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Tech Crawl: New Tesla cars will be fully self-driving, Google signs CBS for its web TV service, and Silicon Valley VC firm Sequoia hires its first woman investing partner

Good morning, Austin! We scrolled the internet to bring you what's happening in technology news. Here's what's going on: All Teslas will now be built to be fully self-driving Elon Musk is ramping up his push for self-driving cars. Every new Tesla...

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Want to text your doctor? Austin startup Medici connects physicians with patients through its new mobile app

Instead of calling your doctor's office and waiting on hold, would you rather send a text instead? Austin-based health care startup Medici is betting that you would. The company is launching a mobile app to connect patients with their physicians by...

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 Who doesn't love cute dog videos? SpareFoot launches a new video campaign to tell its story

Who doesn't love cute dogs? Or cute dog photos or cute dog videos? That's the thinking behind a new video campaign by Austin's SpareFoot, which operates an online marketplace for renting storage units. SpareFoot on Tuesday launched its first "SparePups"...

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Austin startups feel the chill as venture capital investments drop

Venture capital investments in startups took a plunge nationwide in the third quarter, and Austin was no exception. Investments in Austin-area companies fell 43 percent during the quarter, compared with the same period a year ago, according to a new...

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How an Austin cowboy bootmaker plans to use a new $1.8 million investment to grow

Paul Hedrick was working at a private equity firm in New York coaching entrepreneurs when he decided that he wanted to be one, too. As a native of Dallas, he also had a history of wearing cowboy boots. After thinking about what he wanted to do next...

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Trump or Clinton? Third party? None of the above?  Where Austin's tech leaders stand on presidential politics.

As Election Day approaches, we wondered who Austin's tech leaders were voting for in this presidential race.  Reporters Lilly Rockwell and Lori Hawkins did a story earlier this year that detailed the donation records of the tech community, which...

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Tech Crawl: Samsung offers $100 credit to swap your Note 7, Google is shutting down photo-sharing site Panoramio

Good morning, Austin! We scanned the internet to bring you today's technology news. Here's what's happening: Samsung wants you to return that Note 7 If you haven't gotten the message by now, it's time to return your possibly combustible Note 7. ...

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Austin online recruitment startup Jobhuk sold to New Jersey staffing agency

Austin-based Jobhuk, which runs an online recruitment platform, has been acquired by a New Jersey-based staffing agency. Compunnel Software Group, based in Plainsboro, N.J., did not disclose the financial terms of the purchase. Jobhuk launched in...

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Real estate tech startup RealSavvy scores an additional $1.6 million for growth

Real estate technology startup RealSavvy, which offers Web-based services for agents and home buyers, has collected an additional $1.6 million for expansion. Founded in 2014, RealSavvy provides custom websites for brokers and agents where they can...

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Tech Crawl: Twitter suitors dwindle and its stock takes a hit, Samsung moves into the AI fast lane

Good morning, Austin! We have scanned the internet to bring you what's happening in tech news. Here's what's going on: Just who will bid for Twitter? The list of potential Twitter suitors is dwindling, with Google and Apple bowing out. And Disney...

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