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  • Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    CompuCom: Millennials Being Ignored By Corporate IT

    Dallas-based technology services provider CompuCom says that a recent survey it ran shows that many IT organizations are "not doing anything specific" to support younger workers. Millenials--who were born between 1979 and 1999--are not getting much attention from corporate IT, according to a survey that CompuCom ran between April and June....Continue →

  • Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    Crest Capital Ventures Backs SmartZip Analytics

    Houston-based investment firm Crest Capital Ventures is the lead in a company which provides predictive marketing for the real estate industry. SmartZip Analytics said this morning that it has raised $12M in a Series B funding, led by Credit Capital Ventures, and which also included Claremont Creek Ventures and Intel Capital. Crest Capital Ventures' investment into SmartZip was led by Jason Woods. SmartZip is based in Pleasanton, California.Continue →

  • Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    FASTSIGNS Acquired By Private Equity Firm

    Dallas-based FASTSIGNS International, the franchise oeprator behind the FASTSIGNS chain of custom sign and graphics stores, has been sold to private equity firm Levine Leichtman Capital Partners. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced by the companies. Levine Leichtman Capital Partners said it made the buy in conjunction with FASTSIGNS management. FASTSIGNS was advised by North Point Advisors....Continue →

  • Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    Rent-A-Center Starts Smartphone Rental Rollout

    Plano-based Rent-A-Center, the provider of furniture and electronics rentals, has started a big rollout of its smartphone rentals across the nation, announcing the availability of phones in dozens of cities nationwide this morning. The company--which had announced plans to offer up a selection of Samsung Galaxy smartphone earlier this month--said the new offering is aimed at cash- and credit-strapped consumers put off by the high upfront cost of acquiring a smartphone....Continue →

  • Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    Tantrum Street Bolsters Board

    Dallas-based Tantum Street, a developer of mobile payment and digital wallet apps, said today that it has bolstered its board of directors. The company said that Roman Kikta, managing partner of Mobility Ventures, has joined the company's board to help provide strategic guidance to the company. Kikta has previously served at Nokia, Panasonic, and other companies, and also has been involved in such companies as InnerWireless, Spatial Wireless, and →

  • Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    Asure Software Expands In Dubai, Singapore

    Austin-based software developer Asure Software said late Monday that it has opened up two new, international offices, opening up locations in Dubai and Singapore. The company--which develops cloud-based, time, labor, and workplace management software--said the offices will serve the Middle East and Asia Pacific markets. Asure Software said the new offices will offer local technical and sales support, and also help to support its channel partners in those regions....Continue →

  • Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    Invodo Adds New Visual Commerce Offering

    Austin-based Invodo, the provider of service to the e-commerce industry, said today that it has added a new offering which adds "spin" photography to its content production and technology solutions. "Spin photography" is the use of 360 degree photos which let consumers see a product from multiple sides, and pan, zoom, and rotate on multiple axes while shopping online....Continue →

  • Monday, July 21, 2014

    GameStop Launches Gift Card Exchange

    Grapevine, Texas-based videogame retailer GameStop said this morning that it has launched a new, gift card exchange, which allows consumers to trade in gift cards from almost any other retailer for a GameStop electronic gift card. GameStop said the service--powered by gift card exchange company Cardpool--lets consumers trade in both plastic and e-gift cards, for GameStop game cards usable both online as well as its 4,400 store locations nationwide....Continue →

  • Monday, July 21, 2014

    RealPage Links With Zillow

    Carrollton-based RealPage, the developer of property management software-as-a-service, said today that it has partnered with real estate marketplace Zillow. RealPage said that the partnership will allow multifamily rental professionals listing on Zillow to have the option to also have their listings appear on MyNewPlace, RealPage's rental site. FInancial details of the partnership were not announced. Zillow operates its own site, plus also the home listings on Yahoo and HotPads....Continue →

  • Monday, July 21, 2014

    tripBAM Signs Corporate Travel Firm BCD Travel

    Dallas-based tripBAM, the startup offering up a hotel shopping service specifically aimed at corporate travel, reported today that corporate travel company BCD Travel is using its product. tripBAM said that BCD Travel has launched a pilot program with a handful of its corporate clients, to use tripBAM to find hotel savings for clients....Continue →

  • Friday, July 18, 2014

    Omnitracs Moves Headquarters To Dallas

    Omnitracs, a developer of fleet management software owned by Vista Equity Partners, is moving its headquarters to Dallas, according to Governor Rick Perry. The Governor's office said that the Texas Enterprise Fund has invested $3.9M in Omnitracs as part of the effort to move the company. The move creates 450 jobs in Dallas....Continue →

  • Friday, July 18, 2014

    Texas Companies Raise $365.4M In Venture Capital In Q2

    Companies in Texas raised $365.4M in venture capital in Q2 of the year, according to the numbers released last night by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association, based on data from Thomson Reuters. The MoneyTree funding numbers for Texas were slightly up from Q1, when $345.8M was raised in Texas, and about double the $186.7M raised in Q2 of 2013 in the region. The quarter's funding brings the state's total venture capital for 2014 to $700.2M so far....Continue →

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