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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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Wednesday Tech Crawl: Amazon is secretly building Alexa-enabled smart glasses and Toshiba is sold for $18B.

Good morning, Austin! We have scrolled the internet to bring you the latest in technology news. Here’s what’s happening: Amazon is secretly building Alexa-powered smart glasses Amazon is working on its first wearable device: a pair of smart glasses...

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Check out Google’s new downtown Austin offices 

Three cityview terraces. Gourmet cafeterias that serve complimentary breakfast, lunch and dinner. A “speakeasy” secret hangout with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves, a bar, couches and a piano.  Welcome to Google’s new downtown Austin offices. The 300...

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Car insurance site The Zebra raises $40M and announces a new CEO

The Zebra, an Austin company that lets consumers compare car insurance rates online, has raised $40 million and named a new CEO. Silicon Valley-based Accel Partners was the lead investor in the Series B deal, which brings the total amount raised by...

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Austin biotech firm gets $4M in drug development grants

Austin-based Pain Therapeutics has received two grants totaling $4 million to continue its development of two drugs. The news sent shares of the company up more than 8 percent. The drug development company, which was founded in 1998, was awarded a...

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This Austin software startup has a new name and a fresh infusion of cash 

An Austin startup that wants to help sales professionals do their work has a new name and a fresh infusion of cash. Olono, formerly Nexd, says its enterprise software tool automates the process of pursuing and closing deals, letting sales reps save...

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Austin’s FloSports races ahead with expansion plans

Austin-based FloSports is racing ahead with expansion plans. The company, which provides digital coverage of sports that don’t typically get network coverage, is launching FloBikes.com, a site dedicated to in-depth coverage of competitive cycling...

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Wednesday Tech Crawl: Apple bets on augmented reality to sell new phones. Plus does Boston have an edge on second Amazon headquarters?

Good morning, Austin! We have scrolled the internet to bring you the latest in technology news. Here’s what’s happening: Apple bets big on augmented reality to sell its new phones Apple's new iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X smartphones are...

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Two tech companies to eliminate nearly 200 Austin-area jobs through layoffs

Nearly 200 Austin-area workers are being laid off as part of job reductions by Oracle America and Novitex Enterprise Solutions. Oracle America, which is a subsidiary of Oracle Corp., is eliminating 108 jobs, according to a WARN letter the company...

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