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Two tech companies to eliminate nearly 200 Austin-area jobs through layoffs

Nearly 200 Austin-area workers are being laid off as part of job reductions by Oracle America and Novitex Enterprise Solutions. Oracle America, which is a subsidiary of Oracle Corp., is eliminating 108 jobs, according to a WARN letter the company...

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Talking with Texas Standard about saving storm-damaged devices

On the most recent tech segment with the “Texas Standard” radio program, we talked about 512tech’s story on data recovery in the wake of Hurricane Harvey and what to do if you have a computer or hard drive damaged by floods. You can check out the...

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Monday Tech Crawl: The app that’s helping Irma victims stay connected, and Apple’s new phone to be named ‘iPhone X’ 

A walkie talkie app has become a big deal for those in Hurricane Irma’s path As Hurricane Irma barreled its way through several Florida cities on Sunday, a phone app named Zello helped keep people there informed. Zello, which was founded in 2012 and...

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Friday Tech Crawl: Equifax’s ugly breach, Facebook’s election ads from Russia and Amazon’s HQ2 (will it be Austin?)  

Happy Friday, Austin! Here are some of the tech stories we’re following today: Equifax’s very big breach The latest cybersecurity meltdown is a big one: 143 million U.S. customers of the credit reporting agency Equifax may be affected by a cyberattack...

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Keep your eye on refresh rates if you’re shopping for monitors or HDTVs

If you’re ever been staring blearily at a computer screen, blinked your eyes sleepily as you yawned and noticed the screen momentarily flickering weirdly, you may have caught a glimpse of what’s known as the “Refresh rate.” On screens, refresh rate...

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Capital Factory launches a $100k diversity investment challenge

Are you a diverse entrepreneur whose startup could use $100,000 in cash? Capital Factory’s new Diversity & Inclusion Challenge might be the ticket.  The competition is looking for startups founded or run by those that are typically underrepresented...

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Dell reports sales of $19.3 billion in company’s 2nd quarter

On the anniversary of its purchase of data storage giant EMC Corp., Dell Technologies on Thursday reported sales of $19.3 billion for its fiscal second quarter.  The company’s revenue grew 8 percent from the previous quarter.  The sales growth was...

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Austin's Newgistics being sold to Pitney Bowes for $475 million

Global technology firm Pitney Bowes has agreed to buy Austin-based logistics company Newgistics for $475 million, the companies said Wednesday. Newgistics, founded in 1999, provides parcel delivery, returns, fulfillment and digital commerce services...

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When Harvey hit, Austin’s TurnKey Vacation Rentals headed to Port Aransas

For TurnKey Vacation Rentals, which provides web-based vacation rental management services, Hurricane Harvey hit hard. The Austin-based company is one of the largest property managers on the Texas Gulf Coast, and Harvey’s destruction touched nearly...

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On DACA, tech industry appears unified against Trump decision

Last week, tech companies reiterated their support for the U.S. immigration DACA program (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival), saying they would oppose president Donald Trump if he were to rescind the Obama administration-era order. On Tuesday...

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