Software & Apps

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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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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Austin cybersecurity startup SpyCloud raises $5 million to ramp up development 

Austin cybersecurity startup SpyCloud, which prevents account takeovers, has raised $5 million to ramp up product development and expand its team. The company was founded in 2016 and specializes in detecting breaches of employee account information...

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Oracle bets big on Austin, as founder Larry Ellison says new campus will eventually employ 10,000

Oracle is betting big on Austin. The California-based company unveiled its new corporate campus in Southeast Austin this week, and Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison said he expects it to eventually grow to 10,000 employees. “We have a handful of hubs...

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Austin’s Upland Software buys Ireland-based firm

Austin-based Upland Software is at it again. The company, which has grown by acquiring smaller software companies, said it has purchased InterFAX Communications of Dublin, Ireland. InterFAX sells secure, cloud-based messaging services including enterprise...

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Austin’s Accruent acquires California-based healthcare technology company

Austin-based Accruent is continuing its buying spree with the acquisition of a California-based software maker Connectiv. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Accruent, which develops real estate, facilities and equipment management software...

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Austin dating app Bumble fires back against lawsuit by Tinder’s parent company

Austin-based Bumble, known for its female-friendly dating app, is fighting back against a lawsuit filed by Match Group, Tinder’s parent company, that accuses it of patent infringement and stealing trade secrets. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District...

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Match Group sues Austin-based dating app Bumble, accuses it of patent infringement

Austin-based Bumble, known for its female-friendly dating app, is being sued by Match Group, Tinder’s parent company, which accuses it of patent infringement and stealing trade secrets. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Western District...

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