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Facebook’s ‘Engagement bait’ crackdown and 2018 predictions from Omarstradamus on Texas Standard

Even while some of us were busy taking extra-long winter vacation naps and cleaning up several tons of wrapping paper off the floor, 512tech and Texas Standard’s radio program rolled along over Christmas and New Year. Here are two tech-related segments...

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Austin-based TrendKite lands $11 million for growth

TrendKite, which helps clients gauge the effectiveness of their public relations, has raised an additional $11 million to accelerate its expansion plans. The Austin-based company, which was founded in 2012, makes analytics software that lets agencies...

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Austin’s Asure Software starts new year with three acquisitions

Asure Software is starting the year with three more acquisitions. The Austin-based company said Tuesday it has purchased TelePayroll Inc. and Pay Systems of America Inc., which both provide human resources,  payroll and employees benefit services...

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Three Austin companies close year by collecting a combined $17 million

Three Austin companies -- two software makers and an LED lighting manufacturer -- have raised a combined $17 million, according to securities filings. Illumitex, which develops LED lights for various industries, has received $7 million, according...

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Thursday Tech Crawl: Tim Cook has to fly in private planes now, Edmunds sizes up new car-safety technology and Apple had a very good holiday season. Again.

Good morning, Austin! We have scrolled the internet to bring you the latest in technology news. Here’s what’s happening: Tim Cook will be flying in private planes from now on Apple's board of directors is requiring CEO Tim Cook to fly on private...

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Lawsuit challenges sale of Austin’s Bazaarvoice

Austin software maker Bazaarvoice is facing a lawsuit that contends the company’s planned $521 million sale undervalues the company and hurts its shareholders. The lawsuit, which was filed by a shareholder, says the sales process “was hamstrung by...

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Thursday Tech Crawl: Do Facebook ads exclude older Americans from jobs? Plus, Romanian hackers and more tech news

Good morning, Austin! We have scrolled the internet to bring you the latest in technology news. Here’s what’s going on: Facebook, Amazon and others are accused of using Facebook ads to exclude older Americans from jobs Three workers and a large union...

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Austin’s Magnitude Software puts its $100 million war chest to work with another acquisition

Austin-based Magnitude Software is closing out the year with another acquisition. Magnitude said it is purchasing Innowera, an Irving-based business software startup. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Magnitude was founded in 2014 through...

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Wednesday Tech Crawl: Coinbase’s Bitcoin Cash problem, Europe rules against Uber, funding issues for ‘HQ Trivia’ and an audio-animatronic Trump

Happy Wednesday, Austin! You only have to make it a few more days before holiday break. You can do it! Here are a few tech stories we’re following this morning: Trouble at Coinbase over Bitcoin volatility TechCrunch reports this morning that problems...

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Austin’s Crossroads Systems acquires provider of affordable housing, mortgage financing

Austin-based technology company Crossroads Systems says it has acquired Capital Plus Financial, a provider of affordable housing and mortgage financing to underserved communities. As part of the deal, Erik Donnelly, CEO of Capital Plus Financial,...

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