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Forbes: CEO of Austin's Bumble is '$1 billion Queen Bee of Dating Apps'

Dating app Bumble is already one of Austin’s brightest break-out stars. Now founder Whitney Wolfe Herd is taking center stage. Herd, 28, will be featured on the cover of Forbes’ 30 under 30 issue in mid-December, the magazine tweeted. The cover story...

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Dozens of jobs to be eliminated as tech company shuts down Austin operations 

Austin software company Overwatch Systems, which provides computer programming and other services, will soon begin to wind down its operations and eventually stop service, Overwatch’s parent company Textron Systems confirmed on Friday. The shutdown...

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Former RideAustin driver’s rape case reignites debate over ride-hailing background checks

When Osmani Limonta Diaz applied to become a driver for ride-hailing nonprofit RideAustin, his criminal record looked clean. It gave no sign of the legal trouble he faces now. Diaz is accused of raping a female passenger while working for RideAustin...

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The dilemma for Twitter, Snap and Facebook: Go for growth, or give users what they want?

 According to The Emily Post Institute, when somebody gives you a gift you don’t want, the etiquette is pretty clear: “Issue a warm thank-you; after all, someone did buy you a gift, even if they missed the mark.” If the gift is a complete misfire...

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ScaleFactor, maker of accounting software for small businesses, raises $2.5 million

ScaleFactor, which sells finance and accounting software for small businesses, has landed $2.5 million to speed up product development. The Austin-based startup provides a platform that provides automation tools for bookkeeping, tax compliance and...

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Reader seeks a way to export iPhone texts

A reader, Jetty, writes: “I am on a HOA board in my subdivision and have a lot of texts from other board members. I would like to find some way to print them or transfer them somewhere to print them. I have talked to AT&T and they suggested screen...

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Austin startup Rollick Outdoor raises $5.6M for platform to sell boats, RVs, motorcycles

Austin startup Rollick Outdoor has raised $5.6 million to build out its online platform for selling boats, RVs and motorcycles. The funding round was led by Silverton Partners with participation from Autotech Ventures, Troy Capital Partners, Capital...

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Austin-based Accruent ramps up its European expansion with an acquisition

Austin-based software company Accruent is ramping up its European expansion by acquiring a Dutch software maker. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Accruent, which develops real estate, facilities and equipment management software, has...

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Holey rollers: Austin’s competitive Skee-ball players are building the future of the sport

It’s chilly for Austin on the Sunday night before Halloween and it’s getting a little late. The final four rollers have been chosen for the National Brewskee-Ball Championships, an event known to players as “The BEEB.”  The back area of Full Circle...

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Austin’s SailPoint plans to raise $200 million in upcoming IPO

Austin-based software maker SailPoint Technologies is getting closer to an initial public offering of stock, with plans to raise $200 million. The company on Monday announced terms for its IPO. It plans to offer 20 million shares (29 percent are insider...

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