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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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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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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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Thursday Tech Crawl: Facebook could be fined millions over consent deal, Trump escalates attack on Amazon

Good morning, Austin! We scanned the internet to bring you the latest in technology news. Here are this morning’s headlines: Facebook could be fined millions for violating consent deal Former Federal Trade Commission officials say that Facebook appears...

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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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Wednesday Tech Crawl: Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg is finally going to speak, and Walmart is looking to buy lots more online startups

Good morning, Austin! We have scanned the internet to bring you the latest in tech news. Here are the headlines we’re following today: Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Is Finally Going to Speak Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will address employees of the...

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Austin-based Mythic lands $40 million to launch its artificial intelligence platform

Austin-based Mythic has landed $40 million in funding to launch its artificial intelligence platform aimed at devices ranging from smart watches to robots to drones. SoftBank Ventures, a subsidiary of Japanese conglomerate SoftBank Group Corp., was...

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