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    Wednesday, January 16, 2013
    American Airlines Creates Startup Investment Fund


    Who's the latest startup investor in Texas? It's none other than Fort Worth-based American Airlines, which apparently launched a new startup investment fund at CES called Blue Ocean. In a panel, Jason Oshiokpekhai, American's manager of business development and strategic partnerships, said that American is looking to invest in high-growth s (More info...)


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    Lanyon Acquired By Private Equity Firm
    Dallas-based Lanyon, a developer of software-as-a-service products for the hospitality industry, has been acquired by private equity firm Vista Equity Partners, the firm said last week. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Lanyon's content and spend management products included software used by hotels to capture, organize and publish information about their properties including descriptions, rates, pictures, video, and more; for hotels and cha (More info...)

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    Insights and Opinions: Protection by Execution


    Entrepreneurs frequently question me about how you protect your prized IP or your business methods from theft by others. The less you disclose, the less help you will get from your mentors and peers as your company evolves. And, potentially, fewer opportunities will come your way if you hold your cards too close to your vest. I've repeatedly seen companies hide or delay their best product features for fear others would copy them, only to see themselves surpassed by competitive surprises. (More info...)


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    Bazaarvoice Names Media VP
    Austin-based Bazaarvoice, the developer of social, ratings and reviews software for e-commerce sites, said earlier this week that it has named Ari Paparo as its Senior Vice President of Media Products. Paparo was previously at AppNexus, and also served at Google and Doubleclick, where he had been Director of Product Management at Google's DoubleClick business. Paparo reports to CEO Stephen Collins. The company said that Paparo will be responsible f (More info...)

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    Tango Health Grows Revenues, Gets $1M In New Funding
    Ausitn-based Tango Health, the developer of software-as-a-service for managing Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), says today that it has grown its annual recurring revenues over 800 percent in the 2012 calendar year. The firm--which did not disclose any actual financial--also reported that it has raised $1M more in a follow on to its Series B funding. The firm said the new funds came from industry veterans and company management. Names of those invest (More info...)

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    Dell Buyout Plans Move Forward
    The plans by Round Rock-based Dell to go private look to be advancing, according to widespread reports Tuesday evening, which say that discussions with private equity firm Silver Lake Partners are valuing the firm at around $13 to $14 a share. According to the WSJ, citing a "person familiar with the matter", the two are discussing the structure of a leveraged buyo (More info...)

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