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AMD Acquires Austin-based Nitero

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announced this week it has acquired Austin-based Nitero, which makes chips to stream virtual reality and augmented reality content to wireless headsets. million in two rounds from two investors, according to its Crunchbase profile. […] The post AMD Acquires Austin-based Nitero appeared first on SiliconHills. AustinAMD, based in Sunnyvale, Calif.,

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Procore Technologies Expands Austin Office

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Procore Technologies, which makes construction management software, has expanded its operations in Austin. Procore […] The post Procore Technologies Expands Austin Office appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Optimizely Buys Austin-based Experiment Engine

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Optimizely, based in San Francisco, announced Wednesday it has purchased Austin-based Experiment Engine. Experiment Engine, a graduate of the Austin Techstars program, creates tools and services that help companies test products online. Claire Vo, Experiment Engine’s CEO and Founder, will join Optimizely and continue to manage […] The post Optimizely Buys Austin-based Experiment Engine appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Galvanize Austin’s Mission is to Change Lives

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By LAURA LOREK Publisher and Reporter with Silicon Hills News At Galvanize Austin’s one year anniversary party on Friday, Jim Deters, the company’s CEO and founder, lauded the company’s accomplishments and how it has changed lives. The way you change the world is you democratize access for entrepreneurs to have employable skill sets,” Deters said. […] The post Galvanize Austin’s Mission is to Change Lives appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Techstars Austin 2017 Demo Day Spotlights 10 Startups

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Today, WriterDuet has more than 25,000 monthly users with 2,000 new […] The post Techstars Austin 2017 Demo Day Spotlights 10 Startups appeared first on SiliconHills. AustinBy LAURA LOREK Publisher and Reporter at Silicon Hills News At South by Southwest, Guy Goldstein came up with the idea for WriterDuet when meeting with screenwriters and filmmakers. Goldstein created a platform, similar to Google Docs, to allow writers to collaborate on projects.

Condé Nast Plans to Go Big in Austin

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By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News Condé Nast is going to “go big” in Austin, said Robert Sauerberg, the company’s CEO. We’re going to be a dominate player in Austin and that’s our goal. Austin

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Austin Chamber Seeks Nominations for A-List Awards

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It’s time to nominate the best companies in Austin for the Austin Chamber of Commerce’s A-List awards. The A-List awards recognizes Austin’s “hottest innovators and startups to help recruit additional venture capital investment and top talent to […] The post Austin Chamber Seeks Nominations for A-List Awards appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Five of the Best Austin Startups that Launched in 2016

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The company is founded […] The post Five of the Best Austin Startups that Launched in 2016 appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

GE Aviation Launches a Digital Collaboration Center in Austin

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GE Aviation is in Austin. The business, a division of General Electric based in Cincinnati, Ohio, officially opened up its Austin digital collaboration center last week. Austin

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KUKA Opens Robotics Center in Austin

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KUKA ATX is a new robotics research and development center in Austin focused on industrial robots for factory production. The Austin […] The post KUKA Opens Robotics Center in Austin appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

moovel Moves Austin Team to Portland Headquarters

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In April, Austin-based RideScout and Portland-based GlobeSherpa merged and re-branded to form moovel North America, a subsidiary of Daimler. AustinAnd on Wednesday, moovel announced plans to consolidate its operations and house everyone at its Portland, Oregon headquarters.

TriNet Expands Austin Office

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TriNet, a human resources solutions company, has expanded its Austin office in the Research Park area and has hired more than 80 new engineers. TriNet is focused on serving small to midsize businesses […] The post TriNet Expands Austin Office appeared first on SiliconHills. AustinThe company, based in San Leandro, Calif., now occupies 33,557 square feet of offices with employees focused on technology, sales and service.

Well Beyond Care Wins Rice Alliance Austin-CTAN Pitch Competition

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By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News Well Beyond Care, an online caregiving matchmaker service, won the first Rice Alliance-Austin Chapter and Central Texas Angel Network pitch competition on Wednesday night at the Alamo Drafthouse on South Lamar. The Austin-based startup winner received a prize package worth more than $100,000 including “in kind” prizes […] The post Well Beyond Care Wins Rice Alliance Austin-CTAN Pitch Competition appeared first on SiliconHills.

