Friday, June 23, 2017

Mouser Electronics Turns Celebrity Video Content To "Smart Cities"

Friday, June 23, 2017

Dallas- and Fort Worth-based Mouser Electronics is turning its content towards "smart cities", as it continues to develop new content with former Mythbusters' host Grant Imahara. Mouser said on Thursday that it has launched a new "Shaping Smarter Cities" project, which will showcase engineers and companies working on "smart" technologies for cities of the future. Mouser has been working with Imahara on a wide range of videos, sponsored by its various suppliers. This new series is being backed by Analog Devices, Intel, Microchip Technology, and Molex.

 
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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Comcast Sued By Houston ISP Over Cut Cables

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Telecom Cable, a Weston Lakes, Texas-based internet service provider (ISP), has sued Comcast, claiming that Comcast had a contractor dig up its underground cables, in revenge for spurring the cable company's buyout offer. According to a lawsuit filed by Telecom Cable, filed in the Harris County District Court, Comcast and its contractors, Aspen Utility Company, LLC and A&A Cable Contractors, Inc., systematically cut its telecom lines and drove off its customers, which resulted in the shutdown of Telecom Cable. Telecom Cable and its owners allege that, starting in June of 2015, Comcast systematically destroyed its cables, destroying the company's business in only six weeks.

 
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Houston One Of Three Cities Where You Can Now Tip On Uber

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Wishing you could tip that really good driver you got on Uber? The on-demand ridesharing service (which has been working through some major corporate issues this week), said earlier this week that it would start allowing customers to tip their driver in-app, starting with Houston, Seattle, and Minneapolis. As of Tuesday, riders in Houston have been able to tip their Uber drivers if they wanted to, from within the app. Uber said that the in-app tipping will initially be available in those three cities so it can "get the experience right" before rolling out to every U.S. city by the end of July. The tipping is part of an effort by Uber to become more driver- and employee-friendly, even as its CEO, Travis Kalanick, was ousted by investors this week.

 
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Omnitracs Launches Pet Companion Contest

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Dallas-based fleet management and tracking services and products developer Omnitracs said this week that it has launched a new contest, aimed at recognizing companion pets of the truck drivers who use its products. According to Omnitracs, its Big Rig Buddies contest will "celebrate the trusted companions many drivers bring on the road and how they contribute to helping their owners maintain happier and healthier lives", and award $1,000 in gift cards shared between both a first place and second place runner-up. Omnitracs said the contest is open to all current and retired commercial truck drivers.

 
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Tyler Technologies Deploys In Webb County

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Plano-based government software developer Tyler Technologies said this morning that Webb County, Texas, has gone live its court management system, Odyssey. Financial details of the win were not announced. Tyler said Webb County is using its software to better track all aspects of court management. Tyler says it now has more than 900 counties across 24 states using its Odyssey software.

 
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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

BMC Software May Acquire CA, Says Report

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Houston-based BMC Software and competitor CA are mulling a $25 billion merger and take-private deal, according to Bloomberg, which would be the biggest tech buyout since Dell. According to Bloomberg, citing "people familiar with the process", the deal would have BMC acquire CA, which would take CA private. BMC Software is owned by Bain Capital, Golden Gate Capital, GIC Special Investments Pte Ltd and Insight Venture Partners, which took the software company private in 2013. Both BMC Software and CA provide a wide range of enterprise software.

 
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GenXComm Gets Seed Funding Round For Wireless Technology

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Austin-based GenXComm, a UT Austin spinout which is developing wireless technology, has raised a seed funding round, the company said on Tuesday. The funding was led by FAM Capital partners, and also included UT Horizon Fund and other investors. GenXComm says its technology was originally developed at UT Austin's electrical engineering department, and focuses on how to achieve the full use and near 100% effectiveness of wireless and wired spectrum. The company's technology focuses on "self-interference cancellation" which allows for the full use of wireless spectrum without channel gaps. Those gaps--which are necessary for current technology--prevent channels from interfering with each other, but are very wasteful in terms of spectrum usage. The funding round is worth $1.5M.

 
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CyrusOne Ramps Outreach To US Government Market

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Dallas-based data center operator CyrusOne is further extending its outreach into the government market, saying today that it has inked a strategic partnership with Innovative Management Concepts (IMC). According to CyrusOne, it has been added to IMC's GSA schedule, which will allow government agencies to procure CyrusOne services, including data center hosting and cloud management. IMC will also gain footprint in CyrusOne's Northern Virginia, Sterling V data center. CyrusOne said the deal will help it serve the U.S. Government agency market. General Services Agency (GSA) schedule listings make it far easier for government agencies to buy and purchase products and services, allowing them to bypass the usually cumbersome competitive bid process, and purchase "off the shelf" services and products directly.

