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Thursday Tech Crawl: Mark Zuckerberg responds to Trump

Mark Zuckerberg defends role in election, responds to Trump After President Donald Trump tweeted on Wednesday that Facebook is “anti-Trump,” Mark Zuckerberg went on Facebook to respond. Zuckerberg is Facebook’s founder and chief executive. The New...

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City’s culture led Siemens to pick Austin as home for digital services center

Earlier this year, Siemens quietly started building a new digital services center for its building technology division in Austin, and the company announced this week that it has already hired nearly 130 workers for the center. Austin was picked by...

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Dell Technologies hires new diversity chief

Amid increasing scrutiny over diversity issues in the tech industry, Rond Rock-based Dell Technologies has created the new job title of chief diversity and inclusion officer, and appointed Brian Reaves to this position.  Reaves was previously a senior...

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Cybersecurity firm Jask opens an Austin office

A San Francisco-based cybersecurity startup is opening an office in Austin, where it plans to hire as many as 50 people. Jask develops software that helps security analysts do their jobs by using artificial intelligence to monitor the network.  “A...

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Tesla rumors send AMD’s stock on roller coaster ride

After a CNBC report on Wednesday said that AMD might be providing chips for Tesla’s autonomous vehicle technology, AMD’s stock jumped more than 7 percent in after-hours trading.  But in a roller-coaster day for chip investors, the stock was down by...

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Hate doing laundry? Austin’s Press Cleaners developed an app for that

Ryan Harmon has plenty of experience in software sales. After working in sales for Austin-based tech startups Sparefoot and Lawn Starter, Harmon decided it was time to launch his own tech startup focused on laundry delivery. “The concept came about...

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Thursday Tech Crawl: Hackers got into SEC database, may have traded on inside information

Hackers got into SEC database, my have traded on inside information A government regulator said Wednesday that hackers accessed its corporate disclosure database and may have illegally profited from insider information, according to Reuters. The U...

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Check out Google’s new downtown Austin offices 

Three cityview terraces. Gourmet cafeterias that serve complimentary breakfast, lunch and dinner. A “speakeasy” secret hangout with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves, a bar, couches and a piano.  Welcome to Google’s new downtown Austin offices. The 300...

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How Austin’s Cirrus Logic is getting into the voice biometrics business

After two years of development work, Austin’s Cirrus Logic is poised to release a new chip and software tools that will allow tech companies to install voice biometrics on their devices.  This means that smart home devices, mobile phones and other...

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