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An avatar that could virtually ‘try on’ clothes before you buy them? Austin’s Bold Metrics hopes its tech can make that a reality

In 2014 the founders of a little-known software startup called Fashion Metric arrived in Austin.  The founders, Daina Burnes and Morgan Linton, moved their company from Los Angeles to Austin because Fashion Metric had been admitted to Austin’s Techstars...

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After close of EMC deal, Dell Technologies reports quarterly revenue of $20.1 billion

Dell Technologies had revenue of $20.1 billion in its first full quarter as a combined company after buying data storage company EMC Corp., Dell officials reported Thursday. The Round Rock-based technology giant reported a loss of $236 million in...

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Tired of going to the gas station? Tech startup Yoshi brings the gas to you

Many car owners dread those routine stops at the gas station to fill up the tank.  But what if you never had to go to a gas station again? For a $20-a-month subscription fee, gas delivery startup Yoshi will come to your work or office and fill up...

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With a new name and new businesses under its belt, Dell Technologies launches advertising campaign

Dell Technologies unveiled last week its first major advertising campaign under its new name. Called “Let’s Make it Real,” the television advertisement starts out with a magic show on stage, with actor Jeffrey Wright explaining that what seems like...

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Tech Crawl: Amazon delays opening its new cashierless convenience store due to technical glitches

Good morning, Austin. Here’s the latest tech news from around the web this morning: Amazon delays opening its new cashierless store Called Amazon Go, the cashierless convenience store was supposed to open this month, notes the Wall Street Journal...

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Statesman newsroom among those affected by Level 3 Communications internet outage

UPDATED AT 1:30 p.m.: My newsroom sources tell me we have Internet service again. Or, as one Statesman editor sarcastically put it: “Our long national nightmare is over.” EARLIER: Since just after 10 a.m. this morning, reporters and editors working...

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Tech Crawl: Electronic devices bigger than a cell phone banned on certain flights

Good morning, Austin. Over at 512tech we’re still recovering from seven (!) days of covering SXSW Interactive, which will soon become just SXSW. Meanwhile, here’s what is happening in the tech world outside of Austin: Electronic devices larger than...

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The most revolutionary technology at SXSW might be a shopping app

One of the biggest technology innovations at South by Southwest had nothing to do with virtual reality or artificial intelligence, or any of the other sexy tech topics that tend to dominate the conversation at tech conferences.  Promoted without much...

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Five Austin startups that stood out during SXSW

For startups, the South by Southwest conference can be the ideal place to launch, meet investors or gain new customers. And as a bonus for Austin companies, it’s right here in their backyard, so no pricey plane tickets or hotel rooms needed.  After...

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Former Obama staffers: Not the greatest idea for tech leaders to run for president

There’s a sense among some business and tech leaders now that if real estate developer and Apprentice TV star Donald Trump can become president, anyone has a shot at this nation’s higher office.   But in an interview with Recode’s Kara Swisher at...

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