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Talking about the Hell that is conference calls on Texas Standard

This week on the “Texas Standard” radio show, we discuss why so many of us dread web meetings, videoconference chats and conference calls. Sometimes, it’s technological issues (why can’t people mute themselves? Why won’t this browser plug-in work?)...

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Austin’s Asure Software makes two more purchases, secures capital to continue acquisitions 

Asure Software announced two more purchases on Monday and said it has secured additional capital to continue its acquisition strategy. Austin-based Asure said it has acquired Wells Fargo Business Payroll Services’ Evolution HCM customer portfolio...

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Friday Tech Crawl: MyFitnessPal breach, Google takes out ‘Kodi’ autocomplete and leaked Facebook memos aren’t a good look

Happy Friday, Good or otherwise, Austin! Here are some of the tech stories we’re reading this morning: Bad news for MyFitnessPal users On Thursday, Under Armour, which owns the MyFitnessPal and MapMyFitness brands (the latter of which started in Austin)...

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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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