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Thursday Tech Crawl: In threat to Nvidia and AMD, Intel is getting into the graphics business

Intel hires top graphics guy from Advanced Micro Devices Though Intel is dominant when it comes to computing chips, the company has never been a leader in graphics processors. Intel is hoping to change that, by first hiring away AMD’s graphics chief...

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Reader seeks a way to export iPhone texts

A reader, Jetty, writes: “I am on a HOA board in my subdivision and have a lot of texts from other board members. I would like to find some way to print them or transfer them somewhere to print them. I have talked to AT&T and they suggested screen...

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Austin startup Rollick Outdoor raises $5.6M for platform to sell boats, RVs, motorcycles

Austin startup Rollick Outdoor has raised $5.6 million to build out its online platform for selling boats, RVs and motorcycles. The funding round was led by Silverton Partners with participation from Autotech Ventures, Troy Capital Partners, Capital...

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Wednesday Tech Crawl: Twitter doubles its character count and Apple wants an AR headset to succeed the iPhone. Plus more tech news.

Good morning, Austin! We have scrolled the internet to bring you the latest in tech news. Here’s what’s going on: So long, 140. Hello, 280: Twitter doubles character count on tweets Call it double trouble: Twitter is rolling out a 280-character limit...

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Austin-based Accruent ramps up its European expansion with an acquisition

Austin-based software company Accruent is ramping up its European expansion by acquiring a Dutch software maker. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Accruent, which develops real estate, facilities and equipment management software, has...

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Long-running franchises at it again with ‘Sonic Forces’ and ‘Need for Speed Payback’ 

New video games out this week: “Sonic Forces.” Sonic has has a bit of a comeback of late with Sega’s 20th anniversary 2-D remake, “Sonic Generations.” This game, however, mixes Modern Sonic and Classic Sonic modes, new gadgets and lots of costumes...

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Longtime rivals AMD and Intel team up against Nvidia

For decades, chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices has battled for dominance in the computer chip market against rival Intel Corp.  But on Monday, both companies announced they were putting their competition aside to work together. Intel is developing ...

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Austin’s SailPoint plans to raise $200 million in upcoming IPO

Austin-based software maker SailPoint Technologies is getting closer to an initial public offering of stock, with plans to raise $200 million. The company on Monday announced terms for its IPO. It plans to offer 20 million shares (29 percent are insider...

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Monday Tech Crawl: Twitter employee who deactivated Trump’s account could face charges, and Broadcom makes $105 billion bid to buy Qualcomm

Charges for (briefly) deactivating Trump’s Twitter account? It’s a possibility for a former Twitter employee who deactivated President Donald Trump’s Twitter account on Thursday on their last day of working for the company.  While the deactivation...

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Why’s retro tech making a comeback? We go back in time with Texas Standard

This week on the “Texas Standard” radio program, we take a look back (WAY back) to the 1980s and 1990s, decades that contain gadgets that appear to be making a comeback, from Polaroid film to retro game consoles such as the Nintendo Super NES Classic...

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