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Tech jobs: Who was hired in February

Welcome to our third edition of “Leveled Up,” a monthly tally of who was hired or promoted at the top tiers of Austin’s tech companies and startups. You can check out our January edition by clicking here. E-commerce software firm Big Commerce promoted Alexandra...

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Tech Crawl: YouTube joins streaming TV fray, even MORE Uber trouble and the great Amazon S3 outage

Happy Wednesday, Austin! Here are some of the top tech stories we’re talking about today. YouTube’s TV deal Following in the footsteps of Sling TV, DirecTV Now and Sony’s PlayStation Vue, YouTube will offer a $35-a-month “Skinny bundle” of channels...

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‘Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’ arrives with Friday’s Nintendo Switch launch

New video games out this week: “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.” Any new full-scale “Zelda” game is typically cause for celebration, but this one rides in as a launch title for Nintendo’s Switch portable/home hybrid game console. Both launch...

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Tech Crawl: Uber’s month of woes continues, YouTube viewership booms and Twitch will sell games

Happy Tuesday, Austin! Here’s some of the tech stories we’re following today: Uber’s troubles continue Uber’s no-good, very-bad, terrible month continues: its senior vice president of engineering, Amit Singhal, is out after the tech site Recode revealed...

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Find 512tech at Social Media Week Austin

Social Media Week, a conference taking place in cities around the world, has begun in Austin and runs through Wednesday. 512tech staffers and some Austin American-Statesman staffers are moderating or participating in panels. Here’s where you can find...

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Talking about tech geared toward seniors on Texas Standard

This week on the “Texas Standard” radio show, we talked about some of technologies emerging geared toward seniors, from a social network for the over-50 set to assistive ambient technologies such as the ones spotlighted in our story about IBM Research...

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Tech Crawl: Waymo sues Uber, accusing the ride-hailing company of stealing trade secrets

Happy Friday everyone! In this TGIF edition of Tech Crawl, we’ve examined the depths of the Internet and brought back the best tech stories for you to peruse. Alphabet’s Waymo sues Uber over self-driving car secrets A lawsuit filed Thursday in U...

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What are UI and UX and how are they different?

You probably know if the feeling of being on a badly designed, hard-to-use website, one that brings anger and frustration. But did you know that when that happens, you’ve probably just experienced a bad user interface and had a bad user experience?...

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Instagram reveals slideshow feature with newest update

Instagram doesn’t want you to waste any more time deciding which picture to post. It wants you to post all of them.  Or at least the picture sharing app’s latest update encourages it. Today the company introduced a feature that will allow users to...

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Tech Crawl: UPS slings drones from truck, ‘MST3K’ release date set and Milo out at Breitbart

Happy Hump Day, Austin! Here’s a few tech stories that caught our eye today: UPS drone delivery coming along Back in September, we heard about UPS testing drones for delivery. Not to be outdone by Amazon, the shipping company this week revealed that...

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