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Austin’s ClearData lands $12 million to ramp up health care cloud services

ClearData, which moved to Austin from Arizona last year, has raised $12 million to expand its health care cloud services and software business. Founded in 2011, the company provides cloud computing services to health care companies, helping them store...

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Tasktop raises $11.3 million more for growth

When Vancouver-based Tasktop set out to raise funding last year, its leaders criss-crossed Canada and the U.S. meeting with potential investors. But ultimately, the company, which has its U.S. headquarters in Austin, found its lead venture capital...

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Austin’s RetailMeNot sold in $630 million deal

Austin-based online coupon company RetailMeNot, one of Austin’s most high-profile publicly held software companies, said Monday it has agreed to be acquired in a deal valued at $630 million. Harland Clarke Holdings Corp. is buying all the outstanding...

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AMD makes another bet on VR with acquisition of Austin-based chipmaker’s technology

AMD has acquired intellectual property and engineering talent from Austin-based Nitero, a wireless technology pioneer that could provide a big push to the chipmaker’s virtual reality efforts. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded...

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In $50 million deal, Blackbaud snaps up Austin’s AcademicWorks  

A promising Austin-based software maker that sells scholarship management tools has been snapped up by South Carolina-based Blackbaud for $50 million. AcademicWorks, founded in 2010, offers a cloud platform that lets students apply for all awards...

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Tech Crawl: Jeff Bezos is spending $1 B a year to fund space rocket dream, Facebook steps up fight against revenge porn, and Spotify might skip a traditional IPO.

Good morning, Austin! We have scanned the internet to bring you the latest in technology news. Here’s what’s going on: Jeff Bezos is spending $1 B a year on space venture dream Internet billionaire and aspiring space explorer Jeff Bezos said he is...

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Goldman Sachs makes a $30 million bet on Austin’s Zilliant

Global finance company Goldman Sachs is making a $30 million bet on Austin software maker Zilliant. Zilliant said it will use the $30 million investment to pursue global growth opportunities in a number of sectors. The company was founded in 1999...

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As it adds engineers, fast-growing BigCommerce moves to bigger downtown Austin space

Eighteen months ago, e-commerce software maker BigCommerce opened a separate engineering center at 800 Brazos St., across town from its headquarters in far Northwest Austin. Putting its engineering team downtown worked so well that the company is...

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Tech Crawl: Amazon shuts down Diapers.com, Lyft tests a shuttle service that looks a lot like mass transit, and Samsung bets on the Galaxy S8.

Good morning, Austin! We scanned the internet to bring you the latest in technology news. Here’s what’s happening: Amazon is shutting down Quidsi, one of its biggest acquisitions Amazon.com is shutting down Quidsi, one of its largest-ever acquisitions...

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Austin startups could benefit from new $131 million fund from Silicon Valley VC firm Floodgate

Silicon Valley venture firm Floodgate has closed on a new $131 million fund, and that could be good news for Austin startup founders. The fund is the sixth raised by Floodgate, which is based in Palo Alto, Calif., and led by former Austin software...

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