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Planview expands its software offerings with another acquisition

Austin software maker Planview is expanding its project management offerings with the acquisition of a Tennessee-based company, the company said Monday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Planview sells software that helps companies map...

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Talking about ways to protect kids online with Texas Standard 

This week on the “Texas Standard” radio program, we talked about some strategies for keeping kids safe online, especially in light of recent problems on YouTube with adult-themed videos targeted at kids. You can find the segment, which includes resources...

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Oracle’s big bet on Austin

For 16 months, Oracle’s new corporate campus has been quietly taking shape on prime waterfront property southeast of downtown Austin. The sleek five-story building will have more than half a million square feet of office space that initially will...

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With free ‘Wander’ project, artists want you to choose your own downtown Austin adventure

One of the joys of the old “Choose Your Own Adventure” books, popular in the 1980s and 1990s, was the dead ends. In the series of books, flipping to a page to continue the story could result in your character’s death. But you could always backtrack...

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Austin e-commerce startup Dosh raises $5M for deal-finding app that gives cash back

Austin startup Dosh has raised an additional $5 million as it prepares to launch its app for finding cash and deals. Founded a year ago, the company offers a free app that gives consumers cash back on debit and credit card purchases when they shop...

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‘Unicorn’ cybersecurity company gets ready for more growth in Austin

Duo Security -- a ‘unicorn’ software company with a valuation of more than $1 billion -- is preparing for more growth in Austin. After tripling its Austin headcount in the past year, the fast-growing cybersecurity company has moved to a larger downtown...

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Reader stuck in email purgatory wants another option

A reader, Gus, writes: “My current AT&T/Yahoo service is so terrible I almost despair at times. For example, sometimes when I have just turned my computer on and opened Internet Explorer, I get a pop-up message ‘Yahoo is not responding due to...

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UPDATE: Austin software maker SailPoint raises $240M in IPO, gets a warm welcome from Wall Street

Software maker SailPoint Technologies got a warm welcome from Wall Street on its first day as a public company. The Austin-based company raised $240 million in an initial public offering on Thursday. The company priced 20 million shares at $12 each...

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PSA: Download Firefox’s update if you want faster browsing

The Browser Wars seems like such a quaint concept these days, like the Cola Wars or caring about how many MP3s you own. Most people decided on their favorite web browser ages ago and tend not to switch. That said, if you are a Firefox user or just...

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Amid big growth, tech startup Opcity is moving HQ from downtown to Southeast Austin

Real estate technology startup Opcity is moving its headquarters from downtown to Southeast Austin to fuel its rapid growth. After researching options across town, the company is opening a 50,000-square-foot office at 6800 Burleson Road. The space...

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