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After turning down VC for decades, here’s why Baxter Planning just raised $25M

Since its founding in 1993, Baxter Planning Systems has grown into a leading maker of supply chain software without raising any outside money. Now the Austin-based company is ready for a new wave of growth and has landed $25 million to fuel it. Polaris...

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Dell Technologies makes a $1 billion bet on the Internet of Things

Dell Technologies is making a $1 billion bet on the Internet of Things, with a new initiative and a three-year plan to create new products. The Round Rock-based tech giant said Tuesday that it will commit the money for research and development of...

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Like ‘a rave in space’: Austin’s TheWaveVR teams with musician to create virtual-reality album-art experience

At 8 p.m. Central time on Sunday, fans of Los Angeles producer TOKiMONSTA will get to participate in a listening-party concert. But fans will be wearing virtual-reality headsets connected to PCs and will be experiencing an interactive version of the “Lune...

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‘District 9’ director Neill Blomkamp debuting ‘Adam: The Mirror’ short film from Unite Austin 2017 

The Oscar-nominated director of the South African sci-fi film “District 9” will debut his new short film, “Adam: The Mirror” at a tech conference in Austin Tuesday evening. The short film from Neill Blomkamp will debut free online with a livestream...

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Austin’s Asure Software continues buying spree with another deal

Asure Software is continuing its buying spree with another acquisition. The Austin-based company said it has purchased Birmingham, Ala.-based Associated Data Services, a regional human resources and payroll services bureau in the Southeastern U.S...

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Dating app Bumble expands into business networking

Watch out, LinkedIn. Austin-based tech startup Bumble launched a business networking tool on Monday called Bumble Bizz that brings its women-first approach to meeting people to the world of business professionals. This move by Bumble, which launched...

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Dr. Mehmet Oz shows off VR project ‘YOU’ at Austin’s Microsoft Store

On Thursday, Dr. Mehmet Oz (known on TV as simply “Dr. Oz”) was in Austin to demonstrate some virtual-reality software he said will help doctors improve care for their patients. “YOU,” which in the demonstration was focused on close-up examination...

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Cybersecurity firm Jask opens an Austin office

A San Francisco-based cybersecurity startup is opening an office in Austin, where it plans to hire as many as 50 people. Jask develops software that helps security analysts do their jobs by using artificial intelligence to monitor the network.  “A...

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We’ve only scratched the surface with AR, says ‘Pokemon Go’ lead John Hanke

John Hanke, who appears to still be recovering from the success of last year’s hit mobile game “Pokemon Go,” made a strong case for augmented reality as an opening keynote speaker Thursday at the Austin Game Conference. At the two-day convention for...

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