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Forbes: CEO of Austin's Bumble is '$1 billion Queen Bee of Dating Apps'

Dating app Bumble is already one of Austin’s brightest break-out stars. Now founder Whitney Wolfe Herd is taking center stage. Herd, 28, will be featured on the cover of Forbes’ 30 under 30 issue in mid-December, the magazine tweeted. The cover story...

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Wednesday Tech Crawl: Google amps up job search with salary and location features, and Amazon’s cashierless store is almost ready for prime time.

Good morning, Austin! We have scrolled the internet to bring you the latest in tech news. Here’s what’s going on: Google amps up job search tools with salary, location features Earlier this year, Google unveiled new search tools designed specifically...

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Settlement reached in Capital Factory’s suit against Austin co-working space

After being sued by Austin tech accelerator Capital Factory, an East Austin co-working space has changed its name and a settlement has been reached, according to a court filing. In August, Capital Factory sued atx Factory and its founder, accusing...

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ScaleFactor, maker of accounting software for small businesses, raises $2.5 million

ScaleFactor, which sells finance and accounting software for small businesses, has landed $2.5 million to speed up product development. The Austin-based startup provides a platform that provides automation tools for bookkeeping, tax compliance and...

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Austin startup Rollick Outdoor raises $5.6M for platform to sell boats, RVs, motorcycles

Austin startup Rollick Outdoor has raised $5.6 million to build out its online platform for selling boats, RVs and motorcycles. The funding round was led by Silverton Partners with participation from Autotech Ventures, Troy Capital Partners, Capital...

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Wednesday Tech Crawl: Twitter doubles its character count and Apple wants an AR headset to succeed the iPhone. Plus more tech news.

Good morning, Austin! We have scrolled the internet to bring you the latest in tech news. Here’s what’s going on: So long, 140. Hello, 280: Twitter doubles character count on tweets Call it double trouble: Twitter is rolling out a 280-character limit...

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Austin-based Accruent ramps up its European expansion with an acquisition

Austin-based software company Accruent is ramping up its European expansion by acquiring a Dutch software maker. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Accruent, which develops real estate, facilities and equipment management software, has...

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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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Former La Zona Rosa relaunches as a mixed-use office and venue space

The former La Zona Rosa, once a popular downtown live music venue, has reopened as LZR, a sleek mixed-use office and event space. The newly renovated site at 612 W. Fourth St. features more than 10,000 square feet of office and open space, including...

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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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