Accruent is making more moves
The Austin-based software maker said Monday that it is opening an office in New Orleans and hiring 65 people by the end of the year, with plans to expand that office to roughly 350 employees by 2020.
The announcement comes on the heels of the company saying last Wednesday that it had acquired Colorado-based EMS Software and California-based Maintenance Connection.
There’s a new scooter company that wants to do things differently
Instead of dumping scooters on the grounds of cities like leading electric scooter companies Bird and Lime Bike did, a new scooter company named Skip is first testing its scooters in Washington D.C. before it officially launches in its home city of San Francisco.
The company said it’s waiting for San Francisco to create regulatory rules for scooters before putting their scooters on streets. The move is a far departure from its competitors, which disturbed markets such as Austin by launching their scooters before there were rules in place.
Microsoft is building a game streaming service for Xbox consoles
While it’s unknown when Microsoft will launch the streaming service, the company said it wants the service to work across not only its Xbox consoles, but also PCs and phones.
A streaming service would be a big step up for the gaming world, which has long sought to create a system where gamers can stream the games they play on their consoles. In addition to the streaming service, online website The Verge said Microsoft is also building new Xbox controllers.
What’s the most needed device for TVs right now?
According to The Wall Street Journal, it’s a sound bar, which can make your flat-screen TV sound as great as it looks. Check out the video below:
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