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Exclusive: Indeed launches major expansion that will add up to 3,000 workers in Austin

Internet job search company Indeed said Thursday it is launching a new wave of growth that could add as many as 3,000 new jobs in Austin over the next several years. Indeed, which currently has 1,600 employees in Austin, has been one of Central Texas’...

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Welcome to the startup farm: Why three startups are sharing one Austin house

When Sam Lillie found out that his Washington-based startup Vinder was accepted into a new Austin accelerator program, his plan was to live in his van during the four-month program. He and co-founder Mark DeJarnatt spent three days driving from Port...

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Thursday Tech Crawl: Uber will test food delivery by drone, Apple scraps $1B Irish data center and Austin tech companies beat the street with earnings

Good morning, Austin! We have scrolled the internet to bring you the latest in technology news. Here are today’s headlines: Uber will test food delivery by drone Uber​ plans to deliver food by drone in San Diego as part of a wide-reaching commercial...

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With acquisition, RetailMeNot jumps into prescription drug business

Austin-based online coupon company RetailMeNot is jumping into the prescription drug business with the acquisition of a Utah company that provides drug pricing information and coupons. LowestMed, based in Draper, Utah, operates a website and app that...

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Software maker ProjectManager.com moves HQ from New Zealand to Austin

Software maker ProjectManager.com is moving its headquarters from New Zealand to Austin to expand its U.S. customer base. Founded in Auckland, New Zealand in 2008, the company offers online project management software with tools for project managers...

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Austin startup backed by Mark Cuban is bought by Illinois software maker

Austin startup Meta SaaS, which was backed by billionaire Dallas businessman Mark Cuban, has been acquired by an Illinois software maker. Financial terms of the purchase by software and security manager Flexera, based in Itasca, Ill., were not disclosed...

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Tuesday Tech Crawl: Dell World opens in Las Vegas, WhatsApp co-founder is leaving Facebook, and Amazon launches Prime Book Box for kids

Good morning, Austin! We have scanned the internet to bring you the latest in tech news. Here are this morning’s headlines: Dell World opens in Las Vegas with a focus on digital, IT transformation ‘Make it real’ is the theme of Dell Technologies...

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Cashback app Dosh lands in $44 million from investors including PayPal

Austin startup Dosh has raised an additional $44 million to expand its app for finding cash and deals. Founded in 2016, the company offers a free app that gives consumers cash back on debit and credit card purchases when they shop, eat and travel...

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BigCommerce scores $64M to take on larger rivals in e-commerce space

In a move that will help it challenge much larger rivals, e-commerce software maker BigCommerce has raised $64 million for a new wave of expansion. The lead investor in the deal was Goldman Sachs, with participation from existing investors General...

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