Month: January 2012

Brick and Mortar vs. Online Retailers, a decade later…

For a long time the idea that internet businesses were going to eventually cause large brick and mortar businesses to go out of business sounded a little silly. During the dot-com crash, the idea of online retailers putting large brick and mortar businesses out of business sounded even more ridiculous, specially after seeing the fail […]

Announcing RED Lounge in Austin, TX

Austin, TX is soon becoming known for their extensive community of technology experts, and the RED Lounge is a platform for all technology professionals to join together to share ideas, network and become more involved in their communities. RED Lounge is a meet-up style forum for industry professionals such as developers, designers, CTO’s, students and […]

Web goes on strike to fight against PIPA and SOPA

On Jan 24th, Congress will vote to pass internet censorship in the Senate, even though the vast majority of Americans are opposed. We need to kill the bill – PIPA in the Senate and SOPA in the House – to protect our rights to free speech, privacy, and prosperity. We need internet companies to follow […]

Austin Startup: Best new way to find storage facilities

Shopping for storage the old-fashioned way is a headache. You can easily waste hours calling facilities, getting spammed by “free quote” services or clicking through outdated websites. New Austin-based start-up SpareFoot solves this problem by organizing every storage facility in one simple marketplace online. In just a few minutes, you can find and compare storage […]

Attend SXSW 2012 as a Volunteer

The 26th annual SXSW festival will take place between March 9-18, 2012 in Austin, Texas. SXSW is divided into 3 core conferences, Interactive (March 9-13), Film (March 9-17) and Music (March 13-18). Last year, the total number of SXSW Conference and Festival participants totaled 126,100. Here are some statistics from last year: