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  • Friday, August 22, 2014

    Macheen Wins Easter Seals

    Austin-based cloud connectivity technology provider Macheen reports that it has signed up charity Easter Seals, to help power an enterprise mobility rollout for the group. Financial impact of the deal was not disclosed. Macheen said that Easter Seals is using the company's services to help connect its field workers, using only a specific set of critical applications....Continue →

  • Friday, August 22, 2014

    CyrusOne Expands In Austin Data Center

    Dallas-based colocation operator CyrusOne says that it has expanded one of its Austin data centers, adding approximately 5,000 square feet of raised floor space at the location. The company said the expansion comes at its Austin II facility, and came due to current and projected user demand. The company's facility currently has 65,000-square feet of space, with expansion ability to up to 290,000 square feet through multiple phases.Continue →

  • Friday, August 22, 2014

    Cirrus Logic Completes Wolfson Microelectronics Buy

    Austin-based semiconductor developer Cirrus Logic has completed its acquisition of Wolfson Electronics, the company said Thursday. The deal was worth $467M, and had been originally announced in April. According to Cirrus Logic, the deal will strengthen its position in the market. Wolfson is a developer of a wide range of integrated circuits and software for the portable audio market.Continue →

  • Friday, August 22, 2014

    Sitel Plans To Hire 250 In San Angelo

    Customer service and outsourcing company Sitel said this week that it is planning to ramp hiring at the company's San Angelo, Texas-based operations. Sitel said it is hiring 250 people to support new clients, including an unnamed satellite television company. Sitel has over 56,000 employees worldwide, and offers up customer support, customer acquisition, technical support, and other services to companies.Continue →

  • Thursday, August 21, 2014

    CloudLink Becomes ProPack

    Austin-based Android app developer CloudLink said this morning that it has renamed itself ProPack, to match the company name to its popular app. ProPack develops a productivity app specifically for Android, which ties together a number of productivity apps in a single package. The company said it has over 100,000 subscribers to the software....Continue →

  • Thursday, August 21, 2014

    Vemory Launches App To Auto Create Videos

    A new, Austin startup, Vemory, has launched a new iOS app which automatically pulls from your phone and social networks, to help create music videos for users. According to Vemory, its app--which runs on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch--finds your favorite pictures from your social feeds--Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, and Flickr, as well as iCloud and your camera roll, to help automatically create musical videos incorporating comments and likes from social media....Continue →

  • Thursday, August 21, 2014

    SURGE Accelerator Opens Applications For New Class

    Houston-based energy startup accelerator SURGE Accelerator said yesterday that it has opened up applications for its Spring 2015 class. According to the accelerator--which focuses on startups in the areas of
    oil & gas, power & utilities, industrial, cleantech, and water sectors--it now has mentored a total of three classes, totaling 34 companies, since launching in Spring of 2012. The accelerator is managed by Kirk Coburn. Deadline for applications for the accelerator is October 15th....Continue →

  • Wednesday, August 20, 2014

    Siluria Gets $30M For Natural Gas Fuels, Plans Houston Office

    Silicon Valley-based Siluria, a developer of technology to convert natural gas to gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel, has raised $30M in a funding, and is targeting the opening of a Houston office. Siluria announced today that it has raised $30M as part of a Series D funding, which was led by Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures (SAEV), and also included the company's prior investors. The company's CEO Edward Dineen, is based in The Woodlands, having been COO of LyondellBasell Industries....Continue →

  • Wednesday, August 20, 2014

    Tsugi Acquired By Unity Technologies

    Austin-based game testing software startup Tsugi has been acquired by game engine developer Unity Technologies, Unity said this morning, to help add to its services for developers. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Tsugi is a developer of software use for building, testing, and deploying games. As part of the buy, Unity Technologies said it will be opening an new office in Austin--Unity Austin--which it plans to grow with multiple teams....Continue →

  • Wednesday, August 20, 2014

    Unseen Gets $2.1M For Anonymous Photo Sharing

    Austin-based Bearch, a developer of social collaboration tools, said Tuesday that it has raised $2.1M in funding for its anonymous photo sharing app, Unseen. The funding came from Dirk Elmendorf (co-founder of Rackspace), Rony Kahan (CEO/co-founder of, Doss Cunningham (CEO of Woodbolt International) and other angels....Continue →

  • Wednesday, August 20, 2014

    Polygraph Media Buys Offergraph

    Austin-based Polygraph Media, the developer of tools to help brands with their social media campaigns, has acquired fellow Austin software company Offergraph. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Offergraph was founded by Ian Karnell, Jeremi Karnell, and Dr. Edo Airoldi, and also was developing predictive marketing software. Polygraph Media is led by Chris Treadway.Continue →

  • Wednesday, August 20, 2014

    Alkami Gets Digital Banking Win In Pacific Northwest

    Plano-based digital banking software developer Alkami Technology reports a win today with a Spokane, Washington-based credit union. Alkami said that STCU, which is the inland Northwest's largest credit union, with $1.9 billion in assets, is using its digital banking platform. Financial impact of the win was not disclosed. Alkami's ORB banking platform is aimed at online and mobile banking for both credit unions and banks.Continue →

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