Tuesday, September 19, 2017

HID Global Gobbles Up Mercury Security

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Austin-based security and physical access control systems developer HID Global said early this morning that it has acquired Mercury Security, an OEM supplier of controllers for physical access control. Financial details of the acquisition deal were not announced. HID Global said that Mercury Security has over 3 million controllers installed worldwide, with most at Fortune 100 companies. HID said the buy will help complement its existing line of readers, smart cards and mobile IDs for opening doors.

 
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Vast Debuts New Predictive Analytics Software, CarStory Insights

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Austin-based automotive information provider Vast is expanding its artificial intelligence (AI) driven car information product, CarStory, the company said this morning. According to CarStory, it has launched a new product called CarStory Insights, which uses the data the company has been collecting for 12 years, to help predict when cars will sell, and for how much. CarStory said the tool is aimed at helping automotive dealers sell cars at the right time and for the right price so that they can maximize their inventory turn and profit. Vast did not announce pricing on the new tool. Vast is led by CEO John Price.

 
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Omnitracs Completes Shaw Tracking Buy

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Dallas-based fleet management software developer and services provider Omnitracs said this morning that it has completed its acquisition of Canadian fleet management solutions provider Shaw Tracking. Shaw Tracking was owned by Shaw Communications. Financial details of the acquisition have not been announced by Omnitracs or Shaw. Omnitracs said the acquisition will help solidify its presence in Canada, and help it expand its customer base and reach into that country.

 
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Monday, September 18, 2017

Cisco's Talos, With Team In Austin, Finds CCleaner Compromise

Monday, September 18, 2017

Another major security incident--this time, the compromise of the legitimate software package CCleaner with malware--was detected by a team from Cisco's elite Talos network security team, led by an Austin resident, according to Cisco this morning. Cisco released details of the compromise this morning, where its security team--led by Austin resident Craig Williams--discovered that Avast's CCleaner, a software package which helps consumers remove malware from their computer--was compromised itself--resulting in what might be a couple billion installs of malware on computers. According to Cisco, for a period of time, the legitimate signed version of CCleaner 5.33 being distributed by Avast also contained a multi-stage malware payload. That means potentially more than 2 billion machines. Cisco has a distributed team for Talos, including a significant number of people in Austin--the company lists a fair number of security positions in Austin.

 
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Treehouse Helps To Launch High Tech, Water Saving Nebia Shower

Monday, September 18, 2017

Austin-based TreeHouse, a retailer which provides products and services in the "healthy and sustainable" market, has teamed up with the developer of the Nebia Shower System, as the first retailer for the company's new product. Nebia has a crowdfunded atomizing shower system, which--instead of large water droplets--releases tiny little water droplets at high velocity, which the company describes as "blending a steam room experience with a traditional shower." Nebia say its system provides up to 70 percent water savings. Nebia is backed in $3.1M in funding raised from Kickstarter, including funding from Apple CEO Tim Cook and Google Chairman Eric Schmidt's Family Foundation, according to the companies.

 
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WP Engine Reaches Out To Agency Channel

Monday, September 18, 2017

Austin-based WP Engine, which provides WordPress hosting services and related services, said today that it has launched a new "Agency Partner Program". The company said the program will help those agencies use WordPress to "grow their business, focus on driving creative, engaging experiences and deliver clear impact for their clients." WP Engine explained that new program offers up a number of different tiers of benefits, and will deliver sales enablement assets, joint marketing opportunities, enhanced permissions on the platform and lead referral opportunities.

 
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HighRadius Gets $50M

Monday, September 18, 2017

Houston-based HighRadius, a developer of accounts receivable automation software, said last week that it has raised $50M in a growth funding round. The funding came from Susquehanna Growth Equity. HighRadius said the funding will help it to expand its solution globally. Sashi Narahari is Founder and CEO of HighRadius. The company said its customers include adidas, Cargill, Danone, Johnson & Johnson, Procter & Gamble, Starbucks, Sysco, Warner Bros and Zurich.

