Xplore Technologies to drop its computers on concrete and submerge them in water at CES

Want a tough computer? Then Xplore Technologies might be the ticket. The Austin-based companies bills its computers as “the world’s most suggest tablet PCs” and this week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, it’s going to prove it. Throughout the show, Xplore will drop its iX104CS rugged tablet computers onto concrete and submerge […]

CrunchFund invests in Socialware

CrunchFund announced its investment in Austin-based Socialware in an extension to a $7 million venture capital round. Michael Arrington, founder of TechCrunch, created CrunchFund along with Patrick Gallagher and MG Siegler, to invest in early stage startups. Socialware, which was founded in 2008 and has raised $14 million, is a mature company with 50 employees […]

Corel Corp. acquires Austin-based Bibble Labs

How do you keep an acquisition quiet for almost a year? Ask Jeff Stephens, president of Bibble Labs. Stephens last week announced in a company blog post that Ottawa, Canada-based Corel bought Bibble Labs last year. Eric Hyman founded Bibble Labs in Austin in 2000. “All of us at Bibble have joined the Corel team,” […]

A weekly roundup of technology news in Silicon Hills

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Give As You Get provides a painless new way to donate

A new Austin-based startup, Give As You Get, wants to make it easy for people to support their favorite nonprofit organization while shopping for items online. “We’ve gotten a great response from the community,” said David Sandal, who launched the site late last year. More than 50 organizations have signed up and Give As You […]

“Shipping Wars” featuring Austin-based UShip

Tip of the hat to Bryan Menell at AustinStartup for bringing this new “Shipping Wars” show to our attention. The reality show debuts on Jan. 10 at 8 p.m. on A&E and it features a competition among some of the best haulers with UShip, an Austin-based company that created a global marketplace for shipping items. […]

Austin’s A List of Startups

The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce has culled through its list of Austin startups and tapped into its Technology Partnership to come up with an A-List of startups for 2012. The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce's A List of Startups View more presentations from Laura Lorek

You’ve got 18 seconds to shine at TEDxAustin

Ever dreamed about giving a TEDxAustin speech? This year, you’ve got a chance. Stacy Weitzner, one of the TedXAustin organizers, has dreamed up a way to let more people participate by presenting their idea in an 18-second post to Youtube. TEDxAustin, an invitation-only event, which sells out every year, is being held at the Austin […]

Hoover’s “Art of Enterprise” at Tech Ranch

Tech Ranch Austin is working with serial entrepreneur Gary Hoover to deliver his “Art of Enterprise” course It’s the fourth time he has delivered the course with TechRanch. The first class is free. He’s offering it at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 11 or Saturday, Jan. 14th at 1 p.m. at Tech Ranch’s offices at […]

10 big tech events for Austin-San Antonio in 2011

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