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Austin tech entrepreneur is selling Austin lake house

Austin tech entrepreneur Philip Berber and his wife Donna Berber have put their 30-acre waterfront home on the market for $14.95 million.  Known as Commanders Point Estate, the 9,642-square-feet mansion overlooks Lake Travis and was designed to look...

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Austin’s A-List: Chamber singles out 17 stellar startups you should be watching

The Greater  Austin Chamber of Commerce has unveiled its annual A-List, which spotlights 17 local startup companies that the chamber says have breakout potential. This year, 176 companies were nominated, and the winners were announced Thursday night...

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After considering San Francisco, here’s why USAA chose Austin for its new design studio

Two years ago, financial services giant USAA decided to rethink every digital tool it uses to interact with customers.  The company's first instinct was to open a design studio in San Francisco. But then the San Antonio-based company realized there...

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Mark Cuban leads a $1.5 million investment in Austin startup Meta SaaS

Austin startup Meta SaaS has come out of stealth mode with a $1.5 million investment led by billionaire Dallas businessman Mark Cuban. The five-person company, which was founded last year, helps companies better manage their software as a service...

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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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