To push for more women, Dell aims to train men

Doug Hillary has spent nearly 20 years working for Dell Inc., where he eventually was promoted to lead the 1,000-person performance analytics group. Statistically speaking, 57-year-old Hillary has spent his career working alongside people who look...

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As tech firms aim for diversity, the going is slow

Despite increasing efforts, tech companies with major Austin operations are still struggling to recruit women, African-American and Hispanic workers, according to the companies’ own reports. The American- Statesman sought to attain workforce...

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How a team of Austin engineers are helping AMD challenge Intel

Sitting behind a locked enclosure at Fry’s Electronics in North Austin is a box that contains a brand-new computer processor called Ryzen. These processors, about the size of a poker chip, sell for between $330 and $500 and they are being marketed...

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Tech Crawl: Amazon will start streaming NFL games on Thursday nights

Happy Wednesday, everyone. We’ve scoured the internet to bring you the top tech stories: NFL reaches deal to stream Thursday night games on Amazon Amazon has reached a deal to stream 10 Thursday night games on Amazon, according to the Wall Street...

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Tech companies are offering lower salaries to women, new study shows

Employers routinely offer women lower salaries than men for the same tech jobs, according to a new study by jobs site Hired.com.  Their annual report, timed to come out on Equal Pay Day (which was Tuesday), found that 63 percent of the time men receive...

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Study: Tech job seekers in Austin want to stay here

In cities like San Francisco, tech industry job seekers are increasingly looking for new jobs outside the area, where their dollar stretches further.  But in Austin, most tech industry workers looking for new jobs want to stay put, according to a...

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Tech jobs: Who was hired in March

Welcome to “Leveled Up,” a monthly tally of who was hired or promoted at the top tiers of Austin’s tech companies and startups. You can check out our February edition by clicking here. National Instruments hired Karen Rapp as its new chief financial...

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An avatar that could virtually ‘try on’ clothes before you buy them? Austin’s Bold Metrics hopes its tech can make that a reality

In 2014 the founders of a little-known software startup called Fashion Metric arrived in Austin.  The founders, Daina Burnes and Morgan Linton, moved their company from Los Angeles to Austin because Fashion Metric had been admitted to Austin’s Techstars...

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After close of EMC deal, Dell Technologies reports quarterly revenue of $20.1 billion

Dell Technologies had revenue of $20.1 billion in its first full quarter as a combined company after buying data storage company EMC Corp., Dell officials reported Thursday. The Round Rock-based technology giant reported a loss of $236 million in...

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Tired of going to the gas station? Tech startup Yoshi brings the gas to you

Many car owners dread those routine stops at the gas station to fill up the tank.  But what if you never had to go to a gas station again? For a $20-a-month subscription fee, gas delivery startup Yoshi will come to your work or office and fill up...

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