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  • Friday, August 26, 2016

    SpaceX Dragon Heads To Texas After Successful Return From Space

    The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft is headed to a SpaceX test facility in McGregor, Texas, after a successful splash down in the Pacific this morning, according to NASA. NASA said this morning that the latest, commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) splashed down at 11:47 a.m. EDT, returning more than 3,000 pounds of cargo and science samples to space....Continue →

     
  • Friday, August 26, 2016

    Thea.com Targets Cyclists, Runners, and Triathletes With New Site

    Austin-based Thea.com is hoping to help runners, cyclists, triathletes, and others connect with local training opportunities and events, with a new website it launched this week. The startup, founded by Efim Gendler and Dennis Lastochkin, lets users search for events that match their interests in a specific city--for example, searching for running events and races in Austin, or bicycle races in Dallas....Continue →

     
  • Friday, August 26, 2016

    Embarcadero Offers Up Free Access To Students, Classrooms

    Austin-based software developer Embarcadero Technologies is looking to make its application development tools easily accessible to future developers, through a new program. Embarcadero said it will provide free access to its application devleopment schools, to qualified public school and universities. The company said the access will provide access to Delphi, C++ Builder, and RAD Studio products to any publicly funded high school or university that achieves minimal qualifications....Continue →

     
  • Thursday, August 25, 2016

    Amazon To Open Eighth Fulfillment Center In Texas

    Amazon.com said late Thursday that it has plans to open its eighth, Texas fulfillment center, this time in Coppell, which will be its second in the city. Amazon.com--which has five of its fulfillment centers in operations in Texas now--says it already has more than 10,000 full-time hourly associates employed at the company in Texas. The newest fulfillment center will handle larger customer items, such as big screen televisions, kayaks, and patio furniture, according to Amazon....Continue →

     
  • Thursday, August 25, 2016

    Genesys Talent Finds $2.1M For Hiring Software

    Houston-based Genesys Talent, a developer of software and processes that helps enterprise hiring managers to find talent for their companies, has raised $2.1M in a first round of funding, the company said late Wednesday. The funding came from twelve, undisclosed angel investors plus its own employees. Rich Roberts and President and Founder of the company. The company said it will use the funding to expand its team, for technology development, and enhancement of its technology and processes....Continue →

     
  • Thursday, August 25, 2016

    Nepris Gets $1M To Connect Classrooms, Industry

    Dallas-based Nepris, a startup developing an online community to connect classrooms with professionals, has raised $1M in a seed funding round. The funding was led by the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation (MSDF), along with Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund (SV2), Investor's Circle Patient Capital Collaborative, Voqal and other angel investors....Continue →

     
  • Wednesday, August 24, 2016

    Accruent Founder Friedman Shifts To Chairman

    Austin-based real estate management software developer Accruent said on Wednesday that Mark Friedman--its founder, and CEO for nearly 20 years--is becoming Chairman of the board. John Borgerding has been appointed to the CEO position. Borgerding joined Accruent in January as president. Accruent was acquired by private equity investor Genstar Capital back in May. Friedman founded Accruent in 1995....Continue →

     
  • Wednesday, August 24, 2016

    ThousandEyes Sets Up Shop In Austin

    Another, Silicon Valley technology company is setting up shop in Austin. San Francisco's ThousandEyes, which develops network visibility software, said it is opening up a new office in downtown Austin, where it plans to hire 30 people for its sales and customer success teams. The company said the new office is led by Victoria Abeling, Director of Corporate Sales....Continue →

     
  • Wednesday, August 24, 2016

    Pivot3 Gets Cisco Cert

    Austin-based Pivot3 says it has received a Cisco compatibility certification, of its vSTAC OS software, with Cisco's Unified Computing System and UCS Mini computing platforms. Cisco's Unified Computing System (UCS) is a collection of blade and rack servers, edge scale computing, converged infrastructure, other hyperconverged infrastructure, aimed at use in private cloud, big data, and desktop virtualization....Continue →

     
  • Tuesday, August 23, 2016

    uShip Set To Open New Headquarters In East Riverside

    Austin-based online shipping marketplace uShip said on Tuesday that it is opening up a new headquarters in East Riverside, as part of an expansion of the company. uShip, led by Matt Chasen, said it will open up a new, 45,000 square foot headquarters just south of Lady Bird Lake in downtown Austin, with three stories to house its entire, 200-person workforce....Continue →

     
  • Tuesday, August 23, 2016

    Texas Venture Summit Tallies Up $84M In Funding, Looks At 2016

    The Texas Venture Summit, which had its very first year last year looking to match up investors with startups, says that in the last twelve months, companies that participated in its summit have seen more than $84M in funding events. The event organizer--which says it connected 27 companies with 42 companies last year--is ramping up for its second event on October 6th....Continue →

     
  • Tuesday, August 23, 2016

    Reliant Connects With Wi-Fi Doorbells

    Houston-based energy provider Reliant says it has launched a new, home security offering for its customers, a new Wi-Fi connected doorbell camera. According to Reliant its new Wi-Fi Doorbell Camera complements both the power and security products it offesr up homeowners. The new camera offers up the ability for users tounlock or lock a door, record and show live video on the pap when the doorbell is pressed, two-way audio, and alerts....Continue →

     
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