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You’ve been whitelisted. What does that even mean?

A recent research report suggests that some Apple computers running older operating system software were made vulnerable by a miscommunication that allowed for malicious code to be flagged as fine. The mix-up was apparently caused by third-party whitelisting...

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Austin holding company BuildGroup raises $330 million to invest in software startups

Austin-based holding company BuildGroup said Tuesday it has raised a $330 million fund to make long-term investments in software companies. Founded in 2015 by Rackspace alums Lanham Napier, Jim Curry and Klee Kleber, along with Pete Freeland from...

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Civitas Learning expands EdTech platform with an acquisition

Civitas Learning is expanding its education technology platform by acquiring a student engagement app for higher education. Austin-based Civitas said it has purchased ClearScholar, an Indianapolis startup whose mobile app makes it easier for colleges...

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Austin quantum computing startup Strangeworks scores $4 million to advance its technology

Austin-based quantum computing startup Strangeworks has landed $4 million to build out its platform. The lead investor in the deal was Lightspeed Venture Partners, with participation from Ecliptic Capital, GreatPoint Ventures, Lux Capital, BoxGroup...

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Uber Eats has grown into Texas’ most-used food delivery app

Maybe it’s the same simplicity as found in its flagship ride-hailing app, or maybe it’s the brand recognition. Whatever it is, Uber Eats’ share within the food delivery industry is overtaking competitors. Two years after launching a standalone phone...

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Austin-based car2go moving into new headquarters 

Car-sharing company car2go, which has its North American headquarters in Austin, is moving into a new downtown-area office at 901 E. 6th Street, company executives said Thursday.  The headquarters change is the latest milestone for the growing brand...

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Austin’s Accruent continues buying spree with two more acquisitions

Austin-based Accruent, which has been on a two-year buying spree, has snapped up two more companies. The software maker said it has acquired EMS Software, based in Centennial, Colo., and Maintenance Connection, based in Davis, Calif. Financial terms...

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Former Stratfor CEO David Sikora launches Austin blockchain security firm, ALTR

In another indication that Austin’s roster of blockchain-related startups is growing quickly, a new firm with about 25 employees, $15 million in funding and an enviable roster of software-veteran advisors, has come out of stealth mode to launch today...

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EMC deal helping boost Dell’s revenue 

Dell Technologies’ decision to buy data storage giant EMC Corp. is proving a boost to the Round Rock-based tech giant’s revenue.  Dell on Monday reported 19 percent year-over-year revenue growth for its fiscal first quarter, with revenue increasing...

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Spire Studio samples music-studio magic in deceptively simple package

There are all kinds of ways that technology has improved the process of creating and consuming audio over the past 20 years. Wireless headphones, easier sound editing, streaming music services and the built-in recording capabilities of smart phones...

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