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Oracle’s big bet on Austin

For 16 months, Oracle’s new corporate campus has been quietly taking shape on prime waterfront property southeast of downtown Austin. The sleek five-story building will have more than half a million square feet of office space that initially will...

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Austin e-commerce startup Dosh raises $5M for deal-finding app that gives cash back

Austin startup Dosh has raised an additional $5 million as it prepares to launch its app for finding cash and deals. Founded a year ago, the company offers a free app that gives consumers cash back on debit and credit card purchases when they shop...

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‘Unicorn’ cybersecurity company gets ready for more growth in Austin

Duo Security -- a ‘unicorn’ software company with a valuation of more than $1 billion -- is preparing for more growth in Austin. After tripling its Austin headcount in the past year, the fast-growing cybersecurity company has moved to a larger downtown...

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Wednesday Tech Crawl: Google escalates its spat with Amazon, plus millions of net neutrality comments were faked

Good morning, Austin! We have scrolled the internet to bring you the latest technology news. Here’s what’s going on: Google pulls YouTube from Amazon devices, escalating spat A rare public spat in the technology industry escalated on Tuesday when...

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Want to buy AOL co-founder Marc Seriff’s Horseshoe Bay estate? It’s up for auction.

Want to buy the Horseshoe Bay estate owned by AOL co-founder Marc Seriff? The estate at 312 Wennmohs Place will sell to the highest bidder on Dec. 14 through global auction firm Concierge Auctions, which has offices in New York and Austin. The property...

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Tuesday Tech Crawl: SoftBank to buy Uber shares for 30 percent less than current value. Plus more tech news.

Good morning, Austin! We have scrolled the internet to bring you the latest in technology news. Here’s what’s happening: SoftBank bids to buy Uber shares for 30% less than current value SoftBank and a group of investors are trying to buy a stake...

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Austin-based Bridgepoint Consulting is acquired by Chicago firm

Austin-based Bridgepoint Consulting has been acquired by Addison Group, a Chicago-based professional services firm. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Addison Group said Bridgepoint’s leadership team, industry experience and business...

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UPDATE: Austin software maker SailPoint raises $240M in IPO, gets a warm welcome from Wall Street

Software maker SailPoint Technologies got a warm welcome from Wall Street on its first day as a public company. The Austin-based company raised $240 million in an initial public offering on Thursday. The company priced 20 million shares at $12 each...

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Amid big growth, tech startup Opcity is moving HQ from downtown to Southeast Austin

Real estate technology startup Opcity is moving its headquarters from downtown to Southeast Austin to fuel its rapid growth. After researching options across town, the company is opening a 50,000-square-foot office at 6800 Burleson Road. The space...

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Forbes: CEO of Austin's Bumble is '$1 billion Queen Bee of Dating Apps'

Dating app Bumble is already one of Austin’s brightest break-out stars. Now founder Whitney Wolfe Herd is taking center stage. Herd, 28, will be featured on the cover of Forbes’ 30 under 30 issue in mid-December, the magazine tweeted. The cover story...

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