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ANSYS continues to develop self-driving tech simulation

7 hours 33 min ago
ANSYS Inc. (NYSE: ANSS) and AVSimulation announced a partnership that combines the simulation technology of both organizations to accelerate autonomous vehicle development, according to a news release.  The simulation tools allow automakers to test self-driving vehicles on a large scale without having to use only physical prototypes.  “The limitless possibilities of VRXPERIENCE combine with the SCANeR Driving Simulator will empower our OEMs, tier one and tier two customers to fast-track the…

M&A wrap: WP Engine, EZCorp, Mood Media open wallets

7 hours 37 min ago
WP Engine just bought Flywheel, where revenue grew more than 1,400% from 2014 to 2017. And Austin-based pawn shop operator EZCorp is acquiring more stores.

After agreeing to sell company, founder departs to climb Kilimanjaro

8 hours 6 min ago
Brian Fox said he had planned the trip to Tanzania well before a deal to sell Capital Confirmation Inc. was in place.

Ben Franklin Technology Partners join $100M 3.0 University Place project

8 hours 26 min ago
The seed fund and economic development nonprofit will collaborate with University Place Associates on a 28,000 square-foot innovation center.

Meet TeleVoIPs, a 2019 Fast 50 honoree

8 hours 53 min ago
TeleVoIPs Location: Brandon Top executive: Grant Baxley, founder and CEO How would you describe what your company does to a friend or family member who may not know? TeleVoIPs provides business phone services and solutions to organizations across the country. What was the most exciting thing to happen at or to your company last year? The development and roll out of the TeleVoIPs Softphone, which allows for fully functional use of our business communications platform, all from a smartphone or…

Amazon’s influence felt larger in small cities

8 hours 55 min ago
In just a quarter-century of existence, Amazon has grown from an online bookseller to a company valued at $1 trillion and sells pretty much anything that can be imagined. With such a hefty inventory, Amazon has had to grow beyond Jeff Bezos' garage in Bellevue to a huge headquarters in downtown Seattle, an Arlington County-based "HQ2" and warehouses and centers throughout the country. The company has taken its expansion to new heights by implementing robotics and revolutionizing the way goods are…

Arizona firm with Raleigh operation acquires California software firm

8 hours 59 min ago
If the buyout is approved, the acquisiton would expand and bolster Insight Enterprises IT services offerings to corporate customers worldwide, an industry observer said.

DeSantis signs state technology changes

9 hours 10 min ago
Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday signed a bill that will eliminate the Agency for State Technology and seek to improve cybersecurity. The bill (HB 5301) was passed unanimously by the House and Senate during the legislative session that ended May 4. It will move the duties of the Agency for State Technology to the Department of Management Services. The bill also includes issues such as creating a task force to make recommendations to improve the state’s cybersecurity. The task force will be chaired…

Facial recognition tech at Hartsfield-Jackson wins over most international Delta customers

9 hours 11 min ago
After only a few months of launching the first biometric terminal in the U.S., a new study by Delta Air Lines shows the majority of its customers flying out of the country from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport would rather use facial recognition technology at boarding. Roughly 72% of travelers flying direct to an international destination on Delta and its partners from Atlanta prefer facial recognition to standard boarding. Passengers have the option to opt out and can go through…

These are the tech skills most in demand in the Bay Area

9 hours 14 min ago
Nearly three-quarters of Bay Area hiring managers surveyed expect to expand their tech teams within the next six months and weighed in with which specific IT skills they have an immediate need to fill, according to a report released today by recruiting firm Robert Half Technology. Cybersecurity skills, as well as three cloud-related skills, are in hot demand, not only in the Bay Area but also nationwide, according to the report, which culled responses from more than 2,800 IT hiring managers across…

Oregon Entrepreneurs Network executive director to step down

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 5:54pm
Maggie Finnerty is stepping down as executive director of the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network. Finnerty has led the organization since January 2017, when she took over the top post from Linda Weston, who retired after nearly 17 years at the helm. She is leaving to care for an ailing parent, according to a press release, and will officially exit at the end of June. “I take pride in all that we’ve accomplished," Finnerty said in a statement. "The foundation we have built is very exciting and…

SpaceX to launch $90 million rocket from Kennedy Space Center

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 5:52pm
SpaceX plans to launch its Falcon Heavy rocket valued at $90 million from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center sometime during a four-hour window that opens at 11:30 p.m. tonight. If it's delayed by weather, a backup launch window opens at 11:30 p.m. on June 25. This "will be among the most challenging launches in SpaceX history with four separate upper-stage engine burns, three separate deployment orbits, a final propulsive passivation maneuver and a total mission duration of over six hours," according…

SpaceX counting down for its ‘most difficult launch ever’

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 5:27pm
The STP-2 mission is carrying two dozen separate spacecraft that will be deployed in 20 commanded actions to three different orbits.

SoCal IT services provider PCM is sold

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 5:20pm
If the buyout is approved, the acquisiton would expand and bolster Insight Enterprises IT services offerings to corporate customers worldwide, an industry observer said.

Apple poaches a former EA executive to lead marketing at Beats

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 5:19pm
Cupertino-based Apple Inc. is hiring a former Electronic Arts Inc. executive to lead marketing at Beats by Dre, the premium headphones company Apple purchased in 2014. Chris Thorne is stepping in to fill a role that’s remained vacant since February, after former executive Jason White quit the company to lead marketing at Portland-based cannabis oil provider Cura Cannabis. Thorne spent five years as a vice president of marketing at Redwood City-based Electronic Arts, followed by two years as the…

Government services provider Metis buys intelligence contractor Pluribus

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 5:09pm
Executives from Metis Solutions LLC said in a statement Friday the Arlington-based defense services provider had acquired Alexandria intelligence contractor Pluribus International Corp.   The financial terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, but the buy provides the private equity-backed Metis — which offers a range of defense, policy and business consulting services — with intelligence, counterintelligence, cybersecurity and other capabilities to the 17-agency intelligence community.  “Pluribus…

Colorado satellite startup has doubled in size and is still hiring dozens

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 4:53pm
The company has leased an additional 80,000 square feet of manufacturing space.

Snap Kitchen's rebound now includes shipping veggie taco hash and other healthy meals by mail

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 4:21pm
A couple of years after closing stores and cutting jobs, Snap Kitchen has found a new way to sell healthy meals that are ready for the microwave: shipping them overnight to customers in more than a dozen states, with the potential to reach tens of millions of households.

Here's how Denver's growing tech salaries compare to other U.S. tech hubs

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 4:21pm
A new report shows Denver is a fast-growing city for tech salaries.

Apple poaches a former EA executive to lead marketing at Beats

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 4:14pm
Cupertino-based Apple Inc. is hiring a former Electronic Arts Inc. executive to lead marketing at Beats by Dre, the premium headphones company Apple purchased in 2014. Chris Thorne is stepping in to fill a role that’s remained vacant since February, after former executive Jason White quit the company to lead marketing at Portland-based cannabis oil provider Cura Cannabis. Thorne spent five years as a vice president of marketing at Redwood City-based Electronic Arts, followed by two years as the…

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