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Did an Austin entrepreneur track down Get Me's elusive CEO?

With Uber and Lyft pulling out of Austin, attention has turned to another startup offering ride-hailing services: Dallas-based Get Me. Get Me says it will agree to Austin's new fingerprinting regulations and plans to expand its services here. But...

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Austin e-commerce firm BigCommerce gets a $30 million boost

Fast-growing Bigcommerce has raised $30 million to make add more Austin workers and ramp up growth of its e-commerce software. The lead investor in the deal was GGV Capital, a U.S. and China-based investment firm that has invested in companies including...

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Morning Tech Crawl: Facebook says it's not biased, Watson gets (another) new job

Good day, Austin! Here's what's happening around the Internet this morning: Is Facebook biased? A new Gizmodo report says that  Facebook workers routinely suppressed news stories of interest to conservative readers from the "trending" news section...

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Austin tech industry debates next moves after Prop 1 vote

The Proposition 1 vote on ride-hailing regulations was emotionally charged and divisive for the Austin tech community, with some contending that a vote against it put Austin's reputation as an innovation hub at risk.  Now that Austin voters have officially...

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512talk Edition 5: How the tech slowdown is affecting Austin and Slack on the brain

This week on 512talk, we did a little experimenting with Facebook Live. Visit our Facebook page and let us know if you'd like us to do Q&As for future 512talk episodes.

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Austin's Asure Software expands deeper into European market

Asure Software, which sells online workplace management tools, is expanding deeper into the European market with a new partnership. The Austin-based company said it is joining with UK-based Payescape to expand Payescape's capabilities and extend Asure's...

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Software veteran Dave Sikora to lead Austin intelligence firm

Stratfor, the Austin-based global intelligence firm, has named software industry veteran Dave Sikora as its new CEO. Sikora said he intends to lead the 20-year-old company through a new wave of growth, including launching the company's first digital...

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Austin's OutboundEngine gets $16 million to expand

Most small business owners wish they did a better job of marketing, but they don't know how. Austin-based OutboundEngine says it has an answer with software that automates the process. The company helps professionals such as real estate agents, mortgage...

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Austin's RetailMeNot beats the Street in first quarter, but stock slides

RetailMeNot  exceeded Wall Street expectations in the first quarter, but the company's stock still took a beating.  Shares closed Tuesday down 10.1 percent, or 86 cents, at $7.64. The Austin-based company also offered an outlook for the quarter that...

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Morning Tech Crawl: Amazon Prime gets a website, India says no to used iPhones

Good morning, Austin. Here's what's going on in the tech world this morning. Amazon's Prime Now finally gets a website Nearly two years after launching its same-day delivery service as an app, Amazon has taken it to the Web.  No one is sure why Amazon...

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