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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Tech Crawl: Facebook and Fitbit shares take a hit, Uber delivers championship gear to Chicago Cubs fans

Good morning, Austin! We have scanned the internet to bring you today's tech news. Here's what's happening: After a stellar performance, Facebook stock dives Facebook shares tumbled 7 percent in after-hours trading on Wednesday as the world’s largest...

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Austin's Phunware adds millions more in new funding 

Fast-growing Austin software maker Phunware now has $40 million to ramp up international growth of its mobile platform and products. Phunware said Wednesday that it has closed on $22 million in new funding, the second part of a $50 million funding...

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Austin's RetailMeNot reports revenue up 23 percent in 3rd quarter as mobile business grows

Austin-based Online coupon company RetailMeNot said revenue grew 23 percent in the third quarter from a year earlier, as its mobile business continued to accelerate. RetailMeNot posted revenue of $64.6 million in the period. That was below Wall Street...

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How Austin groups are working to bring diverse entrepreneurs into a male-dominated tech industry

As a first-time entrepreneur, Adrianna Cantu was focused on building the software that powers her Austin-based health care startup. Now, she says, she believes that building a network is just as critical. “We were laser-focused on our application...

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NXP workers worry over Qualcomm purchase

For the second time in two years, Austin workers at NXP Semiconductors have learned they are getting new ownership. The news came Thursday morning, when San Diego-based smartphone chipmaker Qualcomm announced it would buy NXP for $38 billion in the...

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Tech Crawl: It's official - Qualcomm is buying NXP, plus Twitter is cutting 9 percent of its workforce, and Samsung's profit takes a plunge

Good morning, Austin! We have scanned the internet to bring you the latest technology news. Here's what's happening: It's official: Qualcomm is buying NXP NXP Semiconductors, which has a significant Austin workforce, is being acquired by Qualcomm...

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Google's new downtown tower home reaches full height

The downtown tower that some are calling "the Google building" has reached a milestone. The 29-story glass building, which will eventually house hundreds of Google employees, has "topped out." That means it has reached its highest point of construction...

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Austin's Twyla pulls online ad that critics called sexist

Austin startup Twyla, which runs an online marketplace for buying art, wanted to get its name out with a provocative online ad campaign. But one ad, featuring a woman taking off her shirt under the headline "Get some" and the words "Recently Single...

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