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Austin’s Asure Software starts new year with three acquisitions

Asure Software is starting the year with three more acquisitions. The Austin-based company said Tuesday it has purchased TelePayroll Inc. and Pay Systems of America Inc., which both provide human resources,  payroll and employees benefit services...

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Three Austin companies close year by collecting a combined $17 million

Three Austin companies -- two software makers and an LED lighting manufacturer -- have raised a combined $17 million, according to securities filings. Illumitex, which develops LED lights for various industries, has received $7 million, according...

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Thursday Tech Crawl: Tim Cook has to fly in private planes now, Edmunds sizes up new car-safety technology and Apple had a very good holiday season. Again.

Good morning, Austin! We have scrolled the internet to bring you the latest in technology news. Here’s what’s happening: Tim Cook will be flying in private planes from now on Apple's board of directors is requiring CEO Tim Cook to fly on private...

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Lawsuit challenges sale of Austin’s Bazaarvoice

Austin software maker Bazaarvoice is facing a lawsuit that contends the company’s planned $521 million sale undervalues the company and hurts its shareholders. The lawsuit, which was filed by a shareholder, says the sales process “was hamstrung by...

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Thursday Tech Crawl: Do Facebook ads exclude older Americans from jobs? Plus, Romanian hackers and more tech news

Good morning, Austin! We have scrolled the internet to bring you the latest in technology news. Here’s what’s going on: Facebook, Amazon and others are accused of using Facebook ads to exclude older Americans from jobs Three workers and a large union...

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Austin’s Magnitude Software puts its $100 million war chest to work with another acquisition

Austin-based Magnitude Software is closing out the year with another acquisition. Magnitude said it is purchasing Innowera, an Irving-based business software startup. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Magnitude was founded in 2014 through...

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Austin’s Crossroads Systems acquires provider of affordable housing, mortgage financing

Austin-based technology company Crossroads Systems says it has acquired Capital Plus Financial, a provider of affordable housing and mortgage financing to underserved communities. As part of the deal, Erik Donnelly, CEO of Capital Plus Financial,...

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Austin health tech startup Keet acquired by Portland company

Austin-based Keet Health, a communication platform for medical providers, has been acquired by Clinicient, a Portland-based outpatient rehabilitation software maker. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Clinicient, founded in 2004, helps...

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Thursday Tech Crawl: Disney challenges tech giants with $52B bid for 21st Century Fox. Plus the latest on net neutrality and more.

Good morning, Austin! We have scrolled the internet to bring you the latest in technology news. Here’s what’s happening: Disney bets on streaming with $52.4B Deal for 21st Century Fox  In a deal that greatly expands its streaming services, the Walt...

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Report: Austin to be among top cities for tech hiring in first half of 2018

Austin ranks fourth on a new list of U.S. cities where technology hiring is expected to grow the most in the first half of 2018. Twenty-five percent of chief information officers surveyed in Austin said they plan to add full-time tech professionals...

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