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Friday Tech Crawl: Apple’s earnings strong (again), Trump’s Twitter deactivated and the war over frowning poop emojis

Happy Friday, Austin! Here are a few tech stories you should be checking out today: Apple’s money roll grows and grows On the eve of its official iPhone X launch, Apple had a strong earnings report that countered fears that its main business line...

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Fast-growing ‘HQ Trivia’ lets iPhone players compete for cash

It’s 8 p.m. on a weeknight and the push alert comes through to tens of thousands of iPhones. “Hello players. Do you want to play a game? HQ is live.”  “HQ Trivia” is an idea so well-executed, it’s hard to believe it hasn’t happened before now. It’s...

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Mozilla pledges $95,000 to Austin tech-for-good projects

Mozilla, the Mountain View, California-based nonprofit, said it is awarding $95,000 total to seven Austin-based educational tech projects. The money is from the Mozilla Gigabit Community Fund, which awards funding to projects in so-called “Gigabit...

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Thursday Tech Crawl: Facebook plans big hiring spree to better police content

Facebook plans hiring spree to help review content Executives at Facebook said they plan to hire 10,000 more workers to increase safety and review content across the platform. That means Facebook will employ a total of 20,000 people to review content...

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WSJ reports: Michael Dell is poised to buy $40 million condo in Boston

Dell Technologies CEO Michael Dell has a $40 million penthouse condo in Boston under contract, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday. The penthouse is in the under-construction Four Seasons Private Residences One Dalton Street...

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Wednesday Tech Crawl: Social media giants get grilled on Capitol Hill and Sony’s robotic dog is back with new tricks. Plus more tech news.

Good morning, Austin! We scrolled the internet to bring you the latest in tech news. Here’s what’s happening: Facebook, Google and Twitter get grilled on Capitol Hill Facebook, Google and Twitter were in Washington yesterday for the first of three...

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Former La Zona Rosa relaunches as a mixed-use office and venue space

The former La Zona Rosa, once a popular downtown live music venue, has reopened as LZR, a sleek mixed-use office and event space. The newly renovated site at 612 W. Fourth St. features more than 10,000 square feet of office and open space, including...

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‘Call of Duty’ returns to ‘WWII’ while ‘Beast Quest’ brings Avantia to game consoles

New video games out this week “Call of Duty: WWII.” (Out Friday) The titanic game franchise goes back to the beginning, returning to World War II with a cinematic single-player storyline, a multiplayer community experience that spans five WWII divisions...

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Meet Skout Deals, which shares location-based deals on its mobile app

Bryan and Alice Payne’s first high school date was at Burger King, and he paid with a two-for-one coupon. It was a match made in heaven, and the now-married pair has been looking for deals ever since. “We try to find deals on everything, whether we’re...

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Monday Tech Crawl: Apple engineer fired after daughter posts video of iPhone X, and Google creates debate over hamburger emoji 

Apple just showed how serious it is about keeping its products a secret until they’re released The tech giant has fired one of its engineers after his daughter, named Brooke Peterson, posted a video on YouTube showing the soon-to-be-released iPhone...

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