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ThousandEyes Sets up Austin Office

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ThousandEyes, a San Francisco-based network intelligence company, announced Wednesday plans to open a sales and customer service office in Austin. ThousandEyes plans to hire about 30 sales and customer service employees by the end of the year to staff […] The post ThousandEyes Sets up Austin Office appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Pakistan Teams with Austin for Global Entrepreneurship Opportunities

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By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News Pakistan is working hard to grow a tech ecosystem, and this week signed agreements both with the City of Austin and Capital Factory to further those efforts. A Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Austin and the City of Lahore was signed by Mayor Adler and […] The post Pakistan Teams with Austin for Global Entrepreneurship Opportunities appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

New Book Melds Crowdsourcing, Storytelling and Austin Music

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Special Contribution by LISA WYATT ROE While SXSW sits at the crossroads of tech and music, the new book “Seduced by Sound: Austin, 100 Musicians on Why They Make Music” is almost a signpost. This anthology written by some of Austin’s best artists came together via a social collaboration platform built by Weeva, a Capital […] The post New Book Melds Crowdsourcing, Storytelling and Austin Music appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

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Ten Tech Trends to Watch in 2017 in Austin and San Antonio

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This year Silicon Hills News is spotlighting the top 10 tech trends to watch in Austin and San Antonio in 2017. Austin San Antonio

Amazon Opens Game Development Office in Austin

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Amazon is opening a game development office in Austin focused on Lumberyard, a free game engine deeply integrated with Amazon Web Services and Twitch. Amazon opened a corporate office in Austin in the Domain at 11501 Alterra Parkway about a year ago, according to a report from KXAN.

NaturallyCurly CoFounder Michelle Breyer Created a Curl Empire in Austin

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By LAURA LOREK Publisher and Reporter with Silicon Hills Host of Ideas to Invoices As a business reporter at the Austin American-Statesman, Michelle Breyer launched a website geared to girls with curls. At the […] The post NaturallyCurly CoFounder Michelle Breyer Created a Curl Empire in Austin appeared first on SiliconHills. Ideas to Invoices Podcast Austin entrepreneurs hair care Michelle Breyer Naturally Curly texture TextureMedia Ultra/Standard

Encouraging More Startups at the University of Texas at Austin

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Metcalfe, professor of innovation at the Cockrell School of […] The post Encouraging More Startups at the University of Texas at Austin appeared first on SiliconHills. AustinBy HOJUN CHOI Reporter with Silicon Hills News University of Texas president Greg Fenves and Bob Metcalfe, inventor of Ethernet, explored ways that universities can have a bigger impact on the world at the “Research Universities Should be Better at Startups” session at South by Southwest.

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Oracle Acquires Austin-based StackEngine

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Oracle announced last Friday that it has acquired StackEngine, a year old Austin-based startup focused on cloud computing. Last October, StackEngine, a platform for Docker apps, announced it had raised $1 million in seed […] The post Oracle Acquires Austin-based StackEngine appeared first on SiliconHills. AustinAll of the employees of StackEngine will join Oracle, the company announced. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Five Events to Attend in Austin This Week

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We’re still basking in the glow of the Austin Technology Calendar Party last Friday at Galvanize Austin. If you missed it and you want a Austin 2017 Wall Sized Tech Calendar for $30 each, please contact Laura Lorek. Austin always has a lot of […] The post Five Events to Attend in Austin This Week appeared first on SiliconHills. AustinIt was a great event and a good time for all.

Must-Attend Events in Austin This Week

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Silicon Hills News would like to thank Alamo Beer, our beer sponsor for the event along with Tito’s Vodka, our […] The post Must-Attend Events in Austin This Week appeared first on SiliconHills. AustinThe Silicon Hills News Tech Calendar Party kicks off on Friday at 6 p.m. at Galvanize. There are still a few regular priced tickets available, but only through Monday. We hope to see you there.

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Ten SXSW Interactive Events Highlighting the Austin Tech Community

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This is an early indicator that it’s time for Austin’s largest, and one of the world’s largest, technology, music and film conferences: South by Southwest. This year, Hugh Forrest, director of programming at SXSW, […] The post Ten SXSW Interactive Events Highlighting the Austin Tech Community appeared first on SiliconHills. AustinA lot of locales have left town and rented out their homes on HomeAway and AirBnB to pay for their vacations.

12 Startups Named to 2016 Austin A-List

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In a standing room only theater, a dozen Austin startups, ranging from emerging companies to bigger ventures, received awards Wednesday night as part of the Austin A-List of the Hottest Startups. Austin

20 Hot Austin Startups to Watch in 2017

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By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News For the past six years, we’ve watched numerous Austin technology startups launch and go on to achieve great feats. Two of them could possibly file to go public this year: WP Engine […] The post 20 Hot Austin Startups to Watch in 2017 appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

InnoTech Austin Announces 2016 IT Executives of the Year Finalists

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The 13th annual InnoTech Austin, one of the city’s longest running technology conferences, takes place next Thursday at the Austin Convention Center. Austin

Austin Shows Off its Best VR/AR Startups

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At this year’s “Austin’s Best VR/AR Startups” panel, five local startups from Capital Factory’s accelerator program showed SXSW attendees exactly […] The post Austin Shows Off its Best VR/AR Startups appeared first on SiliconHills. AustinBy HOJUN CHOI Reporter with Silicon Hills News The virtual and augmented reality industry has teased our imaginations for years now, introducing potential for audiences to reach new levels of immersion in their everyday lives.

