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10 Tweets About... National Camera Day

Twitter got to celebrating #NationalCameraDay on Wednesday, honoring imaging technology both recent and historical. Here's some of the best Tweets we found:

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Morning Tech Crawl: Hillary's tech plan, Wal-Mart's Prime move and Evernote's price jump

Happy Wednesday, Austin! Here's some of the news in tech that's making blogs buzz this morning:   Tech agendas on the campaign trail Hillary Clinton released her tech agenda on Monday, which The New York Times describes as being themed, "technology...

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What to avoid when planning panels at events like SXSW

It’s painful to sit through a bad panel at a conference.  If you attend these kinds of educational gatherings, you know that the quality of the speakers can make a panel.  In the past few years of South by Southwest, I’ve taken note of some of the...

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A potential haunting from your past self on MySpace

To be honest, I'd forgotten all about it except as a punchline. in its heyday, MySpace was for online nerds like me what Facebook is to a lot of people today: a nexus for connecting with friends and family, posting photos and even listening to music...

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Do other Central Texas employers encourage their staff to work from home?

Short answer: not to the extent that Dell does.  We contacted several major Central Texas employers to find out if they emphasized working from home as much as Dell, which has a goal of having 50 percent of its workforce working remotely by 2020. ...

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Why Dell encourages its employees to work from home

Six years ago, Brittany Podolak packed up her personal photos, file folders and computer and gave up her cubicle at Dell Inc.'s Round Rock headquarters.  Taking advantage of Dell's then-new emphasis on allowing employees to work from home, Podolak...

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Talking about making money on Twitch with Texas Standard

Our recent story about Austin Twitch gamers making a living (or close to it) on the streaming video platform was the subject of a recent tech segment on the Texas Standard radio show. In the segment, David Brown asks about how Twitch got started and...

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One Question Interview: Austin entrepreneur Richard Bagdonas talks fundraising

Richard Bagdonas has been building technology and service companies for 25 years. His hospitality platform company, Mahana, was acquired by Crunchtime last year. Now he's at work on a new medical health care startup, called MI7.  That has put him...

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Morning Tech Crawl: Twitter hacked, flying cars and a Hillary diss

Happy Friday, Austin! Here's a roundup of some of the buzziest tech news this morning: Check your Tweets, people Twitter reports that it has been hacked with leaks of user names and passwords following a high-profile incident with the NFL's account...

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Austin's Latinitas wins $25,000 Google RISE grant

Austin's Latinitas, a nonprofit that trains young Latinas in multimedia production, online publishing and other tech skills, has been awarded a $25,000 grant, the maximum amount for Google RISE's 2016 awards program. Only 13 U.S. organizations received...

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