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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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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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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