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Five Austin-based apps that can make your life easier

Austin might not be the headquarters of app juggernauts like Uber or Instacart, but there are plenty of hometown-developed apps targeted toward consumers.  These apps aiming to solve problems like finding the right babysitter or getting a meal delivered...

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Tech Crawl: Apple slashes App Store affiliate commission, Google’s self-driving cars will finally take passengers, and Atlassian’s HipChat is hacked.

Good morning, Austin! We have scrolled the internet to bring you the latest in technology news. Here’s what’s happening: Apple slashes App Store affiliate commission In an apparent move to retain more profit from apps and in-app purchases, Apple...

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Austin global intelligence firm Stratfor introduces new digital platform

A year ago, software executive Dave Sikora took the helm of Austin-based Stratfor with the goal of expanding the global intelligence company’s digital content offerings. On Tuesday, the company is unveiling the results: A new platform called Worldview...

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UPDATE: SWAT response in Northwest Austin ends, man hospitalized with self-inflicted gunshot wound

A SWAT response in Northwest Austin has ended, and a man has been hospitalized with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police first responded to the 4300 block of Canyonside Trail at about 9:17 a.m. after reports that shots were fired. After police arrived...

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FORECAST: A beautiful Sunday, but hotter weather is on the way.

Good morning, Austin! If you were among the thousands who took part in the Statesman Cap 10K today, you already know what a gorgeous day it is. If you are still inside, today’s weather report might motivate you to head out and enjoy what’s ahead...

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UPDATE: Police seek two suspects in Lake Pflugerville shooting that left one injured

The Pflugerville Police Department said Sunday it is looking for two suspects in a shooting that injured one man on Lake Pflugerville on Saturday night. Police responded to a call of shots being fired at about 9 p.m. in the 18000 block of Weiss Lane...

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Austin’s Vital Farms raises $11 million to continue growth

A decade ago, Matthew O’Hayer started a pasture-raised egg business with 20 hens in Southeast Austin. Since then, the company has grown to a network of 100 family-owned farms in seven states, and its eggs are sold in 49 states. Vital Farms...

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Trump’s ‘Hire American’ H-1B visa policies could impact Austin-area tech companies

As word leaked out Tuesday about President Donald Trump’s executive order, which authorizes further study of a government program that allows U.S. companies to hire foreign workers, Austin companies said they were hoping the administration would hear...

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Tech Crawl: Facebook responds to outrage over murder video, Apple will launch three iPhones this fall, and the number of H-1B visa applicants plunges.

Good morning, Austin! We scanned the internet to bring you the latest in tech news. Here’s what’s going on: Facebook responds to murder video backlash: “We know we need to do better” Facebook wanted ‘visceral’ live video, and it got live-streaming...

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Austin’s Next Coast Ventures leads a $4.5 million investment in LeanDNA

Austin’s new venture capital firm Next Coast Ventures is the lead backer in a $4.5 million investment in software startup LeanDNA. LeanDNA, which makes software for manufacturers, will use the money to expand sales and marketing and broaden product...

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