Querium Corporation Launches TSI Math Prep for the New Texas College Placement Assessment

Querium Corporation has launched an adaptive learning program to enable prospective Texas college students to prepare for the mathematics portion of the new Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Assessment. Querium’s TSI Math Prep, built on an A.I.-based learning platform, is designed to rapidly identify students’ strengths and weaknesses, deliver an optimized learning path for the TSI, and advance students as soon as they demonstrate mastery.

Master the Elements in the Quantum Physics-inspired “Atomic Fusion: Particle Collider”

Developed by Austin native ByteSized Studios, Atomic Fusion: Particle Collider has players (a.k.a. Physicists) explore all the elements in the Periodic Table though frantic arcade gameplay.

The Outbox Shutdown Makes Me Want to Invest In Their New Idea

Outbox announced in a blog posting today that they were shutting down the Outbox service and pivoting to something new and (hopefully) better. Their messages to customers contains a hint of the quality of these entrepreneurs, and a peek into the kind of strategic business thinking and attention to metrics that every startup should aspire to.

Main Street Hub Secures $14 Million Series B Funding

Main Street Hub, the Austin based “do-it-for you” marketing platform for local businesses, today announced the closing of a $14 million Series B equity financing round led by Bessemer Venture Partners (BVP) with participation from existing investors, including Harrison Metal Capital.

Verb Spins out of the University of Texas at Austin

A new social enterprise, Verb, has spun out of the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin (UT).

HAIL A CAB Releases 3.0 Adding Payment Features

Yellow Cab Austin, the city’s premier taxi service, announced the release of its HAIL A CAB™ app version 3.0

The Zebra Completes Funding

The Zebra, a real-time online auto insurance comparison platform, today announced that it has raised an additional $3 million to complete its seed financing round, bringing the company total to $4.5 million to fuel a nationwide expansion of its auto insurance comparison services.

HomeAway Acquires Australian-based Stayz

HomeAway acquired Australian-based Stayz for $198M in cash.

Boxer Launches on iPad, Announces Integrations with Evernote & Sanebox

Boxer, the next generation mobile inbox, today announced immediate availability of the Boxer app for Apple’s iPad. Building upon its market lead as an independent, open platform, the company also announced integrations with Evernote and Sanebox.

Under Armour Buys MapMyFitness for $150M

Sports clothing giant Under Armour has acquired Austin-based MapMyFitness for $150M, according to media reports.