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How much money will EMC execs make on Dell merger deal?

When Dell's purchase of EMC Corp. is finalized later this year, some EMC executives stand to make millions through stock and cash option payments.  According to SEC filings filed Tuesday, some EMC executives will make millions off the merger from...

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The One-Question Interview: Amir Elaguizy, CEO of Cratejoy

Elaguizy's first company, Market Zero, which he co-founded with Alex Morse, was sold to Zynga in 2011. Now he's a co-founder of Cratejoy, which provides the back-end support for subscription box companies.  What lessons did you learn from the first...

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512tech Recommends: Events for the week of May 23

Welcome to 512tech Recommends! Every week we comb through the various tech meetups, hackathons, demos, open houses and other tech events happening in our Austin's tech scene and tell you which ones are Google-calendar worthy. Mobile and Indie Game...

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512talk Edition 6: face-filter fun and NXP

This week in our video chat, 512tech reporters Lilly Rockwell and Omar L. Gallaga discuss recent stories on the site including Friday's column and photo gallery about Snapchat and MSQRD face filters, and coverage of NXP's annual conference and word about...

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Austin-based HomeAway is building a temporary apartment inside the Eiffel Tower

HomeAway certainly knows how to get the media's attention.  After the success of its short-term rental inside the HomeAway headquarters during SXSW, the Austin-based vacation rental site said Thursday it is building the first-ever temporary apartment...

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Federal report: High-tech employers hire more men, whites and Asians than the overall private sector

A federal report released Wednesday highlighted what many people who work in the tech industry already know: that some minorities and women are vastly under-represented in this economically potent industry.  The report says that the high-tech sector...

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Inside NXP's sprawling tech lab

A big part of NXP Semiconductor's annual conference in Austin is their "tech lab." NXP is a European chipmaker that bought Austin-based Freescale Semiconductors last year in a nearly $12-billion deal.  The lab, which occupies most of an entire floor...

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City of Austin launches program to hire temporary tech workers

Tech workers aren't exactly clamoring to work for the public sector. Most prefer to go where the money is: big-name companies like Dell or Google or buzzy startups with the potential for a lucrative IPO.  The city of Austin wants to change that. ...

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NXP CEO hints that more layoffs still to come in Austin 

NXP Semiconductors CEO Rick Clemmer is in Austin this week for a weeklong tech conference dubbed "NXP FTF," with the FTF part being a nod to what the conference used to be called: "Freescale Technology Forum." Netherlands-based NXP bought Austin-based...

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Dell reports lower revenue but smaller operating losses

Dell Inc.’s revenue in its first quarter was $13.2 billion, a 2 percent decline from the same period a year ago, according to preliminary figures released by the company late Friday.The Round Rock-based tech company revealed some preliminary data...

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