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Study: Dramatic rise of digital skills should shift job-training focus

A really nice black-and-white print. It’s about all Jana Birchum misses about analog photography. “Otherwise, to hell with it,” Birchum said. “It was a lot of standing around in the dark with smelly chemicals.” These days, she and most of her professional...

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ScaleFactor, maker of accounting software for small businesses, raises $2.5 million

ScaleFactor, which sells finance and accounting software for small businesses, has landed $2.5 million to speed up product development. The Austin-based startup provides a platform that provides automation tools for bookkeeping, tax compliance and...

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Friday Tech Crawl: Earningspocalypse Day includes Alphabet, Intel, Amazon and Microsoft; Pixel 2 has bug fixes on the way

Happy Friday, Austin! Ready for some tech stories? Let’s do this. Four huge tech companies, four positive earnings reports Woe be the tech journalist who had to cover four simultaneous earnings drops at the same time (that’s why I write about silly...

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Austin-based AI startup Tethr lands $15 million investment

Austin-based startup Tethr, which uses artificial intelligence to analyze customer calls, has tied up a $15 million investment. The lead investor in the Series A deal was Grotech Ventures, with participation from MissionOG and a number of strategic...

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Tech firm vXchnge to expand Austin data center operations

Technology firm vXchnge is opening a 100,000-square-foot data center at its Austin campus, the Tampa-based company said Tuesday. VXchnge , which provides space for servers and other computing hardware to businesses, said the expansion is based on...

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Austin’s SailPoint files for a $100 million IPO

Will SailPoint Technologies break Austin’s IPO drought? The Austin-based software company has filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering of stock. Founded in 2005 by three Austin...

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Rejected Austin proposals to attract Amazon’s HQ2

They say that there’s no such thing as a bad idea. But what if saying that in the first place was itself a bad idea? In the rush to meet the deadline to attract Amazon’s second headquarters and its 50,000 employees for the so-called “HQ2” project...

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Friday Tech Crawl: Tech giants forming pro-DACA coalition, Stitch Fix’s IPO and sexual harassment allegations against Robert Scoble

Happy Friday, Austin! Here are some of the tech stories we’re reading about this morning: DACA lobbying group is coming Reuters says it has uncovered documents showing that at least 20 tech companies are forming a pro-Dreamers lobbying group to push...

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Now accepting applications: Startup accelerator MassChallenge launches in Austin

Now Accepting Applications: That’s the message from MassChallenge, the Boston-based accelerator that officially launched its Texas program on Monday. At an event at the Bullock Texas State History Museum, MassChallenge celebrated its new presence...

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