Austin biotech company Lung Therapeutics raises $14.3 million

Austin biotech company Lung Therapeutics said Tuesday it has raised $14.3 million to help fuel its quest to develop drugs to treat fibrosis, lung injury and other diseases. The lead investor in the funding round was Bios Partners. Lung Therapeutics...

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AMD’s rebound has meant big money for key executives

As chief executive at Advanced Micro Devices, Lisa Su earned $2.9 million in 2015. A year later, her earnings with the California-based chipmaker ballooned to $16.6 million. The remarkable rise in Su’s income is due to a metoric rise in the value...

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Tech Crawl: Uber fires engineer accused of stealing trade secrets from Google

Happy Wednesday, everyone. Here’s the top tech news from around the web this morning: Uber fires engineer that was accused of stealing trade secrets from Google The engineer at the center of a lawsuit between Google and Uber over self-driving car...

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Austin tech entrepreneur is selling Austin lake house

Austin tech entrepreneur Philip Berber and his wife Donna Berber have put their 30-acre waterfront home on the market for $14.95 million.  Known as Commanders Point Estate, the 9,642-square-feet mansion overlooks Lake Travis and was designed to look...

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IBM’s Watson learns to compose music

A small team at IBM’s Austin operations center is doing something amazing — teaching the company’s famed Watson artificial intelligence platform how to compose music. Although it’s still in the development phase, the technology’s creators...

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Non-human songs: IBM’s Watson technology learns to compose music 

Musician Richard Daskas is trying to write a new song.  He stands over his keyboard and plunks down a few chords. Then he stops. Janani Mukundan, who is operating a Mac laptop on a nearby table, asks him if what type of music he’s in the mood for...

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Tech Crawl: Facebook signs deals for original video content

Happy Thursday, everyone, we’ve almost made it to the weekend. Here’s the most buzzed-about tech news from the last 24 hours: Facebook signs deals for original video content Facebook will buy news and entertainment videos from companies like Vox Media...

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How much money were Dell executives paid last year?

Want to know how much money Dell Technologies executives made last year? You’ve come to the right place.  We’ve analyzed an annual filing from Dell Technologies with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, which discloses how much money their...

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Former Dallas police chief urges UT graduates to bridge divides, and seek public service

“Invite someone home for dinner.” Former Dallas police chief David O. Brown made this simple declaration no less than a half-dozen times during his commencement address at the University of Texas on Saturday evening.  What he meant was: be inclusive...

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