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  • Thursday, October 8, 2015

    HomeAway Acquires Dwellable

    Austin-based vacation rental marketplace HomeAway said late Wednesday afternoon that it has acquired Dwellable, a developer of a mobile, vacation rental search engine. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced by the companies. As part of the acquisition, HomeAway will shut down Dwellable, transitioning users to HomeAway's own services, and moving Dwellable's team to Austin to work on other HomeAway products....Continue →

  • Thursday, October 8, 2015

    Dell In Talks To Acquire EMC, Say Reports

    Round Rock-based Dell is in talks to acquire data storage and software developer EMC, according to reports Wednesday evening. Dell--which already sells a wide range of products from EMC, and is one EMC's biggest resellers--is reportedly set to reach a deal within the week. Financial details of the possible deal have not been announced....Continue →

  • Thursday, October 8, 2015

    Mozido, TabbedOut Partner On Restaurants

    Austin companies Mozido and TabbedOut said this morning that the two companies have partnered on a deal, which will let consumers find deals and restaurants, order food, and pay for that food on a mobile phone. Financial details of the partnership were not disclosed. TabbedOut is bringing its integration with point-of-sale systems to the relationship, and Mozido is focusing on location services, loyalty rewards, and integration with restaurant reservation systems, according to the two....Continue →

  • Thursday, October 8, 2015

    Graylog Snags Marketing VP From Zenoss

    Houston-based Graylog, the developer of the open source Graylog log analysis and management software, said today that it has named a new Vice President of Marketing. Graylog said it has appointed Chris Smith to the position, to head up the company's global marketing strategy, execution, and brand awareness. Smith was most recently at Zenoss, where he was Chief Marketing Officer, and also served at Quest Software, Alert Logic, Bindview, Postini, NetIQ, PentaSafe, and BMC Software....Continue →

  • Wednesday, October 7, 2015

    Kixer, With Tech Team In Austin, Acquired

    Kixer, a developer of mobile advertising technology which has its tecnical team in Austin, has been acquired by LAKANA, which develops content management software. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Kixer was venture backed by Lowercase Capital, TenOneTen, as well as angels, and has its business headquarters in Los Angeles.Continue →

  • Wednesday, October 7, 2015

    GameSalad Debuts HTML5 Publishing Tool

    Austin-based videogame development tools developer GameSalad announced today that it has launched a new, standalone HTML5 publishing platform. According to GameSalad, the new feature of its GameSalad Pro service lets its subscribers generate HTML5, server-ready, packaged games, which can easily be embedded in websites. GameSalad said the first game to be published using the new tool is Code Black, a new game from CBS to support its new television show of the same name....Continue →

  • Wednesday, October 7, 2015

    PLx Pharma Files For IPO

    Houston-based PLx Pharma, a biopharmaceuticals developer which is developing compounds to improve oral absorption of drugs, has filed for an IPO, saying that it is looking to raise up to $20M in an offering on the NASDAQ Capital Market. The company says it is looking to trade as PLXP. The company has a single underwriter on its offering, Maxim Group LLC. PLx Pharma is venture backed by Aurus Bbios Fondo de Inversion, Integra Ventures, and others.Continue →

  • Wednesday, October 7, 2015

    TVA Medical Raises $15M In Series C Funding

    Austin-based TVA Medical, a developer of minimally invasive treatments for end-stage renal disease, said Tuesday that it has raised 15M in a Series C funding roudn. The funding was led by Baxter Ventures and Boston Scientific Corporation, and also included Sante Ventures, S3 Ventures, TriStar Technology Ventures, ant others. The startup led by Adam L....Continue →

  • Tuesday, October 6, 2015

    Xtera Communications Files For IPO

    Allen, Texas-based Xtera Communications, a developer of high bandwidth optical transport products led by Jon R. Hopper, has filed for an IPO. Xtera said it is looking to raised $60M on the NASDAQ Global Market as XCOM. The IPO is being underwritten by Needham & Company, Cowen and Company, and BMO Capital Markets. The company's venture backers include ARCH Venture Partners, New Enterprise Associates, Sevin Rosen Funds, VantagePoint Capital Partners, and The Wellcome Trust....Continue →

  • Tuesday, October 6, 2015

    ACTIVE Network Signs Endurance Sports Group

    Dallas-based event registration software developer ACTIVE Network reports this morning that it has signed up a new customer, endurance sports marketing agency Lagardere Sports. Financial details of the win were not disclosed. ACTIVE Network said that Lagardere will use its ACTIVEWorks Endurance software to support global expansion across multiple continents. The ACTIVE software handles registration and payment processing for endurance sports....Continue →

  • Tuesday, October 6, 2015

    Perot Museum, Dell Roll Out TECH Truck

    Hoping to help get more kids involved in science, technology, and the arts, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science and Dell have rolled out a new "TECH Truck", which will bring access to the museum to more youth. According to the two, Dell provided a $1.13 million grant to fund the truck, which will bring science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) learning to the Dallas/Fort Worth region and beyond, featuring out-of-school educational and interactive programs, workshops, and more....Continue →

  • Tuesday, October 6, 2015

    Business Intelligence Software Developer TARGIT Sets Up Shop In Houston

    TARGIT, a developer of business intelligence and analytics software, said today that it has set up shop in Texas, opening up a new office in Houston. According to the software developer, it set up its satellite office in Houston as it is one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S., and because it is a rich business hub which gives it access to top talent. The company said it hopes to hire additional staff in sales and consulting at the new office, to help it tackle the Southern part of the U....Continue →

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