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Austin health tech startup Keet acquired by Portland company

Austin-based Keet Health, a communication platform for medical providers, has been acquired by Clinicient, a Portland-based outpatient rehabilitation software maker. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Clinicient, founded in 2004, helps...

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Thursday Tech Crawl: Disney challenges tech giants with $52B bid for 21st Century Fox. Plus the latest on net neutrality and more.

Good morning, Austin! We have scrolled the internet to bring you the latest in technology news. Here’s what’s happening: Disney bets on streaming with $52.4B Deal for 21st Century Fox  In a deal that greatly expands its streaming services, the Walt...

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Report: Austin to be among top cities for tech hiring in first half of 2018

Austin ranks fourth on a new list of U.S. cities where technology hiring is expected to grow the most in the first half of 2018. Twenty-five percent of chief information officers surveyed in Austin said they plan to add full-time tech professionals...

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With $282M acquisition, Silicon Labs doubles down on Internet of Things 

Silicon Laboratories is doubling down on the “Internet of Things” market with its recent $282 million acquisition of California-based Sigma Designs. Austin-based Silicon Labs has continued to notch higher sales growth thanks in part to its efforts...

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Planview expands its software offerings with another acquisition

Austin software maker Planview is expanding its project management offerings with the acquisition of a Tennessee-based company, the company said Monday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Planview sells software that helps companies map...

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Oracle’s big bet on Austin

For 16 months, Oracle’s new corporate campus has been quietly taking shape on prime waterfront property southeast of downtown Austin. The sleek five-story building will have more than half a million square feet of office space that initially will...

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Austin e-commerce startup Dosh raises $5M for deal-finding app that gives cash back

Austin startup Dosh has raised an additional $5 million as it prepares to launch its app for finding cash and deals. Founded a year ago, the company offers a free app that gives consumers cash back on debit and credit card purchases when they shop...

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‘Unicorn’ cybersecurity company gets ready for more growth in Austin

Duo Security -- a ‘unicorn’ software company with a valuation of more than $1 billion -- is preparing for more growth in Austin. After tripling its Austin headcount in the past year, the fast-growing cybersecurity company has moved to a larger downtown...

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Wednesday Tech Crawl: Google escalates its spat with Amazon, plus millions of net neutrality comments were faked

Good morning, Austin! We have scrolled the internet to bring you the latest technology news. Here’s what’s going on: Google pulls YouTube from Amazon devices, escalating spat A rare public spat in the technology industry escalated on Tuesday when...

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Want to buy AOL co-founder Marc Seriff’s Horseshoe Bay estate? It’s up for auction.

Want to buy the Horseshoe Bay estate owned by AOL co-founder Marc Seriff? The estate at 312 Wennmohs Place will sell to the highest bidder on Dec. 14 through global auction firm Concierge Auctions, which has offices in New York and Austin. The property...

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