How to become an ‘influencer’

So you want to become an influencer. The job has plenty of upside. There’s all the free stuff, for one, and the most successful influencers can earn thousands of dollars from a single tweet or blog post. We asked some of Austin’s...

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Think you've got what it takes to be an influencer? 

So you want to become an influencer. The job has plenty of upside. There’s all the free stuff, for one, and the most successful influencers can earn thousands of dollars from a single tweet or blog post. We asked some of Austin’s top influencers and...

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Austin firms help track, monitor influencers

In 2012, Sarah Ware founded a company called Markerly that built tools to make it easier for bloggers to share their content on social media. Ware said their widgets allowed Markerly to gather data on which bloggers were “truly influential” based...

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How Austin's influencers make a living off social media

It was a Friday, and that meant one thing in Jessi Afshin’s world: playing dress up. Afshin plucked a mustard yellow chunky sweater from her closet, threw on a pair of high-rise skinny jeans and, to complete the outfit, slipped into a pair of never-worn...

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As Dell expands into servers and storage, PC business is boosting revenue

Dell Technologies has been trying to distance itself from its "legacy" hardware business of making PCs for years, focusing more on the fast-growing area of offering IT products and services to large corporate and government customers.  Buying data...

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Open Source

Austin gets another ride-hailing option -- with a twist

Ride-hailing company Chariot, which uses 14-passenger vehicles to transport riders along fixed routes, announced on Tuesday two fixed routes for the Austin area that will be available starting on Wednesday. One is called the "Lamar Bullet" and runs...

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Why privately owned Dell is about to publicly discuss its finances

Michael Dell, the CEO of Dell Technologies, likes to boast about how great it is to be privately controlled. No more 90-day shot clock. No more quarterly earnings reports. No more fretting over the gyrations of the company's share price. Dell went...

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Tech Crawl: Silicon Valley companies delay releasing diversity reports

Good morning, Austin! Here's the latest tech news from around the Web this morning: Silicon Valley companies delay releasing workforce diversity reports The Wall Street Journal reports that several Silicon Valley companies -- including Twitter Inc...

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One-Question Interview: Why tech startups should worry about patents

Stephen Mason is an Austin-based patent attorney with the Michael Best & Friedrich law firm. He spoke to the American-Statesman recently about why technology startups should focus on securing patents.  Why should a tech startup worry about patenting...

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Tech Crawl: Online shopping soars during Black Friday weekend

Good  morning, Austin!  We've looked through the interwebs to find the best tech news: Everyone's talking about going online  to shop  this year Yes, it's Cyber Monday, but all weekend retail experts said signs point to a big year for online sales...

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