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    Wednesday, January 30, 2013
    WhaleShark Media Names CFO, Hits $140M In Revenues
    Austin-based coupon and deals website operator WhaleShark Media said Wednesday that it has named Douglas Jeffries as the firm's new Chief Financial Officer. Jeffries was most recently EVP and CFO at Taleo, the publicly traded software firm that was acquired last year by Oracle. Jeffries also served at Palm, Inc., eBay, and Price Waterhouse. Cotter Cunningham, CEO and Founder of WhaleShark, said the hire would help it deepen the experience of it (More info...)

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    Toopher Lands $2M For Security Tools

    Toopher, a new startup created by a student and adjunct professor at the University of Texas at Austin, said today that it has raised $2.0M in a Series A funding, and has moved into the Austin Technology Incubator. The startup, started by Evan Grim, a Ph.D. student in software engineering, and adjunct professor Josh Alexander at UT's McCombs School of Business, has created a two-factor authentication product which uses a user's smartphone to help pr (More info...)

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    Texas Venture Labs Expands Competitions With New Assistant Director

    The Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs, the startup support effort based at the University of Texas at Austin, is looking to expand its investment competition and support to companies from other universities, with the appointment of a new Assistant Director, Rob Warren, the lab told its supporters today in an email.


    According to the group, Warren--who joins the firm from Canada, working as I (More info...)


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    Amazon To Open Three Fulfillment Centers In Texas
    E-commerce giant Amazon.com said this morning that it plans to open up three fulfillment centers in Texas, creating more than 1,000 jobs in the state. According to Amazon, the new centers will be based in Coppell, Haslet and Schertz, and will help to fulfill customer orders for the company. Amazon said its 1.2 million square foot site in Schertz, and the 1 million square foot site in Coppell will handle large items, such as televisions and BBQs. The 1.1 (More info...)

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    Michael Dell Seeks Majority Control Of Dell, Says Report
    Michael Dell is seeking to buy majority control of Round Rock-based Dell, in a private equity buyout of the company, according to a report last night from Bloomberg. The report said Dell would contribute $500M to $1 billion to take control of Dell, as part of a private equity buyout being led by Silver Lake Management and Mi (More info...)

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