Opendoor Aims Mobile App At Dallas-Fort Worth Home Buyers

Silicon Valley-based online real estate site Opendoor said on Thursday that it has rolled out access to homes for sales in the Dallas-Fort Worth area via a mobile app. According to the company, it is now offering up home sales listings in the area via its app, which runs on iOS and Android. Opendoor has been in Dallas since December of 2015; the company said its users have bought over $100M worth of homes through its service since launch.Continue →

Hangar Gets $6.5M For Drone Software

Austin-based Hangar, a startup developing commercial drone software, has raised $6.5M in a seed funding, the company said on Thursday. The funding was led by LKux Capital, and also included Fontinalis Partners. Hangar was founded by Colin Guinn (former CRO of 3D Robotics, former CEO of DJI North America), and Jeffrey DeCoux (founder, CEO of eCustomers, SMART Technologies). According to Hangar, it is developing automated technology platform to help collect aerial data across multiple industries....Continue →

Konrad Technologies Sets Up Shop In Austin

German automated test hardware and software provider Konrad Technologies announced this week that it has opened up a new office in Austin, Texas, as part of an expansion in the United States. The company said it has appointed David Loadman as its Vice President & General Manager in the US. Loadman was previously a Vice President of Sales at National Instruments. Konrad targets the automotive, aerospace and defense, telecommunications, household electronics, and other industries....Continue →

Indeed Now Providing Job Searches In Spanish

Austin-based job search site Indeed said this morning that it has begun offering up Spanish language support for job seekers in the U.S., as a move to provide the same experience it offers in English to those who speak Spanish. Indeed said it added the Spanish language support since the U.S. is the world's second largest Spanish-speaking country after Mexico, with over 40 million native speakers. Indeed cited a figure from the U.S....Continue →

WP Engine Offers Up Free SSL Certifications To Customers

Austin-based WP Engine, the provider of WordPress hosting services, is looking to help push even more websites towards using SSL, the secure website protocol, by offering up every one if ts customers free SSL/TLS certificates. Those certificates--which are used by websites to identify themselves and serve up encrypted content--have typically been difficult to deploy and expensive to purchase....Continue →

BigCommerce Names CTO, Sales VP

Austin-based BigCommerce expanded its executive staff this week, saying on Wednesday that it has appointed Brian Dhatt as the company's first Chief Technology Officer, and Tod Klubnik as Senior Vice President of Global Sales. Dhatt was previously at Borderfree, having served as CTO through an IPO in 2014 through acquisition by Pitney Bowes in 2015....Continue →

Datical, XebiaLabs Link Software

Austin-based Datical, the developer of agile database automation software led by Derek Hutson, has linked up with XebiaLabs, a developer of DevOps and continuous deliveyr software tools, the two said thismorning. According to the companies, the integration of their software will help their clients with application release and database automation. Datical is backed by S3 Ventures, Mercury Fund and Austin Ventures.Continue →

Tyler Technologies Wins Baton Rouge

Plano-based government software developer Tyler Technologies has signed up another customer for its Munis enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, the company said this morning--the city of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Financial impact of the win was not announced. The company said it is replacing a legacy system which has been in place at Baton Rouge since 1994.Continue →

Omnitracs Launches Its Own Videogame, Zombie Dispatch

In an interesting, and somewhat unusual move, fleet management software provider Omnitracs has launched its own video game--a Halloween-themed game called Zombie Dispatch, which makes truckers the hero of a battle against zombie hordes. The new game has players attempting to deliver a cure to a zombie outbreak to a hospital, all while avoiding debris, damaged vehicles, and hordes of zombies....Continue →

Trend Micro Debuts New Endpoint Security Technology

Dallas-based security software developer Trend Micro said this morning that it has launched a new, artificial intelligence based technology in the endpoint security area. The new XGen endpoint security specifically adds machine learning capabilities within its software, which uses behavioral analysis and machine learning to identify unknown threats. Trend Micro said the new, machine learning capability is available as part of its Trend Micro Smart Protection Suites....Continue →

Kony Power Mobile Banking For Walt Disney Employees' Credit Union

Austin-based mobile banking software developer Kony said this morning that it has signed on Partners Credit Union, the credit union which serves employees and "cast members" of The Walt Disney Company. According to Kony, Partners Federal Credit Union is using the company's software to offer up a mobile banking application to its members. Partners is based in Burbank, California, which has just over $1 billion in assets with 126,000 members....Continue →

Mozu Acquired By Kibo

Austin-based e-commerce software developer Mozu has been acquired by Dallas-based Kibo, Kibo said this morning. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Kibo said it would acquire and integrate Mozu's technology into its own e-commerce platform. Kibo is led by Kenneth Frank.Continue →




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