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Smart Cities Startups, Upswing, Coder, VanillaSoft & More TX Tech

Let’s catch up with the latest innovation news in Texas.—The Dallas-based Innov8te Smart Cities Incubator has named the six startups in its first program, according to a press release. The startups are using technology to help local governments sync data in currently siloed departments, analytics to help cities measure business and individual tourism, and others. In addition to hosting the startups in the program, Innov8te also features what it calls “Startup City Hall,” a dedicated office for ...
Tags: Startups, Cloud, Texas, Big Data, Funding, Trends, Tech, Investment, Analytics, People, Vc, Artificial Intelligence, Software, Austin, Innovation, Venture Capital

Missing girl found safe after Ring camera captures kidnapping

A missing girl in Texas whose kidnapping was captured on a Ring camera has been found safe and returned to her parents.
Tags: Mobile, Texas, Technology, Lifestyle, Radio, Fort Worth, Ring, Michael Webb, News Brief, Salem Sabatka

Self-driving truck startup TuSimple will haul mail for USPS in two-week pilot

TuSimple, the self-driving truck startup that reached unicorn status earlier this year with a $1 billion valuation, is getting two weeks to prove its tech to the United States Postal Service. The company announced Tuesday that it was awarded a contract to complete five round trips, for a two-week pilot, hauling USPS trailers more than 1,000 miles between the postal service’s Phoenix and Dallas distribution centers. A safety engineer and driver will be on board throughout the pilot. TuSimple w...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Transportation, Texas, China, Tech, Automotive, Usps, Arizona, San Diego, Nvidia, Dallas, Robotics, Weibo, U.s. Government, United States Postal Service

A History of Land Art in the American West, Part III

Source: The Center for Land Use Interpretation. As installation begins at the Texas site for Long Now’s monumental 10,000 Year Clock, it’s worth taking a step back to examine the Clock’s larger artistic context and its place in the history of Land Art in the American West. Long Now’s staff and many of the individuals working on the project and serving on our board have drawn inspiration for the 10,000 Year Clock, and its placement in the remote landscape of West Texas, from these Land A...
Tags: Landscape, Utah, Spacex, Texas, Colorado, Wikipedia, Future, America, Los Angeles, San Francisco, City, Nasa, United States, Chile, Arizona, Nevada

ACC’s New Fashion Incubator Follows Growth of Industry in Austin

Austin— Though small, Austin’s fashion-technology community is growing. Not only have more businesses started moving to the city, now a new program at Austin Community College is hoping to further drive innovation in the industry.“We are looking to create a full pipeline (of resources) for promising designers,” says Nina Means, director of the newly opened Fashion Incubator at Austin Community College.The program was launched at the end of April and provides both students and local-to-Austin fa...
Tags: Startups, Wearables, New York, Texas, Funding, Trends, Tech, Investment, E-commerce, People, Vc, Austin, Innovation, Venture Capital, M&a, Athleisure

Part fund, part accelerator, Contrary Capital invests in student entrepreneurs

First Round Capital has both the Dorm Room Fund and the Graduate Fund. General Catalyst has Rough Draft Ventures. And Prototype Capital and a few other micro-funds focus on investing in student founders, but overall, there’s a shortage of capital set aside for entrepreneurs still making their way through school. Contrary Capital, a soon-to-be San Francisco-based operation led by Eric Tarczynski, is raising $35 million to invest between $50,000 and $200,000 in students and recent college dropo...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Y Combinator, Texas, California, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Stanford, San Francisco, Tech, Tesla, Economy, Engineer, Mit, Austin, Harvard

Whiskey Coffee, Immigration, AI: MassChallenge’s New Austin Cohort

Austin—MassChallenge has picked the 74 early-stage companies that will eventually compete for a portion of $500,000 in cash as a part of its Austin accelerator program. They’re startups that are developing products in a wide range of sectors, including life sciences, agriculture, and artificial intelligence.A majority of the startups are from Texas, although some come from elsewhere in the US and world, including California, Virginia, Mexico, and Israel. Many of the founders are women: 56 perce...
Tags: Startups, Accelerator, Texas, Technology, Magnets, Cloud Computing, Cancer, Israel, Immigration, US, Employment, Trends, Startup, Tech, Diversity, Crops

Whiskey Coffee, Immigration, AI: MassChallenge Austin 2019 Startups

Austin—MassChallenge has picked the 74 early-stage companies that will eventually compete for a portion of $500,000 in cash as a part of its Austin accelerator program. They’re startups that are developing products in a wide range of sectors, including life sciences, agriculture, and artificial intelligence.A majority of the startups are from Texas, although some come from elsewhere in the US and world, including California, Virginia, Mexico, and Israel. Many of the founders are women: 56 perce...
Tags: Startups, Accelerator, Texas, Technology, Magnets, Cloud Computing, Cancer, Israel, Immigration, US, Employment, Trends, Startup, Tech, Diversity, Crops

