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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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Fast-growing ‘HQ Trivia’ lets iPhone players compete for cash

It’s 8 p.m. on a weeknight and the push alert comes through to tens of thousands of iPhones. “Hello players. Do you want to play a game? HQ is live.”  “HQ Trivia” is an idea so well-executed, it’s hard to believe it hasn’t happened before now. It’s...

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Meet Skout Deals, which shares location-based deals on its mobile app

Bryan and Alice Payne’s first high school date was at Burger King, and he paid with a two-for-one coupon. It was a match made in heaven, and the now-married pair has been looking for deals ever since. “We try to find deals on everything, whether we’re...

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Shuttles find niche in Austin’s ride-hailing market 

On a recent morning at the Mueller Market District in North Austin, Lynda Williams’ sky blue shuttle rolled to a stop in front of the H-E-B store, parking among the crowd of shoppers strolling in and out.  Williams sat inside and swiped at an iPad...

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Austin’s Magnitude Software, which raised $100M for acquisitions, does another deal

Magnitude Software, which raised $100 million to buy smaller companies, has made another purchase. Austin-based Magnitude has acquired Agility Multichannel, which sells product information management software.  Agility is based in York, United Kingdom...

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Austin’s SailPoint files for a $100 million IPO

Will SailPoint Technologies break Austin’s IPO drought? The Austin-based software company has filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering of stock. Founded in 2005 by three Austin...

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St. Gabriel’s Catholic School students learn about augmented reality with Google Expeditions

Students at St. Gabriel's Catholic School in Austin learned about augmented reality as part of Google's Expeditions Augmented Reality Pioneer Program on Monday, October 16, 2017. They learned how to use AR to bring virtual 3-D objects into the classroom...

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What happens when Facebook’s Order Food joins the restaurant-delivery scene?

The on-demand economy continues to get more demanding: Friday morning, Facebook is announcing its getting into the food-delivery game, at least as a conduit to existing delivery options. With the introduction of a new feature, “Order Food” that debuts...

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Startup Viridis Learning moving headquarters from New York to Austin

Education technology startup Viridis Learning is moving its headquarters from New York to Austin. Founded in 2009, the company uses data analytics to match community college students with employers. Viridis helps connect the colleges with local employers...

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Thursday Tech Crawl: Conversable and Shake Shack pilot new software version, new Oculus VR hardware and Alexa’s new family values

Happy Thursday, Austin! Here’s some tech news for you: Conversable updates AI software If you’ve been following our stories about chatbots, you’re probably already familiar with Conversable, a company based in Austin and Dallas that’s been doing...

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