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Austin's Newgistics being sold to Pitney Bowes for $475 million

Global technology firm Pitney Bowes has agreed to buy Austin-based logistics company Newgistics for $475 million, the companies said Wednesday. Newgistics, founded in 1999, provides parcel delivery, returns, fulfillment and digital commerce services...

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When Harvey hit, Austin’s TurnKey Vacation Rentals headed to Port Aransas

For TurnKey Vacation Rentals, which provides web-based vacation rental management services, Hurricane Harvey hit hard. The Austin-based company is one of the largest property managers on the Texas Gulf Coast, and Harvey’s destruction touched nearly...

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Wednesday Tech Crawl: How LinkedIn’s Reid Hoffman is taking on Trump. Plus, it’s lonely being conservative in Silicon Valley.

Good morning, Austin! We have scrolled the internet to bring you the latest in tech news. Today it’s a lot about politics. Here’s what’s happening: LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman is using his billions to take on Trump As Recode puts it: One of...

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STATESMAN EXCLUSIVE: Apple’s Cook: ‘Want to continue to grow’ in Austin

Apple Inc. is the world’s largest consumer electronics company – and Austin has become extremely important to Apple’s future. Apple CEO Tim Cook recently made a visit to Austin to stop by the company’s new complex here, meet with employees...

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Apple CEO Tim Cook: ‘We want to continue to grow’ in Austin

Austin has become extremely important to the future of Apple. Apple, the world’s largest consumer electronics company, now has about 6,000 employees in Austin, making it the company’s second-largest U.S. hub outside of its headquarters in Cupertino...

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Meet TenantCloud, which connects landlords and tenants with a free Cloud-based service

Joe Edgar started his property-management software company because he needed the service. As the owner of rental properties, he was frustrated that he couldn’t find the software tools he wanted to help manage the process. So in 2014, he founded Austin-based TenantCloud...

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Wednesday Tech Crawl: Amazon’s Alexa and Microsoft’s Cortana are working together. Plus more tech news.

Good morning, Austin. We have scanned the internet to bring you the latest in technology news. Here’s what’s happening: Amazon’s Alexa and Microsoft’s Cortana are going to work together In an unusual partnership, Amazon and Microsoft are working...

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Austin logistics startup Convey lands millions to break into new markets

Austin-based Convey, which makes software to help online retailers with shipping logistics, has raised $8.25 million to break into new markets. Convey received the funding from Techstars Venture Capital Fund, RPM Ventures and other investors. The...

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UPDATED: Tech companies step in to help Harvey’s victims

UPDATED at 5:30 p.m. August 30: In a memo to employees, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that the company has so far donated $3 million to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Apple had previously pledged $2 million to the American Red Cross over the weekend...

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Apple’s Tim Cook visits Austin, and tech community swoons

OMG! Tim Cook is coming. The breathless excitement over Apple CEO Tim Cook’s visit to Austin tech incubator Capital Factory was palpable on Friday morning.  This was big. Maybe even bigger than that time President Barack Obama stopped by because this...

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