Tech Crawl: Twitter shares plunge 10 percent after a brutal quarterly report. Plus, Facebook is closing hundreds of Oculus VR pop-ups, and a new VC firm is targeting cyber-security startups.
Good morning, Austin! We have scrolled the internet to bring you the latest in technology news. Here’s what’s happening: Twitter shares crater as growth slows to a crawl Forget the “Trump bump.” Twitter shares sank Thursday after the social media...Read More
Rackspace Hosting, which was acquired three months ago by a New York private equity firm, will cut six percent of its U.S. workforce, the company said Tuesday. The layoffs will affect at least 275 employees of its more than 4,600 U.S. employees...Read More
As it ramps up for more growth, Austin online shipping company uShip has named a new leader. The company said Wednesday that enterprise software veteran Mike Williams has joined uShip as CEO and board member. Williams was previously general manager...Read More
Digital advertising agency OwnLocal is growing by making another acquisition. The Austin company said it is buying a Florida-based digital service provider to the newspaper industry for an undisclosed price. Print2Web, founded in 2001 in St. Petersburg...Read More
On the heels of President Donald Trump’s temporary travel ban issued last week, thousands of employees at Austin-based National Instruments received an internal memo Monday afternoon. It said the company was working with employees impacted by the...Read More
Tech Crawl: Tech giants unite with a letter opposing Trump travel ban. Plus, could Facebook’s “Discover People” be the new Tinder?
Good morning, Austin! We scrolled the internet to bring you the latest in tech news. Here’s what’s happening: Tech giants plan united stand against Trump’s immigration ban Microsoft, Facebook, Google, Apple and Amazon.com are drafting an open letter...Read More
Cirrus Logic beat Wall Street expectations in its fiscal third quarter, but shares of the chipmaker fell more than 8 percent in after-hours trading. Earnings were announced after markets closed. Shares of the Austin-based company slid 8.69 percent...Read More
Laura Kilcrease, an Austin tech leader and mentor to entrepreneurs over the past three decades, is leaving Texas for a job in Canada. Kilcrease has been named CEO of the Alberta Innovates Corp., which provides government funding for research in sectors...Read More
YouEarnedIt, which lets companies create programs where employees reward each other with digital points, has earned a reward of its own: its first round of venture capital. The fast-growing Austin company said Tuesday it has raised $6.5 million to...Read More
Culturati Summit brings together CEOs and company leaders to tackle company culture. Here’s why organizer Eugene Sepulveda says it matters.
During the heyday of the dot-com era, lots of startups built their company culture based on foosball tables, cool office space and Friday afternoon beer parties. In the end, it didn’t work out well for most. When the dot-com bubble burst and the Herman...Read More