Cedar Park Center tries again to line up naming rights

The Cedar Park Center is getting serious again about trying to line up a corporate sponsor to purchase naming rights for the sports and entertainment venue north of Austin. Rick McLaughlin, general manager of the arena operating company and president of the Texas Stars minor league hockey team that plays home games at the venue, told Austin Business Journal that a consulting deal has been signed with New York City-based Legends, a sports branding company, to find a corporate partner interesting…

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Ideal Power shares gain in trading debut

Photovoltaic inverter developer Ideal Power Inc.’s initial public offering posted a strong showing Friday. Shares of the Spicewood-based company surged 7 percent from its $5 listing price to close at $5.35. Ideal Power (Nasdaq: IPWR) is offering 3 million shares and plans to complete the IPO only if it raises a minimum of $10 million, according to a filing with the U.S. Securites and Exchange Commission. Ideal Power, which was founded in 2007 as Ideal Power Converters, joined the Austin Technology…

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Pro tennis team moves from California to Austin

A California professional tennis team in the Mylan World TeamTennis league will relocate to Austin for the 2014 season, led by star player Andy Roddick, an Austin resident. The former Orange County Breakers franchise will be known as the Austin Aces, and is owned by entrepreneur Lorne Abony. In a statement, the team said it is considering several venue options for home matches and expects to finalize a location by the end of the year. Roddick ended up on the Austin Aces roster after the team made…

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Texas adds 14,500 construction jobs in past year

October brought a good-news/bad-news scenario to the state’s construction sector. Construction firms in Texas added 14,500 employees to their payrolls between October 2012 and October 2013, according to the latest employment analysis by Arlington, Va.-based Associated General Contractors of America. In October 2012, the state’s construction industry reported 593,500 employees. A year later, this sector had 608,000 employees — an increase of 2.4 percent. Only two states, in fact, added more…

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Mobile Security Spending May Hit $9 Billion This Year

Spending on mobile security could reach an all-time high this year. If the trend continues, Research and Markets reports, global spending on mobile device and network security infrastructure, software and services will reach $9 Billion by the end of 2013. Mobile networks around the globe generate more than 50 Exabytes of traffic annually. The immense […]

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Austin jobless rate moves lower in October

Unemployment in the Austin area fell again, dropping to 5.1 percent in October. That’s down from a 5.3 percent unemployment rate in September, a month when employment data release was delayed due to the federal government shutdown. The Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos metropolitan area still has roughly 50,900 unemployed workers. Statewide, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 6.2 percent in October, down from 6.3 percent in September, according to numbers released Friday by Texas…

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Connecticut software firm considers move to Austin

Considering how many companies have relocated to Austin in the past few years, while other heavyweights such as Google Inc., IBM Corp., and eBay are now on hiring sprees to add hundreds more jobs, I joked to someone in the Austin Business Journal newsroom recently that if the phone rings, it must be somebody calling to say they’re moving here. I wasn’t expecting to hear that when Jeff Jones called me Friday, but the topic came up soon enough. Jones recently relocated back to Austin to set up the…

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MMW: The Week’s Top Stories

In case you missed it, here are some of the top stories in mobile marketing and advertising we’ve been following this week. Are Mobile Marketers Missing The Mark on Consumer Expectations? It’s the boldest question being posed in the digital marketing arena today: Are mobile marketers missing the mark on consumer expectations? Unfortunately, there’s a […]

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Infographic: Verizon IDs Key Enterprise Tech Trends for 2014

What will be the key enterprise technology trends for 2014? That’s the question Verizon is taking up this week and answering with five clearly identified trends to speak of. Enterprise users will gain unprecedented control over their technology environment in 2014, the nation’s largest wireless operator asserts. The new year, for example, will see a […]

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Goldwasser principals split; founder says he starting over

The principals of Austin-based Goldwasser Real Estate are in the midst of a major falling out. Founder Chad Goldwasser says he plans to restart the brokerage company from scratch. Attorneys are working out the details, but Goldwasser said all but two agents in the company – roughly 100 agents – will be staying with him. “A bunch of other brilliant guys are coming on board and we’re going to grow the company in an amazing way,” Goldwasser said in an interview with the Austin Business Journal…

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