Comic Con works its magic in Austin

By Isadora Vail Special contributor to SiliconHillsNews.com Wizards, video game characters, sci-fi villains, super heroes and superstars attended the 2011 Wizard World Comic Con, a local spin off of the world-famous San Diego comic book convention. Hundreds of pop-culture fans gathered at the Austin Convention Center to trade comic books, buy action figures, and listen […]

As China’s power consumption grows, GE invests in clean energy to meet future demand

The tremendous drive toward clean energy exists because of increased demand for fossil fuels from China and the developing world. “I’m not a clean energy guy, I’m an energy guy,” said Kevin Skillern, managing director of venture capital for GE Energy Financial Services. He spoke to several hundred people attending the second day of the […]

Infochimps acquires Keepstream

Tim Gasper, co-founder of Keepstream, an alumni of the Capital Factory program, talks about his company’s acquisition by infochimps. Infochimps, an Austin-based data marketplace company with 14 employees, announced the deal at the Capital Factory’s Demo Day 2011. Keepstream is a social media curation tool that gathers content from Twitter, Facebook and other social media […]