Software & Apps

Samsung Austin illustrates twists, turns of evolving manufacturing sector

As Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar begins touring manufacturing plants around the state this month to highlight the changing industry, his first stop on Monday brought him, as well as Texas state Sen. Kirk Watson, D-Austin, to Samsung Austin Semiconductor’s...

Read More

Open Source

Austin’s Vyze lands $13M to expand its fintech software for retailers

Retailers lose tens of billions of dollars each year when customers’ credit applications are rejected and they can’t complete their purchase. But many of those shoppers are creditworthy, and Austin-based Vyze wants to help stores save those sales...

Read More

Open Source

Fast-growing New York software maker Namely is expanding in Austin

Namely, a fast-growing New York-based software company, is expanding its Austin team, with a move to larger offices and plans to add 30 workers in Central Texas. Founded in 2012, Namely sells human resources software that helps mid-size companies...

Read More

Open Source

Austin’s uShip unveils sleek new HQ, gears up for more growth

After years of working in two downtown offices, uShip employees are finally under the same roof in a sleek new headquarters on East Riverside Drive. And the timing is right: the move comes as the 220-person company, which runs an online shipping marketplace...

Read More

Open Source

With a new $200M credit facility, Austin’s Upland Software is ready for more acquisitions

More acquisitions are on the way for Austin-based Upland Software. The company, which has grown by buying small software companies, has closed a $200 million credit facility to do more deals. Wells Fargo Capital Finance and CIT Bank, N.A. are joint...

Read More

Open Source

BuzzFeed report: Popular dating app Bumble turned Austin high-rise apartment into its office, angering residents

UPDATED AT 4 p.m.: Bumble released a statement to the American-Statesman about its time at the Bowie high-rise. Everyone at Bumble looks back upon our time at Bowie with great fondness and as such a memorable chapter in our company’s history. The...

Read More

Open Source

Inside 512Tech: The story behind our 50-years-of-IBM-in-Austin story

If you tuned in to Austin radio station KUT this morning, you might have heard me talking about my package of stories published over the weekend on IBM and its 50-year history in Austin.  Exactly 50 years ago today, IBM built a typewriter manufacturing...

Read More

Open Source

Timeline: IBM in Austin

1937 - IBM establishes a sales office in Austin.  1966 - In December IBM announces it will build a 200,000 square-foot typewriter manufacturing plant in Northwest Austin. 1967 - On Aug. 1, IBM’s new plant opens and it ships its first IBM Selectric...

Read More

Fifty years in, IBM is still shaping Austin’s tech sector

On a sizzling summer day on July 31, 1967, a small crowd of Austin politicians and news media ducked inside a brand-new IBM manufacturing plant in far North Austin to watch a Selectric Composer typewriter roll down the assembly line for the first...

Read More

Open Source

Austin company creating ‘Alamo Reality’ app to reveal layers of history on mission, 1836 battle

Back in the mid 1990s, designer Michael McGar worked on a big CD-ROM project called “Alamo: Victory or Death.”  Especially for its time, it was ambitious — it contained so much material it required two discs, included work from Texas celebrities including...

Read More