WP Engine Cultivates a Lucrative Niche Hosting WordPress Websites

By SUSAN LAHEY Special contributor to Silicon Hills News WP Engine co-founder Jason Cohen knew there was a market for what he wanted to build. Because it was exactly what he needed. The founder of four companies and a dedicated blogger, Cohen often made the front page of Hacker News. And every time he did, […]

Austin Startup OtherInbox zeroing in on 2 million users

By ISADORA VAIL Special Contributor to Silicon Hills News While boasting the free solution to endless and unwanted emails, Austin startup OtherInbox, has had nearly 2 million users since the service began in 2008. Founded by Austin entrepreneur Joshua Baer, the company offers two ways to instantly organize and prioritize email. The Organizer product looks […]

The Daily Dot plans to become THE Internet newspaper

By Susan Lahey Special Contributor to Silicon Hills News One of the first stories that ran in The Daily Dot: The Hometown Newspaper of the World Wide Web, was an obituary. Most obituaries for Angelica Marie Schaaf Rayl talked about her as a wife, a mother, even a soap maker. The Daily Dot focused on […]

Rackspace co-founder Dirk Elmendorf’s crowd-sourced talk

Rackspace co-founder Dirk Elmendorf gave a crowd-sourced talk Friday night during San Antonio Startup Ignite’s third Hack-a-thon at the Geekdom. To start, Elmendorf went to the white board and asked the crowd of about 100 what they wanted to know. People shouted out about a dozen questions including “what was your first entrepreneurial experience, what […]

Enlyton.me creates a new way to search for and share information

Doing research online can take a lot of time and effort and led to frustration. It can also be difficult to retain the research in an easy to access and share format. That’s the opportunity that Chris Mckinzie, co-founder and CEO of Enlyton.me set out to fix. “Search should be more of a discovery, not […]

Austin start-up Enlyton.me makes sharing bookmarks easy

Chris W. McKinzie with Enlyton will be giving SiliconHillsNews.com a demonstration of its bookmarking technology today. Here’s a video explaining the company’s product. I’ll have more to share later.

MyLocalReporter connects companies with the media

Dave Manzer started Austin-based PROverCoffee.com in 2010. He arranges monthly meet ups with members of the media and the business community. This interview with Manzer is from Startup Week at the Austin Startup Bazaar. He recently launched MyLocalReporter to help companies in Austin, San Antonio, Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth pitch their companies and products to […]

HP uses Calxeda’s technology to power its servers

Calxeda introduced its high-performance low power semiconductors Tuesday to power Hewlett Packard’s servers. The Austin-based start-up held an event in Palo Alto to introduce its new products along with its partner HP. But in its hometown, employees, customers, analysts and others gathered to watch a live stream broadcast of the event and to celebrate. They […]

Rackspace brings TechStars: a startup incubator program to San Antonio

TechCrunch reports that San Antonio-based Rackspace has teamed up with Boulder-based TechStars to bring its innovative startup program to San Antonio. The program is called the TechStars Cloud. It’s a “themetically focused accelerator that will fund companies working exclusively on cloud computing, cloud infrastructure, and Openstack.” The program’s mentors include Pat Condon, one of Rackspace’s […]