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Austin job site Indeed doubles down on Dublin with plans to add 500 jobs

Indeed, the Austin-based Internet job search company, is doubling down on Dublin, Ireland, with plans to add 500 jobs there. The company said Wednesday it will add the jobs over the next two years. The Dublin office is the company’s headquarters...

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Austin’s uShip lands $25 million for expansion push

Last week, Austin online shipping company uShip named a new CEO. This week, the company announced it has landed $25 million for a new expansion push. The company said Wednesday it received the funding in a deal lead by DB Schenker, one of the world’s...

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Austin startup wants to end fake news - and fake everything else - on the internet

A new Austin startup wants to put an end to fake news, fake profiles and “alternative facts” online. Authenticated Reality launched its product, a browser called “The New Internet,” in private beta testing this week. The browser essentially sits on...

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Austin’s RetailMeNot beats the Street, and its stock soars

Shares of online coupon company RetailMeNot soared on Tuesday after the company beat Wall Street expectations in the fourth quarter. RetailMeNot reported fourth-quarter net income of $2.4 million. On a per-share basis, the company posted a profit...

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Rackspace nixes plans to move to ACC Highland campus on former Highland mall site

San Antonio-based Rackspace has nixed plans to move more than 500 employees into Austin Community College’s Highland campus, formerly the Highland Mall site in North Austin. Rackspace — a cloud hosting company — had announced plans to open its offices...

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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...

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Rackspace cutting 6 percent of its U.S. workforce and more overseas

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...

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Austin-based uShip gets a new leader

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...

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Austin-based digital ad agency OwnLocal continues growth with acquisition

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...

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Trump travel and visa policies prompt concern, reassuring memos from Austin tech executives

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...

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