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  • Friday, May 1, 2015

    Spiceworks Seeks To Give Computers To Charities

    Have a favorite charity in town that could use some new computers? Austin-based IT software developer SpiceWorks says it has a pile of Dell machines, which it is hoping to give away to a charity. SpiceWorks--which, like many companies, often has excess computers after internal upgrades--said it had a "small stash" of retired computers at its Austin offices, which it would give away to the charity of choice in a contest for its users....Continue →

  • Friday, May 1, 2015

    Invodo Links With Demandware

    Austin-based Invodo, which helps e-commerce companies with video publishing, has linked up with users of Demandwire, the company said today. Invodo said that the new integration with Demandware helps business users deploy rich media and measure the impact of that rich media on shoppers. Demandware is a developer of e-commerce software.Continue →

  • Friday, May 1, 2015

    Tyler Wins Brazos County

    Plano-based Tyler Technologies has another win in Texas, this time with Brazos County, the company reported yesterday. The developer of government management software said that Brazos County is using its Odyssey courts and justice software. Size of the win was not announced. Tyler Technologies says its software replaces a legacy system, and is part of an effort to move the courts towards a paperless system.Continue →

  • Thursday, April 30, 2015

    Giact Systems Names Advisor

    Dallas-based risk management services provider Giact Systems announced this morning that it has added John D. Chaney as an advisor to the company. Chaney is the former Chairman and CEO of TeleCheck Services. Giact said Chaney joins as Seniro Advisor of its advisory board. Giact provides risk management in the electronic payments area, via verification, authentication, and funds confirmation....Continue →

  • Thursday, April 30, 2015

    Zenoss Wins Atomic Data

    Austin-based cloud monitoring software developer Zenoss said this morning that it has signed on colocation provider Atomic Data as a customer. Atomic Data is a managed service provider which provides data center colocation and related services. Zenoss develops IT monitoring software which works on cloud, virtual, and physical infrastructure. Financial impact of the new customer was not announced....Continue →

  • Thursday, April 30, 2015

    Transplace Names Chief Technology Officer

    Dallas-based transportation management services and logistics technology provider Transplace has named a new Chief Technology Officer, according to the company. Transplace said it has named Mike Dieter as CTo, to oversee the company's IT infrastructure and development. Dieter was most recently CTO of Health and Human Services for Public Consulting Group, and also has served at HomeDirectUSA, Clicklogistics and NationStreet. The company says Dieter replaces Vincent Biddlecombe....Continue →

  • Wednesday, April 29, 2015

    American Airlines: iPad App Caused Delays

    Fort Worth-based American Airlines said today that delays that grounded a number of its flights Tuesday evening were due to a software application on the iPads of its pilots. American did not say what the issue was, but apparently pilots ran into issues being able to view flight plans, which required them to access that data from Wi-Fi connections at gates. American, like other airlines, has been moving to a paperless system for much of its paperwork....Continue →

  • Wednesday, April 29, 2015

    Silicon Labs Reports Record Revenue, Driven By Internet-of-Things

    Austin-based microcontroller and semiconductor designer Silicon Labs reports this morning that it has seen record revenue for the company, as interest in the "Internet of Things" (IoT) market has surged. The company--whose products are widely used in the IoT and device market--said it saw a new record of $163.7M in its first quarter....Continue →

  • Wednesday, April 29, 2015 Acquired By Bigcommerce

    Austin-based Zing, which develops mobile point of sale and inventory management software for retailers, has been acquired by Bigcommerce, the two companies announced Tuesday. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. The two said that Zing's team and intellectual property will help expand Bigcommerce's omnichannel retail capabilities and partnerships. Zing was led by Nate Stewart. Bigcommerce is headquartered in San Francisco....Continue →

  • Wednesday, April 29, 2015

    Teladoc Files For IPO

    Dallas-based Teladoc announced this morning that the company has filed a confidential draft registration for its IPO with the SEC, which it says is now in review with the SEC. Teladoc is venture backed by Jafco Ventures, FLAG Capital Management, Greenspring Associates, Mellon, QuestMark Partners, Cardinal Partners, HLM Venture Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, New Capital Partners and Trident Capital. No other details on the IPO have been announced by the company....Continue →

  • Tuesday, April 28, 2015

    SolarWinds Buys Papertrail For $41M

    Austin-based IT software developer SolarWinds is bolstering the cloud-based IT logging and management capabilities of its software, via a purchase of software developer Papertrail, the company said late Tuesday. Solarwinds said it would pay $41M in cash for Papertrail, which is based in Seattle. Solarwinds said the new technology acquired in the purchase will help it extend and connect log management capabilities from on-premise IT infrastructures to Cloud and SaaS-based environments....Continue →

  • Tuesday, April 28, 2015

    Everfest: Creating The Hub Of All Things Festival

    Austin is the capital of the large scale festival, give its fame for SXSW--but festivals are becoming a big business everywhere. However, despite that popularity, getting information on those festivals is still very difficult. Austin-based startup Everfest ( is hoping to change that. We spoke with co-founder Jay Manickam--a veteran of uShip-- on the reasons for the startup....Continue →

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