Software & Apps

Virtual tourism is a thing! Austin’s FarBridge builds on gaming chops for VR sightseeing and education

Some startups want to make a yacht-load of money. Others want to be a technology gamechanger. At Austin’s VR/AR startup FarBridge Inc., one of the main goals has been a little more modest, says CEO Patrick Curry. “The litmus test for our projects...

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Austin's Bumble launches investment fund for female-founded startups

Bumble, known for its female-friendly dating app, is launching an investment fund to back female-founded and female-led businesses. The Austin-based company said Wednesday that it has invested in five companies so far. “There’s plenty of data that...

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Texas Standard: is it the MoviePassapocalypse and was it always too good to be true?

This week on the “Texas Standard” radio show, we discuss the recent sweeping changes happening with MoviePass and whether the brief window of time when you could watch a movie a day for $10 a month is now over. Also: what other online deals once seemed...

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Austin-based SailPoint’s stock soars after the cybersecurity firm beats the Street

Shares of cybersecurity firm SailPoint Technologies soared on Thursday after the company beat Wall Street expectations in the second quarter. Austin-based SailPoint reported that revenue jumped 39 percent to $54.6 million from the year before. That...

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UT and the Army are going to help Uber build flying taxis 

Uber has set a lofty goal: Build and test electric flying taxis by 2020.   But the task is immense, carrying plenty of obstacles and leaving the ride-hailing company in need of help to realize the project.  One of those hurdles -- limiting the noise...

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Fresh off strong earnings report, Austin’s Q2 Holdings snaps up California startup 

Fresh off a strong earnings report, Austin-based Q2 Holdings, which sells online banking software, said it plans to acquire Cloud Lending, a California-based startup that sells a lending and leasing platform. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed...

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Software maker Atlassian will eliminate 100 jobs at downtown Austin hub

Atlassian, which is one of Austin’s largest software employers, is eliminating 101 jobs at its downtown hub following the sale of two products to a rival company. Atlassian, which makes tools for technical workers to collaborate and share information...

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House calls for car repairs: Mobile mechanics service Wrench expands into Austin market

When Christina Michelle needed an oil change on her 2015 Subaru WRX, she didn’t want to do another stint at the car dealership. Michelle, a Cedar Park human-resources manager in real estate, waited nearly three hours last time she went there.  “Summertime...

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Talking with Texas Standard about Google Next conference’s big themes

This week on the “Texas Standard” radio program, we discussed Google’s big Next Cloud conference, which attracted 20,000 this week and focused primarily on internet security and artificial intelligence. How much of what Google is advancing will affect...

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Do you even need a streaming TV box anymore?

There was a time just a few years ago when 4K televisions first started becoming affordable, but there wasn’t a lot of actual 4K-quality video content you could watch on them. Slowly, set-top boxes from Roku, Apple and Amazon caught up and so did...

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