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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What Austin's tech groups accomplished this election season

Two months ago, Austin’s tech industry was gearing up to become more politically involved in local elections, with ambitious plans to launch a political action committee, a get-out-the-vote drive and candidate endorsements. The tech industry — which...

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Why so many analysts are recommending this Austin company's stock

When analysts got their hands on Cirrus Logic's earnings announcement last Thursday, they were surprised. Pleasantly surprised.  The company reported sales and profit that had exceeded their expectations. Again. Sales were up 40 percent from the same...

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Dell helps launch presidential lobbying effort on behalf of women entrepreneurs

Dell Technologies is dipping its toe into presidential politics.  An "open letter" was sent to the presidential campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on Tuesday from more than 80 companies, including Dell Technologies, pressing the candidates...

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