Why Are People Moving to Austin?

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LawnStarter has created a great infographic to explain why people are moving to Austin. This infographic is brought to you by Lawnstarter Austin Lawn Care The post Why Are People Moving to Austin? Austin appeared first on SiliconHills.

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HIred Opens Austin Office

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Hired, a recruiting firm for technical talent, announced Wednesday it’s opening an office in Austin. To bring more technology talent […] The post HIred Opens Austin Office appeared first on SiliconHills. AustinThe San Francisco-based company has more than 60 local clients including RetailMeNot, Spiceworks, Reaction, Sparefoot, Umbel, and Under Armour’s new Connected Fitness headquarters. The jobs for technical positions on Hired.com range from $75,000 to $250,000.

Bigcommerce Expands to Downtown Austin

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Bigcommerce is moving into part of Mass Relevance’s former offices at 800 Brazos in downtown Austin, Silicon Hills News has learned. The office will house Zing, an Austin-based startup […] The post Bigcommerce Expands to Downtown Austin appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin BigcommerceThe e-commerce software company has leased 4,500 square feet of space left vacate when Spredfast bought Mass Relevance last year. Mass Relevance occupied 12,500 square feet.

Carvana Opens a Coin Operated Car Buying Vending Machine in Austin

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It opens in Austin Tuesday morning. It has a similar machine […] The post Carvana Opens a Coin Operated Car Buying Vending Machine in Austin appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Andela Connects Austin Tech Companies with Tech Talent in Africa

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By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News The shortage of tech talent is acute in Austin and every U.S. To […] The post Andela Connects Austin Tech Companies with Tech Talent in Africa appeared first on SiliconHills. AustinThe U.S. faces a shortage of as many as 21 million skilled workers by 2020 in manufacturing, energy, health care, technology, education and other fields, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Stealth Startup Magic Leap Officially Opens its Austin Office

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Klug, who has […] The post Stealth Startup Magic Leap Officially Opens its Austin Office appeared first on SiliconHills. AustinBy LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News A few years ago, Michael Klug left his job as co-founder and chief technology officer at Zebra Imaging.

Techstars Announces its 2016 Austin Cohort

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For the first time half of the Techstars Austin cohort hails from Austin. This is the fourth class for the popular Techstar accelerator in Austin and the first one led by its new managing director, Amos Schwartzfarb. It wasn’t a field in the spreadsheets […] The post Techstars Announces its 2016 Austin Cohort appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

WeWork Opens Second Location Near UT Austin’s North Campus

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By HOJUN CHOI Reporter with Silicon Hills News WeWork opened its second Austin location, “WeWork University Park” on Monday. Interstate 35, near the University of Texas at Austin’s North Campus area. Austin

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Increasing Diversity in Austin’s Tech Ecosystem

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Last year, SXSW declared diversity in tech as its […] The post Increasing Diversity in Austin’s Tech Ecosystem appeared first on SiliconHills. AustinBy LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News South by Southwest, the nation’s largest technology conference, has worked hard to tackle diversity in technology to get more people who are not middle aged white guys as speakers and participants, said Hugh Forrest, director of SXSW Interactive.

Austin Startups Need More Funding Sources

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Austin ranks first for startup activity but 12th in the nation for venture capital funding, according to a new report. Edward’s University, backed by the Austin Technology Council and the Austin Chamber of Commerce finds the city needs more funding sources. The report compared Austin […] The post Austin Startups Need More Funding Sources appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Eight Austin Tech Events to Attend This Week

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And also snag a ticket to Silicon Hills News’ 2017 Austin Technology Calendar Party at Galvanize, which takes place the following week. We have to know how many […] The post Eight Austin Tech Events to Attend This Week appeared first on SiliconHills. AustinLooking for something to do this week? We’ve got you covered. Check out some of these events happening around town.

Google Maps Enables Virtual Visits to Austin and Texas Landmarks

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From the Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail to Mount Bonnell, Google Maps now provides a virtual view of some of Austin’s remarkable landmarks. Austin

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