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Why Austin entrepreneur Andrew Busey is giving up his car to try full-time ride hailing

When his car lease ended this month, Austin entrepreneur Andrew Busey decided not to renew it. Instead, he is going to test whether it's feasible to get around Austin using ride-hailing app Ride Austin. Busey has founded several Austin startups,...

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As South Congress redevelops, will the funky survive?

Dramatic changes are coming to South Congress Avenue, setting up a transformation that some Austinites say threatens the funky fabric of one of the city’s best-known destinations. A wave of upscale shops, restaurants, offices and boutique...

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Tech Crawl: Facebook copies Snapchat, and takes steps to combat fake news. Plus, could Trump’s anti-regulation policies be good for startups?

Good morning, Austin! We have scanned the internet to bring you the latest in technology news. Here’s what’s going on: Facebook tests Snapchat-like Stories, and combats fake news Facebook is taking another page from Snapchat, its smaller social media...

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Want to be part of DivInc, Austin’s accelerator for diverse entrepreneurs? The deadline is Friday.

If you’ve been meaning to apply to DivInc, the Austin startup accelerator for diverse entrepreneurs, the time is here. Applications for the Spring 2017 program close on Friday. The cohort will run from April 3rd to June 23rd, ending with a Demo Day...

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The ‘Floating Box House’ hits Austin’s luxury home market for $14.9 million

It’s known as the “Floating Box House,” and it can be yours for $14.9 million. The award-winning Westlake residence features an upper floor wrapped in mahogany veneer, giving it the illusion of a box floating over the Austin skyline. The one-of-a-kind...

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Venture capital investment in Austin slides, but outpaces rest of U.S.

The flow of venture capital into Central Texas startups slowed in 2016, but the rest of the country saw a sharper drop as investors held back during a roller coaster presidential election year. A total of 112 Austin-area deals received $834...

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Venture capital investment in Austin slides, but still outpaces the rest of U.S.

The flow of venture capital into Central Texas startups slowed in 2016, but the rest of the country saw a sharper drop as investors held back during a roller coaster presidential election year. A total of 112 Austin-area deals received $834 million...

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Austin software maker Planview acquired by Chicago private equity firm

Fast-growing business software maker Planview has agreed to be acquired by Thoma Bravo, a Chicago-based private equity firm. Thoma Bravo is buying Planview from Insight Venture Partners, a New York-based venture capital firm that acquired the company...

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Tech Crawl: LinkedIn gets a desktop makeover, Twitter sells its developer platform to Google, and it takes a team to curate Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook image

Good morning, Austin! We scrolled the internet to bring you the latest in technology news. Here’s what’s going on: LinkedIn gets a desktop makeover If you log into LinkedIn on your desktop today, you’ll notice some changes. The social network for...

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