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  • Friday, October 31, 2014

    Dell: Nearly 24 Percent Of U.S. PC Market Share In Q3

    Round Rock-based Dell said this week that its U.S. personal computer market share has risen to 24 percent, a 3.1 percent year over year, as a result of increasing shipments of its machines to customers. The company said it increased its U.S. shipments nearly 20 percent year over year in Q3, more than its top two competitors combined. Dell cited numbers from IDC. the company says the growth was helped by strong notebook performance in the U.S. The company said it sold almost 10....Continue →

  • Friday, October 31, 2014

    ZixCorp Wins Medical Customer

    Dallas-based email encryption software developer Zix Corporation reported a win this week with medical management company Innovative Care Management (ICM). Financial impact of the wi nwas not disclosed. ZixCorp said that ICm is using its Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) product to secure corporate email on personal devices....Continue →

  • Friday, October 31, 2014

    RadioShack Hires GM Turnaround Expert

    Struggling Fort Worth-based electronics retailer RadioShack said this week that it has hired turnaround advisory firm The MAEVA Group to help the company with its operational and financial turnaround, and appointed MAEVA founder Harry J. Wilson as its new Chief Revitalization Officer. Wilson was most recently senior advisor in the United States Department of the Treasury, and headed up the US restructuring of General Motors and Chrysler....Continue →

  • Thursday, October 30, 2014

    GameSalad Rolls Out iOS 8 Enhancements

    Austin-based GameSalad, which develops software which helps people easily create videogame apps on iOS, has rolled out an enhanced version of its software optimized for Apple's new iOS 8. According to GameSalad, its updated Mac Creator 0.12 software now has iOS 8 compatibility, iPhone 6 and 6 plus support, Google Play IAP support, and new game templates. The company said it will also soon be releasing a similar update for its Windows version of GameSalad....Continue →

  • Thursday, October 30, 2014

    Spiceworks Helps Launch New Startup, Obliterase

    Austin-based IT management software developer has launched another company out of its Built in Spiceworks effort. Spiceworks said this week that it has helped to launch Obliterase, an app which helps IT professionals decommission their IT assetss from Spiceworks' software. Built in Spiceworks is a program to help startups approach and work with the big community of IT pros who use Spiceworks and are part of that company's online community....Continue →

  • Thursday, October 30, 2014

    Clarify Finds $1M For Audio, Video Search

    Austin-based Clarify has raised $1M in a seed financing round, from a who's who of Austin investors. According to Clarify, the funding came from Projector Ventures, Silverton Partners, Blake Chandlee, Michale Rauchman, Brett Hurt, and Sam Decker. According to Clarify, it has developed a platform which allows developers to embed audio and video search directly into their mobile and web applications. As part of the funding, Sam Decker has joined the company's board of directors....Continue →

  • Wednesday, October 29, 2014

    Krimmeni Technologies Gets $11.7M To Expand in Austin

    Krimmeni Technologies, a developer of cyber security software aimed at securing the "Internet of Things", said this morning that it has raised $11.7M in a Series A funding round. The funding specifically will go to expand the company's R&D group in Austin, along with sales and marketing. The funding came from Third Point Ventures and Pelion Venture Partners. Krimmeni is developing secure communications tools aimed at cloud-based data centers and the Internet of Things (IoT) market....Continue →

  • Wednesday, October 29, 2014

    Comfy Improves Matching Of Students, Housing

    Austin-based Comfy, a startup rental marketplace, said today that it has launched a new version of its platform to help match students with apartment housing. The startup, which offers up its service as an app on iOS, said its software uses personalized algorithms to help students find better housing matches and rentals through interaction with a user, rather than requiring cumbersome fill-in forms. The startup is led by Scott Weinert....Continue →

  • Wednesday, October 29, 2014

    6Qube ‌Finds $100K For Internet Marketing Software

    Austin-based internet marketing software maker 6Qube said this morning that it has raised $100,000 in a debt financing round, from Lighter Capital. According to 6Qube, the funding will go towards sales and marketing, as well as upgrades of its technology products. The funding is the first outside funding for the company, which is led by Jon Aguilar. The new funding comes in the form of debt, via a revenue-based loan from Lighter Capital, rather than equity....Continue →

  • Wednesday, October 29, 2014

    Spanning Acquired By EMC

    Austin-based cloud data backup and recovery provider Spanning Cloud Apps has been acquired by data storage giant EMC, the two said Tuesday. Financial terms of the buy were not announced. The two said that Spanning will continue to be based in Austin, and will become part of EMC's Core Technologies Division. Spanning was venture backed by the Foundry Group, and had only raised around $8M in funding. Spanning was headed by Jeff Erramouspe....Continue →

  • Tuesday, October 28, 2014

    Upland Software Sets IPO Pricing Range

    Austin-based Upland Software has moved one step closer to an IPO, saying in a filing late Monday that it is now expecting its IPO to price at between $12.00 and $14.00 per share. The company is hoping to sell 3,846,154 shares of its common stock in the IPO on the NASDAQ Global Market, as UPLD. The company is venture backed by Austin Ventures, Activant Holdings, and ESQ Capital LLC....Continue →

  • Tuesday, October 28, 2014

    PROS Completes Cameleon Software Buy

    Houston-based software developer PROS says its has completed its acquisition of French company Cameleon Software SA, having now acquired 95 percent of the outstanding shares and voting rights of Cameleon. PROS said that it will delist Cameleon from the NYSE Euronext in conjunction with the buy. Cameleon Software was a developer of configuration, pricing, and quoting software. The deal was worth approximately $33M, and had been announced almost exactly a year ago....Continue →

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