Hosting provider SoftLayer has announced a partnership with Dallas-based startup incubator Tech Wildcatters.  SoftLayer will provide up to $1,000 per month of free hosting for 12 months to assist the startups in getting up and running. That amount can be applied to

FireHost, which we've covered previously is growing rapidly. In a press release Wednesday they announced that they've hired a new COO in Bruce MacFadyen. Additionally, FireHost will be bringing on new employees in all departments including networking, development, customer support, sales and

Tech Wildcatters has announced their second class of 9 startups. Here's a quick lineup: Sparkcrowd - Social mobile apps. Their first product is already live here. MemoryReel - Mobile app that allows event participants to submit comments and photos in real time. Nimbix

Here's a run down of some of the news over the past week. Two green energy companies in the Austin area received venture funding in January. HelioVolt raised $8.5 million and Solar Power Technologies received $6.1 million. The Dallas Regional Chamber unveiled

On Tuesday, released sales and revenue numbers for 2010. Here are the highlights: Customer base increased by over 300%. Top line revenue increased by a factor of 8. Tripling of their staff. Release of many user-requested features. You can read the entire press release

Velocis Web Technologies announced today that they have acquired for an undisclosed sum. Velocis is a web development shop started in 2008 by Bradley Joyce and Russ Rosehill. They specialize in Ruby on Rails applications and Twitter-related applications such as

The application for Tech Forth Worth Impact Awards has been made public. This is the third year for the awards. Past winners have included companies from the healthcare, environmental and military support industries. Applications are due February 25th. Eligible applicants are

According to a Dallas Morning News Article, VC funding decreased by approximately $230 million in North Texas, while venture capital investments rose both nationwide and in Texas during 2010. Based on comments by John Jaggers of Dallas-based Sevin Rosen Funds, this drop is

I recently had a chance to talk with Rosilyn from Smackages, who is on stage today at Captial Factory for Demo Day.  They'll be live streaming the whole event so feel free to tune in if you're able. Give us the

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