Almalence Receives Investment from Intel Capital

Almalence, a computational imaging startup, announced Monday it has received an investment from Intel Capital. The amount of investment and terms of the deal were not disclosed. The Austin-based startup, founded in 2005, plans to use the funds to develop the next version of its mobile imaging technology to enable mobile cameras to achieve the […]

goTransverse Lands Major Customer and Plans Expansion

goTransverse, a cloud-based billing company, just landed a major deal with STARZ Play Arabia, an international cable provider. The Austin-based company is providing STARZ Play with a billing system that allows the media company to provide service to up to 385 million media consumers in 17 countries across the Middle East and North Africa. goTransverse […]

Google’s Prototype Self-Driving Cars Coming to Austin for Testing

By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News Google is bringing its autonomous vehicle prototype to Austin for testing. The compact two door, two-seater white cars, which Google has created in partnership with Roush Industries in Detroit, will be hitting the roads of Austin in the next week or so. The cute little electric cars […]

Urban Co-Lab to Launch “Urban Innovators” Coworking Site in East Austin

In a former brothel and gas station in Austin’s East 12th Street Business District, Urban Co-Lab plans to create a center for entrepreneurial activity and innovation. The coworking site is the brainchild of Natalie Cofield, president and CEO of the Greater Austin Black Chamber, founder of Walker’s Legacy and now CEO of the Urban Co-Lab. […]

Everfest Wants to Help You Discover the World’s Best Festivals

By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News As summer kicks off so does festival season including the Keep Austin Weird Festival, Austin Chamber Music Festival and Bat Fest. But hundreds of festivals also take place all over the world and often it’s difficult to find out what’s going on where and when. The solution […]

Asana Launches a Big Marketing Campaign in Austin

By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News “Work about work” is killing productivity in the workplace, said Kenny Van Zant, an executive with Asana. Too many managers find themselves bogged down with email and meetings about meetings and very little work is actually getting done, he said. Asana, a web and mobile software application […]

Bigcommerce’s First Acquisition is in Austin: Zing

In its first acquisition, Bigcommerce announced Tuesday its purchase of Zing, an Austin-based startup that provides mobile retail technologies. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Zing’s team of five employees will join Bigcommerce. The company has also acquired Zing’s intellectual property. Zing moved to Austin three years ago and has raised less than […]

WeWork is Already Full and Looks to Expand in Austin and Texas

By HOJUN CHOI Special Contributor to Silicon Hills News WeWork, a startup that offers short-term leases to businesses in need of office space, has expanded to Austin and, despite only having launched in February, is already operating at full capacity with over 500 members. The New York-based company currently operates in cities across the globe, […]

Crowds Gather in Austin to Play Ingress, a Mobile Game Aimed at World Domination

By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News Dressed in blue, the color of the Resistance, Amanda Saunders flew in from Houston to do battle against the Enlightened in Austin on Saturday. Saunders joined more than 1,200 people who gathered Saturday at the historic American Legion Charles Johnson home for the Shonin XM Anomaly, a […]

The 2015 Austin Startup Games Kicks Off Jan. 24th

A lot has changed since the Austin Startup Games first launched in 2012. For one thing, it’s no longer called the Startup Olympics. And it’s bigger. The first games had seven teams competing. Sixteen teams competed in the last event and 14 are signed up for this year’s event. uShip won the first games. Since […]