Dell Technologies Backs JASK For Cybersecurity Software

Dell Technologies Capital, the venture capital investment arm of Dell Technologies, is the lead investor in a developer of artificial intelligence software for the cybersecurity market. San Francisco-based JASK, a developer of artificial intelligence-based cybersecurity tools, announced a $12M Series A funding on Tuesday, saying that the funding was led by Dell Technologies Capital. TenEleven Ventures, Battery Ventures, and Vertical Venture Partners also participated....Continue →

Coding Dojo Launches Amazon Alexa Workshops In Dallas

Coding bootcamp operator Coding Dojo is announcing this morning that it is launching a series of educational workshops aimed at helping developers create Amazon Alexa skills, including at its location in Dallas. Coding Dojo says it plans to train at least 1500 developers through its workshops, which are based on curriculum it created in conjunction with Amazon. The bootcamp operator expects to run more than 30 workshops before the end of the year.Continue →

Zix Gets Win In Mississippi

Dallas-based email security software provider Zix Corporation said it has signed up a customer in Mississippi. Zix said that the Singing River Health System is using its ZixEncrypt, email encryption and data loss prevention software, as part of an effort to secure protected health information. Financial impact of the win was not announced.Continue →

Tyler Technologies Expands Education App Lineup

Plano-based software developer Tyler Technologies is expanding its offerings for the educational market, saying that it has launched Classroom 360, a touch-enabled, browser application which lets educators access student information. The software provides attendance and gradebook tracking, report card grading, communications with parents, seating charts, and more. The new software works with Tyler's SIS product, and is free to current subscribers to Tyler's Student 360 software....Continue →

Choose Energy Acquired By Red Ventures

Plano, Texas-based Choose Energy, a startup which lets consumers comparison shop for and select electric energy providers, has been acquired by advertising company Red Ventures, according to a report. The report, from Fortune, said the deal was worth less than $100M. Choose Energy was venture backed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, BlueScape Resources, NGEN Partners, and angels.Continue →

SparkCognition Bumps Series B To $32.5M

Austin-based machine learning startup SparkCognition has bumped its Series B funding to $32.5M, the company disclosed today, in a funding round led by Verizon Ventures. The funding also included Boeing HorizonX, as well as others SparkCognition develops machine learning software, including software for detecting malware in an enterprise, predictive software for industrial safety and failure detection, and security analysis. SparkCognition is led by founder and CEO Amir Husain....Continue →

Trend Micro Launches $100M Venture Capital Investment Fund

Dallas-based cybersecurity software developer Trend Micro announced this morning that it has launched its very own, $100M venture capital investment fund. Trend Micro said the new fund will focus on investing in startups in emerging technology areas like the Internet of Things (IoT)....Continue →

Aceable Expands Mobile Driver Ed's App To Pennsylvania

Austin-based online driver education provider Aceable announced this morning that it has expanded the availability of its Driver's Ed platform in Pennsylvania. Aceable said that all driving students in the state of Pennsylvania can fulfill their 25-hour classroom requirement and written exam on its mobile app. Aceable says Pennsylvania adds to the three existing states where its app is accepted, which are California, Texas, and Florida.Continue →

Mouser Electronics Turns Celebrity Video Content To "Smart Cities"

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....Continue →

Comcast Sued By Houston ISP Over Cut Cables

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....Continue →

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

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....Continue →

Omnitracs Launches Pet Companion Contest

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....Continue →




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