September Tech Events to Attend in Austin

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News Corp. Buys Austin-based Opcity for $210 Million

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has entered into an agreement to buy Austin-based Opcity for $210 million. Buys Austin-based Opcity for $210 Million appeared first on SiliconHills. AustinNews Corp., one of the world’s largest media companies, announced Wednesday that its subsidiary, Move, Inc.

Austin-based SpareFoot Acquires SiteLink

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SpareFoot, the Austin-based online self-storage marketplace, announced Thursday plans to acquire SiteLink, a software maker for the self-storage industry, founded in 1996 and based in Raliegh, North Carolina. The post Austin-based SpareFoot Acquires SiteLink appeared first on SiliconHills.

10 Startups Pitch at Techstars Austin Demo Day 2018

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By Laura Lorek Publisher of Silicon Hills News From dog walking services to robot teaching assistants, 10 startup founders pitched their ventures at the sixth annual Techstars Austin Demo Day. The post 10 Startups Pitch at Techstars Austin Demo Day 2018 appeared first on SiliconHills.

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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

Austin-based SpyCloud Raises $5 Million

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Austin-based Silverton Partners and March Capital Partners led the Series A round. The post Austin-based SpyCloud Raises $5 Million appeared first on SiliconHills. AustinSpyCloud announced this week that it has received $5 million in venture capital funding.

French Tech Austin Launches at SXSW

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By Laura Lorek Publisher with Silicon Hills News At a breakfast meeting, Sunday at South by Southwest, Austin, and France launched a new website and movement designed to bring the two technology communities closer. The post French Tech Austin Launches at SXSW appeared first on SiliconHills.

Encouraging Austin Entrepreneurs to Think Big

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By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News Do Austin entrepreneurs think big enough? The conclusion is often that Austin needs bigger thinkers. Jimmy Treybig and Brett Hurt,” panel […] The post Encouraging Austin Entrepreneurs to Think Big appeared first on SiliconHills.

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What Austin Wants to Be When it Grows Up

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By Susan Lahey Reporter with Silicon Hills News It started out as one of those tired debates about whether Austin—being a city where people want to live and not work 22 hours a day—could ever be another Silicon Valley. Austin

Amazon Launches Warriors@Amazon Group in Austin

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Amazon’s Austin Tech Hub on Monday launched Warriors@Amazon. The post Amazon Launches Warriors@Amazon Group in Austin appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

U.S. Army Futures Command Center Opens in Austin

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Army Futures Command Center, based at the University of Texas at Austin, is officially open. Army Futures Command Center Opens in Austin appeared first on SiliconHills. AustinIn a ceremony last Friday, the U.S. Secretary of the Army Mark T.

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Oracle Launches Startup Cloud Accelerator Program in Austin

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Watch out Austin there’s a new accelerator in town. on Tuesday, announced it’s launching a residential Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator program in Austin. The Austin program is Oracle’s first residential accelerator program in North America. Austin

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Nine Techstars Impact Startups Pitch at Demo Day in Austin

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The post Nine Techstars Impact Startups Pitch at Demo Day in Austin appeared first on SiliconHills. AustinBy Laura Lorek Publisher of Silicon Hills News While studying drug cartels in Mexico City, Cory Siskind noticed the city lacked transparency on reporting high crime areas.

Pot Pioneers Gather in Austin to Explore Texas Market Opportunities

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That’s the big takeaway from the first ever Austin Cannabis Entrepreneurs conference held last Thursday and Friday at […]. The post Pot Pioneers Gather in Austin to Explore Texas Market Opportunities appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

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H-E-B Buys Austin-based Favor

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Favor, the startup delivery service based in Austin, just got bought by one of the largest grocery companies in Texas, San Antonio-based H-E-B. The post H-E-B Buys Austin-based Favor appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin San AntonioUnder the deal, Favor will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of H-E-B and it will continue to operate as a separate brand led by Chief Executive Officer and President Jag Bath and all […].

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.

Austrian Entrepreneurs Visit Austin

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By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News A group of technology entrepreneurs from Austria visited Austin this week as part of a U.S. Ambassador […] The post Austrian Entrepreneurs Visit Austin appeared first on SiliconHills. AustinState Department International Visitors Leadership program. They had meetings with entrepreneurs, government officials and others at Capital Factory, City Hall, TechRanch and other locations around town. Alexa Wesner, the U.S.

Ten Tech Events to Attend in Austin This Week

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Submit your ideas for a chance to present at Austin’s top tech conference. Despite it being summertime, it doesn’t look like the Austin tech community is taking a vacation. There are lots of Austin tech events to attend this week including one put […].

25 Companies Named Winners of the 2018 Austin A-List of the Hottest Startups

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By Laura Lorek Publisher of Silicon Hills News For the eighth time, the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce celebrated Austin’s hottest startups at its A-List Award ceremony. Austin

Austin-based RetailMeNot Buys LowestMed

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The post Austin-based RetailMeNot Buys LowestMed appeared first on SiliconHills. AustinRetailMeNot announced Tuesday the acquisition of LowestMed, a website that compares prescription drug prices and provides mobile or printable coupons.

