Find a job at the first Tech Career Expo @ SXSW

WhaleShark Media is on a hunt for the best technology talent and that’s why it’s participating in Engage Digital’s Tech Career Expo @ SXSW. “We’re really happy to be a title sponsor,” said Brian Hoyt, spokesman with WhaleShark Media. “Jobs, jobs, jobs, that is the focus for us.” WhaleShark Media runs coupon and deal sites […]

RetailMeNot.com launches new mobile coupon site

WhaleShark Media’s RetailMeNot.com, online coupon site, announced the launch of its new mobile site. The new site provides coupons and other deals to Apple iPhone and Android mobile phone users worldwide. It also provides exclusive in-store mobile deals from retailers who want to reach customers on their mobile devices. “In 2011, we experienced triple digit […]

ATI helps recruit 13 new companies to Austin in 2011

In 2011, 13 companies moved to Austin with the assistance of the Austin Technology Incubator’s Landing Pad Program. The companies included Amatra, BlackLocus, Convergence Wireless, Digital Harmony Games, Drivve, DXUp Close, SceneTap, Social Muse, Tactical Information Systems and V-Chain Solutions. Also, Ben Dyer, a serial entrepreneur, moved here from Atlanta with TechDrawl, and has since […]

WhaleShark Media seeks to dominate the deal industry

By Eoghan McCloskey Special Contributor to Silicon Hills News The popularity and success of daily deal sites such as Groupon and Living Social have created opportunities for others like WhaleShark Media. The Austin-based startup connects consumers with multiple daily deal and coupon services like Deals.com and CouponShare.com as well as deal sites outside of the […]

The importance of play at Austin Startup Olympics

Never underestimate the importance in play in the workplace. People who play together have better collaboration and social skills, according to SocialWare, which produced this info graphic on the Importance of Play in Enterprise. But the guys at uShip already know that. They got together with seven other startups companies: BuildASign, Mass Relevance, Adlucent, Sparefoot, […]

uShip wins first Startup Olympics in Austin

uShip took the top prize in Austin’s inaugural Startup Olympics competition Saturday at the uShip headquarters. BuildASign.com captured second place and Sparefoot came in third. We’ll post a full story and a video later on, but for now, here’s some photos from the event.

Geek athletes compete at Austin’s Startup Olympics

Put Geek athletes into the Google search engine and what do you come up with? A correction suggestion for Greek Athletes. So the conclusion must be that Geek athletes are an evolution of the ancient Greek athletes that invented the Olympic Games in 776 BC in Olympia in Greece. And as part of that evolutionary […]

SceneTap launches in Austin bars today

SceneTap wants you to know what’s going on at your favorite bar before you get there. Today, the startup officially launches a network of cameras in 30 bars around Austin including Soho Lounge, Trophy Club, Haven, Ranch and Library that feed real-time information into its SceneTap mobile phone app and website. The network will expand […]

Women in technology need to break the rules to succeed

A small group of women started Austin Women in Technology 10 years ago to network and to push each other outside their comfort zone and to empower each other. Since then, the organization has grown to 150 members. On Thursday evening, about 90 people gathered at Maggianos at the Domain in North Austin to celebrate. […]

Ash Maurya says startups must run lean or perish

In the technology startup world, lean is a way of life. Being lean is not just a mantra, to many technology startups it’s how they operate day to day. “Running lean is a systematic process for innovating from Plan A to one that works before you run out of money,” said Ash Maurya, founder of […]