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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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Even Cheetos gets in on the artificial intelligence game at South by Southwest

Artificial intelligence has been one of the Big Themes at this year’s South by Southwest. Now even snack foods -- Cheetos, in this case -- are getting in on the game. The brand launched its new Cheetos Vision app at SXSW, and it's pretty cheesy...

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Austin startup’s founder gets a surprise chance to pitch Reddit CEO Steve Huffman at SXSW

Timing can be everything at South by Southwest. On Monday, Daniel Senyard was working at his desk at Capital Factory, where his Austin-based tech travel startup Shep is based.  At the same time on another Capital Factory floor, Capital Factory executive...

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Austin athletic apparel startup Outdoor Voices scores $34M in new funding

Austin-based fitness apparel startup Outdoor Voices has raised $34 million to open more shops and host events nationwide. The Series C round of funding was led by GV (formerly known as Google Ventures), which has invested in brands such as Jet.com...

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Two Austin startups win big at SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event

For startups, South by Southwest  is both an opportunity to break out, and a challenge to get above the noise. Two Austin startups -- GrubTubs and ICON 3D -- did that over the weekend by winning their categories in the 10th annual SXSW Accelerator...

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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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Smarter Sorting, which turns consumer chemical waste into products, lands $5 million in seed funding

An Austin startup that turns consumer chemical waste into products has raised $5 million for expansion. Smarter Sorting said it will use the seed funding to invest in machine learning technology that has allowed it to create a smart chemical database...

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Thursday Tech Crawl: AMD stock spikes on renewed takeover chatter. Plus more tech news.

Good morning, Austin! We have scrolled the internet to bring you the latest in technology news. Here are today’s top stories: AMD stock spikes on renewed takeover chatter Advanced Micro Devices stock rallied Wednesday on rumors it might once again...

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