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Tech Crawl: Stolen Yahoo data includes government employee information. Plus Instagram is hotter than ever, and Elon Musk becomes a Trump adviser

Good morning, Austin! We have perused the internet to find out what’s happening in tech news. Here’s what we found: Stolen Yahoo data includes government employee information More than 150,000 U.S. government and military employees are among the...

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Austin serial entrepreneurs target credit union lending with new startup

A startup led by three Austin software veterans is launching with $4 million to develop digital banking technology. Sync1 Systems will focus on software for credit unions and their industry partners, including building digital banking and loan origination...

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IBM announces plan to add 25,000 U.S. jobs

IBM plans to hire about 25,000 people in the U.S. and invest $1 billion over the next few years. That's according to IBM CEO Ginni Rometty, who laid out her vision for filling tech jobs in America as technology industry leaders prepare today to meet...

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UT program that helps faculty spin out inventions gets a $100,000 boost

One of the biggest hurdles faced by University of Texas researchers is getting the funding to commercialize their promising inventions. A grant program aimed at bridging the gap between research and commercialization wants to change that. And it has...

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Tech Crawl: IBM is adding 25,000 U.S. jobs, and Amazon makes its first drone deliveries. Plus, you can now broadcast live video from Twitter.

Good morning, Austin! We scanned the internet to bring you the latest in tech news. Here's what's happening: IBM announces plan to add 25,000 U.S. jobs IBM plans to hire about 25,000 people in the U.S. and invest $1 billion over the next few years...

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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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