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Tech Crawl: Samsung's upcoming Galaxy phone gets a new look, Pokemon Go & Starbucks team up, and Amazon Go uses cameras, lots of them

Good morning, Austin! We scrolled the internet to bring you the latest in tech news. Here's what's happening: Samsung plans all-screen design in new Galaxy phones Get ready for a new look and feel for Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S8 smartphone. The...

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New boutique hotel planned behind Guero’s in SoCo neighborhood

The owners of Guero’s Taco Bar on South Congress Avenue are adding a three-story hotel behind the well-known restaurant, a project planned amid a new wave of change sweeping Austin’s storied avenue. The hotel, currently named Kimber Modern...

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Austin's Perk Inc. being acquired by California digital media firm RhythmOne

Austin-based Perk Inc., which makes mobile rewards software, has agreed to be acquired by  San Francisco-based digital media company RhythmOne in a deal worth $42.5 million, the companies said Monday. Upon completion of the all-stock transaction...

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Austin's HID Global grows again through an acquisition

Austin-based HID Global is continuing its buying spree with the purchase of Bluvision, a developer of Bluetooth low energy products. Financial terms were not released. Bluvision, founded in 2014 and based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., sells Internet-of-things...

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Tech Crawl: GoPro is closing its Austin office, Apple is flying drones and Silicon Valley has a new unicorn

Report: GoPro is shutting offices including one in Austin Embattled wearable camera maker GoPro is closing offices in Austin and Los Angeles as it lays off teams in both cities, according to Variety. GoPro, which has built a devout following of athletes...

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After 14 years at the helm, uShip co-founder and CEO is stepping down

After nearly 14 years, fast-growing uShip will have a new leader. Matt Chasen, who co-founded the Austin-based online shipping company in 2003, is stepping down from his role as CEO. "As you can imagine, the decision to hand over the helm isn't an...

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Austin software maker Bazaarvoice sees revenue inch up, net loss narrows

 Revenue at Austin software maker Bazaarvoice Inc. inched up in the second quarter, while the company's net loss narrowed, the company reported Wednesday. The online and social media marketing company said it posted revenue of $50.4 million for the...

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Mujeres y minorías reclaman más espacio en sector tecnológico

Adrianna Cantú, una nueva empresaria, estaba enfocada en desarrollar el software que es la base de su nueva compañía en el área de la salud, la cual se encuentra en Austin. Ahora, de acuerdo a ella, crear una red de apoyo es igual de crítico...

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Austin health care startup Medici collects $24.2 million in new funding

Medici, an Austin startup whose mobile app connects doctors and patients, has raised $24.2 million in new funding. The company received the money from 10 investors, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Medici previously...

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