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When Harvey hit, Austin’s TurnKey Vacation Rentals headed to Port Aransas

For TurnKey Vacation Rentals, which provides web-based vacation rental management services, Hurricane Harvey hit hard. The Austin-based company is one of the largest property managers on the Texas Gulf Coast, and Harvey’s destruction touched nearly...

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Wednesday Tech Crawl: How LinkedIn’s Reid Hoffman is taking on Trump. Plus, it’s lonely being conservative in Silicon Valley.

Good morning, Austin! We have scrolled the internet to bring you the latest in tech news. Today it’s a lot about politics. Here’s what’s happening: LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman is using his billions to take on Trump As Recode puts it: One of...

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Meet TenantCloud, which connects landlords and tenants with a free Cloud-based service

Joe Edgar started his property-management software company because he needed the service. As the owner of rental properties, he was frustrated that he couldn’t find the software tools he wanted to help manage the process. So in 2014, he founded Austin-based TenantCloud...

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Wednesday Tech Crawl: Amazon’s Alexa and Microsoft’s Cortana are working together. Plus more tech news.

Good morning, Austin. We have scanned the internet to bring you the latest in technology news. Here’s what’s happening: Amazon’s Alexa and Microsoft’s Cortana are going to work together In an unusual partnership, Amazon and Microsoft are working...

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Austin logistics startup Convey lands millions to break into new markets

Austin-based Convey, which makes software to help online retailers with shipping logistics, has raised $8.25 million to break into new markets. Convey received the funding from Techstars Venture Capital Fund, RPM Ventures and other investors. The...

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As Apple continues its booming growth in Austin, CEO Tim Cook pays a visit

As Apple Inc. continues its booming expansion in Austin, CEO Tim Cook is paying a visit on Friday to meet with employees and local entrepreneurs and to announce a new education partnership. Cook will start the day at tech accelerator Capital Factory...

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Thursday Tech Crawl: Austin-based Bumble has turned down a $450M buyout offer from Match, report says

Good morning, Austin! We have scanned the internet to bring you the latest in tech news. Here’s what’s happening; Report: Austin-based dating app Bumble turned down a $450M buyout offer Women-first dating app Bumble has turned down a $450 million...

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Austin’s DivInc launches its third entrepreneur session for diverse founders

DivInc, the Austin accelerator for diverse entrepreneurs, is ready to launch another group of startups through its 12-week program. The fall cohort, which starts Sept. 5, is composed of eight women and seven men. Nine of the 15 are from ethnicities...

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Is another Austin tech space trying to steal Capital Factory’s brand? A new lawsuit says yes.

Is another tech entity trying to cash in on the brand of Austin tech accelerator Capital Factory? The startup incubator thinks so, and has sued East Austin co-working space atx Factory and its founder, accusing them of trademark infringement, unfair...

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With new $30M investment, medical device maker Acessa Health left California to start new chapter in Austin

It’s been a whirlwind few months for medical device maker Acessa Health. In June, the company announced it had acquired a noninvasive treatment for uterine fibroids from a California medical device company. At the same time, the company said it had...

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