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This day in tech history: The University of Texas business school installs a computer 'for teaching purposes'

The year was 1962. John F. Kennedy was president and the United States was in the throes of the Cuban missile crisis.  But at the University of Texas business school, the news on October 18 was all about some exciting new technology: the computer...

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Dell is moving its big tech conference from Austin to Las Vegas, citing lack of convention space

On Tuesday evening, blues rock group Alabama Shakes will perform a private concert at the Austin Convention Center. The exclusive concert is the opening night party for Dell EMC World, an annual tech conference hosted by Dell Technologies. Over a...

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Tech Crawl: Peter Thiel donates $1.25 million to Donald Trump

Good morning, Austin. Here's the buzziest tech news from the weekend: Peter Thiel will donate $1.25 million to Donald Trump Silicon Valley investor Peter Thiel plans to donate $1.25 million to Donald Trump, according to the New York Times. Thiel...

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Tech Crawl: HP will cut 3,000 to 4,000 workers in the next three years

Hello Austin, and TGIF. Here's the most buzzed-about tech news to start your Friday: HP announces job cuts HP Inc., a big rival of Dell Technologies' PC division, said it plans to cut 3,000 to 4,000 employees from its payroll over the next three years...

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Trump or Clinton? Third party? None of the above?  Where Austin's tech leaders stand on presidential politics.

As Election Day approaches, we wondered who Austin's tech leaders were voting for in this presidential race.  Reporters Lilly Rockwell and Lori Hawkins did a story earlier this year that detailed the donation records of the tech community, which...

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Transgender in tech: 5 things tech companies should know about hiring and working with trans people. 

For National Coming Out Day, tech incubator Capital Factory hosted a panel discussion Tuesday afternoon called "Transgender in Tech." The idea was to talk about transgender issues in the workplace, dissecting everything from gender-neutral bathrooms...

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This day in tech history: Travis County tries electronic voting machines for the first time.

On this day 46 years ago, Travis County tried electronic balloting for the first time -- sort of.  As this Austin American-Statesman article from Oct. 11, 1970 notes, Travis County Commissioners only wanted to dip their toes into this then-new concept...

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Tech Crawl: Samsung stops making Galaxy Note 7 smartphones

Good morning, Austin! Here's your top tech news from the weekend: Samsung stops making new Galaxy Note 7s After discovering that even its replacement Galaxy Note 7 smartphones were prone to overheating and catching fire, Samsung has completely stopped...

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Dell Technologies confirms layoffs

Dell Technologies confirmed Friday that it is conducting layoffs. This is what the company said in a statement given to the American-Statesman: The number is not material to Dell Technologies’ headcount of approximately 140,000. As is common with...

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A month after buying EMC, Dell Technologies confirms layoffs

Dell Technologies confirmed on Friday that it is conducting layoffs, a predictable move after the company completed its $58 billion acquisition of EMC Corp. last month. The Round Rock-based company said the layoffs are “not material” to their global...

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