Austin

Uber and Lyft Rivals Rush to Texas Capital After Fingerprint Fight

About a half dozen ride-hailing firms have rushed into Texas tech hub Austin after market leaders Uber and Lyft left the city last month in a huff.

Reuters

· 4 min read

Uber Bummed: How Uber and Lyft Lost an Important Political Fight

Uber's and Lyft's political loss on an important proposition in Austin provides marketers important insight on towing the line between personalization and invasion.

Peter Gasca

· 4 min read

Startup Looks to Connect Breached Data With Those Facing Likely Fraud

The idea behind what is being dubbed the Compromised Identity Exchange is to charge those most likely to be hit with follow-on fraud for access to information that reduces their risk.

Reuters

· 2 min read

Uber, Lyft Spend Big, Lose Big in Texas Vote on Driver Fingerprinting

The two companies spent more than $8 million to repeal a city ordinance, but voters said by a margin of 56 to 44 percent they wanted the fingerprint checks to stay.

Reuters

· 2 min read

3 Cities That Have Found the Secret Sauce for Startup Success

These cities have a steady influx of educated budding professionals.

Erin Beresini

· 2 min read

SXSW Declared a Drone-Free Zone

Organizers kindly request you take your drone somewhere else.

Linda Lacina

· 2 min read

Linda Lacina

· 4 min read

Headed to SXSW? Here Are Some Crazy Facts About the Conference. (Infographic)

These fun facts and figures reveal everything from some of the now incredibly successful companies that initially launched at SXSW to what attendees are eating and drinking while in Austin.

Laura Entis

· 1 min read

Will University of Texas President Get the Ax?

Bill Powers' days as the head of UT's flagship campus are numbered. If he gets his way, he'll stay through next May. It's anyone's guess at the moment.

Kim Lachance Shandrow

· 3 min read

SXSW: How a Small Festival Brought Austin Big Business

For the city of Austin, and especially its growing cohort of tech entrepreneurs, South by Southwest has become the little festival that could.

Neil Parmar

· 5 min read

How to Survive South By Southwest

A veteran attendee shares his tips on making the most of this tech and networking festival.

Bryan Keplesky

· 4 min read

My, SXSW, How You've Changed

As this Austin festival has grown, so has its scope and the expectations of its attendees.

Neil Parmar

· 4 min read