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Get Smart Content Raises $1.75M

Austin-based Get Smart Content, a developer of web personalization and testing tools, announced this week that it has raised $1.75M in a funding round. The funding came from Virgo Capital and Origin Ventures. According to Get Smart Content, the funding will go towards sales and marketing. Jim Eustace is CEO and Co-founder of Get Smart Content....Continue →


CompuCom Names New CEO

Plano-based technology infrastructure services provider CompuCom said on Thursday that it has named Dan Stone as the company's new Chief Executive Officer. Stone was previously EVP and President of the company's End-User Enablement business. Stone replaces Don Doctor, who shifts to become Executive Chairman of the company. Stone also had previously served as President and General Manager of Lenovo Latin America.Continue →


FMC Technologies, Technip Get Brazilian Antitrust Clearance

Houston-based undersea oil and gas technology developer FMC Technologies and French company Technip announced late Thursday that the two have received Brazilian antitrust clearance for their merger. The two had announced in May that they would merge. Both companies develop technology used in oil and gas discovery. FMC and Technip said Brazil is the last outstanding antitrust clearance required for the companies before closing the deal.Continue →


RetailMeNot: Longer Black Friday Deals, Earlier Sales This Year

No, you weren't imagining things--this year, those Black Friday deals were not limited to Black Friday, and in fact may have even been rolled out before Thanksgiving--according to new data from Austin's RetailMeNot. RetailMeNot said its RetailMeNot Promotions Index, which tracks promotions among retailers, found that of more than 400 major retailers offering up Black Friday deals via the company, 70 percent started promoting those deals before Thanksgiving....Continue →


HID Global Buys Bluvision

Austin-based HID Global announced this morning that it has acquired Bluvision, a developer of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) products. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. BlueVision's Internet-of-Things (IoT) products are used in the enterprise. HID Global said the buy will help it address a larger portion of the IoT market. HID Global said Bluvision becomes part of its Identification Technologies business....Continue →


Silicon Labs Aims At Automotive Market With New Audio Software

Austin-based semiconductor developer Silicon Labs rolled out a new set of audio software products aimed at the automotive market on Wednesday afternoon, according to the company. Silicon Labs said its new software, aimed at use in audio system devices in automobiles, lets designers implement audio post processing in car radio systems. The new audio software works with the company's Global Eagle Si47911/12 radio ICs, which are used for audio system devices....Continue →


CyrusOne Launches Big Expansion In Chicago

Dallas-based colocation provider CyrusOne announced this morning that it is breaking ground on a brand new, 425,000 data center in Chicago, as part of an expansion aimed at serving that city's financial services companies. According to CyrusOne, the new data center will be located at its existing Aurora, Illinois campus. CyrusOne did not say when it expects to complete the new data center, nor how much it is investing in the new project....Continue →


Aceable Expands Study Guides To 34 States, Stymied By Slow State Regulations

Austin-based Aceable, which offers up mobile, interactive driver's education courses, is setting the stage of expansion of its services across a broader number of states, with the launch of a free mobile study guide. According to Aceable, it is offering up mobile study guides--essentially the same material as its courses--for free in 34 states. Those guides are targeted at both teens and adults....Continue →


Accruent Moves Into New 105,000 Square Foot Headquarters

Austin-based real estate and facilities management software developer Accruent said this morning that it has moved into a new, 105,000 square foot headquarters, to help unite the 450 employees it currently has spread across two offices. The company, led by CEO John Borgerding, said its new headquarters is in The Domain in North Austin. Accruent says the expansion comes as it recently acquired two companies, BIGCenter and Verisae.Continue →


BigCommerce Wins Fashion Brand Natori

Austin-based e-commerce software developer BigCommerce reported a win this morning with the fashion brand Natori, saying that Natori has relaunched its website, which is now powered by BigCommerce Enterprise. BigCommerce said it was selected after a "thorough evaluation" of competitive platforms, including Demandware, Magento and Shopify Plus. The company said Natori selected the company both for its advanced merchandising capabilities as well as ease of use....Continue →


Jungle Disk Adds Rackspace Vet To Board

San Antonio-based a href="http://www.jungledisk.com">Jungle Disk, a developer of data security software aimed at the small business market, said today that it has named Matt Bradley to its board of directors. Bradley is head of strategy and corporate development at Rackspace, and had been involved in the take-private deal between Rackspace and Apollo Global Management. He also served in investment banking at Morgan Stanley....Continue →


OpenKey Wins Hotel in San Francisco

Dallas-based OpenKey has signed on another hotel to use its mobile key technology, this time in San Francisco' Tenderloin district. OpenKey said that The Tilden Hotel, a Point Hospitality Group property, is using its technology to allow for its guests to check in directly with their smartphone and to also access their rooms....Continue →



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