By Michael Coté on October 13, 2010
Some interesting tech startups in Austin.
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By Bob Warfield on August 13, 2010
Apparently, mobile users prefer apps over the web. At least that’s Gowalla CEO Josh Williams’ view: “People love apps, but it drives a stake in the heart of the build-once-deploy-everywhere model, and makes the market really fragmented.” I’m not surprised. Heck, I prefer apps too. But the irony is that Apple has but a bullet [...]
By Chris Selland on July 6, 2010
Despite massive spending on CRM and marketing technology, it has been notoriously difficult for consumer product vendors and retailers to manage and analyze in-store behavior. Recently-funded foursquare – and the ecosystem the company is working to build – may offer a solution.
By Michael Coté on June 15, 2010
Using mobile apps for open government.
By Zoli Erdos on May 7, 2010
Oh, just what the Doctor has ordered: more junk food coming your way, left and right, from the social network that’s taking over the Internet: Facebook. McDonald’s will be the first advertiser taking advantage of Facebook’s soon-t0-be-releasing location feature. The first reaction from most is this will kill leading location-based services: Hey Foursquare, Time To [...]
By Zoli Erdos on March 23, 2010
How many times were you looking for the right hotel at the right price, close enough to your conference, customer or just a particular location? Finding the right one typically includes juggling multiple sites – hotel search, price comparisons, many with teaser prices that turn out to be unavailable, maps, reservation systems…etc. Not for long, [...]
By Michael Coté on February 11, 2010
Google Buzz looks cool for sure, but it’s not going to crush anything just yet.