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Austin firm developing chip for smart devices that recognizes harmful pathogens 

Software industry veteran Steve Papermaster wants to disrupt the healthcare industry like ride-hailing companies are disrupting the auto industry. And Tuesday, Papermaster believes, was a beginning step in doing so. Papermaster’s Austin-based molecular...

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‘Zelda: Breath of the Wild Explorer’s Edition’ and ‘Gear.Club Unlimited’ top the week’s new games

New video games out this week: “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Explorer’s Edition.” The deluxe re-release of arguably the year’s best video game now includes a 100-page guide book, a two-sided map and of course the game itself, a title that...

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Tuesday Tech Crawl: Government trying to block AT&T’s buy of Time Warner, a rollback on net neutrality and Uber buying lots of Volvos

Happy Tuesday, Austin! You only have to make it through two more days to get to your turkey! Here are some of the tech stories we’re following this morning: Government trying to block AT&T’s purchase of Time Warner Citing what it says will be...

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Google Fiber installations experience delay in Mueller development

Google’s high-speed Internet and cable TV Google Fiber service has experienced installation delays at the Mueller master-planned development in Austin, a Google Fiber spokesperson said. While the company did not provide details about what specifically...

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Austin-based Bridgepoint Consulting is acquired by Chicago firm

Austin-based Bridgepoint Consulting has been acquired by Addison Group, a Chicago-based professional services firm. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Addison Group said Bridgepoint’s leadership team, industry experience and business...

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Monday Tech Crawl: PayPal launches investment service, and holiday sales begin online 

A year after taking a small stake in investment firm Acorns Grow Inc., PayPal is beginning to offer Acorn’s service on its platform  Beginning today, some PayPal users will be able to put funds into their Acorns account and manage them through PayPal...

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Talking about techie kitchen gadgets ahead of Thanksgiving with Texas Standard

This week on the “Texas Standard” radio show, we got real about the utility of gadget for the kitchen. Are they really useful to make cooking easier and more fun? And which ones should you be considering as gifts? You can check out the segment on...

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Whole Foods reports big drop in profit for fiscal 2017  

Whole Foods Market saw a big decline in profit during the past year, according to financial documents the Austin-based grocery chain filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday. Whole Foods, which was acquired by Amazon earlier this year...

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Friday Tech Crawl: Mashable sold, Apple’s VP of diversity exiting and Tesla’s big truck news

Happy Friday before Thanksgiving, everybody! Here are some tech stories we’re watching: Tesla unveils truck and also a surprise new Roadster On Thursday night, Tesla’s Elon Musk unveiled the company’s big new electric vehicle, a semitractor-trailer...

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UPDATE: Austin software maker SailPoint raises $240M in IPO, gets a warm welcome from Wall Street

Software maker SailPoint Technologies got a warm welcome from Wall Street on its first day as a public company. The Austin-based company raised $240 million in an initial public offering on Thursday. The company priced 20 million shares at $12 each...

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