Opendoor sued for trademark infringement over its mortgage brokerage

Open Mortgage operates 79 branches in 22 states and offered $668 million in home loans in 2017, according to a complaint the lender filed with the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. It was founded in 2003, is headquartered in Austin and has 315 employees, according to its website. 
Tags: Texas, Technology, Austin, Radio, Agent, Mortgage, Industry News, United States District Court, Select, News Brief, Opendoor, Open Mortgage, Opendoor Mortgage

Jeff Bezos personally dumps a truckload of dirt on FedEx’s future

Amazon want to be plenty of things, the most predictable of which is its ambitions to control America’s shipping backbone. The company’s efforts to bring users whatever they desire in 24 hours requires movements by land, air and sea. Today, the company broke ground on expanding its airborne ambitions, breaking ground on a three million square-foot Prime Air airport outside Cincinnati (in Kentucky). In case the optics of three million square feet is lost on you, it’s essentially a parking gara...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Texas, Kentucky, America, Tech, UPS, Prime Air, Ohio, Jeff Bezos, Fedex, Cincinnati, Per Bezos

Seattle Algorithm Marketplace and Manager, Algorithmia, Snags $25M

Algorithmia was founded on the idea that lots of people who write algorithms, from academics to private sector employees, have good products but no way to commercialize them. It launched in 2014 as a marketplace for people who want to buy or sell algorithms, and raised a $2.4 million seed funding round.Today, there’s more to the business, including a service launched in 2017 that helps developers manage and deploy artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms in their applications (ke...
Tags: Google, Startups, Facebook, Texas, Microsoft, Big Data, Cloud Computing, Trends, It, People, Artificial Intelligence, Larry Page, Innovation, Sergey Brin, Venture Capital, Machine Learning

MassChallenge, Funds for Innowatts, Liveoak, Data Gumbo & More TX Tech

Let’s catch up with the latest innovation news in Texas.—Innowatts, an AI-focused energy tech company in Houston, has closed an $18.2 million Series B funding round, according to a press release. The investment was led by Energy Impact Partners and included existing investors Shell Ventures, Iberdola, and Energy and Environment Fund (EEI Japan), as well as new investor Evergy Ventures. Innowatts’ technology is designed to help utilities provide a more personalized experience for their customers...
Tags: Startups, Texas, Boston, Funding, Trends, Tech, Investment, People, Vc, Artificial Intelligence, Software, Austin, Innovation, Venture Capital, Machine Learning, Dallas

We ranked the 31 most beautiful Apple stores in the United States (AAPL)

To understand   Apple's   global retail footprint, it helps to see it for yourself. We've compiled and ranked the 31 most beautiful   Apple stores   in the United States. Visit Business Insider's home page for more stories. Apple has more than 500 stores around the world, with 271 of those stores in the United States alone. Some fun facts about Apple's US stores: The state with the most Apple stores is California, which has 53 different locations. New York comes next with 22 stores, followed...
Tags: Apple, New York, Texas, Colorado, South Park, California, US, Trends, United States, North Carolina, Kansas City Missouri, New Haven Connecticut, Walnut Creek California, Apple Country Club Plaza Located, Apple New Haven Located

Charter Squeezes More Money Out of Internet Users With New Cancellation Policy

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Charter is making it more expensive to cancel its Spectrum Internet service, as it will begin charging customers for the full month after they cancel instead of providing a prorated final bill. Charter broke the news to customers in the fine print of their latest billing statements. Stop the Cap reported the change yesterday, and we were able to confirm it on the May billing statement received by an Ars staffer in Texas who subscribes to a t...
Tags: Texas, Tech, Ars Technica, Ars, Cap, Conditions of Service Spectrum

MedCognition Making Augmented Reality Emergency Training for US Army

San Antonio—MedCognition, a startup that uses an augmented reality system to train emergency medical technicians and other first responders on how to treat injuries, has earned a $750,000 grant from the US Army to collaborate with another organization on developing a version of its system for military use.MedCognition plans to spend the next 12 months creating training modules that can be used to prepare healthcare workers for combat and mass casualty situations, the company says. The project c...
Tags: Health, Startups, Texas, Technology, Microsoft, Trends, Startup, Tech, Software, Healthcare, Vr, Virtual Reality, Software Development, Ar, Augmented Reality, Native American

Amazon Can Already Ship To 72 Percent of US Population Within a Day, Map Shows

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNBC: Amazon is already capable of offering same-day and next-day delivery to 72% of the total U.S. population, including almost all of the households (95% or more) in 16 of the wealthiest and most populated states and Washington, D.C., according to a report published in March by RBC Capital Markets. The vast delivery network is the result of significant investments over the past four years, a period during which Amazon built out fulfillment centers acros...
Tags: Amazon, Texas, Washington, US, Tech, Cnbc, Rbc, RBC Capital Markets, Midwest Read

