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Tech Crawl: Google recruits web stars for VR push and Amazon plans lower cost music subscription service

Good morning, Austin. We have cruised the internet to bring you the latest tech news. Here's what's happening: Google amps up its virtual reality push Google is pouring hundreds of thousands of dollars into virtual-reality films and programs ahead...

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VUV Analytics nets $6.5 million to ramp up growth

VUV Analytics, a Cedar Park-based scientific instruments company, has raised $6.5 million to expand development and break into new markets. The company, which focuses on molecular spectroscopy, sells optical lab instruments that use short wavelengths...

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Austin's Magnitude Software scoops up another company

Continuing its strategy of buying smaller companies, Austin-based Magnitude Software has acquired  Simba Technologies of Vancouver. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Magnitude was founded in 2014 through the merger of two software firms...

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Can an Austin startup change the world with its 3D printing technologies?

It's not an exaggeration to say that Samantha Snabes wants to change lives through 3D printing.  Three years ago, she was working at NASA as a strategist and volunteering for Engineers Without Borders at Johnson Space Center. She met NASA engineer...

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Tech Crawl: Intel will start making ARM-based smartphone chips, and Pinterest jumps into video ads

Good morning, Austin! We have scrolled the internet to find the latest tech news. Here's what's happening: Intel will make ARM-based smartphone chips Intel Corp. is licensing technology from rival ARM Holdings in a move that will allow it to churn...

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Tech Crawl: Google's Duo takes aim at Facetime, Snapchat buys mobile search app

Good morning, Austin. We scanned the web to bring you what's happening in the tech world today. Here's what's going on: Google launches a new video calling app Taking aim at Apple's FaceTime, Google has unveiled a free new video chat application...

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Austin-based FloSports raises $21.2 million to expand coverage of niche sports

Ten years ago, brothers Martin and Mark Floreani saw a business opportunity in covering niche sports that have die-hard fans. So Martin Floreani, who wrestled for California Polytechnic State University, and Mark Floreani, a former University of Texas...

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An Austin startup is connecting students around the world. Here's how they are doing it.

Joe Troyen got the idea for his Austin startup a decade ago, when he was a college student studying in Spain. He loved learning Spanish by speaking with people in Spain, and when he returned to the United States he looked for a way to continue to...

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Austin's Ambiq Micro, which broke new ground with its ultra-low-power chip, collects millions

Ambiq Micro, which broke new ground last year with its ultra-low-power chip, has raised $9.5 million, according to securities filings. The Austin-based company received the money from 35 investors, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and...

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Tech Crawl: Snapchat under fire for "yellowface" filter, Arianna Huffington leaves HuffPost to launch a new startup

Good morning, Austin! Here's what's happening in the tech world today: Snapchat faces backlash for "yellowface" filter After users took to Twitter to express outrage, Snapchat took its "yellowface" filter down and apologized, but it's still facing...

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