 
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Friday, September 15, 2017

SpareFoot Hosts Street Store For Homeless In Austin

Friday, September 15, 2017

Austin-based self storage marketplace operator SpareFoot said it is again hosting a "Street Store" to help provide clothing for the homeless community, as part of its community outreach efforts. According to SpareFoot, it will be holding the "Street Store" event today, Friday, September 15th, on the Central Presbyterian Church sidewalk on 8th street. SpareFoot--which ran a similar event in 2015 with the Central Presbyterian Church--said it will be again staffing the "pop up" store. At the last event, SpareFoot said it gave away around 1,000 pounds of clothing and shoes to more than 200 people in need. SpareFoot is among the most active local tech companies in reaching out to the local community: the company recently offered up free temporary storage for Hurricane Harvey victims, raised money for local Austin animal rescue organizations, has been a major force behind the Austin Startup Games, has pushed other startups to help support the Capital Area Food Bank--just to mention a small number of the company's corporate charity efforts....

 
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Accruent Wins Jamba Juice

Friday, September 15, 2017

Austin-based software developer Accruent said Thursday that Jamba Juice, the retail juice and smoothie chain, has selected the company to manage its real estate and equipment leases. Financial impact of the win was not announced. According to Accruent, Jamba Juice will manage its large, retail store portfolio using its lease administration software, as it prepares for a number of FASB and IASB accounting changes which require accounting for leases on company balance sheets. Accruent said it support for those accounting changes comes thanks to its recent acquisition of lease accounting software maker Lucernex. Accruent acquired Lucernex, which was based in Plano, in August.

 
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Dallas-Houston Route On Hyperloop One Short List

Friday, September 15, 2017

A route between Dallas and Houston has made a list of the "top 10 routes" being considered by "hyperloop" transportation developer Hyperloop One, as part of a competition run by Hyperloop One. According to Hyperloop One, which is based in Los Angeles, the Dallas-Houston route was one of the winners in its Hyperloop One Global Challenge to identify the strongest new Hyperloop routes in the world. As a result, Hyperloop One said it will commit "meaningful" business and engineering resources and work closely with the team that came up with the Dallas-Houston route to look at commercial viability. Hyperloop One is in the early stages of developing a system that could potentially send people or cargo between cities at 700 miles per hour. The company is one of a handful of companies trying to bring the idea of a "Hyperloop" system--a vacuum-driven tube system--to life. Hyperloop was first discussed as a concept by technology mogul Elon Musk.

 
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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Embark Donates Over $10K To Harvey Relief Efforts

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Dog DNA testing startup Embark said today that it has donated over $10,000 to organizations helping animals impacted by Hurricane Harvey, including the Houston Humane Society and Austin Dog Alliance. According to Embark, the donations came as a result of an effort to donate 100% of its net profits on its consumer website sales between Wednesday, 8/30 to Sunday 9/3. $3,000 will be donated to the Houston Humane Society and $3,000 to the SPCA of Texas, with the company promising to award the remainder of the contribution in upcoming weeks and months. Embark, which is based in Boston, also has an office in Austin.

 
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Texas Instruments Rolls Out Educational Robot

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Dallas-based Texas Instruments has rolled out a new, educational robot--its first--called the TI-Innovator Rover. According to TI, the new robot is aimed for use in classrooms in STEM programs, allowing students without any coding experience to learn how to control robots. According to TI, the new educational robots connect with its line of graphic calculators (such as its popular TI-84 Plus line), and are aimed at helping students learn STEM subjects. TI's new robot includes a rechargeable battery, color sensor, distance sensor, LED display, gyroscope and marker holder to trace on paper. TI said the robot has an MSRP of $135.

 
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Zix Buys Entelligence Messaging Server

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Dallas-based email security provider Zix announced this morning that it has acquired the Entelligence Messaging Server technology from B>>Entrust Datacard. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. According to Zix, the acquisition will help strengthen its email encryption capabilities. Zix said Entelligence Messaging Server includes advanced message tracking, PDF statement delivery, high availability on-premises architecture and standards-based end-to-end encryption features, which it will incorporate into its own solution.

