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Fast-growing Duo Security opens an Austin office

Duo Security, a fast-growing security startup based in Michigan, is opening an Austin office with plans to hire 30 people over the next year. The company, founded in 2010 in Ann Arbor, helps companies prevent being hacked by protecting workers' accounts...

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Austin startup that links patients with clinical trials scores new funding

Tom Dorsett got the idea for ePatientFinder after looking into clinical trials for his daughter, who was born with a large port-wine stain birthmark. Their medical specialist didn't know of any,  so Dorsett began searching online and found that over...

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Capital Factory and City of Austin launch international startup pilot

In an effort to help Austin startups gain more international traction, the City of Austin and Capital Factory are teaming up for a new one-year pilot program. The program, called the Austin Reciprocal Soft Landing Pads Program, is initially a $45...

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Austin startup Aunt Bertha scores $5 million from Techstars Ventures

Austin startup Aunt Bertha has landed $5 million to continue building out its database of social services. The company's website lets people find and apply for social services across the United States. That means people in need, case managers and...

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Morning Tech Crawl: Are bendable phones on the way?

Good morning, Austin! We have scoured the Internet to bring you what's happening in technology news today. Will bendable phones be the next thing? Samsung Electronics is reportedly working on two new smartphone models that will feature bendable screens...

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Austin's Spredfast raises $50 million to grow

Social media software maker Spredfast has raised $50 million to ramp up product development and launch a global expansion plan. The lead investor in the deal was Riverwood Capital, based in Silicon Valley. Previous investors including Austin Ventures...

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Morning Tech Crawl: Social media sites to crack down on hate speech; Myspace gets hacked

Good morning, Austin. The only problem with a three-day weekend is coming back to work. But we're here to help you catch up on the tech news happening right now. Social media sites agree to EU hate speech rules Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft and YouTube...

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Austin's tech scene heats up downtown

Next year, Google will move into gleaming new 29-story glass office tower taking shape on the western edge of Austin’s downtown skyline.   The California-based technology giant will occupy more than 200,000 square feet of space in the building, which...

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No money? No problem. Startups are adopting the 'lean' philosophy to launch their businesses

Working in the conservative finance industry, Annie Shafran learned first-hand that women don't have a lot of options for business-appropriate clothing. "It's Banana Republic or Ann Taylor," she said, or department stores, which don't easily categorize...

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Morning Tech Crawl: Facebook to tweak Trending Topics, Dubai unveils building made with a 3D printer

Good morning, Austin! Here's what's happening this Wednesday morning in the tech world. Facebook will tweak Trending Topics after bias charges While still insisting that its Trending Topics section if free of political bias or manipulation, the ...

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