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Q&A sessions reveal some details on game guru Richard Garriott’s new ‘Shroud of the Avatar’

As development of the first full release of his new game, “Shroud of the Avatar” hits the home stretch this year, Portalarium Inc.’s CEO and creative director Richard Garriott de Cayeux is inviting equity investors to help raise another $2 million...

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Exclusive: HomeAway launches a major expansion that will add 2,000 workers in Austin

Austin-based HomeAway said it is planning a major expansion at The Domain in North Austin, where the nation’s largest vacation rental company will establish its global headquarters in a 16-story office tower that will house more than 2,000 additional...

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Talking about the evolution of USB (yes, the port) with Texas Standard

This week on the “Texas Standard” radio program, we had an entire discussion about USB ports, cables and the increasingly popular USB-C standard. Seriously! A whole segment! About USB! You’d be surprised how much there was to talk about. Find out...

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Tech Crawl: Uber starts search for a new CEO

Good morning, everyone. There’s lots happening today in tech news. Here’s what you need to know: Uber has started the search for a new CEO Recode has tallied the names on the short list for the next CEO of Uber. Earlier this week, founder and CEO...

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This Chicago venture capital firm has its eye on Austin, and it's looking for deals.

Chicago Ventures has its eye on Austin. Since its launch in 2012, the Chicago-based venture capital firm has backed five Central Texas startups, and it’s looking for more deals. The firm is currently investing a $66 million fund, and partner Stuart...

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Tech Crawl:  Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is out after shareholder revolt. Plus, which Silicon Valley CEOs attended Trump’s ‘tech week,’ and more technology news.

Good morning, Austin! We have scanned the internet to bring you the latest in technology news. Here’s what’s going on: Report: Investors demanded Uber CEO’s ouster Travis Kalanick resigned Tuesday as Uber CEO after a shareholder revolt made it impossible...

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Your broken Mac’s not old and unfixable, it’s ‘Vintage’ (and unfixable)

My 2011 MacBook Pro died suddenly as I was in the middle of editing some photos for work. The workhorse machine has been a great companion, but it was the subject of a recall for faulty graphics cards and already had its innards replaced once. Now...

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Tech Crawl: Amazon/Whole Foods fallout, Google’s plan against extremism and a two-factor how-to

Happy Monday, Austin! Back to work we go. Here are some tech stories you may have missed this morning or over the weekend: Whole Foods under the microscope with Amazon deal You probably didn’t miss Friday’s huge news, that Amazon is buying Whole...

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Austin man wins a $100,000 Thiel Fellowship

A twenty-year-old Austin resident named Micah Green, who has started a housecleaning robotics company called Maidbot, has won a coveted $100,000 Thiel Fellowship. The popular fellowship helps young entrepreneurs pursue their passion instead of going...

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Talking about taking control of your finances and investments − with apps

This week on the “Texas Standard” radio show, we talked about what apps you may want to check out if you want to get a better handle on your personal finances or start getting into investing. We discussed “Mint,” of course, but also a few others you...

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