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  • Friday, August 29, 2014

    Dell Invests In Software Defined Storage Developer Nexenta

    Round Rock-based Dell has made an investment in Nexenta, a developer of software-defined storage software used in data center environments. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Nexenta is based in Santa Clara, California.Continue →

     
  • Friday, August 29, 2014

    Freescale Targets Wireless Charging Market

    Is the market ripe for wireless charging? In an effort which may help with adoption of wireless charging, Austin-based semiconductor manufacturer Freescale has rolled out a number of wireless charging ICs and reference designs, which make it easier for electronics manufacturers to incorporate wireless charging into their products....Continue →

     
  • Friday, August 29, 2014

    Interactions Plans To Hire 1,000 In Austin

    Interactions, a provider of customer service and data entry services, says it is bolstering its operations in Austin, and plans to hire a thousand new employees at its Austin location by 2015. The company--whose clients include Hyatt, Best Western, Humana, LifeLock, and many others--said the employees will help support its virtual assistant solutions for Fortune 500 enterprises....Continue →

     
  • Friday, August 29, 2014

    Tyler Technologies Gets Win In Newport Beach, California

    Plano-based government software developer Tyler Technologies reported a win this week with the city of Newport Beach, California. Tyler said that the city is using its Munis enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. Financial impact of the win was not disclosed. Newport Beach is apparently replacing a legacy system with Tyler's software, which will serve around 150 concurrent users at the city.Continue →

     
  • Thursday, August 28, 2014

    Perception Software Names CTO

    Austin-based Perception Software, a developer of product operations and management software for manufacturers, said yesterday that it has named Scott Harger as the company's new Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Engineering. Harer joins the company from IBM, where he was an architect in IBM's information management development organization. He also has served at Initiate Systems....Continue →

     
  • Thursday, August 28, 2014

    Green & Grow Gains $6M

    Austin-based Green & Grow Inc. (GCI), a developer of agricultural technology used to improve crops, has raised $6M in a series B funding. The funding came from Otter Capital. Green & Grow, which is led by Alan Sobba, says it is developing microbe derive by-products which helps improve the yield of many crops. The company is applying its technology for corn, soybean, and other crops. The company sells its product under the Agriplier name....Continue →

     
  • Thursday, August 28, 2014

    HID Global Drafts University Students To Incubate New Business

    Austin-based HID Global, the developer of identification and security products such as physical access control systems, RF identification systems, and other areas, is tapping MBA students at Orange, California-based Chapman University, to help the company enter new markets....Continue →

     
  • Wednesday, August 27, 2014

    Bellicum Pharmaceuticals Gets $55M For Immunotherapy Efforts

    Houston-based Bellicum Pharmaceuticals announced this morning that it has raised $55M in a Series C funding, to go towards development of its cellular immunotherapy products. According to Bellicum, the funding came from RA Capital Management, LLC, Perceptive Advisors, LLC, Jennison Associates LLC (on behalf of certain clients), Sabby Capital, LLC, Ridgeback Capital Management, venBio Select, Redmile Group, LLC, AJU IB Investment and others....Continue →

     
  • Wednesday, August 27, 2014

    Compare Metrics Becomes Edgecase

    Austin-based Compare Metrics has renamed itself Edgecase, and launched a new product aimed at online retailers. The company--which develops solftware tools to help retailers create online shopping and product discovery experiences--said its clients now include retailer such as Crate & Barrel, Urban Decay, Golfsmith, Rebecca Minkoff, Wasserstrom, and others....Continue →

     
  • Wednesday, August 27, 2014

    Theatro Finds $8.8M

    Dallas-based Theatro, which is developing wearable, voice-enabled mobile communications devices, has raised $5M in a Series A funding, bringing its total raised to $8.8M. The funding came from Khosla Ventures, and also included earlier backing from angel investors. Khosla's Ben Ling joins the company's board as part of the funding. Theatro, which is led by Chris Todd, said the funding will go towards sales, marketing, and its product. Theatro's device is aimed at hourly employees at retailers....Continue →

     
  • Wednesday, August 27, 2014

    Newgistics Bolsters Board With Retailing Vets

    Austin-based e-commerce provider Newgistics said this morning that it has bolstered its board of directors. The company said it added Andrea Weiss of Retail Consulting and Robert Rosenblatt, most recently of interim president of Ideeli.com, to its board. Weiss has been President of Guess?, and also served as an executive for Limited Brands and Ann Taylor, in addition to serving on the boards of such companies as Chico's, Pep Boys, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc....Continue →

     
  • Tuesday, August 26, 2014

    SoftLayer Plans Giant Data Center In Australia

    Dallas-based SoftLayer, the cloud hosting company which is now part of IBM, is planning to launch its first, Australian data center in September. According to IBM, its first, Australian data center will be in Melbourne, and will help to extend local cloud computing capabilities in Australia. IBM said the data center is part of a $1.2 billion investment effort it is working on to build out its cloud services in Asia Pacific and other regions around the world....Continue →

     
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