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 of online retailers such as the following:

After the above online retailer failures and many more, it really looked as if online retailers didn’t really had a chance against brick and mortar businesses. Continue reading Brick and Mortar vs. Online Retailers, a decade later…

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 everything in between. The next RED Lounge will focus on the evolution of mobile technology and the impact of consumerization on interface design and mobile architecture. RED Lounge members will also be discussing how their expertise in the technology industry can benefit members of their community.

Speakers for the next RED Lounge include Robin Thurston, Co-Founder of MapMyFitness; Matt Walton, President and CEO as well as Josh Wingstrom, CTO of RED Method, Inc. RSVP today to participate in insightful conversation and enjoy the many beers Flying Saucer has to offer! Continue reading Announcing RED Lounge in Austin, TX

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 Reddit’s lead and stand up for the web, as we internet users are doing every day

Today, we are striking against censorship. Join us in this historic moment: tell Congress to stop this bill now!

Not In The US? Petition The State Department.

Example of letter to Congress:

I am writing to you as a voter in your district. I urge you to oppose the Senate version of S. 968, the PROTECT IP Act. The PROTECT IP Act is dangerous, ineffective, and short-sighted. The House version — just introduced by Rep. Goodlatte — is far worse. Over coming days you’ll be hearing from the many businesses, advocacy organizations, and ordinary Americans who oppose this legislation because of the myriad ways in which it will stifle free speech and innovation. We hope you’ll take our concerns to heart and oppose this legislation.


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Learn More:
Watch the video ·
American Censorship page ·
View the Infographic

Read SOPA on OpenCongress ·
Read PIPA on OpenCongress


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 facilities in your area, check out photos and read customer reviews. For example, check out the Austin storage page and click on one of the available units to see the full features of this site. Continue reading Austin Startup: Best new way to find storage facilities

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:

Continue reading Attend SXSW 2012 as a Volunteer