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PSA: Download Firefox’s update if you want faster browsing

The Browser Wars seems like such a quaint concept these days, like the Cola Wars or caring about how many MP3s you own. Most people decided on their favorite web browser ages ago and tend not to switch. That said, if you are a Firefox user or just...

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Social Media Week Austin is coming back in February

Social Media Week Austin, a three-day event focused on social media and digital marking, is coming back in 2018, returning to town after its 2017 debut. The event is scheduled for Feb. 26-28, and is put on by Best Practice Media. The event, which...

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Thursday Tech Crawl: Twitter will remove verification badges if users violate rules

Under new policy, Twitter will remove verification badges if users violate rules On Wednesday Twitter announced that it will be enacting a new policy that will allow them to remove verification badges from users who violate its rules.  The Verge says...

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Amazon says it’s lowering prices on more items at Whole Foods  

About two and a half months after Amazon shook up the grocery industry by announcing lower prices on some items at its newly acquired Whole Foods Market, the online retailer said Wednesday that it is cutting prices on more items at Whole Foods stores...

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Wednesday Tech Crawl: Google amps up job search with salary and location features, and Amazon’s cashierless store is almost ready for prime time.

Good morning, Austin! We have scrolled the internet to bring you the latest in tech news. Here’s what’s going on: Google amps up job search tools with salary, location features Earlier this year, Google unveiled new search tools designed specifically...

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During visit to Austin, Satya Nadella makes a pitch for empathy

When Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella was interviewing for his first job at Microsoft, the last question he was asked was curveball. It went something like this: “A young child falls in the street in front of you and is crying. What do you do?”  Nadella...

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‘Star Wars Battlefront II’ and revamped ‘L.A. Noire’ lead this week’s game releases

New video games out this week: “Star Wars Battlefront II.” The “Battlefield”-like “Star Wars” game returns bigger and broader across three eras (prequel, classic and new trilogy) and what could be a beefier single-player storyline than its 2015 predecessor...

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Tuesday Tech Crawl: Qualcomm denies Broadcom’s merger offer, and Google to fix Pixel 2 XL touchscreen problem 

A deal between chip makers Qualcomm and Broadcom is off (for now) A week ago, semiconductor firm Broadcom offered roughly $105 billion to take over competitor Qualcomm in what was hailed as potentially the largest technology merger ever. But on Monday...

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Monday Tech Crawl: Uber approves major investment deal, and Nintendo plans increased production of Switch consoles  

Uber has approved Softbank’s multi-billion offer The ride-hailing giant has agreed to let Japanese telecommunications firm Softbank take a major stake in the company. Softbank and other firms will be able to invest up to $1 billion into Uber and purchase...

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Friday Tech Crawl: Musical.ly may be next $1 billion unicorn, EA snaps up Respawn and Uber loses in England

Happy Friday, tech watchers! Here are some of the stories you should know about today: Why might Musical.ly be worth $1 billion and, oh yeah, what’s Musical.ly? The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the makers of Musical.ly, a popular app among...

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