 
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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Modern Message Gets $2M In Series A

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Dallas-based Modern Message, a developer of software which helps property management companies communicate and engage with apartment residents, has raised $2M in a Series A funding round, the company announced on Tuesday. The funding was led by AXA Strategic Ventures (ASV). According to the company, the funding will go towards growth efforts. Modern Message says is anticipates $4M to $5M in revenues for 2017, and currently has 28 employees. Modern Message's co-founder and CEO is John Hinckley.

 
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NetFortris Names Co-CEOs

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Dallas- and Seattle-based NetFortris, a provider of secure cloud communications service, said on Tuesday afternoon that it has named Kevin Dickens and Gene Carr as Co-CEOs of the company. Dickens had been Chief Operating Officer, and Carr had been Chief Financial Officer of the company. The company said current CEO Grant Evans remains on the company's board of directors. Dickens previously served at Ventraq and Choice One Communications, and also served at ACC TelEnterprises; Carr was previously at GCP Consultants. NetFortris acquired Plano, Texas-based Fonality in February of this year. NetFortris offers up cloud-based unified communications services, as did Fonality.

 
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GameStop Sells Kongregate To Modern Times Group

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

San Francisco-based online social gaming site Kongregate, which is owned by Grapevine, Texas-based GameStop, announced today that it has been acquired by Modern Times Group (MTG), in a deal worth $55M. Kongregate offers up free-to-play games online as well as through mobile apps. Kongregate is led by co-founder and CEO Emily Greer, and was acquired by GameStop in 2010. Modern Times Group (MTG) is based in Sweden.

 
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BBVA Backs Internet Connectivity Pilot In Rio Grande Valley

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Banking provider BBVA Compass said this week that it is backing a pilot program to provide Internet access to 50 families in Pharr, Texas, as part of a pilot to help bridge the "digital divide" in the Rio Grande Valley. BBVA Compass said it will fund broadband access and bilingual training and technical training to 50 companies in Pharr, in collaboration with the Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District and the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. The Pharr Life Net pilot program was announced in May. BBVA said that Pharr is part of the McAllen area, which ranked last in its own "Financial Inclusion Metropolitan Index", which it created to gauge the financial inclusion levels in more than 250 cities.

 
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Researchers Create New Desalination Technology

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Researchers at Rice University in Houston say they have created new technology which dramatically improves the ability to turn salt water into fresh drinking water, using only the sun. The university said that its new effort--created under a National Science Foundation project--uses engineered light-harvesting nanoparticles, embedded in a porous membrane, which use sunlight to generate steam, dramatically reducing the energy required in desalination. Rice said the technology is the first major innovation from the Center for Nanotechnology Enabled Water Treatment (NEWT). Rice said its desalination technology is unlike current desalination technology, where more than half the cost of operating a water distillation plant is for energy.

 
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Zenoss Wins New Customer

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Austin-based Zenoss has signed on a new customer, Epcom World Industries, the company said on Monday. Financial details of the win were not announced. Epcom is a provider of technology products and services for business, nonprofit, education and government. Zenoss is a provider of software used for monitoring cloud, virtual, and physical infrastructure. The company is venture backed by Summit Partners, Grotech Ventures, Intersouth Partners and Boulder Ventures.

 
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Monday, June 19, 2017

RealPage Buys American Utility Management

Monday, June 19, 2017

Richardson-based RealPage announced this morning that it has acquired "substantially all" of the assets of American Utility Management (AUM), a company which provides utility and energy management products for the multifamily housing industry. RealPage said the deal is worth approximately $70M. AUM had approximately $30M in revenues for the year ended December 31, 2016, and RealPage said it expects the acquisition to contribute $15M in revenue and EBITDA of $2 to $3M for 2017. AUM was founded in 1994. AUM was advised by Houlihan Lokey in the sale.

 
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Vital Art and Science Inks License With Genentech

Monday, June 19, 2017

Dallas-based Vital Art and Science says this morning that it has signed a licensing agreement with Genentech, which will allow Genentech to use its mVT App service in Genentech's studies. Financial details of the deal were not announced. Vital Art and Science said is app is currently being used in a study by Genentech in its Phase II LADDER study (NCT02510794) for patients with wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Vital Art and Science's mVT app lets users track their vision on their iOS or Android phone, helping to detect if a patient's vision is worsening or improving.

 
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Match Group Launches New Dating Site In Europe

Monday, June 19, 2017

Dallas-based dating site operator Match Group has a new, dating brand in Europe, focused on singles 50 and over. According to Match Group, the new brand is called Ourtime in the UK, and DisonsDemain in France, and is an outgrowth of its Ourtime brand, which it launched in the U.S. in 2011. Match said the new brand was designed and developed by its European business, Meetic. Match said the new brands offer both a way for singles to meet through online connections, but also through real world events.

