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Tech Jobs: Who was hired in December

Welcome to our first edition of “Leveled Up,” a monthly tally of who was hired or promoted at the top tiers of Austin’s tech companies and startups.  Hardware National Instruments appointed John Roiko as interim chief financial officer. Roiko will...

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Austin medical device company Luminex announces layoffs

Austin-based medical device company Luminex said Monday it has laid off more than 50 employees as part of a restructuring plan related to its acquisition of Nanosphere last year.  Company spokeswoman Christine Valle said the reorganization is “companywide”...

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That time I complained about a company on Twitter -- and it worked

I’ve been known to launch complaints on Twitter against companies I feel have wronged me.  There was the time I criticized American Airlines for stranding me in Dallas. (I got a customer service response, but nothing was really fixed. I took a Megabus...

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Tech Crawl: The tax breaks that fuel China’s iPhone City

Good morning and Happy Friday, Austin! We’ve roamed the Web to bring you the latest tech news: Inside China’s iPhone City The New York Times explores how Zhengzhou, a city of six million in China, became “iPhone City.” Thanks to perks, tax breaks...

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We want your feedback. Tell us what kinds of stories you would like 512tech to pursue next year.

Hi, 512tech reader.  We appreciate you coming to our site, and we want to make sure that you continue coming to 512tech.com next year for comprehensive coverage of Austin’s tech companies and personalities.  Please take a few minutes to take our brief...

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The most-clicked 512tech stories of 2016

The first calendar year of 512tech’s life has been an exciting one. Back in March, the American-Statesman launched our new technology reporting website --  just days before the South by Southwest Interactive Festival kicked off.  The site’s mission...

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Tech Crawl: Amazon asked for Echo data in murder case

Good morning, Austin. We’ve roamed the World Wide Web to bring you the latest tech news: Amazon is asked to provide access to Echo data in murder case According to The Information, police authorities in Bentonville, Ark. issued a warrant for Amazon...

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Fortune: Dell almost bought EMC way back in 2009

Dell Technologies explored a merger with EMC Corp. as far back as 2009, Fortune magazine reports, but abandoned it because of concerns over the still-unfolding financial downturn.  In the January issue of Fortune, the magazine offers an in-depth article...

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Why an Austin tech entrepreneur is getting involved in the debate over transgender bathroom regulations

Joseph Kopser started Austin transportation app RideScout as he was finishing up a 20-year career in the Army.  RideScout tells its users which transportation mode will get them to their destination the quickest, whether it’s walking, biking, ride-hailing...

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Tech Crawl: Consumer Reports isn’t recommending MacBook Pros for the first time

Happy Friday, Austin! Here’s the most buzzed-about tech news: Consumer Reports won’t recommend Apple laptop In a first for Apple’s MacBook Pro line, Consumer Reports says they won’t be recommending them due to concerns over battery life. When Consumer...

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