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Now accepting applications: Startup accelerator MassChallenge launches in Austin

Now Accepting Applications: That’s the message from MassChallenge, the Boston-based accelerator that officially launched its Texas program on Monday. At an event at the Bullock Texas State History Museum, MassChallenge celebrated its new presence...

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Former first lady Michelle Obama is back in Austin to speak at social media conference

Former first lady Michelle Obama will be in Austin today to speak at a social media conference hosted by  Spredfast. Called “Smart Social Summit,” the three-day event runs through tomorrow at the W Hotel in downtown Austin.  Obama is scheduled to...

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Austin venture capital investing falls in third quarter, but internet activity stays strong

Venture capital investing in Austin companies fell in the third quarter, but activity in the internet sector remained strong. A total of $151 million was raised by 20 companies during the quarter, according to a survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers and...

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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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Austin software maker AlertMedia lands $8 million to continue growth

Mass communication software maker AlertMedia has landed $8 million to launch a new wave of growth. Founded in 2013, the Austin-based company lets customers deliver mass notifications by phone, text, social media and mobile apps to any type of device...

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Wednesday Tech Crawl: Amazon finally releases a waterproof Kindle; Mark Zuckerberg apologizes for virtual Puerto Rico tour and more tech news.

Good morning, Austin! We have scrolled the internet to bring you the latest in technology news. Here’s what’s happening: Amazon finally releases a waterproof Kindle Well hallelujah. Amazon has listened and is finally bringing a waterproof e-reader...

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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 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 Partners...

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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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Wednesday Tech Crawl: Uber strips power from ousted CEO Travis Kalanick. Plus more tech news.

Good morning, Austin! We have scrolled the internet to bring you the latest in tech news. Here’s what’s happening: Uber strips power from ousted CEO Travis Kalanick Uber has stripped power from its founder and former CEO, Travis Kalanick, as part...

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