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Waldo Adds $4 Million for Software That Finds Your Face in the Crowd

Austin—Waldo Photos, a startup with facial recognition software that helps its users find photos of themselves and family members, has raised $4 million in a new round of financing led by Lewis & Clark Ventures. Waldo plans to use the money to add to its engineering team and sales force, as the startup is expanding […]

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As Drugs Fail, Some Researchers Urge a Return to Alzheimer’s Roots

As the quest to find treatments for Alzheimer’s disease keeps crashing against rocks, a group of researchers in the field want their peers to pay more attention to the part of the brain where Alzheimer’s disease first wreaks havoc. A new paper from the researchers, published this month in the journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia, is […]

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Eyeing Consumers Needing Car Repairs, CarCalmly Plans August Launch

San Antonio—People who drive spend about 50 minutes on the road per day, according to consulting firm McKinsey. And while laws discourage people from using a cell phone while driving, it’s no secret those drivers probably have smartphones nearby. Some tech startups are seeking opportunities in the auto industry, by using data they can get […]

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Promising Cash for Consumers, Startup Dosh Plans Break Out of Beta

Austin—A new startup that claims it can get consumers cash back on their purchases—and bring its customers more business in the process—has raised $2 million in new seed funding and is preparing to launch out of beta testing. Called Dosh, the company has raised $6 million in total seed funding but isn’t yet naming its […]

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RealCo Accelerator Opens in San Antonio for Internet Tech Startups

San Antonio—There is a new startup accelerator in San Antonio that provides early stage funding, mentorship, and more for business-to-business Internet tech companies. RealCo’s accelerator program lasts up to 15 months and offers startups as much as $125,000 in early operating capital for a small equity stake in return. The accelerator is led by partners […]

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With $5M Funding, Waldo Photos Aims to Find You in Pictures

[Corrected 2:58 p.m., 1/22/15. See Below.] The prevalence of social media and smartphones has made photo-taking, from food to friends to the ever-indulgent selfie, a bit of an exercise in futility. How do people keep track of all these photos of themselves, especially when someone else takes them? An Austin, TX, company called Waldo Photos is […]

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Vsnap Building Business on Vision of “Ubiquitous” Video Messaging

The blow from getting a higher-than-expected bill from someone like your lawyer could be softened it if came attached to a 60-second video message explaining the special things he or she actually did in detail. At least, that’s what Dave McLaughlin thinks—and he’s building his new startup Vsnap around the idea. McLaughlin has been around […]

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King of the Web Lets More People in on the Secret: It’s a Video-Heavy Popularity Contest with Cash Prizes

King of the Web, the social gaming startup led by some big names in Seattle tech, is opening up the private beta I speculated about earlier this month. Passwords were doled out to Twitter and Facebook followers today, and I took a peek under the hood. From what I can see so far, King of […]

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