 
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Friday, June 16, 2017

Amazon Buys Whole Foods Market For $13.7 Billion

Friday, June 16, 2017

Austin-based Whole Foods Market is being acquired by Amazon.com, the companies announced this morning, in a giant $13.7 billion deal. According to the two, Amazon will pay $42 per share in cash for Whole Foods Market, including the grocery chain's net debt. Amazon said it will continue to operate stores under the Whole Foods Market brand, with John Mackey remaining as CEO. Whole Foods Market will remain headquartered in Austin, according to the two.

 
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SpaceX Hopes To Launch Rockets From Texas

Friday, June 16, 2017

Commercial space rocket developer SpaceX is hoping to start launching its rockets from Texas, in addition to current launch sites in Florida and California, according to a paper published by Elon Musk this week. Musk, the technology billionaire who founded SpaceX and Tesla Motors, detailed the plans as part of an outline of SpaceX's goal to launch missions to Mars. SpaceX already has testing facilities in MacGregor, where it has been testing many aspects of its systems.

 
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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Pivot3 Gets Data Protection Certification

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Austin-based converged infrastructure products developer Pivot3 said this week that it has received a data protection certification sought by its government and private sector customers. The company said it has received Common Criteria certification for its vSTAC OS v7.5 hyperconverged infrastructure software platform. The company said the certification shows that its product meets internationally recognized and stringent security standards required by its government and private sector customers.

 
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Optimal Blue Selected By Velma.com

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Plano-based Optimal Blue, which develops cloud-based mortgage software, has signed up Velma.com, the company said Wednesday. Optimal Blue said that Velma.com will use its API to provide real-time product eligibility and pricing. Financial details of the win were not announced. Velma.com is a provider of cloud-based mortgage marketing automation, content, and CRM software.

 
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Vast Launches New CarStory Reports

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Austin-based Vast, the automotive information provider, announced this morning that it has launched an enhanced version of its "Market Reports" as part of its CarStory automotive information and marketplace. According to Vast, its new CarStory Market Reports give customers a complete pricing, condition and feature analysis, all available through a consumer's mobile device. Vast said its new service uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to help provide a mobile-first experience to help consumers discover and decide on the right car for them, new or used. Vast has a huge repository of automotive information, ranging from information on different vehicles to car sales data, which it has been white labeling to companies; it's now using that same data to help power its consumer-facing CarStory service.

 
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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Crayon Connects With Microsoft

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Dallas-based Crayon, a provider of software asset management for businesses, said today that it is now selling its services through Microsoft's Cloud Solution Provider Program. According to Crayon, the deal will allow it to sell Microsoft cloud solutions, including Office 365, directly to its customers. Crayon provides software asset management (SAM), cloud and volume licensing, and associated consulting services, and says it has more than 1,000 team members worldwide.

 
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Q2 Opens Up New Financial API

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Austin-based cloud-based, banking software developer Q2 Holdings said on Tuesday that it has rolled out a new set of open, application programming interfaces (APIs) called Q2 Open. According to Q2, the set of tools will allow financial institutions, fintech companies, and brands to develop and enhance their own financial apps and tools. The APIs include interfaces to allow the creation of branded debit cards via API; a way to offer up savings accounts witin an app; an API for creating "For the Benefit Of" (FBO) accounts; and a billing and payment app, for bill presentment, aggregation, and bill pay. The company said it's API is already being used by others, including personal finance and savings app Qapital.

 
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OpenKey Gets Win In Florida

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Dallas-based OpenKey,, the developer of mobile apps which let hotel guests open up their rooms using their smartphones, has scored another win, this time in Florida. OpenKey said that One Ocean of Atlantic Beach, Florida, a boutique oceanfront resort and spa, will offer up its technology to guests. Financial terms of the customer win were not announced. OpenKey's app works with a wide variety of Bluetooth-enabled hotel room locks, letting users unlock their hotel room using just their smartphone.

 
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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

CognitiveScale Adds $15M In Strategic Funding

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Austin-based artificial intelligence software developer CognitiveScale said on Tuesday that it has raised $15M in a strategic funding round. The funding came from USAA. According to CognitiveScale, the funding brings its total raised to $50M. The two said USAA will implement CognitiveScale's Financial Services, augmented intelligence products as part of its services. CognitiveScale's CEO is Akshay Sabhikhi.

 
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Kony Names Chief Revenue Officer

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Austin-based mobility software developer Kony said on Monday that it has named Bruce Dahlgren as its new EVP and Chief Revenue Officer. Dahlgren previously has served at HP and NCR, having most recently served at HP and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) serving as senior vice president, Enterprise Services and managing director of the Asia Pacific & Japan (APJ) region. Dahlgren had been at HP since 2006, and also served at Lexmark International, AT&T and NCR.

