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  • Wednesday, April 23, 2014

    RetailMeNot In Deal With Major Mall Owner

    Austin-based digital coupon site and app provider RetailMeNot said Tuesday that it has linked up with a large mall owner on a deal to help market the mall's retailers and properties. According to RetailMeNot, it signed a strategic partnership agreement with General Growth Properties, a real estate investment trust which is based in Chicago, which owns 120 malls across 40 states. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed....Continue →

  • Wednesday, April 23, 2014

    Pixmarx Takes On Photo Sharing, Enhancement

    Looking to jazz up those selfie photos you just took of you and your friends? Austin-based Pixmarx is hoping that users will flock to its new, photo bragging app, which lets those selfie users add photo frames, apply filters, logos, and more to photos, which can then be posted by users to social media sites. According to Pixmarx, its app includes thirteen filters and a wide choice of seasonal, sports, and humorous frames for users....Continue →

  • Wednesday, April 23, 2014

    Mavenir Adds Video Voicemail Product

    Richardson, Texas-based Mavenir said Tuesday that it has launched a new, video voicemail product, aimed at mobile operators, letting mobile users to send and receive video messages. According to Mavenir, the new video voicemail product allows mobile operators to enhance their voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) offerings. Pricing on the new product was not announced. Mavenir said it already has three contracts with tier 1, mobile operators for the new cloud-based product....Continue →

  • Wednesday, April 23, 2014

    NetSpend Powers Prepaid Card For Western Union

    Austin-based NetSpend., which provides prepaid debit cards and other financial services, reported this week that it is powering a new, co-branded, prepaid card for Western Union. NetSpend said the card will be available later thi syear. Financial details of the deal were not announced. NetSpend said the card is focused on the 68 million Americans who are financially underserved and who do not have access to traditional forms of banking....Continue →

  • Tuesday, April 22, 2014

    Quarri Expands In UK

    Austin-based information security software provider Quarri disclosed this morning that it has signed up three new partners in the UK, which it says will expand its presence in the country. Quarri said it added Millennium Software, WBU, and ISS Limited in the UK. All three companies will sell Quarri's security software, which is aimed both at protecting against external and internal threats.Continue →

  • Tuesday, April 22, 2014

    Alpheus Completes Austin Expansion

    Austin-based Alpheus Communications said today that it has completed its Austin data center expansion. The company said its center in downtown Austin is on 6th Street near the I-35 and state Capitol building. Size of the expansion was not announced. Alpheus had announced its expansion plans at the location in February.Continue →

  • Tuesday, April 22, 2014

    FPX Buys Glider

    Dallas-based sales software developer FPX said this morning that it has acquired Glider, a Portland developer of contract lifecycle management software. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. FPX said the acquisition will help it bolster its cloud-based, sales enablement products. FPX develops cloud-based configuration, pricing, and quoting software which automates sales quotes. Glider is a developer of contract automation and management software....Continue →

  • Tuesday, April 22, 2014

    AT&T, The Chernin Group To Invest $500M In Online Video Venture

    Dallas-based AT&T and media holding and investment firm The Chernin Group said this morning that they are investing a total of $500M into a new, online video joint venture, which will acquire, invest, and launch online video services. According to the companies, The Chernin Group will also contribute its majority stake in subscription, video on demand service Crunchroll to the venture. AT&T also said it will provide its network resources to help the new effort....Continue →

  • Monday, April 21, 2014

    TPG Capital Backs Airbnb In $475M Round

    Austin- and Fort Worth-based private equity investor TPG Capital is behind a new, $475M investment in room and housing marketplace provider Airbnb, according to reports Monday. According to the WSJ and other sources, Airbnb closed a $475M preferred equity investment that values Airbnb at around $10 billion, which was led by TPG Capital, and also included Dragoneer Investment Group, T. Rowe Price and Sequoia Capital....Continue →

  • Monday, April 21, 2014

    Texas Companies Raise $348.7M In Venture Capital In Quarter

    Companies in Texas raised $348.7M in venture capital in Q1 of 2014, according to the latest numbers from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association, based on data from Thomson Reuters. According to the MoneyTree report, those totals are below Q1 of last year, when $546.4M was invested in Texas, and about the same level as Q4 of 2013, when $344.63M was invested in the state. There were a total of 41 investment deals tallied by the investment report....Continue →

  • Monday, April 21, 2014

    Cyber Security Teams Set For Competition In San Antonio

    A select group of college cyber security teams are set to gather in San Antonio this week, at the Raytheon National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (NCCDC) Championship, according to the Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security at the University of Texas at San Antonio. According to the UTSA department, the top 10 teams from across the country will be competing at the Riverwalk Marriott from April 25th through 27th to apply their skills in defending against cyber attacks....Continue →

  • Monday, April 21, 2014

    HID Global Gets Win In Somalia

    Austin-based identity products provider HID Global reported a win in an unlikely country today: Somalia. According to HID Global, the Federal Republic of Somalia has launched a new, national ID card and e-passport, both of which are based on HID Global's technology. HID Global said the new cards and passports were developed by integrators Oman's Al Madina Group and Ebtikarat Smart System. HID Global said the new ID cards will be used by law enforcement agencies to verify citizens' identities....Continue →

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