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Nonprofit Code2College aims to prepare students for tech careers

Matt Stephenson saw the handwriting on the wall. Working for the giant financial firm Goldman Sachs Group, in credit derivatives and mortgage-backed securities, he sensed that the market was going to experience an upset. So in 2007, a year before...

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In Austin, Postmates will deliver beer to your doorstep

Starting today, on-demand delivery app Postmates will bring beer to your doorstep. Postmates has teamed up with Austin liquor stores, such as with South Lamar Wine & Spirits, 34 Wine & Spirits and Travis Heights Beverage World, to deliver...

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Tech Crawl: Another ransomware attack spreads, Facebook hits 2 billion users, WeWork’s Austin Creator Awards 

Happy Hump Day, Austin! Here are some of the tech stories we’re following right now: Ransomware is back in a big way It’s been a few week since the WannaCry crisis, but now we’ve got another major international ransomware crisis on our hands called “Petya...

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Michelle Obama is coming to Austin for a tech conference

Michelle Obama just can’t get enough of Austin. The former first lady is coming back to our city in October for a tech conference hosted by social media software company Spredfast. The company posted the news to its Twitter account on Tuesday morning...

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Arkane Studios president Raphael Colantonio steps down

The president of Arkane Studios, Raphael Colantonio, who headed up its Austin office and co-developed the games “Prey” and “Dishonored,” said in a post Tuesday that he was stepping down from the company he co-founded in 1999. “...it is time for me...

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Austin startup Alegion brings in $3.6 million to ramp up AI initiatives

Alegion, an Austin startup that operates a crowd-sourcing automation platform used by Condé Nast, Charles Schwab and the state of Texas, has raised $3.6 million for expansion. The company received the Series A funding from RHS Investments. Launched...

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PanelPicker is ready for your SXSW 2018 ideas

The long, yet here-before-you-know it trek toward South by Southwest 2018 has begun with Monday’s opening of the PanelPicker, the mechanism by which the bulk of SXSW’s panels and programming gets chosen. PanelPicker is open for submissions through...

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EU announces record $2.7 billion antitrust fine on Google over search results

BRUSSELS - The European Union's antitrust chief announced a record $2.7 billion fine against Google on Tuesday, saying that the powerful company illegally steered users toward its comparison shopping website. The fine is the largest the European Union...

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In Austin’s biggest VC deal of 2017, AI startup SparkCognition raises $32M 

In the biggest venture investment in an Austin company so far this year, artificial intelligence startup SparkCognition has raised $32.5 million. Verizon Ventures was the lead investor in the deal, with participation from The Boeing Company, through...

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Q&A sessions reveal some details on game guru Richard Garriott’s new ‘Shroud of the Avatar’

As development of the first full release of his new game, “Shroud of the Avatar” hits the home stretch this year, Portalarium Inc.’s CEO and creative director Richard Garriott de Cayeux is inviting equity investors to help raise another $2 million...

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Exclusive: HomeAway launches a major expansion that will add 2,000 workers in Austin

Austin-based HomeAway said it is planning a major expansion at The Domain in North Austin, where the nation’s largest vacation rental company will establish its global headquarters in a 16-story office tower that will house more than 2,000 additional...

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This Chicago venture capital firm has its eye on Austin, and it's looking for deals.

Chicago Ventures has its eye on Austin. Since its launch in 2012, the Chicago-based venture capital firm has backed five Central Texas startups, and it’s looking for more deals. The firm is currently investing a $66 million fund, and partner Stuart...

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Tech Crawl: Uber starts search for a new CEO

Good morning, everyone. There’s lots happening today in tech news. Here’s what you need to know: Uber has started the search for a new CEO Recode has tallied the names on the short list for the next CEO of Uber. Earlier this week, founder and CEO...

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Can AMD compete with Intel? AMD’s stock soars as it jumps back into profitable chip server market

Standing on a stage at Austin’s Long Center for the Performing Arts,  Lisa Su beamed down at the invite-only audience as she announced the long-awaited news that Advanced Micro Devices was elbowing its way back into the profitable server business...

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Tech firm shows off new video-relay device to Austin’s deaf community

On Tuesday night, in the lobby of Austin’s Topfer Theatre on South Lamar, about 350 members of Austin’s deaf community gathered to learn about a new device being offered from Sorenson Communications, a video-relay device called the ntouch VP2. The...

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Tech Crawl:  Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is out after shareholder revolt. Plus, which Silicon Valley CEOs attended Trump’s ‘tech week,’ and more technology news.

Good morning, Austin! We have scanned the internet to bring you the latest in technology news. Here’s what’s going on: Report: Investors demanded Uber CEO’s ouster Travis Kalanick resigned Tuesday as Uber CEO after a shareholder revolt made it impossible...

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Dell: Progress slow as it aims to increase number of women, people of color in workforce

Dell Technologies hasn’t made significant progress in increasing the number of women and people of color that it employs, according to its latest report on the diversity of its workforce.  The Round Rock-based company said on the second-to-last page...

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Texas A&M System proposes Bryan data center

Texas A&M University System officials said Monday they are looking to partner with private companies to build a data center on the system’s research and education campus in Bryan. The proposed data center would target the Houston market, but would...

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Tech Crawl: Amazon/Whole Foods fallout, Google’s plan against extremism and a two-factor how-to

Happy Monday, Austin! Back to work we go. Here are some tech stories you may have missed this morning or over the weekend: Whole Foods under the microscope with Amazon deal You probably didn’t miss Friday’s huge news, that Amazon is buying Whole...

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