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Quiz: How well do you know Austin tech offices?

The 512tech team has seen its share of Austin tech offices, and after a while, they all start to look alike.  Tech companies big and small have embraced the open-office layout, with exposed ductwork and playful colors and furnishings. It’s the stainless...

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Investors shrug as Cirrus Logic reports higher sales, profit

When Apple Inc. forecasts higher sales, that usually bodes well for Cirrus Logic. That’s because the Austin chipmaker supplies audio and voice chips for Apple’s iPhone. Apple on Tuesday reported better-than-expected sales and profit, and forecast...

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Wednesday Tech Crawl: Apple stock soars after reporting stronger-than-expected sales

Happy Wednesday, everyone. There was a ton of Apple-related news yesterday because they had their earnings announcement. I’ve compiled some of the most interesting Apple stories here: Apple shares soar after surprisingly strong third-quarter earnings...

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BuzzFeed report: Popular dating app Bumble turned Austin high-rise apartment into its office, angering residents

UPDATED AT 4 p.m.: Bumble released a statement to the American-Statesman about its time at the Bowie high-rise. Everyone at Bumble looks back upon our time at Bowie with great fondness and as such a memorable chapter in our company’s history. The...

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Inside 512Tech: The story behind our 50-years-of-IBM-in-Austin story

If you tuned in to Austin radio station KUT this morning, you might have heard me talking about my package of stories published over the weekend on IBM and its 50-year history in Austin.  Exactly 50 years ago today, IBM built a typewriter manufacturing...

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Tech Jobs: Who was hired, promoted in Central Texas in July

Welcome to the July edition of “Leveled Up,” a monthly tally of who was hired or promoted at the top tiers of Austin’s tech companies and startups.  Software Mobile e-commerce company Shopgate, which last year moved its headquarters from Palo Alto...

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50 years in, IBM still helping shape Austin’s tech sector

On a sizzling summer day on July 31, 1967, a small crowd of Austin politicians and news media ducked inside a brand-new IBM manufacturing plant in far North Austin to watch a Selectric Composer typewriter roll down the assembly line for the first...

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Timeline: IBM in Austin

1937 - IBM establishes a sales office in Austin.  1966 - In December IBM announces it will build a 200,000 square-foot typewriter manufacturing plant in Northwest Austin. 1967 - On Aug. 1, IBM’s new plant opens and it ships its first IBM Selectric...

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Fifty years in, IBM is still shaping Austin’s tech sector

On a sizzling summer day on July 31, 1967, a small crowd of Austin politicians and news media ducked inside a brand-new IBM manufacturing plant in far North Austin to watch a Selectric Composer typewriter roll down the assembly line for the first...

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Wednesday Tech Crawl: It’s the end of Flash

Adobe will stop updating and distributing Flash in 2020 Adobe will phase out its Flash plugin, which is used to display videos and other graphics, by the end of 2020. TechCrunch reports that Adobe will stop updating and distributing the software in...

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