Software & Apps

Indiana-based mobile fundraiser OneCause acquires Austin’s Great Feats

Indiana-based mobile fundraising company OneCause has acquired Austin-based Great Feats, which provides a social engagement and fundraising platform. Financial terms were not disclosed. OneCause, based in Indianapolis, said Great Feats will allow...

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Oracle plans to nearly double size of Austin campus, city documents show

Oracle’s massive Austin waterfront campus is about to get even bigger. In March, Oracle moved into its new, five-story building in Southeast Austin that spans more than half a million square feet and overlooks Lady Bird Lake. Now, new plans filed...

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Pilot program to help blind and visually impaired Cap Metro riders could eventually go citywide

An executive for the Paris-based company Connecthings says that a pilot program it started last month with Capital Metro to provide real-time bus information to the blind and visually impaired in Austin is going well and that he hopes it will expand...

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Austin’s Asure Software dives deeper into Internet of Things with latest acquisition

Asure Software is diving deeper into the Internet of Things with its latest acquisition. The Austin-based company, which has grown in recent years by buying smaller companies, said Monday it has acquired OccupEye Limited, which provides an employee...

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Open Source

Talking about the Hell that is conference calls on Texas Standard

This week on the “Texas Standard” radio show, we discuss why so many of us dread web meetings, videoconference chats and conference calls. Sometimes, it’s technological issues (why can’t people mute themselves? Why won’t this browser plug-in work?)...

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Austin’s Asure Software makes two more purchases, secures capital to continue acquisitions 

Asure Software announced two more purchases on Monday and said it has secured additional capital to continue its acquisition strategy. Austin-based Asure said it has acquired Wells Fargo Business Payroll Services’ Evolution HCM customer portfolio...

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Open Source

Friday Tech Crawl: MyFitnessPal breach, Google takes out ‘Kodi’ autocomplete and leaked Facebook memos aren’t a good look

Happy Friday, Good or otherwise, Austin! Here are some of the tech stories we’re reading this morning: Bad news for MyFitnessPal users On Thursday, Under Armour, which owns the MyFitnessPal and MapMyFitness brands (the latter of which started in Austin)...

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Escalating fight, Austin dating app Bumble sues Tinder’s owner for $400 million

Austin-based Bumble, known for its female-friendly dating app, is escalating its battle with Tinder’s parent company. Bumble is seeking $400 million in damages from Match Group, according to a new countersuit. Two weeks ago, Match Group filed a lawsuit...

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Open Source

The de-register/re-register trick that might help your stalled app downloads

I ran into a problem recently when ebooks purchased or borrowed from Amazon’s Kindle store wouldn’t download to the company’s iPad app. After some frustrating attempts to keep downloading the same digital files over and over, seeing them get to 50...

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Austin’s SpareFoot acquires Raleigh-based software maker SiteLink

Austin-based SpareFoot, which runs an online marketplace for finding storage units, is buying North Carolina-based software maker SiteLink. Based in Raleigh, N.C., SiteLink sells cloud-based software solutions for the self-storage industry. Also as...

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