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Austin’s Upland Software sees stock surge after earnings report

Austin-based Upland Software saw its shares surge on Friday, a day after the company reported financial results that exceeded Wall Street expectations and issued stronger guidance for the current quarter. Upland’s shares jumped 8 percent for the day...

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Tech Crawl: Senate loosens ISP rules on sharing customer data, Gorillaz go 360-degree

You made it to Friday! Here’s some of the tech news we’re watching today on 512tech: Senate overturns Obama-era privacy rules for ISPs In a 50-48 party-line vote on Thursday, the U.S. Senate voted to overturn 2016 privacy rules that prevented Internet...

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Two Austin startups, Rap Charge and JumpStart Charging, focus on upping the power-station game

Remember when there were two disaster-themed movies coming to theaters, “Volcano” and “Dante’s Peak?” How about “Armageddon” and “Deep Impact?” Or for a more recent example, that time there was an FX docu-series, “American Crime Story: The People...

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As Google Fiber pulls back in Kansas City, could same thing happen in Austin?

Google Fiber appears to be pulling back on installing its high-speed internet service in Kansas City, Mo., according to published reports, but the technology giant says it’s still committed to rolling out 1-gigabit service here in Austin. Bloomberg...

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Tech Crawl: Google’s ad crisis spreads, Facebook rolls out its new alert to combat fake news, and Medium hopes you’ll pay $5 a month to read its posts.

Good morning, Austin! We scrolled the internet to bring you the latest tech news. Here’s what’s happening: Google’s ad crisis deepens as companies freeze spending Google’s advertising crisis has gone global after some of the biggest advertisers...

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Data usage doubled in two years during SXSW, says AT&T

AT&T users attending South by Southwest this year used more than 86.36 terabytes of data, the company said. That’s equivalent to 247 million selfies or streaming music for 122,000 straight days. This year’s figure is more than double the data...

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Austin e-commerce startup Dosh raises $2 million to launch service

An Austin startup that says it can get you cash back on debit and credit card purchases has raised $2 million to launch its service. Dosh, founded a year ago, is preparing to release its free app, which it says finds cash and deals for consumers when...

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With a new name and a fresh $9 million, Austin’s Mythic launches its AI platform

With a new name and a fresh $9 million in funding, Austin-based Mythic is launching an artificial intelligence platform aimed at devices ranging from action cameras to drones to health wearables. Mythic, formerly named Isocline, received the investment...

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Central Texas-based Fanatic Software, maker of popular productivity apps, is snapped up by Utah software firm

In a deal that will expand its reach, Fanatic Software, the maker of popular personal productivity apps, has been acquired by a Utah-based software company. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Fanatic, based in Cedar Park, makes the Pocket...

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What worked (politics, weather) and what didn’t (lines, bots) at SXSW 2017

It’s hard to keep a consistent scorecard for South by Southwest because everyone’s South by is so different and personal. You make a schedule and adhere to it as much or as little as you care to and then the adventure begins. The unpredictability...

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Tech crawl: Looking back at SXSW 2017

Good morning, Austin.  It’s the first post-South by Southwest workday for 2017, so we hope all of you enjoyed the 10-day conference and all of its tech, music, movies and pop-culture pieces.  As we ease back into normalcy, here’s a look at what some...

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Five Austin startups that stood out during SXSW

For startups, the South by Southwest conference can be the ideal place to launch, meet investors or gain new customers. And as a bonus for Austin companies, it’s right here in their backyard, so no pricey plane tickets or hotel rooms needed.  After...

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WWE Superstar Xavier Woods on YouTube success, unicorn horns and co-hosting the SXSW Gaming Awards 

Whether it's in the squared circle or the realm of YouTube, World Wrestling Entertainment Superstar Xavier Woods is no stranger to success.  As part of the tag team The New Day, Woods held the WWE Tag Team Championship a record-setting 483 days, leaving...

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The most revolutionary technology at SXSW might be a shopping app

One of the biggest technology innovations at South by Southwest had nothing to do with virtual reality or artificial intelligence, or any of the other sexy tech topics that tend to dominate the conversation at tech conferences.  Promoted without much...

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Esports steps into SXSW Gaming Expo’s spotlight

Competitive gaming is perhaps the biggest cultural phenomenon of our time that the average person knows nothing about. The scope of esports is larger than ever before, as games like “League of Legends,” “DOTA 2” and “Street Fighter V” pull in millions...

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Emerald Tavern brings low-tech tabletop gaming to SXSW Gaming Expo

Tabletop gaming is about as low-tech as you can get: Board games comprised of cards, dice and plastic. Despite that, the fast-growing hobby has a home right in the center of the SXSW Gaming Expo, with Austin-based Emerald Tavern Games & Cafe and...

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Talking about fake news and SXSW with Texas Standard

This week on the “Texas Standard” radio show, we talked about a keynote panel that shifted into a discussion of fake news during South by Southwest with two major purveyors of it, and about what companies such as Facebook and Google are doing about...

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Five things we loved at SXSW Gaming 2017

As if South by Southwest wasn’t overwhelming enough, Thursday saw the beginning of the Gaming Expo, taking over Exhibit Halls 1 and 2 in the process. The expo floor will be open from noon to 8 p.m. through Saturday, giving badge-holders from all three...

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Outage by Square causes some SXSW annoyance

Square, a popular service for processing credit card payments, went down briefly Thursday afternoon, cutting into business at some food trailers and other merchants at South by Southwest. By 3 p.m., service had been restored, according to a Square...

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