Austin’s Main Street Hub lands millions in debt refinancing to launch ambitious growth plan

Online marketing firm Main Street Hub has secured a $27 million debt refinancing to launch a growth plan that includes hiring 200 workers. The Austin-based company, which manages social, web and email marketing for small businesses, received the financing...

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Tech Crawl: Tesla poaches Apple vet for a top job, VCs have cash but won’t spend it, and Verizon cracks down on unlimited data users

Good morning, Austin! We have scanned the internet to bring you the latest in technology news. Here’s what’s going on: Tesla poaches Apple vet for self-driving role Electric carmaker Tesla Motors has lured a key Apple software engineer to oversee...

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Tech Crawl: Medium looks for new business model and cuts a third of its staff, Amazon will sell books in Manhattan, and Slack goes on another buying spree.

Happy Thursday, Austin. We have scanned the internet to bring you what’s happening in technology news. Here’s what’s going on: Medium searches for a new business model, cuts one-third of staff Medium, the online publishing company started by Twitter...

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Meet the Austin startup founders who made the Forbes ‘30 Under 30’ list.

The co-founders of Austin startup The Zebra have landed spots on the 2017 Forbes 30 under 30 list. Adam Lyons and Joshua Dziabiak were named to the list in the Consumer Tech category. The annual list highlights “game changers” under 30 years old who...

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In a move to expand its cloud offerings, Austin’s Epicor acquires docSTAR

In a move that expand its cloud offerings, Austin’s Epicor Software Corp. has acquired a New York-based document management software maker. Epicor said the purchase of docSTAR, based in Schenectady, adds enterprise content management and automated...

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It’s a safe bet Austin Ventures wouldn’t exist if not for entrepreneur Jack Crosby

It’s a safe bet that if it weren’t for Jack Crosby, Austin Ventures wouldn’t have existed. Crosby, the Austin entrepreneur and cable television pioneer, died on Friday at age 90. You can read the American-Statesman’s full obituary here. It was Crosby’s...

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Austin’s Asure Software kicks off the year with acquisitions, stronger-than-expected sales guidance

Austin-based Asure Software is starting off the year by announcing three acquisitions and providing 2017 sales guidance that far exceeds its previous forecast. The company, whose products are used to help companies manage mobile workforces spread...

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Austin startup AlertMedia making waves with mass notifications technology

Three years ago, Brian Cruver launched AlertMedia as an emergency  mass-notification provider. Then he realized there was a much larger market for the Austin-based  technology startup. "Initially we thought of an emergency as a tornado or a gunman...

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Austin startup AlertMedia making waves with mass notifications technology

   Three years ago, Brian Cruver launched AlertMedia as an emergency mass-notification provider.  Then he realized there was a much larger market for the Austin-based technology startup.  "Initially we thought of an emergency as a tornado or a gunman...

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Tech Crawl: Facebook’s Oculus buys eye-tracking startup. Plus, here’s how Amazon could use flying warehouses for drone deliveries.

Good morning, Austin! We checked out the internet to bring you the latest in tech news. Here’s what’s happening: Facebook’s Oculus acquires eye-tracking tech company Oculus, the virtual reality company Facebook bought for $2 billion in 2014, has...

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