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Oracle picks Austin as home for its first U.S. startup accelerator

Software giant Oracle has chosen Austin for its first U.S. startup accelerator program. The Startup Cloud Accelerator announced today follows the recent completion of Oracle’s 560,000-square-foot campus southeast of downtown Austin.  Oracle, the...

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UPDATE: Amazon says Super Bowl ad wasn’t a hint that HQ2 is coming to Austin

Take a step back, everyone. Amazon’s Alexa Super Bowl ad -- which opens with a woman asking Alexa for the weather in Austin -- led to much speculation and Twitter debate. At question: Was the spot a hint at the future location of the online retail...

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Austin oil & gas tech startup RigUp lands $15.8 million to fuel growth

Austin oil and gas technology startup RigUp has landed $15.8 million to fuel its growth. Founded in 2014, RigUp has built an online platform that connects oil and gas companies and service companies.  Oilfield operators can use the RigUp platform...

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Monday Tech Crawl: Broadcom raises Qualcomm hostile bid to $121 billion, and Amazon will pay France back taxes. Plus more technology news.

Good morning, Austin! Wow, what a Super Bowl! Unfortunately, now it’s Monday. With that in mind, we have scrolled the internet so you don’t have to. Here are the latest tech headlines: Broadcom Raises Qualcomm Hostile Bid to About $121 Billion Broadcom...

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Thursday Tech Crawl: People are spending 50 million fewer hours a day on Facebook, eBay ditches PayPal, plus more technology news

Good morning, Austin! We have scrolled the internet to bring you the latest in tech news. Here are the latest headlines: Zuckerberg: People are spending 50 million fewer hours on Facebook a day Mark Zuckerberg warned in January that radical changes...

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New co-working space in East Austin targets startups working for social change 

Austin startups tackling big social and environmental issues will soon have a new place to work and collaborate. The Center for Social Innovation is launching a 10,000-square-foot co-working space for founders tackling issues such as education, climate...

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Shareholders approve Bazaarvoice’s sale to Los Angeles-based private equity firm

Shareholders for Austin-based software maker Bazaarvoice voted Monday to approve the company's sale to Marlin Equity Partners, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm.  The deal received overwhelming support, with more than 54 million votes in favor...

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Austin’s Main Street Hub being sold to GoDaddy for $125 million

GoDaddy is acquiring Main Street Hub, an Austin-based online marketing firm, in a $125 million cash deal. As part of the deal, Main Street Hub could also earn up to $50 million in potential future earnouts. Founded in 2010, Main Street Hub manages...

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Austin’s HNI Healthcare lands $32.6 million for growth

A new $32.6 million investment will allow Austin-based HNI Healthcare to speed up its expansion plans.  The physician practice management company received the funding from New York-based Bison Capital and Austin-based Spindletop Capital. Founded in...

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