The One-Question Interview: A  tech CEO talks about what to look for in a good mentor

Greg Stock is the CEO of Austin-based Zenoss, a provider of enterprise software for network monitoring.  He spoke to 512tech.com recently about the influence mentors have had on his working life. As a CEO, he says, mentors have helped him with tough...

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What Dell workers think about cubicles vs. open office

While on a recent tour of Dell Technologies' new open-office environment at its Round Rock campus, I had the chance to sit down with two Dell workers to find out what it was like to lose a cubicle desk in favor of unassigned open seating.  A bit of...

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Dell sheds the cubicle farm to experiment with an open office layout

On a recent Wednesday afternoon, Dell Technologies showed off its latest innovation, a design achievement that doesn't rely on a memory card or cloud computing.   It's the new look and furnishings of the tech company's 22-year-old Round Rock campus...

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Tech Crawl: Why Snapchat went beyond the smartphone and unveiled its first hardware product

Good morning, Austin! Here's what you need to know from the world of tech to start your week right: Everyone is talking about Spectacles. That's the special sunglasses sold by Snapchat, which has also changed its name to Snap Inc. The Wall Street...

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Tech Crawl: Facebook overestimated how long people watched its video ads

It's finally Friday, Austin! We've got the most buzzed-about tech news to get you ready for the weekend: Facebook overestimated how long people spent watching video ads For two years Facebook has overestimated "average viewing time" for its video...

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Austin's Mirna Therapeutics' stock plummets more than 20 percent

Mirna Therapeutics, an Austin-based drug development company, said last night that it had to abruptly close its Phase 1 study for its lead cancer drug because of "severe adverse events" associated with patients who were given the drug.  "The company...

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Tech Crawl: Ride-hailing service Lyft details plans for self-driving cars in 2017

Good morning, Austin! We've combed through the interwebs to find the most buzzed-about tech news: Lyft details plans for self-driving cars in 2017 After rival ride-hailing company Uber got quite a bit of publicity when it launched its self-driving...

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You say you're a Clinton supporter. But your biometric data says you aren't.

Even though she’s already decided to vote for Donald Trump, Austin resident Diana Welsch was eager to watch last week’s televised Commander-in-Chief forum, which featured the two major party candidates fielding questions about military issues.  But...

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For the first time, Dell is No. 1 for server shipments

Dell Inc. reached a major milestone this year when it shipped more servers than its competitors in the second quarter.  Research firm Gartner said Dell gained 8.9 percent in market share to secure 19 percent of the market in server shipments, though...

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Tech Crawl: To prevent another fatal accident,  Tesla releases new version of Autopilot  software

Happy Monday, readers! We've scoured the depths of the interwebs to bring you the buzziest tech news: Tesla re-tools its autopilot system to rely more on radar Remember that horrific Tesla Model S crash in May that killed its driver? It was widely...

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