Bumper Crop (Florida) Happstr (NYC) Scoringo (Louisiana) Gourmair (Stanford) Adventeur (NYC) Spott (Mexico) Cerealize (SV) Curious City (DC)

At SXSW, It Takes a Village of Startups

BY SUSAN LAHEY Special Contributor to Silicon Hills News Take the energy of SXSW, multiply it by the energy of thousands of passionate start up founders, compound it by a factor of anxiety at being judged and you’ve got the fourth floor of the Hilton Hotel in down town Austin: Startup Village. This is the […]