London-based Finastra Acquires Austin-based Malauzai

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London-based Finastra announced this week its acquisition of Austin-based Malauzai, a provider of mobile and Internet banking solutions. The post London-based Finastra Acquires Austin-based Malauzai appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

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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TechStars Austin – The Newest TechStars Location

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I’m excited to join David Cohen and his team in announcing TechStars in Austin. From the TechStars blog: “The Managing Director of TechStars Austin is Jason Seats. Jason is moving down the road from San Antonio to Austin and we’re confident that he will be a big part of growing both TechStars and the startup community in his new home. TechStars will operate out of Capital Factory in downtown Austin. TechStars austin

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Google Fiber Commissions Austin Artists to Paint Murals

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In Austin, Google Fiber unveiled three murals throughout the city that the company commissioned from local artists. In Austin, three […]. The post Google Fiber Commissions Austin Artists to Paint Murals appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

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.

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A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

” I vividly recall the moment when I connected on this level with Austin Gunter — our social media keymaster (are you the gatekeeper?), I was about to give a night-time talk about making websites fast at a local Austin PHP users group; did anyone at the office want to come?

Austin-based Mythic Gets $40 Million in Funding

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Mythic, an Austin-based microchip maker, announced Tuesday that it has received $40 million in venture funding. The post Austin-based Mythic Gets $40 Million in Funding appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Google Demonstrates its new Hardware Products at its Austin Office

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On Friday at its downtown Austin office, Google showed off its new Pixel 2 phone, Google Home Mini, Google Clips hands-free camera, Google Pixel Buds, and an updated Daydream View headset. Austin

Vista Equity Partners Backs Austin-based YouEarnedIt

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YouEarnedIt, a startup focused on rewarding employees at companies, has landed an investment from Vista Equity Partners, based in Austin. The Austin based startup also received investment from its previous investors, Ridge Ventures and Silverton Partners. Austin

Quake Capital Launches its First Accelerator Program in Austin with 15 companies

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Quake Capital this week officially launched its first Austin accelerator aimed at early stage ventures in a wide range of industries. The post Quake Capital Launches its First Accelerator Program in Austin with 15 companies appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Indeed Expands in Austin and Plans to Add 3,000 New Jobs

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Indeed, the world’s number one job site, Thursday announced plans for a huge expansion in Austin and plans to add 3,000 new jobs. The Austin-based company is adding 615,000 square feet of office space in two new offices. “We Austin

MassChallenge Texas Kicks off in Austin

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By LAURA LOREK Publisher of Silicon Hills News MassChallenge Texas kicked off Monday evening with a big crowd at the Bullock Texas State History Museum in downtown Austin. “I The post MassChallenge Texas Kicks off in Austin appeared first on SiliconHills. AustinI want Texas to be the place where startups come to innovate,” said Mike Millard, managing director for MassChallenge Texas. The global accelerator is now accepting applications […].

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Underminer Studios is Hosting ATXRHACK, an Immersive Technology Hackathon in Austin

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Underminer Studios, an Austin-based startup focused on Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality applications, is hosting ATXRHACK, an immersive technology hackathon at WalMart’s Technology center downtown. Austin

Guides to SXSW 2014 in Austin

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By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News It’s that crazy time of year in Austin when locals leave for Spring Break and rent out their houses and apartments for gobs of money to the estimated 30,000 people expected to attend this year’s South by Southwest Interactive.

Austin MedTech Showcased at SXSW

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By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News The medical technology industry in Austin is booming. For evidence, look no further than the 18 startups that exhibited in the Austin Health Pavilion Monday and Tuesday at the inaugural South by Southwest Interactive MedTech Expo. The goal of the Austin Health Pavilion at the MedTech Expo […] The post Austin MedTech Showcased at SXSW appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

H-E-B is Creating a Digital Innovation Center in East Austin

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San Antonio-based H-E-B is increasing its presence in Austin. The post H-E-B is Creating a Digital Innovation Center in East Austin appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin San Antonio

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

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.

Disco Moves its Headquarters to Austin and Plans to Hire 150 Employees

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Disco announced this week plans to move its corporate headquarters to Austin from Houston. The company, which makes software for the legal industry, cited Austin’s talent pool, the city’s top universities and the overall technology community as reasons to relocate. Austin

Salesforce Acquires Austin-based Toopher

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Salesforce confirmed it has acquired Austin-based Toopher. “Today it is with great excitement that we can unveil our […] The post Salesforce Acquires Austin-based Toopher appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin The terms of the deal were not disclosed. This is not an April Fool’s joke. Salesforce confirmed in an email to Silicon Hills News that it has acquired Toopher. Toopher originally made the announcement on its website.

Austin to Encourage Space Entrepreneurship

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By Susan Lahey Reporter with Silicon Hills news One of Austin’s tactics for keeping the city’s economy growing is to build on space technology, said Gene Austin, President and CEO of the Austin Chamber of Commerce and CEO of Bazaarvoice. Speaking at the organization’s annual meeting, Austin said that Opportunity Austin, the chamber’s five-county economic […] The post Austin to Encourage Space Entrepreneurship appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

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.

Austin Startup Week Kicks Off #ASW2017

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It’s the Seventh Annual Austin Startup Week. Silicon Hills News started in September of 2011, the same month the first Austin Startup Week took place. Back then, the event was much smaller and the tech community in Austin was a whole lot smaller too. Austin Startup Week is still led by the two founders, Jacqueline […]. The post Austin Startup Week Kicks Off #ASW2017 appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin