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Online retailer Spreetail sets up shop in Austin, plans to hire 100-plus

Nebraska-based online retailer Spreetail is opening shop in downtown Austin, with plans to hire dozens of workers in the next year. The company, based in Lincoln, Neb., sells home and garden products online, from vacuum cleaners and blenders to lawnmowers...

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Austin’s Accruent continues buying spree with two more acquisitions

Austin-based Accruent, which has been on a two-year buying spree, has snapped up two more companies. The software maker said it has acquired EMS Software, based in Centennial, Colo., and Maintenance Connection, based in Davis, Calif. Financial terms...

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Self-heating beverage tech company HeatGenie lands $6 million to launch product

HeatGenie - a self-heating beverage technology company - has raised $6 million to complete development and launch its product. The Austin-based company received the funding from lead investor Artis Labs, with additional financing from Almanac Investments...

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Charles Schwab unveils new 50-acre Austin campus as it plans more hiring

Walking trails, on-site yoga classes and showers with changing areas to foster wellness activities. A gourmet cafeteria, an outside amphitheater, and an artist program that showcases the artwork and photography of employees and local artists. Those...

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Thursday Tech Crawl: Why Warren Buffett almost invested $3B in Uber, Mary Meeker’s 2018 internet predictions, and Google’s new app for India neighborhoods

Good morning, Austin! We have scanned the internet to bring you the latest in technology news. Here’s are this morning’s headlines: Warren Buffett almost invested $3B in Uber because he likes the new CEO Investor Warren Buffett was in talks with...

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Thursday Tech Crawl: Amazon’s finance ambitions are drawing attention from the Fed, and 100M smart home devices could be vulnerable to hacking. Plus more tech news.

Good morning, Austin! We have scanned the internet to bring you the latest in technology news. Here are this morning’s headlines: Amazon’s finance ambitions are drawing attention from the Fed U.S. banks are keeping a watchful eye on the ambitions...

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Austin AI startup Ojo Labs raises $20.5 million for product development

Ojo Labs, which is using artificial intelligence to connect businesses to consumers, has raised $20.5 million to roll out its products. The Austin-based startup received the funding from investors in industries it is targeting: real estate, finance...

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Thursday Tech Crawl: Amazon backlash in Seattle, YouTube relaunches a $9.99/monthly music service and Senate narrowly blocks repeal of net neutrality rules

Good morning, Austin! We have scrolled the internet to bring you the latest in tech news. Here are this morning’s headlines: Amazon backlash in Seattle: Seething tensions, livid neighbors and rising rents Can a city grow too fast? That’s what Seattle...

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Austin Technology Council CEO Barbary Brunner leaves to join mobile software maker Phunware

Austin Technology Council CEO Barbary Brunner is leaving the organization to join mobile software company Phunware. Brunner has been a high-profile voice in Austin’s tech community since taking the CEO position in 2016. She will become chief marketing...

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