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Dell executive: Employees 'extremely motivated' by EMC deal

On Wednesday, the day Dell closed its purchase of EMC Corp.,  Dell EMC President and Chief Commercial Officer Marius Haas spoke by phone with the American-Statesman about the merger and its impact on the Central Texas workforce.  The following transcript...

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For the new Dell, Day 1 is all about the message 

The first day of any big acquisition or merger is usually a time for the marketing and public relations department to shine.  New logos and slogans are unveiled, old Twitter accounts are retired, signs at offices across the globe are switched out...

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A new chapter begins as Dell finalizes its EMC purchase

Dell Technologies will finalize its $67 billion purchase of EMC Corp. on Wednesday, nearly a year after the tech giant stunned the tech world by announcing that it was buying data storage company EMC Corp.  Acquiring Hopkinton, Mass.-based EMC is...

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Austin tech sector gears up for campaign season

This upcoming election season, the Austin tech industry will break into local campaigning like never before, with a new political action committee and candidate endorsements, meet-and-greets with Austin City Council members and a get-out-the vote...

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Dell will close the EMC deal next week

Dell Technologies said it plans to close its historic purchase of data storage company EMC Corp. on Sept. 7. The deal was first announced in October 2015 and has taken nearly a year to complete. In a statement, Dell  executives said Tuesday they have received...

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3M is selling its 156-acre Austin campus

Materials company 3M, best known for its Post-it notes and Scotch tape, is selling its main 156-acre campus in Austin, the company has confirmed. Company CEO Inge Thulin told 3M's Austin employees in an email last week that the Austin site "has served...

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Tech Crawl: Apple must pay billions for Irish tax breaks

Good morning, Austin! We've roamed the Web to bring you the most buzzed- about tech news from the last 24 hours: Apple has to pay billions in "clawback" tax payments If you thought your tax bill this year was too high, just be glad you're not Apple...

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Four decades after co-founding National Instruments, James Truchard steps down as CEO

James Truchard, the longtime CEO and co-founder of National Instruments, is retiring in January, the company announced late Monday.  He will be replaced by Alex Davern, the company's chief operating officer and chief financial officer. Truchard, 73...

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What is Zen and why is it driving up AMD's stock price?

Right now, some investors are probably regretting their decision to not buy stock in Advanced Micro Devices at the beginning of this year.  If an investor had plunked down $10,000 on January 4 to buy 3,610 shares of AMD stock, those same shares would...

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Austin is the top large metro area in the country for startup activity

Austin has landed the No. 1 spot on yet another list.For the second year in a row, Austin has the highest rate of startup activity of any metro area in the country. The Kauffman Index, which examines startup activity in 40 major metro areas, said...

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