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Friday Tech Crawl: Facebook enabled anti-Semitic ads, Alphabet may invest $1 billion in Lyft and what social-media influencers get paid

Happy Friday, Austin! Here are some of the tech stories we’re watching this morning: Facebook shifts course after anti-Semitic ads go through After the news site ProPublica investigated how easy it is to get ads targeting users with anti-Semitic...

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ILYSM Ep. 12: Advice from Kelly Stocker about enjoying Austin on a budget

This week, going-out expert Kelly Stocker joins co-hosts Omar L. Gallaga and Tolly Moseley to answer a listener questions about ways to enjoy all that Austin has to offer without breaking the bank. We discuss apps, happy hours, friend etiquette and...

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Kahoot, education company with Austin ties, rolls out new quiz app

Just two months after Kahoot, a company with Austin ties, landed a $10 million round of funding and an acceptance into the Disney Accelerator program, it has unveiled a revamped quiz app for iOS and Android. The Oslo, Norway-based company, which launched...

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SXSW Gaming sets dates, announces esports-focused round of speakers for 2018

South by Southwest has announced the dates and some of the initial speakers for its 2018 Gaming conference. In keeping with changes it made last year, the event will take place at the tail end of SXSW, Thursday to Saturday, March 15-17, 2018 at the...

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Modem security issues dubbed ‘SharknAT&To’ could be bad news for AT&T U-verse customers (Updated)

UPDATED: (See below) AT&T U-verse users and customers of other Internet service providers may be in danger of hacking due to vulnerabilities in routers made by Arris According to a blog post from cybersecurity firm Nomotion Software, which...

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Apple introduces iPhone 8 and X, Apple Watch Series 3 and Apple TV 4K in first Steve Jobs Theater event

Apple on Tuesday rolled out new iPhone models including an advanced “iPhone X,” showcasing changes and improvements to the product line that has driven much of the company’s success over the last 10 years.  The iPhone 8 and 8+ have a new design with...

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‘Metroid’ and ‘Dishonored’ franchises return with new games this week

New video games out this week “Dishonored: Death of the Outsider.” This side story from Arkane Studios set in the “Dishonored” universe continues the open-ended gameplay refined in “Dishonored 2” with additional supernatural powers and weapons. It’s...

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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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In Harvey’s wake, tough task of recovering data and getting it back online has begun

Kelly Klodzinski, owner of flooring store Floor Care & Interior in the East Texas town of Lumberton, did not have flood insurance when Hurricane Harvey destroyed his business. “It had never flooded here in over 100 years,” Klodzinski said. “It...

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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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