Small Business Week Events & Deals, Good News for Women Entrepreneurs, Solving Your Cash Flow Problems, Cleaning Up Your Finances and Other Things Entrepreneurs Need to Know

Small Business Week kicked off Sunday. In honor of the week we are going to do post two Things Entrepreneurs Need to Know this week.   18 Things Small Business Owners Need to Know By Rieva Lesonsky   1—SBA Events Here are some activities you can participate in, sponsored by the Small Business Administration (SBA): Participate in the FREE National Small Business Week Virtual Conference on May 7-8 from 11am-5:30pm ET. This virtual conference will offer exclusive educational webinars, mentoring...
Tags: Amazon, Asia, Business, New York, Texas, Microsoft, Mexico, China, India, New York City, US, America, Los Angeles, Tech, Bank Of America, Canada

A Week In Austin, TX, On A $32,500 Salary

Welcome to Money Diaries, where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Calling all entrepreneurs: We want to hear from you! If you’re a freelancer or self-employed, we’d love to feature your Money Diary. Submit here.Travel Diaries: We're looking to get the inside scoop on when, where, and how our peers are using their vacation ...
Tags: Apple, Fashion, Music, Texas, Chicago, Austin, Dolly Parton, Starbucks, Jane The Virgin, Joe, Taco Bell, Bey, Caesar, Capri Suns, Reese, Doc Martens

Funds for Indio, A Cloud Guru & Kerv, TMC3 Update & More TX Tech

—Indio Technologies, an insurance tech startup, has raised $20 million in funding, and plans to spend half of that amount to boost its Austin office, the company said. The Series B investment round was led by Menlo Ventures with participation from 8VC. San Francisco-based Indio, which makes software that insurance companies can white-label to digitize paper-based processes, has now raised more than $30 million and employs 50. The startup plans to add 50 more employees in engineering, sales, and...
Tags: Startups, Texas, Ebay, Cloud Computing, Cancer, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Elephant, People, Vc, Austin, Innovation, Venture Capital, Dallas

LendingClub packs up its spa and workers, joining Bay Area exodus

By Noah Buhayar, Bloomberg LendingClub Corp.’s downtown San Francisco headquarters once featured many of the lavish perks booming tech companies use to attract workers and keep them happy once they’re hired: kitchens stocked with snacks, mini-golf, a Foosball table, an in-house spa. Now the online-lending pioneer is cutting back on the amenities, and the workforce too. It will move 350 jobs to Utah, including customer-support staff, as a cost-saving measure, the company announced this week. The ...
Tags: Google, Utah, Business, New York, Texas, Jobs, San Francisco, Sport, Austin, Soccer, Dallas, Nashville, Silicon Valley, Salt Lake City, Lending, Anuj Nayar

Indie brokerage launches unconventional iBuyer program

Texas-based brokerage JP & Associates Realtors announced Tuesday it has teamed up with a tech company to launch an agent-centric cash offer program.
Tags: Texas, Technology, Investing, Radio, Zillow, Redfin, Industry News, Keller Williams, Brokerage, Select, Opendoor, Offerpad, JP Piccinini, Glenn Kellman, iBuyer, JP Associates Realtors

Blue Origin lofts NASA and student experiments in New Shepard tomorrow morning

The 11th mission for Blue Origin’s New Shepard suborbital launch vehicle is slated for takeoff Tuesday morning. The craft will be carrying 38 (!) experimental payloads from NASA, students, and research organizations around the world. You’ll be able to watch the launch live tomorrow at about 6 AM Pacific time. New Shepard, though a very different beast from the Falcon 9 and Heavy launch vehicles created by its rival SpaceX, is arguably a better platform for short-duration experiments that need...
Tags: Gadgets, Space, Texas, Science, Hardware, Tech, Nasa, Mars, Iss, Launches, Falcon, Blue Origin, Glenn, Falcons, New Shepard, Karman

Examity pulls in $90 mln from Great Hill Partners

Examity, a provider of an online proctoring platform, has secured $90 million in funding. The investor was Great Hill Partners. Raymond James & Associates was financial adviser to Examity on the deal. PRESS RELEASE NEWTON, Mass., April 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Examity today announced that it has secured $90 million from Great Hill Partners, a leading Boston-based private equity firm. The funding will accelerate the company’s expansion, as well as support continued research and development into th...
Tags: Amazon, Texas, Boston, Massachusetts, US, Trends, Tech, Deloitte, North America, Penn State University, Boston Business Journal, Western Governors University, Raymond James Associates, PE Deals, Great Hill Partners, University Ventures

