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Spanning Cloud Apps Extends Backup To SharePoint Online

Austin-based Spanning Cloud Apps said this morning that it is expanding its online data protection and backup software to support SharePoint Online data. The backup is available from Spanning Backup for Office 365. Spanning is led by CEO Jeff Erramousepe.Continue →


TrustRadius Finds $5.5M

Austin-based TrustRadius, which provides a platform for B2B partner reviews, has raised $5.5M in a funding round. The funding was led by LiveOak Venture Partners, along with Mayfield. As part of the funding, TrustRadius said it added Bill Macaitis, the former CMO at Slack, as board advisor. TrustRadius is led by Vinay Bhagat.Continue →


Teladoc Adds Former Pandora CEO To Board

Lewisville, Texas-based telehealth provider Teladoc said this week that it has tapped Brian McAndrews, the former CEO of music streaming service Pandora, to its board of directors. According to Teladoc, McAndrews will serve on its audit and compensation committees. McAndrews also sits on the board of artificial intelligence software developer Amplero, was also the president and CEO of aQuantive, and has had more than 25 years in the technology and digital media markets....Continue →


The Zebra Finds $40M

Austin-based The Zebra, which operates an online auto insurance comparison marketplace, has raised $40M in a Series B funding. The funding was led by Accel Partners, and also included Silverton Partners, Floodgate, Ballast Point Ventures, Mark Cuban, Daher Capital, and Birchmere Labs. The company has now raised a total of $61.5M.Continue →


Tyler Technologies Wins Odessa

Plano-based Tyler Technologies says it has signed a deal with the city of Odessa, Texas, for its Munis enterprise resource planning software. Financial impact of the win was not announced. Tyler said Odessa is using its software for financial, human resources, and revenue management. Odessa has a population of nearly 120,000.Continue →


Stratus Video Opens Office In Dallas

Florida-based Startus Video, a provider of video remote languages services, says it is opening up a new facility in Dallas, to help support telehealth customers in Texas and beyond. The company said it expects to create nearly 200 jobs over the next 12 months. Stratus Video provides medically certified interpreters and customer service representatives.Continue →


HID Global Gobbles Up Mercury Security

Austin-based security and physical access control systems developer HID Global said early this morning that it has acquired Mercury Security, an OEM supplier of controllers for physical access control. Financial details of the acquisition deal were not announced. HID Global said that Mercury Security has over 3 million controllers installed worldwide, with most at Fortune 100 companies....Continue →


Vast Debuts New Predictive Analytics Software, CarStory Insights

Austin-based automotive information provider Vast is expanding its artificial intelligence (AI) driven car information product, CarStory, the company said this morning. According to CarStory, it has launched a new product called CarStory Insights, which uses the data the company has been collecting for 12 years, to help predict when cars will sell, and for how much....Continue →


Omnitracs Completes Shaw Tracking Buy

Dallas-based fleet management software developer and services provider Omnitracs said this morning that it has completed its acquisition of Canadian fleet management solutions provider Shaw Tracking. Shaw Tracking was owned by Shaw Communications. Financial details of the acquisition have not been announced by Omnitracs or Shaw. Omnitracs said the acquisition will help solidify its presence in Canada, and help it expand its customer base and reach into that country....Continue →


Cisco's Talos, With Team In Austin, Finds CCleaner Compromise

Another major security incident--this time, the compromise of the legitimate software package CCleaner with malware--was detected by a team from Cisco's elite Talos network security team, led by an Austin resident, according to Cisco this morning....Continue →


Treehouse Helps To Launch High Tech, Water Saving Nebia Shower

Austin-based TreeHouse, a retailer which provides products and services in the "healthy and sustainable" market, has teamed up with the developer of the Nebia Shower System, as the first retailer for the company's new product. Nebia has a crowdfunded atomizing shower system, which--instead of large water droplets--releases tiny little water droplets at high velocity, which the company describes as "blending a steam room experience with a traditional shower....Continue →


WP Engine Reaches Out To Agency Channel

Austin-based WP Engine, which provides WordPress hosting services and related services, said today that it has launched a new "Agency Partner Program". The company said the program will help those agencies use WordPress to "grow their business, focus on driving creative, engaging experiences and deliver clear impact for their clients....Continue →



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