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Gone intros used tech marketplace, Manhattan concierge service 

Gone, a San Francisco app startup that offers to help you get rid of items you want to sell either with ship-to-them boxes or a fee-based concierge service, is expanding concierge to Manhattan and launching a second-hand electronics storefront called...

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Aerial Productions, Austin's all-deaf drone company, takes flight

In December, Aerial Productions, a small Austin drone company, traveled to Los Angeles to compete in a Pitchfest competition as part of the International Drone Expo. The presentation by one of many Austin startups getting into the business of Unmanned...

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Another perk for tech workers: on-site eco-friendly car wash

What they do: Preserve Auto Spa washes cars using earth-friendly auto cleaning products to save water. They offer on-site services and have developed a strategy of targeting tech companies, who have their employees' cars washed while they work.  How...

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Austin's Lumos Pharma raises $34 million to fight rare genetic disease

An Austin biotech company that's developing a new therapy for a rare genetic disease has raised $34 million to launch clinical tests. Lumos Pharma, founded in 2011, will use the money to test and commercialize a therapeutic treatment for those suffering...

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Austin tech firm sells stake, adds Tom Meredith as chairman

An Austin tech device reseller has sold a majority stake to a New York private equity firm and added veteran technology executive Tom Meredith to its leadership. Global Resale sold ownership to Brightstar Capital Partners, which has committed $50...

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Defense secretary visits Austin to strengthen tech industry ties

Following in his boss’s footsteps, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter stopped by Austin startup incubator Capital Factory on Thursday to tout the defense department’s efforts better engage the tech community -- and said he was considering opening an...

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Texas A&M unveils new certification program for drones

Texas A&M University System unveiled a new national certification program for operators of unmanned aerial vehicles on Wednesday, aiming to fill a regulatory void as the federal government slowly adopts new regulations for drones. The program...

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A&M drone program gives blessing to Austin company HUVRData

An Austin company, HUVRData, became one of the first in the nation to obtain an official certification to operate unmanned aerial vehicles - also known as drones. HUVRData uses drones to inspect wind farms. The certification program, developed by...

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Austin's eRelevance raises $4.5 million to expand

Austin startup eRelevance has raised $4.5 million to ramp up sales of its software, which helps small businesses automate their marketing. Rally Ventures, based in Silicon Valley, was the lead investor, with participation from Chicago Ventures, Miramar...

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Honest Dollar's Whurley talks acquisition, Obama fundraiser, on 'Statesman Shots'

This week on our Austin culture podcast "Statesman Shots," entrepreneur Whurley joins co-hosts Omar L. Gallaga and Tolly Moseley to talk about how he was chosen to host President Barack Obama for a fundraiser earlier this month and how his company...

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