 
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Swirlds Scores $3M For Blockchain Alternative

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Dallas-based Swirlds, a developer of peer-to-peer, distributed ledger software that seeks to act as an alternative to Blockchain, the technology behind Bitcoin, has raised $3M in a seed funding round. The funding was led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA). Swirls, led by founder and CEO Mance Harmon, says it has created a "hashgraph distributed consensus platform" which it says can be used in gaming, online collaborat‭ion, financial services, and other areas. Swirlds said that existing technologies in the area, which power Bitcoin and Ethereum, have "critical shortcomings" that it is addressing with its own technology.

 
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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

GlobalSCAPE Gets New Warning From NYSE

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

San Antonio-based GlobalSCAPE said on Wednesday that it has received a "notice of noncompliance" from the NYSE, over failure to file its Form 10-K for December 31, 2016, on time. The company--which was already on notice from the NYSE for failing to file its 10-Q on time. Those issues came upon after the company's former, independent registered public accounting firm had withdrew its audit report on the company's financial statements. Those warnings are a shot over the bow for GlobalSCAPE, which must meet NYSE filing requirements or face potential delisting. The company said, as a result of the late filings, the NYSE is now listing the company as GSB.LF, indicating it is late in filing.

 
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BigCommerce Rolls Out New Migration Tool

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Austin-based e-commerce software provider BigCommerce said today that it has rolled out a new tool, which makes it easier for its users to migrate data to its e-commerce platform. According to BigCommerce, its new Catalog Transfer Apps software can migrate data from competing platforms such as Magento, Shopify and Volusion in minutes. The company said the tool helps customers cut the normally significant costs and complexity of migration to its platform as "fast and convenient as possible".

 
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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Texas Technology and Startup Companies: We Need You!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017


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OpenKey Ties With Independent Hotel Service Provider

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Dallas-based OpenKey said this morning that it has inked a deal with IBC Hospitality Technologies, a provider of services to independent hotels. According to OpenKey, the deal will help independent hotels gain access to its mobile key technology and services. Financial details of the deal were not announced. IBC, based in Phoenix, Arizona, provides hotel management platforms to independently owned hotel properties, and particularly small business owners.

 
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Enseo Names New Executives

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Richardson-based Enseo said today that it has named Omar Khan as President of the company and Kristin Reichert as Chief Financial Officer. The company also said it has promoted David Simpson to Chief Product Officer. Enseo--which provides technology used by hotels, stadiums, restaurants, and others manage Wi-Fi networks and TV and media services--said Khan was previously President and COO of Round Room LLC, and also served at The Cellular Connection (TCC), Redux, and Wireless Zone, along with NQ Mobile. Reichert was previously the CFO of Zimbra (formerly Telligent), and also served at Skywire Software, among others. Simpson was Enseo's Executive Vice President of Product Strategy. ENseo's best known products are in the hospitality industry, where it provides in-room wireless and on-TV services.

 
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Monday, September 11, 2017

Rackspace Buys Datapipe

Monday, September 11, 2017

San Antonio-based Rackspace said this morning that it has acquired Datapipe, a developer of managed, public cloud services. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. Rackspace is owned by private equity investor Apollog Global Management, and Datapipe is owned by Abry Partners. Abry receives equity in Rackspace as part of the deal. Datapipe is baesd in Jersey City, New Jersey, and was founded in 2000; it has 825 employees and operates 29 data centers, according to Rackspace.

 
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Mavenir Wins Sprint

Monday, September 11, 2017

Richardson, Texas-based Mavenir said today that Sprint is deploying its solutions in a cloud deployment. Mavenir said its products will be used in Sprint's Network Function Virtualization (NFV) OpenStack cloud deployment. Financial terms of the win were not announced. Mavenir is a provider of hardware platforms for the telecommunications market.

