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We want your feedback. Tell us what kinds of stories you would like 512tech to pursue next year.

Hi, 512tech reader.  We appreciate you coming to our site, and we want to make sure that you continue coming to 512tech.com next year for comprehensive coverage of Austin’s tech companies and personalities.  Please take a few minutes to take our brief...

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The most-clicked 512tech stories of 2016

The first calendar year of 512tech’s life has been an exciting one. Back in March, the American-Statesman launched our new technology reporting website --  just days before the South by Southwest Interactive Festival kicked off.  The site’s mission...

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Tech Crawl: Amazon asked for Echo data in murder case

Good morning, Austin. We’ve roamed the World Wide Web to bring you the latest tech news: Amazon is asked to provide access to Echo data in murder case According to The Information, police authorities in Bentonville, Ark. issued a warrant for Amazon...

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Fortune: Dell almost bought EMC way back in 2009

Dell Technologies explored a merger with EMC Corp. as far back as 2009, Fortune magazine reports, but abandoned it because of concerns over the still-unfolding financial downturn.  In the January issue of Fortune, the magazine offers an in-depth article...

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Why an Austin tech entrepreneur is getting involved in the debate over transgender bathroom regulations

Joseph Kopser started Austin transportation app RideScout as he was finishing up a 20-year career in the Army.  RideScout tells its users which transportation mode will get them to their destination the quickest, whether it’s walking, biking, ride-hailing...

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Tech Crawl: Consumer Reports isn’t recommending MacBook Pros for the first time

Happy Friday, Austin! Here’s the most buzzed-about tech news: Consumer Reports won’t recommend Apple laptop In a first for Apple’s MacBook Pro line, Consumer Reports says they won’t be recommending them due to concerns over battery life. When Consumer...

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AMD shows off its new line of 'Ryzen' computer processors

Inside a dark East Austin warehouse on Tuesday afternoon, several dozen gamers gathered around a small stage, eager for a first glimpse of Advanced Micro Devices' new computer processor.  Called "Ryzen," the processor line is four years in the making...

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Oracle announces Austin layoffs

Software company Oracle Corp. told state officials it is laying off 71 workers in Austin.  In a letter sent to the Texas Workforce Commission, as required by federal law when a company does a mass layoff, Oracle said it is laying off employees who...

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Tech Crawl: Which tech CEOs are invited to meet with Trump this week

Good morning, Austin! We've scoured the web this morning to find the most buzzed-about tech news: Which tech leaders are meeting with Trump? Recode has a list of which tech leaders were invited, and which ones were not, to president-elect Donald...

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How to become an ‘influencer’

So you want to become an influencer. The job has plenty of upside. There’s all the free stuff, for one, and the most successful influencers can earn thousands of dollars from a single tweet or blog post. We asked some of Austin’s...

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