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Tech Crawl: Uber pays millions to NY drivers it shorted, the UK takes on social media giants after terror attack, and why posh corporate headquarters don’t always pay off

Good morning, Austin! We scanned the internet to bring you the latest in tech news. Here’s what’s going on: Uber plans millions in back pay after shorting NY drivers Uber Technologies says it shorted its New York City drivers by improperly calculating...

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Done Deal: RetailMeNot completes sale to San Antonio firm, becomes privately held

It’s a done deal: Online coupon company RetailMeNot is part of San Antonio-based Harland Clarke Holdings of San Antonio. Last month, RetailMeNot, one of Austin’s most high-profile publicly traded software companies, agreed to be acquired by Harland...

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Tech Crawl: Google wants to help you get a job. Plus Amazon wants its drones to avoid birds, and Facebook takes another swipe at clickbait.

Good morning, Austin! We have scrolled the internet to bring you the latest in tech news. Here’s what’s going on: Google wants to help you find a job Google is adding a new feature to search to help its users find jobs. Called Google for Jobs, it...

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Meet Austin’s newest tech incubator, brought to you by Concordia University 

As business incubators have thrived downtown and around Austin, the northwest part of the city has been mostly left out of the action. Concordia University Texas wants to change that with the launch of a program called the Incubator for Innovation...

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The New York Times features the CEO of Austin startup YouEarnedIt in its Corner Office column

Austin startup founder Autumn Manning is on a roll. In January, her company, YouEarnedIt, raised its first round of venture capital -- a $6.5 million infusion from Austin-based Silverton Partners and San Francisco-based IDG Ventures USA. The fast-growing...

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Where will Austin’s software sector find its next breakout company?

When Austin-based online coupon company RetailMeNot agreed last month to be acquired by a San Antonio holding company for $630 million, it was hailed as a great deal for shareholders. But was the deal a good thing for Austin’s economy, which...

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After buyouts, Austin’s software sector looks for its next breakout companies

Confetti dropped, champagne flowed and live music rocked the house when Austin’s RetailMeNot employees celebrated a successful initial public offering four years ago at ACL Live. When the online coupon company reached another milestone last month...

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Why a new Austin recruiting firm is focusing solely on Python developers

A new Austin IT recruiting firm is focusing solely on matching developers with Python programming skills and companies that need them. PythonTek, founded by recruiting veteran David Hitt, will use a technical screening process by Python leaders in...

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Tech Crawl: Apple wants to monitor your sleep, manufacturers are loading up on robots and now your Snaps can last to infinity.

Good morning, Austin! We have scrolled the internet to bring you the latest in technology news. Here’s what’s happening: Apple makes an acquisition to monitor your sleep Apple already tracks your steps and fitness levels, and now it wants to analyze...

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Austin startup Opcity - the self-described eHarmony of real estate - raises a whopping $27 million

An Austin startup that describes itself as the eHarmony of real estate has raised a whopping $27 million in its first round of venture financing. Opcity, which launched last year, has built a platform that connects real estate agents with pre-screened...

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