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This Day in Tech History: When Dell almost kept its HQ in Austin, instead of Round Rock

Dell Technologies' headquarters has been in Round Rock since 1994 -- save for a few years when the top executives relocated to West Austin. But there was a time in the early 1990s when Austin very much wanted to keep Dell within its city limits. On...

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Tech Crawl: The best Black Friday tech deals

Happy Black Friday, everyone. In between Black Friday (or rather, Thursday) shopping, we've put together a special gif-heavy Tech Crawl with the latest tech news from the last 24 hours. Enjoy! All the Black Friday deals you should care about There...

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This Day in Tech History: Universal access to email 'imperative' to America's future

It's hard to imagine now, but there was a time when email was a new thing. And not everyone used it.  The year was 1995. Bill Clinton was president. Our economy was humming along. And the country was divided over the recent verdict in the O.J. Simpson...

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How Austin's XBiotech aims to revolutionize drug discovery

This could be the year for XBiotech. Or not. The Austin-based drugmaker is poised to learn as soon as next month whether European regulatory officials will allow its lead cancer drug to be sold commercially. XBiotech says its mission is to revolutionize...

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At Texas Conference for Women, an emphasis on working in tech

When consulting and tech services firm Accenture decided to make a concerted effort to recruit and retain more women, one key decision made all the difference: The company extended its maternity leave to four months.  "It's such a strange thing; it's...

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Tech Crawl: Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook didn't influence the election outcome

Good morning,  Austin. Here's the latest tech news from the weekend: Mark Zuckerberg insists Facebook didn't impact the election In a post on Facebook on Saturday, CEO Mark Zuckerberg defended his company against criticism that fake news and other...

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Like the rest of America, Austin tuned in to Election Night

As election results rolled in, we tracked the reaction of Austinites on Twitter (most from the tech industry) to the presidential race and local races, particularly Austin's Prop 1 mobility bond.  First, plenty of people came out to tech industry...

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Q&A: The inside story of how a single tweet led to a website that tells you how to avoid long lines on Election Day

During the primary season, I went to Austin's City Hall on my lunch hour to vote. I got in line and waited. And waited some more. The line wasn't just long or moving slowly -- it wasn't moving at all. Rumors spread that a voting machine had malfunctioned...

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Dell's Entrepreneur-in-Residence talks about the technology she can't live without when she travels

Elizabeth Gore is Dell Technologies' Entrepreneur-in-Residence, which means she helps bring the entrepreneurial perspective to Dell, and helps connect Dell with start-ups that may need their computers or IT solutions. Her work with Dell involves a...

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Tech Crawl: Samsung releases details on its next phone, seeks redemption  after Note 7 fire debacle

Good morning, Austin! Election Day is almost here. In the meantime, here's the most buzzed-about tech news from over the weekend: Samsung releases details on the next Galaxy smartphone After its last smartphone, the Note 7, had to be recalled because...

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