Software & Apps

Oracle debuts startup accelerator at Austin’s Capital Factory    

Software maker Oracle said Friday that it has created its first U.S. accelerator program at Austin-based startup hub Capital Factory. The six-month program will be run twice a year at Capital Factory’s offices in downtown Austin and include five to...

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Explained: Here’s what’s going on with Whole Foods’ Instagram account   

This week, social media has been buzzing with speculation about the Instagram account run by Whole Foods Market. The account started posting blank pictures, put an emoji of a bee as the bio on its profile page and only began following a handful of...

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Founder of Austin-based Bumble says she received threats after banning gun photos from app

Three months after announcing the decision to ban images of guns on the dating and networking app she created, Bumble founder Whitney Wolfe Herd said she and her employees have received multiple threats relating to the decision. According to Page...

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Austin logistics software firm Convey lands $10 million to break into new markets

Convey, whose software platform helps online retailers manage shipping logistics, has raised $10 million to break into new markets. The Austin-based company received the funding from Silverton Partners, Techstars  Venture Capital Fund, RPM Ventures...

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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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