 
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Ansira Buys Local Biz Now

Monday, September 11, 2017

Ansira Partners, a provider of technology-enabled marketing services which has an office in Dallas, says it has acquire Auburn Hills, Michigan-based Local Biz Now. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. Ansira is owned by private equity investor Advent International. The company says it provides data analytics, campaign management, strategic planning, digital, web development, integrated media/search, creative, trade promotion and experiential marketing services.

 
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GasBuddy: Massive Fuel Outages, Wait Times In Wake of Irma, Harvey

Monday, September 11, 2017

As consumers across the Gulf Coast and Southeast continue to struggle with (yet another) hurricane, online fuel price app developer GasBuddy says it has begun offering up access to live, data visualization on fuel outages, wait times and price spreads. GasBuddy--based in Boston--has been providing updates on gas availability since Hurricane Harvey smashed into Houston, Beaumont, and surrounding areas of Texas last week. According to GasBuddy, its live information on fuel outages and other information is posted online. GasBuddy said on Friday that 25-50 percent of stations in major cities are still without fuel, and that wait times were still 30-60 minutes for a fillup; it's unclear if that's gotten worse or better since Irma came to land in Florida over the weekend.

 
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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Favor Raises $22M More For Delivery Services

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Austin-based FAVOR, which offers up delivery of all kinds of products across Texas, has raised $22M more in funding, the company said on Thursday. The funding was led by S3 Ventures. Favor is led by CEO Jag Bath. In the last year, Favor has doubled down on its operations in Texas, offering up delivery in Arlington, Austin, College Station, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, North Dallas, North Houston, San Antonio, San Marcos, and West Houston, a big strategy change from an attempt at a premature national expansion. Favor withdrew from all of its markets outside of Texas in January.

 
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Amazon To Set Up Second Headquarters, Where Does Austin, TX Cities Rank?

Thursday, September 7, 2017

E-commerce behemoth Amazon.com announced a stunning new effort this morning, to create a second headquarters with up to 50,000 employees--in a move which seems bound to attract cities such as Austin, already a popular destination for technology companies setting up for major expansion. According to Amazon.com, it is seeking proposals from cities looking to host "Amazon HQ2", where it plans to hire up to 50,000 employees, a complete set of executives, and create a "full equal" to its current Seattle headquarters. Amazon said its is looking for metropolitan areas with more than one million people; a stable and business-friendly environment; urban or suburban locations with potential to attract and retain strong technical talent; and communities that can "think big and creatively" when considering locations and real estate options. It appears that Amazon.com has grown too big for its home town of Seattle, where it--along with Microsoft--are completely dominant in terms of employees. An expansion to Austin or another Texas city would significantly open up access to talent and real estate, compared with Amazon.com's current restraints in Seattle.

 
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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Newgistics Acquired By Pitney Bowes For $475M

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Austin-based Newgistics, the provider of e-commerce fulfillment services, delivery, returns, and related services, has been acquired by Pitney Bowes, Pitney Bowes said on Wednesday morning. Pitney Bowes said it would pay approximately $475M for Newgistics. Newgistics was venture backed by Austin Ventures AV Labs, and StarVest Partners.

 
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Nexstar Media Raises $2.5M For Harvey Relief

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Irving, Texas-based Nextstar Media Group, the television station and media company, said it has so far raised $2.5 million for Hurricane Harvey relief. Nextstar says it has local resources and personnel at 170 local stations, across 100 U.S. markets, working on its own disaster relief campsign for communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The company said that--as a result of its commitment to its home state of Texas--it has been working with station managers across its network of stations to help lead fundraising campaigns to help raise funds.

 
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T-System Acquired By Fidelity National For $200M

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Dallas-based T-System, a provider of healthcare IT technology, said Tuesday that it has agreed to be acquired by a subsidiary of financial services firm Fidelity National Financial, in a deal worth $200M in cash. T-System said it will be acquired by FNFV Group, which is the investment arm of Fidelity National Financial. The companies said the buy will help further Fidelity National's growth in the healthcare technology area, and also will help drive future acquisitions.

