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Austin e-commerce startup Dosh raises $2 million to launch service

An Austin startup that says it can get you cash back on debit and credit card purchases has raised $2 million to launch its service. Dosh, founded a year ago, is preparing to release its free app, which it says finds cash and deals for consumers when...

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With a new name and a fresh $9 million, Austin’s Mythic launches its AI platform

With a new name and a fresh $9 million in funding, Austin-based Mythic is launching an artificial intelligence platform aimed at devices ranging from action cameras to drones to health wearables. Mythic, formerly named Isocline, received the investment...

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Central Texas-based Fanatic Software, maker of popular productivity apps, is snapped up by Utah software firm

In a deal that will expand its reach, Fanatic Software, the maker of popular personal productivity apps, has been acquired by a Utah-based software company. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Fanatic, based in Cedar Park, makes the Pocket...

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Capital Factory and Moovel team up to launch a transportation-focused tech accelerator 

Austin’s Capital Factory and mobile transit tech company Moovel North America are teaming up to create an accelerator for transportation-related startups. MobilityX will focus on mentoring new mobility-as-a-service companies and bringing innovative...

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Austin startup TurnKey Vacation Rentals lands $21 million for expansion

A year ago, Austin’s TurnKey Vacation Rentals raised $10 million to expand its vacation rental management service. Today, after a year of fast growth, the startup will announce it has raised an additional $21 million. Founded in 2013, TurnKey provides...

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Austin’s Next Coast Ventures launches an $85 million fund to invest in startups

Good news for Austin entrepreneurs: Next Coast Ventures has closed on an $85 million fund to invest in startups. The new firm, founded by two technology industry veterans, plans to do 20 to 30 deals, with up to three-quarters of them in Central Texas...

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Revenue flat, losses widen at Austin’s Bazaarvoice, as company transitions its business

Austin software maker Bazaarvoice’s revenue was flat in the company’s fiscal third quarter, but CEO Gene Austin said growth is on the way. The online and social media marketing company on Tuesday reported revenue of $50.5 million for the quarter ended...

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Ride-hail company InstaRyde will miss SXSW, is offline in Austin (Updated)

(Updated, see below) One of the Austin ride-hailing companies that swooped in to fill the void left by Uber and Lyft last year is no longer operating in Austin, at least for the time being. InstaRyde, which is based in Canada and began servicing Austin...

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IBM Austin lab looking for solutions to a growing aging epidemic

MERA is four feet tall and has big, searching eyes and large ears. MERA’s not a medical professional but can measure your heartbeat just by looking at you.  “Hi!” MERA chirps happily when you offer a greeting. “I am a health agent and I can also be...

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What are UI and UX and how are they different?

You probably know if the feeling of being on a badly designed, hard-to-use website, one that brings anger and frustration. But did you know that when that happens, you’ve probably just experienced a bad user interface and had a bad user experience?...

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