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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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Tech Crawl: Samsung offers $100 credit to swap your Note 7, Google is shutting down photo-sharing site Panoramio

Good morning, Austin! We scanned the internet to bring you today's technology news. Here's what's happening: Samsung wants you to return that Note 7 If you haven't gotten the message by now, it's time to return your possibly combustible Note 7. ...

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Austin online recruitment startup Jobhuk sold to New Jersey staffing agency

Austin-based Jobhuk, which runs an online recruitment platform, has been acquired by a New Jersey-based staffing agency. Compunnel Software Group, based in Plainsboro, N.J., did not disclose the financial terms of the purchase. Jobhuk launched in...

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Real estate tech startup RealSavvy scores an additional $1.6 million for growth

Real estate technology startup RealSavvy, which offers Web-based services for agents and home buyers, has collected an additional $1.6 million for expansion. Founded in 2014, RealSavvy provides custom websites for brokers and agents where they can...

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Tech Crawl: Twitter suitors dwindle and its stock takes a hit, Samsung moves into the AI fast lane

Good morning, Austin! We have scanned the internet to bring you what's happening in tech news. Here's what's going on: Just who will bid for Twitter? The list of potential Twitter suitors is dwindling, with Google and Apple bowing out. And Disney...

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HomeAway co-founder Sharples unveils new startup: Twyla

Two years ago, HomeAway co-founder and CEO Brian Sharples came up with an idea for making it easier for people to buy contemporary art. On Thursday, Sharples unveiled the results: A new Austin startup called Twyla, which sells limited-edition artwork...

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Austin-based Factom lands $4.2 million to ramp up development 

A Silicon Valley venture capitalist is putting his money behind Austin-based Factom, which develops blockchain technology to protect data. Tim Draper of Draper Associates is the lead investor in a $4.2 million investment in Factom. Other investors...

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Austin startups get a chance to make their pitch at Texas Venture Summit

It's been a tough year for Austin startups trying to raise venture capital. But more than 50 Texas technology companies will get a chance to make a pitch to investors at the Texas Venture Summit on Thursday. The event will match the companies with...

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Want to learn more about Austin's startup scene? Check out Startup Week.

Toronto entrepreneur Kim Parnell has never been to Austin before, but she says she thinks it could be a good place to build her startup, Back.io. Parnell will get a first-hand look when she takes part in the sixth annual Austin Startup Week, which...

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Austin's Caringo snares an additional $8.8 million for growth

Austin-based Caringo, which provides cloud-based data storage services, has added $8.8 million to its latest fundraising drive. The company received the capital from investors including New Science Ventures and Advantage Capital Partners. The additional...

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