Open Source

Author Dan Lyons tackles ‘bro culture’ and why it’s damaging to tech companies

The irony of a white male in his late 50s delivering a talk about diversity and bro culture on the opening day of South by Southwest wasn’t lost on Dan Lyons.  “I never expected at my age to become some sort of diversity advocate,” Lyons joked  when...

Read More

What we learned about Austin’s ride-hailing options by testing six of Austin’s ride-hailing apps

Usually an out-of-town guest wants to know where to go for the best tacos or barbecue in Austin.  But lately the No. 1 question is from tourists is “Which ride-hailing app should I use?” We understand their confusion. After ride-hailing juggernauts...

Read More

FBI Director James Comey cancels SXSW appearance

FBI Director James Comey has canceled his highly-anticipated and controversial interview at the SXSW Conference this year, citing schedule conflicts that will keep him in Washington, D.C. A statement put out by SXSW on Tuesday morning reported that...

Read More

Open Source

Six amazing things that happened at SXSW Interactive last year

Let’s take a walk down memory lane. Sure, you might be focused on planning for all the panels and parties at this year’s SXSW conference. (Or figuring out how to avoid downtown Austin completely.) But you might find it instructive to look back on...

Read More

Open Source

Tech Crawl: Everything you need to know about Snap’s IPO

Happy Friday, everyone! On this Snapchat-heavy news day, we’ve collected some of the most intriguing tech news stories from the last 24 hours for you to consume: Everything you need to know about Snapchat’s IPO First, it went well. When the disappearing...

Read More

Open Source

In direct challenge to Intel, AMD finally launches its Ryzen line of processors

On Thursday, Advanced Micro Devices will officially begin selling its new “Ryzen” desktop processors, which promise to be its most competitive offering in a decade. AMD’s first three Ryzen computer processors will offer substantially the same performance...

Read More

Open Source

Tech jobs: Who was hired in February

Welcome to our third edition of “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 January edition by clicking here. E-commerce software firm Big Commerce promoted Alexandra...

Read More

Open Source

A tragic car accident changed Jeff Butler’s life forever.  That didn’t stop him going to the Paralympics and starting an Austin tech company

He was tired after football practice, so 13-year-old Jeff Butler laid down in the back of his family’s SUV.  That decision changed his life forever when another car slammed into the side of the car he was riding in, breaking Butler’s neck.   The Fort...

Read More

Open Source

Tech Crawl: Waymo sues Uber, accusing the ride-hailing company of stealing trade secrets

Happy Friday everyone! In this TGIF edition of Tech Crawl, we’ve examined the depths of the Internet and brought back the best tech stories for you to peruse. Alphabet’s Waymo sues Uber over self-driving car secrets A lawsuit filed Thursday in U...

Read More

Here’s how to reach Austin District 5 Council Member Ann Kitchen

If you live in most parts of South Austin, here’s how you can reach your City Council member: District 5 Council Member Ann Kitchen Who she is: An attorney and former state representative, Ann Kitchen spent much of her career as a health care consultant...

Read More