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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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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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Why Facebook has hired 700 Austin workers and is getting ready for another wave of expansion

In 2010, Facebook Inc. opened a seven-person office to explore whether the city was a good fit for its young, hard-driving workforce.   It turned out it was, and over the past seven years, the social media giant has grown its Austin team to 700 people...

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Austin man wins a $100,000 Thiel Fellowship

A twenty-year-old Austin resident named Micah Green, who has started a housecleaning robotics company called Maidbot, has won a coveted $100,000 Thiel Fellowship. The popular fellowship helps young entrepreneurs pursue their passion instead of going...

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Shoppers offer mixed reactions to Whole Foods purchase

“So what do you think of Amazon buying Whole Foods Market?” Warren Sieder bit into a slice of pizza as he pondered how to answer the question. The Los Angeles resident was visiting his son in Austin and had just sat down to eat lunch on the...

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Why Facebook has hired 700 Austin workers and is getting ready for another wave of expansion

In 2010, Facebook Inc. opened a seven-person office to explore whether the city was a good fit for its young, hard-driving workforce. It turned out it was, and over the past seven years, the social media giant has grown its Austin team to 700 people...

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Tech Crawl: Amazon is considering buying Slack, the popular corporate messaging startup

Happy Thursday, everyone. Here’s the most buzzed-about news from the last 24 hours: Report: Amazon is considering buying message service Slack Bloomberg reports that Slack Technologies Inc. has received “recent inquiries about a potential takeover...

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Dell reports stronger PC sales in its first quarter

Dell Technologies said Thursday that sales stemming from its PC division grew by 6 percent, to $9.1 billion, in its fiscal first quarter.  Though Round Rock-based Dell Technologies is now a tech conglomerate that sells a lot more than computers, the...

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Want to create a podcast but don’t have the budget for expensive audio equipment? Enter Adam Curry.

Podcaster Adam Curry has been on a quest for over a decade to create the perfect podcasting device.  Curry, who rose to fame as an MTV host in the 1980s and 1990s, now lives in Austin. He’s spent the last 13 years producing various podcasts, including...

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