Fast-growing U.K. big data firm picks Austin for first U.S. office

Hello Soda -- a fast-growing big data firm based in the United Kingdom -- has chosen Austin for its first U.S. office. The Austin office will service Hello Soda's existing U.S. client base and provide a platform for future North American expansion...

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Tech Crawl: Yahoo to disclose a "massive" data breach, Instagram more than doubles its advertiser base

Good morning, Austin! We scrolled the internet to bring you the latest in tech news. Here's what's happening: Report: Yahoo will disclose a major data breach​ Yahoo is preparing to disclose a "massive" data breach of its main service, Recode reported...

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Two Austin companies make acquisitions to ramp up growth

Two Austin technology companies -- Everfest, an online festival hub, and Apogee, which provides on-campus residential networks -- are growing through acquisitions. Everfest, which runs an online community that connects festival goers, is buying Fest300...

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Tech Crawl: Apple's iPhone 7 Plus is already sold out; another Samsung phone may explode, and Pandora spins out a new service

Good morning, Austin! We have scanned the internet to find out what's happening in tech news today. Here's what's going on: Apple's iPhone 7 Plus has already sold out Don't even think about trying to get an iPhone 7 at an Apple store on Friday....

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Austin picked to be a Department of Defense innovation hub

The Defense Department is opening an office in Austin to establish a tech foothold here and scout for startups to invest in. Defense Secretary Ash Carter made the announcement on Wednesday at Austin technology incubator Capital Factory, where the...

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Report: Austin one of top three U.S. markets for tech office space

Austin is the third-most robust market in the country for high-tech office leasing, just behind Silicon Valley and San Francisco. That's according to a new report by commercial real estate firm JLL, which ranked markets based on their ability to weather...

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Austin's Apollo Endosurgery to merge with San Diego company

Austin-based medical device company Apollo Endosurgery says it will become a publicly traded company by merging with a San Diego biotechnology firm. Apollo, which makes the Lap-Band gastric bypass device, is merging with Lpath Inc., a publicly traded...

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Tech Crawl: Speculation turns to what's next for Apple, Super Mario's iPhone debut boosts Nintendo

Good morning, Austin! We have scanned the Internet to bring you today's tech news. Hint: It mostly involves Apple. For Apple, the question is what's next? The world watched on Wednesday as Apple debuted its iPhone 7, which is most notable for its...

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A tech founder lays out why Austin is a better place for startups than Silicon Valley

It's a never ending debate: Which is a better place to launch a startup, Austin or Silicon Valley? Now serial tech entrepreneur Tom Hadfield weighs in on the issue in an interview with CNBC. His pick is Austin. After spending a year in San Francisco...

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Austin Technology Incubator ready to send 19 startups out into the world

Four years ago, Austin entrepreneur Michael Garel had an idea for technology that would help traditional retailers compete with online sites. "The idea was all I had," Garel said. "I had no product, no team and no funding." But he pitched the concept...

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