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Friday Tech Crawl: F.C.C. repeals net neutrality rules, and AIM has officially shut down   

The Federal Communications Commission tossed out Obama-era rules that governed the internet  Known as net neutrality, the regulations, approved in 2015, were meant to provide oversight to America’s broadband providers. The commission’s decision on...

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Austin health tech startup Keet acquired by Portland company

Austin-based Keet Health, a communication platform for medical providers, has been acquired by Clinicient, a Portland-based outpatient rehabilitation software maker. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Clinicient, founded in 2004, helps...

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Report: Austin to be among top cities for tech hiring in first half of 2018

Austin ranks fourth on a new list of U.S. cities where technology hiring is expected to grow the most in the first half of 2018. Twenty-five percent of chief information officers surveyed in Austin said they plan to add full-time tech professionals...

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Wednesday Tech Crawl: What experts got wrong about Bitcoin, Apple’s new Texas investment and threading added to Twitter 

Happy Hump Day, Austin! Here are some of the tech stories we’re taking a look at this morning: We were wrong, Bitcoin It takes a strong columnist to admit they were completely wrong, but that’s what business writer Kevin Roose is doing over at the...

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‘PUBG’ finally arrives on a game console, ‘Fallout 4’ goes VR

New video games out this week: “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Game Preview Edition.” The incredibly popular PC game, a “Hunger Games”-like battle royal that has sold 20 million copies, finally arrives on a game console. The game contains graphical...

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With $282M acquisition, Silicon Labs doubles down on Internet of Things 

Silicon Laboratories is doubling down on the “Internet of Things” market with its recent $282 million acquisition of California-based Sigma Designs. Austin-based Silicon Labs has continued to notch higher sales growth thanks in part to its efforts...

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Planview expands its software offerings with another acquisition

Austin software maker Planview is expanding its project management offerings with the acquisition of a Tennessee-based company, the company said Monday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Planview sells software that helps companies map...

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Monday Tech Crawl: Apple’s ex-design chief back in role, and how Amazon picks its deals of the day   

Jony Ive is again leading Apple’s design operations  The Apple executive had left the chief design role for some time as he helped Apple open its new headquarter campus in Cupertino, Calif.  With the campus now open, Ive is back leading a team he...

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Talking about ways to protect kids online with Texas Standard 

This week on the “Texas Standard” radio program, we talked about some strategies for keeping kids safe online, especially in light of recent problems on YouTube with adult-themed videos targeted at kids. You can find the segment, which includes resources...

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Friday Tech Crawl: snow day, yes, but also a HomeKit security issue, a hot Bitcoin app and living in Amazon’s bubble

Who cares about tech news, it snowed in Austin last night, can you believe it!? You can? You still want some tech news, rounded up? All right, fine, but we’re going out and making a snowman after this. HomeKit oopsie turns into update and limited...

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