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With $282M acquisition, Silicon Labs doubles down on Internet of Things 

Silicon Laboratories is doubling down on the “Internet of Things” market with its recent $282 million acquisition of California-based Sigma Designs. Austin-based Silicon Labs has continued to notch higher sales growth thanks in part to its efforts...

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3M to sell Austin unit to Corning in its latest local downsizing

Industrial and consumer products company 3M continues to reduce its Austin footprint, announcing plans to shed a unit based here that makes bandwidth and optical fiber devices for the telecommunications sector — six months after it reached a separate...

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Austin tech accelerator DivInc shows off its startups at Demo Day

After three months of intense work, DivInc, the Austin accelerator for diverse entrepreneurs, has launched its latest group of startups. The founders of eight companies took the stage for Demo Day on Friday at Google’s downtown Austin offices. They...

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Planview expands its software offerings with another acquisition

Austin software maker Planview is expanding its project management offerings with the acquisition of a Tennessee-based company, the company said Monday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Planview sells software that helps companies map...

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Monday Tech Crawl: Apple’s ex-design chief back in role, and how Amazon picks its deals of the day   

Jony Ive is again leading Apple’s design operations  The Apple executive had left the chief design role for some time as he helped Apple open its new headquarter campus in Cupertino, Calif.  With the campus now open, Ive is back leading a team he...

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Oracle’s big bet on Austin

For 16 months, Oracle’s new corporate campus has been quietly taking shape on prime waterfront property southeast of downtown Austin. The sleek five-story building will have more than half a million square feet of office space that initially will...

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Friday Tech Crawl: snow day, yes, but also a HomeKit security issue, a hot Bitcoin app and living in Amazon’s bubble

Who cares about tech news, it snowed in Austin last night, can you believe it!? You can? You still want some tech news, rounded up? All right, fine, but we’re going out and making a snowman after this. HomeKit oopsie turns into update and limited...

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With free ‘Wander’ project, artists want you to choose your own downtown Austin adventure

One of the joys of the old “Choose Your Own Adventure” books, popular in the 1980s and 1990s, was the dead ends. In the series of books, flipping to a page to continue the story could result in your character’s death. But you could always backtrack...

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Austin e-commerce startup Dosh raises $5M for deal-finding app that gives cash back

Austin startup Dosh has raised an additional $5 million as it prepares to launch its app for finding cash and deals. Founded a year ago, the company offers a free app that gives consumers cash back on debit and credit card purchases when they shop...

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Dell reports 3rd quarter sales of $19.6 billion, lowers operating loss

Dell Technologies on Thursday reported a more than 20 percent year-over-year growth in sales for its fiscal third quarter, while also reporting that it lowered its operating loss. Boosted by solid sales in PCs, servers and networking devices, the...

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‘Unicorn’ cybersecurity company gets ready for more growth in Austin

Duo Security -- a ‘unicorn’ software company with a valuation of more than $1 billion -- is preparing for more growth in Austin. After tripling its Austin headcount in the past year, the fast-growing cybersecurity company has moved to a larger downtown...

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Cybers threats on rise for state government, Texas Senate panel told

The terms vary — phishing, hacktivism and whaling are just a few — but they all represent serious cybersecurity threats increasingly menacing state governments throughout the U.S., some Texas state senators were told Wednesday. “Unfortunately, the...

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After Amazon-Whole Foods merger, grocery delivery companies adapt to industry’s new reality

On June 16, the day Amazon announced it would acquire Austin-based Whole Foods Market, Instacart CEO Apoorva Mehta called a company-wide meeting from Instacart’s headquarters in San Francisco.  Mehta wanted employees to know it was not time to panic...

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Report: Prices at Whole Foods edge back up a bit

Since its acquisition of Whole Foods Market in August, Amazon has twice promoted lowering prices of some items at the Austin-based grocer. But those price cuts, which have included items such as avocados, beverages, eggs and turkeys, have not led...

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Wednesday Tech Crawl: Google escalates its spat with Amazon, plus millions of net neutrality comments were faked

Good morning, Austin! We have scrolled the internet to bring you the latest technology news. Here’s what’s going on: Google pulls YouTube from Amazon devices, escalating spat A rare public spat in the technology industry escalated on Tuesday when...

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‘Steep: Winter Games Edition’ and a bigly-packaged ‘Dead Rising 4’ for PS4 are new in games

Video games out this week “Steep: Winter Games Edition.” Hey, it’s getting a little chilly, is that putting you in the mood for some winter sports? This package includes the original snowboarding/skiing, etc. game “Steep” in addition to “Road to the...

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Tuesday Tech Crawl: More hacks in 2018, SAS moving to East Austin, making Messenger safer

Good morning, Central Texas! Here's a look at some of the top local and national tech stories we're following for you today: More hacks in 2018 In 2017, the list of companies hacked seemed never-ending. (Hello, Equifax!) Well, according to CNET, expect...

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Software maker SAS moving Central Texas operations to new East Austin campus

After more than 25 years at the same location, software firm SAS is moving its 94-acre campus in far Northwest Austin to a new building under way in East Austin, where a rapidly developing office market is emerging just east of downtown.  Rick Whiteley...

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Monday Tech Crawl: Examining Apple’s bad week, and how Amazon influenced CVS and Aetna’s blockbuster deal 

Apple is coming off a bad week The tech giant had to address multiple bug issues with some of its devices this past week.  The problems began on Tuesday, when users running Apple’s macOS High Sierra operating system on their computers were informed...

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