 
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MedSource Acquires Unit Of Datatrial, Expands In The UK

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Houston-based MedSource, a provider of outsourced clinical research, said it has acquired the data services division of UK-based Datatrial, and expanded in the United Kingdom, with a new team and facility. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. MedSource said the acquisition occurred in early 2017. MedSource is a clinical research organization (CRO) which says it has particular expertise in oncology and central nervous system disorders.

 
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CDISC Names Interim Chief Standards Officer

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Austin-based CDISC, a nonprofit which develops standards around clinical data interchange for the healthcare industry, has named Shannon Labout its Interim Chief Standards Officer, the company said last week. Labout has been at the organization for the last seven years. CDISC, short for the Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium, develops standards for data collection and sharing for the healthcare research industry.

 
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and improving margins. TechCXO partners combine practical experience,
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Suzanne’s experience includes: COO / CFO for a clinical communication
software company providing HIPAA compliant communication services. COO /
CFO for a contract rehabilitation company offering turnkey solutions to
nursing facilities and other long-term care entities across multiple
states. She has also served in an executive role with a venture backed
Big Data software development company and multiple startups that
have grown from pre-revenue to scaling, revenue-generating entities to
acquired companies in the e-commerce, medical device, energy, finance and
pharmaceutical verticals.

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Trend Micro Signs On Canadian Managed Services Partner

Monday, June 12, 2017

Dallas-based Trend Micro has added another partner for its cloud service provider program, the company announced today. Trend Micro said it has added Linkbynet, a global managed services provider, to its Partner Program for Cloud Service Providers (CSP). Linkbynet is based in Canada, and is Trend Micro's first Canadian member of its program. Trend Micro's program helps managed services providers add on security tools on top of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure deployments.

 
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WP Engine Expands In Canada, Hails EMEA Growth

Monday, June 12, 2017

Austin-based WordPress hosting service WP Engine said this morning that it has expanded its footprint in Canada, and also bragged about its growth in Europe. According to WP Engine, it has opened up new access to its service in Canada with new Amazon Web Services (AWS) availability. The expansion means that its customers can now specifically select a local, Canadian data center where their WordPress sites will be hosted. In a separate announcement, WP Engine said it has just passed up 10,000 EMEA customers, two years after it opened a new European headquarters in London.

 
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Aurea Acquires Jive Software For $462M

Monday, June 12, 2017

Austin-based software developer Aurea announced this morning that it has completed its acquisition of Jive Software, a developer of enterprise collaboration software, in a deal worth $462M in cash. Aurea paid $5.25 per share in cash for Jive, which was based in Campbell, California. JIVE had been publicly traded on the Nasdaq as JIVE. Scott Brighton is the CEO of Aurea

 
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TechCXO is a professional services firm that provides On-Demand C-Suite
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technology and technology-enabled companies. We answer your critical
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and improving margins. TechCXO partners combine practical experience,
comprehensive resources and best practices to deliver objective,
high-value results.

He has been a sales teacher, professional and sales leader within the
telecom, information technology and management consulting industries
having worked for Nortel Networks, EDS, KPMG and North Highland Company.

[email protected] 214-762-2784


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Friday, June 9, 2017

Geekdom Fund Raises $20M In New Fund, Geekdom Fund II

Friday, June 9, 2017

San Antonio-based Geekdom Fund, the venture capital investment firm run by Don Douglas, Michael Girdley, Mike Troy, and Cole Wollak, has raised a new venture capital fund, Geekdom Fund II, worth $20M. According to a regulatory filing, 79 investors contributed capital to the new investment fund. Geekdom invests in early stage IT startups in San Antonio, South Texas, and elsewhere.

 
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OpenKey Wins Upscale Napa Valley Hotel

Friday, June 9, 2017

Dallas-based OpenKey, which provides mobile apps which allow smartphones to unlock hotel rooms, has signed up an upscale, eco-conscious Napa Valley hotel as its newest customers. OpenKey said that Bardessono Hotel and Spa, which is in California's Napa wine country, has selected its mobile app for mobile check-ins. Financial impact of the win was not announced. OpenKey said the selection both makes it more convenient for guests, as well as reduces the hotel's carbon footprint through the elimination of disposable plastic keys.

 
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Asure Software Adds New Board Member

Friday, June 9, 2017

Austin-based Asure Software, which develops human resources management and workforce management software, said this week that it has named Dan Gill to its board of directors. Gill is the founder and co-managing partner of Silver Oak Services Partners (SOSP). SOSP recently sold iSystems to Asure. Gill also sits on the boards of Pediatric Dental Practice Management platform, PLA, PRN and VASA Fitness.

 
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