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  • Wednesday, November 25, 2015

    Instacart Launches Beer Delivery In Austin, Houston

    Need to stock up on beer for your big barbeque plans, but don't have time to run to the store? On-demand, delivery provider Instacart says it will deliver that beer for you, after launching alcohol delivery in Austin and Houston on Tuesday. Instacart said it has partnered with Spec's Wine, Sprits, and Finer Foods in the two cities to delivery same day delivery of wine, liquor, and beer, along with other foods....Continue →

  • Wednesday, November 25, 2015

    Diodes Completes Pericom Semiconductor Buy

    Plano-based semiconductor developer Diodes Incorporated said this morning that it has completed its acquisition of Pericom Semiconductor. Diodes said the acquisition will help expand its product line. The deal was worth approximately $413M, or $17.75 per share of Pericom stock, in cash. Diodes is led by Dr. Keh-Shew Lu.Continue →

  • Tuesday, November 24, 2015

    RadioShack Revives E-Commerce Site Ahead Of Black Friday

    Fort Worth-based electronics retailer RadioShack has quietly re-opened its e-commerce website, just ahead of Black Friday, as it looks to relaunch the company after its bankruptcy sale to Standard General. RadioShack, which had shuttered its online store in May, quietly started offering up many electronics items on its site, alongside ads for its upcoming Black Friday sales. RadioShack is launching its Black Friday sales tomorrow, on Wednesday, ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday....Continue →

  • Tuesday, November 24, 2015

    Amazon's Jeff Bezos Sends Rocket To Space From West Texas

    Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of, has sent his first rocket into space from West Texas. Blue Origin, the commercial rocket startup backed by Bezos, said that it sent a rocket into space and back on Monday, in its first test launch to space. Blue Origin launched its New Shepard space vehicle to a planned test altitude of 329,839 feet (100.5 kilometers) before landing its reusable rocket back at its launch site in West Texas....Continue →

  • Tuesday, November 24, 2015

    Mytable Expands To Austin

    Mytable, an on-demand, fresh cooked food service, which connects users with meals prepared by local chefs, recently has expanded into Austin, according to the company. The company, which is venture backed by Google Ventures, Arena Ventures, Eniac, Khosla Ventures, Greycroft Partners, and Mucker Capital, said it helps connect local chefs with consumers, who get fresh cooked, affordable meals....Continue →

  • Tuesday, November 24, 2015

    Former Austin Scientific Sold To Oregon Company

    Oxford Instruments - Austin--formerly known as Austin Scientific--which sells cryogenic pumps and equipment for the scientific research market, has been sold to Oregon-based Trillium US. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Oxford Instruments-Austin focuses on helium compression based vacuum and temperature management and control, which is used in scientific research labs....Continue →

  • Tuesday, November 24, 2015

    Silicon Labs Buys Telegesis For $20M

    Austin-based Silicon Labs said late Monday that it has acquried UK-based Telegesis, a provider of ZigBee wireless modules. Silicon Labs said it will pay approximately $20M in cash for Telegesis, which it ssays will contribute approximately $8 to $10M in annual run-rate. Silicon Labs will hire approximately 20 Telegesis employees in the acquisition. Silicon Labs said the buy will help it accelerate its roadmap for ZigBee products. Telegesis was founded in 1998....Continue →

  • Monday, November 23, 2015

    Eosera Wins $50K In Startup Competition

    Fort Worth-based Eosera, a biotech startup which is developing drops to break up problem ear wax, has won $50,000 in a competition for its efforts, according to TECH Fort Worth. Eosera, founded by Elyse Dickerson and Joe Griffin, won the Comerica Bank $50,000 DEC competition in Dallas Thursday. Dickerson previously worked at Novartis (Alcon), and the company says its work has been done in partnership with the University of North Texas Health Science Center.Continue →

  • Monday, November 23, 2015

    Freescale Creates Record Album On A Silicon Wafer

    In what might be the most unusual use of multi-million dollar silicon wafer etching equipment to date, Austin-based Freescale Semiconductor said Friday that it has created a record album, etched onto an eight-inch silicon wafer. The 45 rpm record can play on standard record players. According to Freescale, the record player was developed as part of a project at the Freescale Discovery Lab, to demonstrate some of the capabilites of its engineering and manufacturing facilities....Continue →

  • Monday, November 23, 2015

    Zenoss Wins Ceridian

    Austin-based IT monitoring and analysis software developer Zenoss said Friday that it has scored a win with Ceridian, a provider of human resources management software. Size of the win was not announced. Zenoss said Ceridian is using its software to monitor its hybrid IT infrastructure. Zenoss said Ceridian serves over 25 million users in more than 50 countriesContinue →

  • Friday, November 20, 2015

    Lynx Laboratories Acquired By Occipital

    Austin-based Lynx Laboratories, which develops mobile 3D scanning software, has been acquired by Boulder, Colorado-based Occipital, the two companies said this week. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Occipital, which also develops 3D motion capture software, said that Lynx's entire team will join the company in Boulder, and that it has acquired all Lynx technologies and intellectual property....Continue →

  • Friday, November 20, 2015

    Umbel Raises $20M For Customer Data Analysis Tools

    Austin-based Umbel, a developer of customer data analysis tools, said this week that it has raised $20M in a Series B funding round. The funding was led by Cielo Private Equity, along with others. Lisa Harris, Managing Partners at Cielo, joins the company's board with the funding. Umbel said the funds go twoards sales and marketing efforts. Umbel's founder and CEO is HO Maycotte.Continue →

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