After raising millions, Austin's TurnKey Vacation Rentals is in expansion mode

Eight months after raising $10 million, Austin's TurnKey Vacation Rentals is in expansion mode. The startup, which manages short-term vacation rentals for property owners, is breaking into new markets, adding new listings and recently moved into a...

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Tech Crawl: AOL is laying off workers, and LinkedIn is blocked in Russia. Plus, Snap's IPO will test how much unicorn founders are really worth.

Good morning, Austin! We have scanned the internet to bring you today's technology news. Here's what's happening: AOL cuts jobs as it restructures AOL will announce layoffs of five percent of its staff today, with 500 employees expected to lose their...

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Upland Software adds $90 million to continue its buying spree

Upland Software is gearing up for another buying spree. The fast-growing Austin-based company said Wednesday that it has secured $90 million in financing that will allow it to continue its strategy of acquiring more companies. The financing is a credit...

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Two Austin groups score U.S. Department of Commerce innovation grants

  Two Austin groups -- the Austin Technology Incubator and True Wealth Ventures --  have come out winners of the U.S. Department of Commerce innovation competition. The awards were part of $15 million grant program aimed at creating and expanding...

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Big data startup Nexd lands Austin software industry veteran as its CEO

Austin-based big data startup Nexd has named Austin software industry veteran Larry Warnock as its CEO. Nexd is developing software aimed at business-to-business sales teams. The platform uses machine learning, artificial intelligence and predictive...

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Thanks to a selfie, this Austin entrepreneur is building an online site for photography

Austin entrepreneur Sam Ulu got the idea for his startup from a selfie. "I started thinking about how everyone pays professional photographers for their big moments like weddings. But there are a lot of memorable times that go uncaptured," he said...

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Tech Crawl: What role did Facebook play in Trump victory? Plus, Trump tax plan could bring billions of tech dollars back to the U.S.

Good morning, Austin! We scrolled the internet to bring you today's tech news. It's still all about the election. Here's what's happening: Trump victory: What role did Facebook play? This was the first presidential election where the majority of...

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Austin expert: After election, investors should think long-term

Regardless of who they supported in the presidential race, many typical, middle-class Americans woke up on Wednesday wondering how the election results might impact their personal finances.The American-Statesman checked in with Carl Stuart, an Austin...

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Austin startup TrendKite lands millions more to fuel growth

TrendKite, which helps clients gauge the effectiveness of their public relations, has landed an additional $16 million to fuel expansion. Founded in 2012, the Austin-based company makes analytics software that lets agencies and brands measure and...

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What Austin's tech groups accomplished this election season

Two months ago, Austin’s tech industry was gearing up to become more politically involved in local elections, with ambitious plans to launch a political action committee, a get-out-the-vote drive and candidate endorsements. The tech industry — which...

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