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Venture-backed startups are often faced with one of three futures — IPO, acquisition or failure. In this roundup, we’re looking at the most important acquisitions of 2017. We cover acquisitions, mergers and fundings in our daily newsletter, The Beat. You can sign up for that here if you want to get this type of news when it happens. Now, let’s take a look back at the Austin startups and tech companies that were acquired in 2017 — along with some of the investors who...

3B Scientific, a global supplier of anatomical and biological teaching aids, makes its products easier to find by upgrading its 14 multilingual e-commerce sites with fast partial word search.  3B Scientific is making it easier for customers to find particular products among its inventory of 111,600 anatomical and biological teaching aids. A recent technology upgrade enables the global manufacturer to provide advanced site search, including partial keywords, in multiple languages across its 14 e-commerce sites. 3B’s products include models of human hearts...

Retailers that still don’t believe they have anything to learn from Singles Day may have a long road ahead if they want to stay competitive.  The 24-hour shopping extravaganza, held on Nov. 11, brought in $25.3 billion in sales (or gross merchandise value), up 39% compared to 2016. In addition to more than 140,000 Chinese brands and 60,000 international brands participating in this year’s Singles Day event, 225 countries and regions completed transactions throughout the day. In one day, this event eclipsed...

Thanksgiving is still two weeks away, but Black Friday has already begun — at least for some retailers. Best Buy on Wednesday began offering “Black Friday” discounts on hundreds of items, including big-screen TVs, Apple Watches and tablets. Walmart followed a day later, with $6 pajamas and $998 Samsung TVs. Amazon.com, meanwhile, started its “Countdown to Black Friday” on Nov. 1, offering dozens of new deals each day. (Jeffrey P. Bezos, the founder and chief executive of Amazon, owns The Washington Post.) In an ever-frenzied race...