Thunderstorms hit Central Texas, severe weather warning for Sunday

1:45 p.m. update:  In part thanks to a cold front, the National Weather Service says they are not expecting thunderstorms to materialize this evening. Meteorologist Corey Van Pelt said a storm they have been tracking that is west of San Antonio is...

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XBiotech is officially told ‘No’ in its effort to gain European approval for its lead cancer drug

Austin biotech startup XBiotech finally got an answer from European regulatory officials about whether it  can sell and market its lead cancer drug, Xilonix, in Europe. The answer was no. The company said in a written statement that it plans to request...

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Synlogic buys struggling Austin biotech company in reverse merger deal

Struggling Austin biotech company Mirna Therapeutics has found a buyer.  Cambridge, Mass.-based Synlogic has agreed to take over Mirna Therapeutics in a reverse merger deal. That means Synlogic will receive all of Mirna’s publicly-traded shares and...

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How has the merger with EMC affected Dell’s PC business? That and other burning questions for one of Dell’s top executives

We sat down with Sam Burd, the vice president and general manager of Dell’s PC division, to ask all of our burning questions about the company’s personal computing business, which makes up nearly 60 percent of its revenue in the most recent quarter...

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Tech Crawl: Hewlett Packard Enterprise finally unveils 'The Machine'

Happy Tuesday, everyone. As usual, there’s lots of distracting non-tech news out there related to President Trump and allegations that he shared confidential information with the Russians.  But over here at 512tech we’re focused on the most buzzworthy...

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In Austin’s ride-hailing wars, could a driver’s lounge give Fasten an edge?

Boston-based ride-hailing company Fasten is planning to open a new office in East Austin. The facility is intended to be a lounge area for its drivers, complete with restrooms, coffee, snacks and even a drive-through window for dropping off lost items...

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Tech Crawl: Microsoft extends Windows platform to iOS and Android phones

Happy Friday, everyone. We’ve survived another week dominated by Trump news (the firing of FBI Director James Comey). In the tech world, here’s what everyone is talking about today:  Microsoft wants to extend Windows 10 platform to iPhones or Android...

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It looks like the end of the road for Austin’s Mirna Therapeutics

It looks like the end has arrived for once-promising biotech company Mirna Therapeutics.  After its lead drug produced severe side effects during a Phase 1 study, the Austin company had to halt any attempts to bring that drug to market. Late last...

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VIDEO: Check out the sights, sounds of Dell EMC World 2017

More than 13,000 people converged in Las Vegas this week for Dell EMC World, which is the annual tech conference for Round Rock-based Dell Technologies.  Tickets for this conference cost nearly $2,300, though not everyone pays the full price. This...

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As Dell EMC World debuts in Las Vegas, company’s founder pitches a new IT solutions vision

LAS VEGAS -- It’s repeated so often, it’s almost taken as a fundamental business truth: Businesses are flocking to the public cloud because it saves them money by not having to buy IT equipment and software, or hire the people to run them. But Dell...

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