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Did Super Bowl ad hint that Austin will land Amazon’s HQ2?

So, did an Amazon Super Bowl ad just give us a hint that Austin is going to land the company's $5 billion second headquarters project? The Internet is buzzing after the e-commerce giant specifically mentioned Austin in its commercial for Amazon’s...

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Monday Tech Crawl: Broadcom raises Qualcomm hostile bid to $121 billion, and Amazon will pay France back taxes. Plus more technology news.

Good morning, Austin! Wow, what a Super Bowl! Unfortunately, now it’s Monday. With that in mind, we have scrolled the internet so you don’t have to. Here are the latest tech headlines: Broadcom Raises Qualcomm Hostile Bid to About $121 Billion Broadcom...

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Amazon’s HQ2: Where in Austin could it land?

When Austin made the list of 20 finalists for Amazon’s second headquarters project, it spurred a new local guessing game: If the online retail giant did pick Austin, where would the new development be built? The Statesman checked in with...

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The Amazon guessing game: Where in Austin could HQ2 go?

When Austin made the list of 20 finalists for Amazon’s second headquarters project, it spurred a new local guessing game: If the online retail giant did pick Austin, where would the new development be built?  In its proposal for the Amazon project...

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Austin's Bazaarvoice completes sale to private equity firm

 Executives with Austin-based software maker Bazaarvoice said Thursday they have completed the company’s sale to Marlin Equity Partners, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm.  The sale's close comes after Bazaarvoice shareholders on Monday voted...

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Thursday Tech Crawl: People are spending 50 million fewer hours a day on Facebook, eBay ditches PayPal, plus more technology news

Good morning, Austin! We have scrolled the internet to bring you the latest in tech news. Here are the latest headlines: Zuckerberg: People are spending 50 million fewer hours on Facebook a day Mark Zuckerberg warned in January that radical changes...

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New co-working space in East Austin targets startups working for social change 

Austin startups tackling big social and environmental issues will soon have a new place to work and collaborate. The Center for Social Innovation is launching a 10,000-square-foot co-working space for founders tackling issues such as education, climate...

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Shareholders approve Bazaarvoice’s sale to Los Angeles-based private equity firm

Shareholders for Austin-based software maker Bazaarvoice voted Monday to approve the company's sale to Marlin Equity Partners, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm.  The deal received overwhelming support, with more than 54 million votes in favor...

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Austin’s Main Street Hub being sold to GoDaddy for $125 million

GoDaddy is acquiring Main Street Hub, an Austin-based online marketing firm, in a $125 million cash deal. As part of the deal, Main Street Hub could also earn up to $50 million in potential future earnouts. Founded in 2010, Main Street Hub manages...

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Austin’s HNI Healthcare lands $32.6 million for growth

A new $32.6 million investment will allow Austin-based HNI Healthcare to speed up its expansion plans.  The physician practice management company received the funding from New York-based Bison Capital and Austin-based Spindletop Capital. Founded in...

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