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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 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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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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Boston-based startup accelerator MassChallenge is coming to Austin

MassChallenge, a Boston-based accelerator, has chosen Austin as its second U.S. site and plans to accept up to 100 startups in its first program. The nonprofit organization is looking for early stage companies in any industry, including high tech...

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The One-Question Interview: Carolyn Betts, CEO of Betts Recruiting

When startups raise venture capital, one of the first places they invest is sales. Sometimes they need to fill a key leadership role, often they need to build out an entire team. It can be highly competitive. Finding that talent is the specialty...

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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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Austin's Elsewhere Partners plans to invest in software startups outside traditional VC hubs

Two years ago, venture capitalist Chris Pacitti founded AVX Partners to invest in software companies that have released products and signed customers, but need outside investment to accelerate their growth. Rather than raising a venture fund, AVX...

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Austin’s TrustRadius brings in $5.5M for expansion

Austin-based TrustRadius, which runs a review platform for business-to-business technology, has raised $5.5 million to ramp up growth. The TrustRadius site, which launched in 2013, lets IT professionals share information in the same way that consumers...

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