Cliently Moves to San Antonio With $1M Round Led by Active Capital

San Antonio—Automated sales software maker Cliently is moving to San Antonio from South Carolina after receiving a $1 million seed funding round led by San Antonio investment firm Active Capital.Cliently sells software to small- and medium-sized businesses that helps them interact with prospective and current clients throughout the sales process. The software can hook into a salesperson’s customer relationship management software, and lets him or her automate the process of reaching out to clie...
Tags: Startups, Accelerator, Texas, Technology, Finance, Cloud Computing, Trends, Startup, Tech, Investing, Investment, Vc, Artificial Intelligence, Software, Automation, SaaS

Animal Rescue Groups, PGA, Stryve Biltong, Novo Labs & More TX Tech

Let’s catch up with the latest innovation news in Texas.—Dallas Animal Services won $200,000 in the Innovation Showdown, a pet tech competition, for a customer service system that uses a mobile app and two-way video in order to streamline the adoption process. Day of the Dogs in Houston won $175,000 for its donation platform that uses crowdfunding to reduce the number of animals euthanized at shelters. Front Street Animal Shelter in Sacramento, CA, won $75,000 for automated scheduling software ...
Tags: Startups, Apps, Y Combinator, Accelerator, Texas, Crowdfunding, Funding, Sacramento, Trends, Tech, Investment, People, Palo Alto, Vc, Artificial Intelligence, Software

To Help Boost Female-led Startups, More Women Join Investor Ranks

Houston—Men have long leveraged their networks to succeed in business, and the tech industry has been no exception. Women, finding themselves outside of the club, are now creating their own networks to do the same.Katelyn O’Shaughnessy already had a solid track record, selling TripScope, a travel startup she co-founded in 2013, to Travefy two years ago. But when looking for funding for her second company, Doctours, she says, “I kept hearing, ‘I love your idea, but I’m not sure about you being C...
Tags: Startups, Accelerator, Texas, Women, Billie, Los Angeles, Trends, Tech, Investment, Paypal, People, Vc, Innovation, Venture Capital, Dallas, Houston

Rackspace Hires Dallas Transit Exec Jones to Replace Eazor as CEO

San Antonio—Rackspace said Wednesday it has hired Kevin Jones, who most recently ran Dallas-based bus and transportation contracting business MV Transportaiton, as its CEO. Jones replaces Joe Eazor, who had held the top job at Rackspace since mid-2017.Apollo Global Management, which took San Antonio-based Rackspace private in a $4.3 billion acquisition in 2016, didn’t say why the company’s board of directors chose to replace Eazor, who was hired in 2017 to replace Taylor Rhodes after he took a ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Startups, Cloud, Facebook, Uber, Texas, Technology, Networking, Microsoft, Internet, Ipo, Cloud Computing, Azure, Trends, Tech

Bumble’s ‘Private Detector’ uses AI to detect dick pics

Dating apps are finally leveraging AI to clean up users’ chat messages. Badoo has introduced a new feature coming to its network of dating apps, including most notably, Bumble. The penile detecting “Private Detector” feature will leverage deep learning to identify dick pics and other inappropriate photos and label them as such in chat, giving users the option to view the photo or report the user. It’s great that they’ve introduced this but this isn’t exactly a cutting edge deep learning applicat...
Tags: TC, Texas, Tech, Dating, Bumble, Austin Texas, Badoo, Andrey Andreev, Whitney Wolfe Herd, Wolfe Herd

NIH, FBI Accuse Scientists In US of Sending IP To China, Running Shadow Labs

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas has forced out three senior researchers with ties to China. The move comes amid nationwide investigations by federal officials into whether researchers are pilfering intellectual property from U.S. research institutions and running "shadow laboratories" abroad, according to a joint report by Science magazine and the Houston Chronicle. The National Institutes of Health began sending letters to the e...
Tags: Texas, China, US, Tech, University Of Houston, Houston, Nih, Anderson, Houston Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Science magazine, Texas Medical Center, NIH FBI, Steven Pei

Chevron’s Burger On Energy Innovation, Houston’s Growing Tech Scene

Houston—Among innovation-focused efforts in Houston, Chevron Technology Ventures is among the longest standing.Founded in 1999, Chevron Tech has launched seven funds up to $100 million each—the latest last month—in search of startups with technologies to hasten the ongoing digitization of the oil and gas industry. To date, the company’s corporate venture arm has made 100 investments.“The availability of data in operations, through sensors, and the ability to actually mine that data, and to use ...
Tags: Energy, Startups, Texas, Cloud Computing, Funding, Trends, Tech, Investment, Vc, Sensors, Venture Capital, Oil And Gas, Iot, Houston, Cleantech, Chevron

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