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MassChallenge Texas unveils inaugural class of 84 startups

More than 500 startups from around the world applied to be part of MassChallenge Texas’ inaugural Austin class.  Of those, 280 were invited to pitch their ideas before a panel of experts. Today, the Boston-based accelerator is unveiling the 84 companies...

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Austin AI company SparkCognition closes on a $56.5M round of funding

Austin-based artificial intelligence company SparkCognition has raised an additional $24 million, bringing its Series B round to $56.5 million, company executives said Tuesday. The Austin-based company previously raised $32.5 million in June from...

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Check out SpareFoot’s new Austin headquarters, where in-house chefs prepare lunch and employees’ dogs roam the halls

Chuck Gordon got the idea for SpareFoot in 2007 when he was a student at UCLA getting ready to study abroad. He looked for a temporary storage space, but soon realized it would cost thousands of dollars to store his possessions. So he used friends’...

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Thursday Tech Crawl: Dell sells Mozy subsidiary for $145M, and analysts say Dell reverse merger with VMware is ‘worst case scenario.’ Plus more news.

Good morning, Austin! We have scrolled the internet to bring you the latest in technology news. Here are the today’s headlines: Dell sells subsidiary Mozy for $145 million Dell Technologies Inc. has sold subsidiary Mozy Inc. to competitor Carbonite...

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Cedar Park lures transportation tech startup Hyliion from Pittsburgh

A Pennsylvania-based startup that develops electric hybrid technology for the trucking industry is moving its headquarters to Cedar Park with plans to create more than 200 new jobs. Hyliion is relocating following an economic incentives package of...

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Oracle picks Austin as home for its first U.S. startup accelerator

Software giant Oracle has chosen Austin for its first U.S. startup accelerator program. The Startup Cloud Accelerator announced today follows the recent completion of Oracle’s 560,000-square-foot campus southeast of downtown Austin.  Oracle, the...

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Walmart gets creative with new tech design center in downtown Austin

The latest corporate giant tapping into Austin's tech talent pool just happens to be the world’s largest retailer.  Walmart has opened an engineering hub downtown that features all the perks you’d find at a young, cutting-edge startup. Located at...

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UPDATE: Amazon says Super Bowl ad wasn’t a hint that HQ2 is coming to Austin

Take a step back, everyone. Amazon’s Alexa Super Bowl ad -- which opens with a woman asking Alexa for the weather in Austin -- led to much speculation and Twitter debate. At question: Was the spot a hint at the future location of the online retail...

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