Software & Apps

Kris Jenner is using this Austin-based app to find her new personal assistant

Last year, Austin-based app Bumble (which initially launched as a dating app) announced a new feature called Bumble Bizz, which aims to help its users make business connections.  If you were skeptical about using a dating app to expand your professional...

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RideAustin battles to survive in space dominated by Uber, Lyft 

RideAustin will need people like David Goss if it’s going to survive. Every weekend, Goss, a 42-year-old sales engineer at Dell Technologies, opens his RideAustin smartphone app to hail a ride to the bars and restaurants that line Rainey Street Historic...

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Cashback app Dosh lands in $44 million from investors including PayPal

Austin startup Dosh has raised an additional $44 million to expand its app for finding cash and deals. Founded in 2016, the company offers a free app that gives consumers cash back on debit and credit card purchases when they shop, eat and travel...

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BigCommerce scores $64M to take on larger rivals in e-commerce space

In a move that will help it challenge much larger rivals, e-commerce software maker BigCommerce has raised $64 million for a new wave of expansion. The lead investor in the deal was Goldman Sachs, with participation from existing investors General...

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Once disruptors, ride-hailing firms now ‘major player’ at Austin airport 

Sometime in 2014, a scattering of vehicles started showing up at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, darting in to pick up airline passengers who had hailed them via smartphone apps. The vehicles, often unmarked and blending in with others, were...

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Austin-based software company Mitratech makes another acquisition

Austin-based legal software maker Mitratech, which has grown through acquisitions, has done another deal. The company said it has purchased San Francisco-based ThinkSmart, which sells workflow automation software for handling legal work. ThinkSmart’s...

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Indiana-based mobile fundraiser OneCause acquires Austin’s Great Feats

Indiana-based mobile fundraising company OneCause has acquired Austin-based Great Feats, which provides a social engagement and fundraising platform. Financial terms were not disclosed. OneCause, based in Indianapolis, said Great Feats will allow...

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Oracle plans to nearly double size of Austin campus, city documents show

Oracle’s massive Austin waterfront campus is about to get even bigger. In March, Oracle moved into its new, five-story building in Southeast Austin that spans more than half a million square feet and overlooks Lady Bird Lake. Now, new plans filed...

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Pilot program to help blind and visually impaired Cap Metro riders could eventually go citywide

An executive for the Paris-based company Connecthings says that a pilot program it started last month with Capital Metro to provide real-time bus information to the blind and visually impaired in Austin is going well and that he hopes it will expand...

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Austin’s Asure Software dives deeper into Internet of Things with latest acquisition

Asure Software is diving deeper into the Internet of Things with its latest acquisition. The Austin-based company, which has grown in recent years by buying smaller companies, said Monday it has acquired OccupEye Limited, which provides an employee...

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