 
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Sparefoot Offering Free, Temporary Storage For Hurricane Harvey Victims

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Austin-based self storage marketplace Sparefoot is offering up free, temporary storage for one month to those who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey. According to Sparefoot, the offer is open to anyone that has been personally affected by the storm, and who reserves storage space on the site by September 30th. Sparefoot says it will provide an Amazon Gift Card to reimburse for the month of storage after receiving a copy of the lease agreement. Sparefoot says many of its storage company partners are also offering up free storage to those affected by Harvey.

 
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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

HomeAway Launches Effort To Help Harvey Evacuees

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Austin-based HomeAway is chipping in to help Harvey evacuees find a place to stay, saying it as launched a new effort to connect Hurricane Harvey evacuees with temporary housing. According to HomeAway, generous select vacation rental owners have made rental properties in Texas and surrounding states available for free or reduced cost to those in need of Harvey after the devastating floods. HomeAway said vacation rental owners and managers wishing to donate and discount their properties can contact the company, and that it has started listing those properties to people needing housing. HomeAway also said it will waive all service fees for those homes.

 
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Frontier Communications Pledges $1M To Rebuild Texas Fund

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Frontier Communications said this morning that they have pledge $1M to the new Rebuild Texas Fund, the fund created by the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation to support relief for victims of Hurricane Harvey. Frontier has many employees and business operations across Texas. Michael and Susan Dell announced the new fund on Friday, saying it will provide funds for health and housing; schools and child care; workforce and transportation; and capital for rebuilding small businesses.

 
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Real Estate Software Firm Launches Harvey Housing Website

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Real estate software developer Yardi said over the weekend that it has donated $1 million to relief efforts for Hurricane Harvey, and also launched a new website to help displaced residents find housing. According to Yardi, its new housing registry website is aimed at helping displaced residents find temporary and permanent homes, and is free to both housing providers and residents. Yardi normally provides offers up its marketplace software to housing providers for a fee, but has specifically opened up that marketplace to the Houston area in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Yardi's RentCafe site currently lists a large selection of apartment rentals in Houston, however, it appears that some of those housing providers may not have updated their availability since the devastating stom; a spot check finds that a number of apartment complexes which were flooded out along Braeswood Boulevard in Meyerland (where residents were being airlifted by the Coast Guard), for example, still show availability of apartments.

 
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SpaceX Tests Falcon Heavy Boosters In McGregor

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Rocket developer SpaceX, the space launch provider led by tech billionaire Elon Musk, said over the weekend that all of the first stage cores for its Falcon Heavy have completed testing at its rocket development facility in McGregor, Texas. SpaceX released a video of the static fire testing at the McGregor facility. In those tests, rockets are fired while anchored to the ground. SpaceX is targeting its first launch of the Falcon Heavy in November. The Falcon Heavy will be the largest rocket to be launched since the Saturn V moon rocket last launched in 1973.


 
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Monday, September 4, 2017

Michael and Susan Dell Give $36 Million To Harvey Relief

Monday, September 4, 2017

Michael Dell, the founder of Dell Technologies, along with his wife, Susan said Friday that they are giving $36 million in money from the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, to help rebuild the Texas communities affected by the Hurricane Harvey. Dell said that the Rebuild Texas Fund seeks to raise $100 millino in total, to help longer term recovery and rebuilding of communities affected by the storm. Both Susan and Michael were born and raised in Texas, and Michael Dell said the street in Meyerland where he grew up is under water now. The Dells said that people can text 91999 with the words "RebuildTX" to donate. The foundation has been matching an additional $1 for every $2 donated to the fund, through midnight on Monday, September 4th.

 
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Friday, September 1, 2017

Jacobs Engineering Acquires Blue Canopy

Friday, September 1, 2017

Dallas-based Jacobs Engineering Group, the big professional services provider, said late Thursday that it has acquired Blue Canopy, a data analytics, cybersecurity, and application development firm. Financial details of the buy were not announced. According to Jacobs Engineering, the acquisition will help it expand its data analytics and cybersecurity services. Jacobs said that Blue Canopy has 450 employees, and had $104M in revenues in 2016.

 
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