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Tech Crawl: Uber’s new diversity officer suddenly has a new deadline. Plus, Tesla loses a top exec and says it will need more cash, and Facebook tries to make up with the media.

Uber’s new diversity officer has a new deadline Uber’s diversity officer, Bernard Coleman III, joined the company in January. Now, amid the furor over reports of sexual harassment, unresponsive management and a frat-boy culture, he is tasked with...

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Austin startup data.world brings in $19 million to build out ‘social network for data people’

Austin startup data.world came out of stealth mode last July to tell its story. The company, founded by a team of Austin tech veterans, revealed it was building a social network geared toward helping data scientists connect and share collections...

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How covering niche sports with die-hard fans is paying off for Austin’s FloSports

Six months ago, digital sports media startup FloSports raised $21.2 million to expand coverage of niche sports for die-hard fans. Now the company -- which provides online sites for sports that don’t typically get network coverage -- is putting that...

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Tech Crawl: Facebook takes on LinkedIn with job listings, and Snap gears up for a $3.2 billion IPO. Plus, Austin’s Q2 stock soars after it beats the Street.

Good morning, Austin! We have scanned the internet to bring you the latest in tech news. Here’s what’s going on: Facebook takes on LinkedIn with job listings It just got easier to apply for a job online. Facebook is entering the job market by letting...

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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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