Software & Apps

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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Austin’s TurnKey Vacation Rentals books an additional $31 million for expansion

For TurnKey Vacation Rentals, raising money in March has become an annual event. In March 2016, the Austin-based company announced it had landed a $10 million investment. Last March, the company brought in an additional $21 million. And on Monday...

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Despite backlash, CEO of Austin-based Bumble has no regrets about company’s stance on guns

When female-friendly dating app Bumble banned pictures of guns in profile pictures this week, the backlash was immediate, founder Whitney Wolfe Herd told a SXSW crowd on Saturday. But the Austin-based company has no regrets, she said. “This is not...

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Open Source

Is this panel full? 'SXSW Go' app's Red-Yellow-Green tool expanded for 2018

If you ask any longtime attendee of South by Southwest who actually goes to panels what frustrates them the most and they’ll probably tell you it’s not getting into panels when too many people show up, particularly in smaller venue rooms. For 2018...

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With Uber and Lyft back, SXSW attendees will have different ride-hailing options this year

Last year at South by Southwest, one of the most talked about issues surrounding the conference was the missing presence of ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft. Uber and Lyft stopped service inside Austin’s city limits in May 2016 because the companies...

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Austin-based dating app Bumble bans photos of guns in user profiles

The Austin-based dating and networking app Bumble is the latest company to speak out against gun violence following the February shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida that left 17 people dead and 15 others injured....

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Open Source

Ride-hailing app Fasten to shut down service in Austin 

Ride-hailing firm Fasten on Friday announced that it is leaving the Austin market after agreeing to be sold to Vezet Group, a Russian-based transportation network.   Fasten said that it will freeze its service nationwide on Monday because of the sale...

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