Austin’s Asure Software kicks off the year with acquisitions, stronger-than-expected sales guidance

Austin-based Asure Software is starting off the year by announcing three acquisitions and providing 2017 sales guidance that far exceeds its previous forecast. The company, whose products are used to help companies manage mobile workforces spread...

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Austin startup AlertMedia making waves with mass notifications technology

Three years ago, Brian Cruver launched AlertMedia as an emergency  mass-notification provider. Then he realized there was a much larger market for the Austin-based  technology startup. "Initially we thought of an emergency as a tornado or a gunman...

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Austin startup AlertMedia making waves with mass notifications technology

   Three years ago, Brian Cruver launched AlertMedia as an emergency mass-notification provider.  Then he realized there was a much larger market for the Austin-based technology startup.  "Initially we thought of an emergency as a tornado or a gunman...

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Tech Crawl: Facebook’s Oculus buys eye-tracking startup. Plus, here’s how Amazon could use flying warehouses for drone deliveries.

Good morning, Austin! We checked out the internet to bring you the latest in tech news. Here’s what’s happening: Facebook’s Oculus acquires eye-tracking tech company Oculus, the virtual reality company Facebook bought for $2 billion in 2014, has...

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In an effort to close more deals, Central Texas Angel Network makes changes 

In an effort to get more deals done, the Central Texas Angel Network is restructuring its funding cycle -- the first time it’s done that in more than five years. Known as CTAN, the nonprofit organization was founded in 2006 as a way to connect private...

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Austin’s Kendra Scott lands new investment

Since launching a jewelry line with $500 from a spare bedroom in 2002, Kendra Scott has grown her Austin-based business into a powerhouse brand sold by retailers like Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom, and at more than 600 boutiques worldwide. ...

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Groundbreaking chip designer Ambiq Micro raises $2.5 million in debt financing

Ambiq Micro, which broke ground last year with its ultra-low-power chip, has raised $2.5 million in debt financing to continue its expansion.  The money is part of a planned $4.5 million offering, according securities filings. The name of the backer...

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Tech Crawl: Does Google have an employee spy program? Plus, Uber halts its San Francisco self-driving pilot, and Alibaba lands on notorious counterfeit markets blacklist

Good morning, Austin! We have scanned the internet to bring you the latest technology news. Here’s what’s happening: Does Google have an employee spy program? A Google employee has filed a lawsuit against the technology giant, claiming the Silicon...

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Austin startup wants to take the hassle out of finding downtown parking spots for tech workers

One of the biggest hassles for office managers is finding downtown parking spaces for employees. Now an Austin startup, Park Evergreen, wants to change that by matching tech companies with available parking spaces.  Founded a year ago, the company...

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Tech Crawl: Stolen Yahoo data includes government employee information. Plus Instagram is hotter than ever, and Elon Musk becomes a Trump adviser

Good morning, Austin! We have perused the internet to find out what’s happening in tech news. Here’s what we found: Stolen Yahoo data includes government employee information More than 150,000 U.S. government and military employees are among the...

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