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During visit to Austin, Satya Nadella makes a pitch for empathy

When Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella was interviewing for his first job at Microsoft, the last question he was asked was curveball. It went something like this: “A young child falls in the street in front of you and is crying. What do you do?”  Nadella...

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Thursday Tech Crawl: In threat to Nvidia and AMD, Intel is getting into the graphics business

Intel hires top graphics guy from Advanced Micro Devices Though Intel is dominant when it comes to computing chips, the company has never been a leader in graphics processors. Intel is hoping to change that, by first hiring away AMD’s graphics chief...

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Longtime rivals AMD and Intel team up against Nvidia

For decades, chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices has battled for dominance in the computer chip market against rival Intel Corp.  But on Monday, both companies announced they were putting their competition aside to work together. Intel is developing ...

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How a tech accelerator program is tackling Austin’s affordable housing challenges

Alex Le Roux has an unusual idea for how to lower the cost of housing in Austin. He wants to build homes using a 3D printer. Le Roux, a mechanical engineer, is co-founder of Icon 3D, a company that plans to build a 25-by-30-foot printer capable of...

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Austin’s Cirrus Logic reports better-than-expected sales, profit

Austin-based chipmaker Cirrus Logic reported higher-than-expected revenue and profit in its fiscal second quarter, in large part due to demand for new Apple smartphones.  CEO Jason Rhode said in a letter to shareholders that the company’s $425 million...

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Thursday Tech Crawl: Facebook plans big hiring spree to better police content

Facebook plans hiring spree to help review content Executives at Facebook said they plan to hire 10,000 more workers to increase safety and review content across the platform. That means Facebook will employ a total of 20,000 people to review content...

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WSJ reports: Michael Dell is poised to buy $40 million condo in Boston

Dell Technologies CEO Michael Dell has a $40 million penthouse condo in Boston under contract, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday. The penthouse is in the under-construction Four Seasons Private Residences One Dalton Street...

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Thousands of engineers gather in Austin for the Society of Women Engineers conference

More than 14,000 people descended on Austin this week for the sold-out Society for Women Engineers conference, also known as WE17.  The popular conference provides professional development and networking opportunities for primarily women engineers...

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