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Check out SpareFoot’s new Austin headquarters, where in-house chefs prepare lunch and employees’ dogs roam the halls

Chuck Gordon got the idea for SpareFoot in 2007 when he was a student at UCLA getting ready to study abroad. He looked for a temporary storage space, but soon realized it would cost thousands of dollars to store his possessions. So he used friends’...

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Ads showing up on your phone unexpectedly? Try these tips

A friend of mine using an Android phone recently found that some apps, particularly social media ones, were starting up with full-screen ads attached and displaying more ads when she quit out of them. The problem started when she did a recent update...

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Five lessons from successful Roblox game developer Andrew Bereza

Andrew Bereza, an 18-year-old student at the University of Washington, had more success as a game developer before he got to college than many who’ve spent their entire careers working in the industry. He started early, playing on the popular gaming-for-kids...

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This new Austin app wishes you ‘luck’ in finding the perfect date

“Date a real man. Not a basic boy.” That’s the phrase you’re greeted with when you visit the website for LUCK, a new Austin-based dating app. “What makes LUCK better than other dating apps is we make a concerted effort to keep basic boys off of our...

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Austin oil & gas tech startup RigUp lands $15.8 million to fuel growth

Austin oil and gas technology startup RigUp has landed $15.8 million to fuel its growth. Founded in 2014, RigUp has built an online platform that connects oil and gas companies and service companies.  Oilfield operators can use the RigUp platform...

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Shareholders approve Bazaarvoice’s sale to Los Angeles-based private equity firm

Shareholders for Austin-based software maker Bazaarvoice voted Monday to approve the company's sale to Marlin Equity Partners, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm.  The deal received overwhelming support, with more than 54 million votes in favor...

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Friday Tech Crawl: Lyft’s customer data scandal, Casey Neistat’s fail at CNN and two weekend tech events

Happy Friday, Austin! Here are some of the tech stories we’re following this morning that aren’t about Dell Technologies possibly raising money with an IPO (say WHAAAAT?!). Lyft employees may have used customer data in bad faith The ride-hailing company...

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Austin’s Main Street Hub being sold to GoDaddy for $125 million

GoDaddy is acquiring Main Street Hub, an Austin-based online marketing firm, in a $125 million cash deal. As part of the deal, Main Street Hub could also earn up to $50 million in potential future earnouts. Founded in 2010, Main Street Hub manages...

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Austin’s HNI Healthcare lands $32.6 million for growth

A new $32.6 million investment will allow Austin-based HNI Healthcare to speed up its expansion plans.  The physician practice management company received the funding from New York-based Bison Capital and Austin-based Spindletop Capital. Founded in...

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