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How one tech startup is using cameras to help blind people ‘see’

Belinda Lane slipped on a Google Glass headset, put her white cane in her right hand and started walking. Lane, who is blind, was testing an app called Aira that uses the Glass headset to help blind people navigate their surroundings.  While Lane...

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Thursday Tech Crawl: Nielsen has figured out a way to track Netflix viewer data. And more tech news.

How Nielsen is trying to track Netflix-watching data Nobody knows how many people are watching Netflix outside of Netflix. Television ratings powerhouse Nielsen is trying to change that. The company has announced they have found a way to determine...

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As code schools win fans, University of Texas gets in the game

Two years ago, the University of Texas decided to get into a booming field in the tech industry: Coding schools. The university’s continuing education program is now offering tech boot camps. Coding boot camps have exploded in popularity...

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As code schools gain in popularity, the University of Texas hopes to mimic their success

A few months ago, Patrick Holtzman was slinging drinks at Lucy’s Friend Chicken as a bartender. But with a baby on the way, Holtzman, 29, started searching for a new career, something that would offer more stability and allow him to use his creative...

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Friday Tech Crawl: Samsung predicts record profits, and its CEO resigns

Samsung: We’re expecting record profits next quarter Samsung said on Friday it is expecting record operating profits for its September quarter. Its CEO also unexpectedly resigned, sending its shares down. CNBC reports that Samsung’s “booming semiconductor...

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Austinites really, really like to work from home, census data show

More people are working from home in the Austin area than any other major U.S. cities, according to recently-released Census Bureau data.  Nearly 9 percent of people ages 16 and up with jobs in the Austin area telecommute, the data shows. The national...

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Thursday Tech Crawl: Google unveils its new hardware lineup

Google unveils new hardware product lineup At an event in San Francisco, Google unveiled its next generation of the hardware devices it first introduced last year, including its Pixel smartphone and Google Home speaker.  Bloomberg noted that the Pixel...

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Dating app Bumble expands into business networking

Watch out, LinkedIn. Austin-based tech startup Bumble launched a business networking tool on Monday called Bumble Bizz that brings its women-first approach to meeting people to the world of business professionals. This move by Bumble, which launched...

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Thursday Tech Crawl: Mark Zuckerberg responds to Trump

Mark Zuckerberg defends role in election, responds to Trump After President Donald Trump tweeted on Wednesday that Facebook is “anti-Trump,” Mark Zuckerberg went on Facebook to respond. Zuckerberg is Facebook’s founder and chief executive. The New...

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City’s culture led Siemens to pick Austin as home for digital services center

Earlier this year, Siemens quietly started building a new digital services center for its building technology division in Austin, and the company announced this week that it has already hired nearly 130 workers for the center. Austin was picked by...

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