Software & Apps

Austin mobile security firm Hypori raises millions for growth

Austin-based Hypori Inc., which develops security software for mobile devices, has received $6.6 million in new investment. Thirteen investors participated in the deal, according to filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The names...

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'Austin Remembers: MLK’ app uses augmented-reality tech ahead of 2017 celebration (updated for 2018)

Update, Jan. 14, 2018: Last year, we wrote about “Austin Remembers: MLK,” an app available for iOS and Android that uses augmented reality. The app this year is being re-released and more locations have been added, including The George Washington...

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Hit the Microsoft Store before paying for a Windows repair job

A reader, Debra, writes in: “I have an HP laptop that I promise you is in infinite update mode! I've had the IT guys at my job try and help me set the updates to night updates only but no matter what, I hear it churning in the background endlessly...

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Austin’s Main Street Hub lands millions in debt refinancing to launch ambitious growth plan

Online marketing firm Main Street Hub has secured a $27 million debt refinancing to launch a growth plan that includes hiring 200 workers. The Austin-based company, which manages social, web and email marketing for small businesses, received the financing...

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Austin’s Owlchemy Labs hits $3 million in sales for its funny VR game ‘Job Simulator’

Austin’s got a VR hit on its hands. “Job Simulator: the 2050 Archives,” a game that we first heard about in late 2015, has reached $3 million in sales for its creator, Austin-based Owlchemy Labs. The lean indie studio went all-in on virtual reality...

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DirecTV Now won’t be replacing U-verse anytime soon

A reader, Carol, writes: “I recently heard that DirecTV Now was replacing AT&T's U-verse. Do you know if that is true?” I reached out to AT&T to make sure I had my facts straight and the company confirmed it: DirecTV and U-Verse are separate...

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Meet the Austin startup founders who made the Forbes ‘30 Under 30’ list.

The co-founders of Austin startup The Zebra have landed spots on the 2017 Forbes 30 under 30 list. Adam Lyons and Joshua Dziabiak were named to the list in the Consumer Tech category. The annual list highlights “game changers” under 30 years old who...

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In a move to expand its cloud offerings, Austin’s Epicor acquires docSTAR

In a move that expand its cloud offerings, Austin’s Epicor Software Corp. has acquired a New York-based document management software maker. Epicor said the purchase of docSTAR, based in Schenectady, adds enterprise content management and automated...

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Austin’s Asure Software kicks off the year with acquisitions, stronger-than-expected sales guidance

Austin-based Asure Software is starting off the year by announcing three acquisitions and providing 2017 sales guidance that far exceeds its previous forecast. The company, whose products are used to help companies manage mobile workforces spread...

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Austin startup AlertMedia making waves with mass notifications technology

Three years ago, Brian Cruver launched AlertMedia as an emergency  mass-notification provider. Then he realized there was a much larger market for the Austin-based  technology startup. "Initially we thought of an emergency as a tornado or a gunman...

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