Austin

Austin (About this sound pronunciation ) (/ˈɒstɨn/ or /ˈɔːstɨn/) is the capital of Texas and the seat of Travis County. Located in Central Texas and the American Southwest, it is the 11th-largest city in the United States of America and the fourth-largest city in the state of Texas. It was the third-fastest-growing large city in the nation from 2000 to 2006. Austin is also the second largest state capital in the United States. Austin has a population of 865,504 (2014 estimate). The city is the cultural and economic center of the Austin–Round Rock metropolitan area, which had an April 2014 estimated population of 1,926,998.
Posts about Austin
  • Did Austin miss Uber and Lyft during SXSW?

    … Did Austin miss Uber and Lyft during SXSW? This past weekend the infamous tech and entertainment festival known as South by Southwest (SXSW) took place in the Southwest’s capital of cool, Austin, Texas. During the festival on Saturday night, the skies opened up, and rain descended upon ATX. Many of the revelers wanted to get a ride back…

    Greg's Corner- 25 readers -
  • Inside USAA’s new 120-person Austin design studio

    … Finance giant USAA is ramping up its customer experience focus with a new design studio in Austin to house the 120 people it has focused on improving digital experiences. The goal is to make financial planning, applying for a mortgage or choosing insurance coverage as easy as ordering up an Uber or buying something off Amazon. “It’s time…

    Digiday- 24 readers -
  • Would you buy a car from a vending machine?

    … now you can. AN online car dealership has opened what they call a car vending machine in Austin, Texas. The structure is a five-story tall glass structure that houses 30 cars. However the term vending machine is a bit of a misnomer. You still have to finance and make your actual selection through the dealership’s website, however when you go…

    Greg's Corner- 44 readers -
  • 5 Marketing Trends to Keep Your Eye On From SXSW

    … that requires mobile marketers to re-evaluate how they successfully reach an audience that’s essentially moved from sharing its life socially on a broadcasting model to that of a narrowcast one. There were several panels addressing this issue at the Austin conference this year and here are the noteworthy trends everyone agreed have emerged: 1) Social…

    Inside Facebookin Facebook Twitter- 25 readers -
  • DoGooder Video Awards Honor YouTube Creators for Charitable Efforts

    … the YouTube creators in this year’s National DoGooder Awards. When we started the awards nine years ago, no one knew why they needed to focus on video. Now, more and more people are building communities focused around the power of video and using that medium to support social causes. Submissions to the contest closed Feb. 8, but users can currently preview the video submissions on the site before the voting opens Feb. 17, and winners will be announced at the Nonprofit Technology Conference in Austin, Texas, March 5. …

    Inside Facebookin Social YouTube- 13 readers -
  • BLACK FRIDAY: Socialbakers Maps Out Instagram, Twitter Activity in Real-Time

    … Social media analytics platform Socialbakers created an interactive map offering a real-time look at where Black Friday shoppers are posting to Instagram and Twitter from. Socialbakers said it will also feature a feed of Black Friday-related photos posted by users. The company added that it is monitoring seven major retailers in the following six U.S. cities: New York Los Angeles San Francisco Austin, Texas Chicago Miami Readers: Are you planning on Black Friday shopping? If so, will you post about it? …

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Twitter- 5 readers -
  • 6 Small Business Saturday Tips for Brands on Facebook

    … Saturday and cross-promotes each business’ messages with the larger “shop small” message. Kristen King, online sales and social media manager at Allens Boots in Austin, Texas, encourages small businesses to think of the day as a neighborhood event. King and her team learn what’s going on at other stores and restaurants in the neighborhood so…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 13 readers -
  • Facebook Fit All-Star Challenge Winners Named

    … Facebook announced the winners of its Facebook Fit All-Star Challenge, selecting two small business owners from each of the five Facebook Fit events for small and midsized businesses that it conducted this summer. The social network said in a post on the Facebook for Business page: We reviewed almost 1,000 entries and selected winners based…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 4 readers -
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