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Is another Austin tech space trying to steal Capital Factory’s brand? A new lawsuit says yes.

Is another tech entity trying to cash in on the brand of Austin tech accelerator Capital Factory? The startup incubator thinks so, and has sued East Austin co-working space atx Factory and its founder, accusing them of trademark infringement, unfair...

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Monday Tech Crawl: The solar eclipse is upon us

Austinites, get ready for the sun to (almost) disappear A solar eclipse will make its way throughout the U.S. today and darken our skies for minutes at a time. Some cities throughout the country will experience a total covering of the sun by the moon...

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As Uber touts changes after return to Austin, some city leaders remain skeptical

On June 15, 2016, a month after Uber and Lyft left Austin, Uber representatives Adam Goldman and Trevor Theunissen walked into Austin City Hall to meet with Mayor Steve Adler.  Their purpose for being there, Theunissen said, was to mend a broken relationship...

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Friday Tech Crawl: Wal-Mart readies to battle the Whole Foods-Amazon combo, and seriously, don’t stare at the sun during the eclipse

Happy Friday to you, Austin. The weekend is almost upon us. As you grind through the final day of the work week, here’s a look at some of the tech-related stories that are making news around the Internet today: Is Wal-Mart ready to take on the Whole...

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After patient deaths, Austin’s Apollo Endosurgery involved in FDA investigation

After five people died since January 2016 following surgery to insert an inflatable balloon into their stomachs to treat obesity, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating whether that medical device is to blame for their deaths.  Included...

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Austin-based LVL Technologies, maker of hydration watches, receives $6.75 million funding round

Austin-based LVL Technologies, a company also known as BSX Athletics that makes wearable devices that measure hydration, has received a $6.75 million round of funding - its most significant to date - led by Samsung Electronics, the company said Thursday...

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Google gobbles up more space in new downtown Austin high-rise

Google is growing its downtown Austin footprint, even before its first employees set foot in the company’s new space in the sleek new office tower called 500 West 2nd. The new space ultimately will house more than 450 Google employees, working on...

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Trump says he will disband advisory, manufacturing panels

President Donald Trump posted on social media Wednesday that he is disbanding two of his business advisory councils as fallout continues from his remarks about racially charged violence in Virginia. In a post on Twitter, the president said:  "Rather...

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Wednesday Tech Crawl: Apple has built a $1 billion war chest for Hollywood programming

Apple sets aside $1 billion for digital content Yet another tech company is trying to crack Hollywood.  The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple has set a budget of roughly $1 billion to procure and produce original content over the next year. ...

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Critics call on Michael Dell to leave Trump advisory council

Pressure is mounting on Dell Technologies founder and CEO Michael Dell to resign from a manufacturing council that advises President Donald Trump. Over the past two days, four chief executives have resigned Trump advisory panels in protest over his...

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Amazon to sell bonds to pay for Whole Foods purchase

Amazon.com said Tuesday that it plans to sell $16 billion in bonds to fund “all or a portion” of its pending $13.7 billion acquisition of Austin-based Whole Foods Market.  News of the bond offering comes as Whole Foods shareholders prepared to vote...

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Austin biotech firm Molecular Templates raises $60 million, goes public

Austin-based biotechnology firm Molecular Templates is now a publicly traded company, thanks to a reverse-merger with California-based Threshold Pharmaceuticals. The company now trades under the stock ticker “MTEM” on the Nasdaq stock exchange. It’s...

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Austin’s Crossroads Systems files for bankruptcy, agrees to restructuring plan

Austin-based technology company Crossroads Systems has filed for bankruptcy protection, and has agreed to a restructuring deal that will bring it millions in cash from a Dallas-based investor in exchange for a significant ownership stake in the company...

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Retro gaming bliss: ‘StarCraft Remastered’ and ‘Sonic Mania’ are new this week

New video games out this week: “StarCraft Remastered.” The remastered edition of one of Blizzard Entertainment’s most enduring franchises includes improved audio and graphics, but adheres to the successful formula that made the real-time-strategy...

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Tuesday Tech Crawl: Netflix co-founder starts $10 a month unlimited movie pass, and GoDaddy and Google ban neo-Nazi site following Charlottesville violence 

Here’s how you can watch all of the movies you want for $10 per month Mitch Lowe, a Netflix co-founder who now runs a startup called MoviePass, said he is dropping the company’s movie ticket subscription on Tuesday to $9.95. This means subscribers...

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Samsung Austin illustrates twists, turns of evolving manufacturing sector

As Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar begins touring manufacturing plants around the state this month to highlight the changing industry, his first stop on Monday brought him, as well as Texas state Sen. Kirk Watson, D-Austin, to Samsung Austin Semiconductor’s...

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Monday Tech Crawl: Doxxing Charlottesville, HBO hackers, women in tech

Good morning! Hope you had a great weekend. Here's a look at some of the top tech stories you might have missed: Doxxing Charlottesville Following the violent protests in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend, a number of amateur sleuths have turned...

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Austin executive: Tech fields are ripe for influx of women

Earlier this summer, Austin tech company Spanning Cloud Apps promoted longtime Austin software engineer Andrea Adams to vice president of engineering.  That in and of itself was newsworthy.  The vice president of engineering position has been a notoriously...

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Can 3D printing technology really create hair prosthetics? An Austin salon is among those offering the service

In Austin, 3D printing technology is nothing new. It’s been seen at the University of Texas, at tech events like South by Southwest and at local health care companies. But recently, it’s also turned up at Shanna Moll’s hair salon. The North Austin...

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