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
  • Why Brand Success Is About Unique Experiences and Community (And a Massive Audience)

    … Hans Tung, managing partner at venture capital firm GGV Capital, spoke at Ibotta’s Mobile Innovation Summit last month about secrets to finding and building billion dollar companies. More than 10 years ago, GGV invested in “a little company in China in 2003,” he told the audience. Now that company’s market value is more than $400 billion…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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 -