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  • Friday, March 27, 2015

    eyeQ Gets $1.2M For In-Store Touchscreens

    Austin-based eyeQ, a new startup developing technology to help brick and mortar stores better engage with their customers via interactive touch-screens and ratings and reviews, has raised $1.2M in a funding round. According to the company, the funding came from From Corsa Ventures, DreamIt, Houston Angel Network, and South Coast Angel Network. eyeQ is led by Michael Garel....Continue →

     
  • Friday, March 27, 2015

    How LawnStarter Is Turning Lawn Care Into An On-Demand Industry

    In the day and age of ubiquitous connectivity, smartphones, apps, and more, for the most part, lawn care is an old, traditional industry. What if you could apply some of the trends in on-demand apps to that industry? Austin's LawnStarter (www.lawnstarter.com) is doing just that--trying to bring some of the advantages of on-demand apps to what has been a not very technology savvy business. We spoke with Lawnstarter co-founder Ryan Farley about the company....Continue →

     
  • Thursday, March 26, 2015

    Tyler Technologies Wins Addison Texas

    Plano-based Tyler Technologies continues to pile on the local government wins for its various software products, saying that the latest town here to use its products is Addison, Texas. Size of the new win was not announced. Tyler said that Addison is using its Munis enterprise resource planing software, Incode court case management product, and its EnerGov planning, regulatory, and maintenance platform....Continue →

     
  • Thursday, March 26, 2015

    Clear Technologies Names IBM Vet As Sales Head

    Addison, Texas-based Clear Technologies, an it solutions provider, said Wednesday that it has named Doug Long as its new Vice President of Sales. Long was most recently at IBM, where he had been for 35 years. Clear said that Long was IBM's Director of Sales for the IBM Systems Group. Clear ofers up data storage, IT hardware, and technical services in the storage area network, server and related markets.Continue →

     
  • Thursday, March 26, 2015

    Amazon Brings One Hour Delivery To Dallas

    Online e-commerce giant Amazon.com announced this morning that it has expended its one hour delivery service, Prime Now, to Dallas. According to Amazon.com, the new service will offer up one-hour delivery on tens of thousands of products through a dedicated, mobile app. Amazon said the new delivery offering is being serviced by its two Dallas area fulfillment centers. Prior to Dallas, Amazon's service had only been available in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Baltimore and Miami....Continue →

     
  • Wednesday, March 25, 2015

    Mouser: Help Us Build A Giant Spider Bot

    Fort Worth-based electronics distributor Mouser Electronics is ramping out its outreach to engineers--via its tie up with former Mythbuster and geek celebrity Grant Imahara--saying it is asking those engineers to come up with creative ideas to build a giant "Spider Bot". Mouser said it has launched a second promotional challenge which challenges engineers to come up with ideas on how to solve "real world problems" using a giant spider robot being built in conjunction with Imahara....Continue →

     
  • Wednesday, March 25, 2015

    CopperEgg Customers Face Sudden Sales Tax Query

    Austin-based cloud monitoring software CopperEgg, which is now owned by Idera, looks like it is facing some kind of an issue over sales tax handling, telling its users Tuesday that it will lock accounts on April 1st--in less than a week--if they are unable to gather information about a customer's country and state of record. CopperEgg said that it needs its customers help to comply with state sales tax regulations, because it needs to charge sales tax to customers who are also based in Texas....Continue →

     
  • Wednesday, March 25, 2015

    WP Engine Gets $23M More

    Austin-based Wordpress hosting service WP Engine, which is led by Jason Cohen, has raised $23M more in a new funding round from North Bridge Venture Partners, the company said this morning. WP Engine offers up a fully hosted environment for Wordpress blogs and websites, charging anywhere from $29 a month for a personal website to enterprise plans. The company has now raised more than $39M in total funding.Continue →

     
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2015

    RadioShack Goes To Standard General, Says Report

    Bankrupt Fort Worth-based electronics retailer Radio Shack has reportedly been sold to creditor Standard General, according to a report from Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the situation. Standard General said last week that it was the only bidder on RadioShack, bidding $145.5M--but a substantial amount of that bid in loan forgiveness....Continue →

     
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2015

    Aeglea Biotherapeutics Raises $44M

    Austin-based Aeglea Biotherapeutics, a biopharmaceuticals developer aiming at helping treat metabolism-based disease, has raised $44M in a Series B funding round. The funding was led by Illy Ventures and Novartis Venture Fund, and also included UT Horizon Fund, OrbiMed, Jennison Associates, Venrock, RA Capital Management, Rock Springs Capital, Ally Bridge Group, and Cowen Investments....Continue →

     
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2015

    Techstars Launches Third Austin Class

    Techstars said Monday that it has launched its third, startup accelerator class in Austin, adding another ten companies into its program, which combines funding and mentoring to help launch startups....Continue →

     
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2015

    AgileCraft Adds Stock To Board

    Austin-based agile software developer AgileCraft announced this morning that it has added Greg Stock, the CEO of Zenoss, to its board of directors. Stock has also served at an EIR at Austin Ventures, and was Chairman of Macheen, and also has served at Manugistics, Vastera, Mirage Networks, and Vovici. AgileCraft recently raised $10M in a Series A funding from Crane Nelson and others. AgileCraft is led by Steve Elliot.Continue →

     
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