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Austin’s Evelyn (Ngugi) From the Internets is now a YouTube Creator for Change

Evelyn Ngugi, an Austin YouTube star better known to some fans as “Evelyn From the Internets” on Thursday was named one of 27 Creators for Change.  The program promotes positive social change by choosing video makers who are “tackling social issues...

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How ‘World of Warcraft’ made Native Commerce’s Keren Kang a better CEO

Walking into Native Commerce CEO Keren Kang’s office, at a South Austin space the company has occupied since September, is a study in contrasts. The chairs that face her desk are adorned with comfy-looking white feather cushions and the office space...

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As tech firms aim for diversity, the going is slow

For three years, Dell Inc. has issued statistics on the number of women and racial minorities the company employs as part of its annual “Legacy of Good” report. Like a lot of tech companies, these numbers show that Dell’s workforce is overwhelmingly...

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To push for more women, Dell aims to train men

Doug Hillary has spent nearly 20 years working for Dell Inc., where he eventually was promoted to lead the 1,000-person performance analytics group. Statistically speaking, 57-year-old Hillary has spent his career working alongside people who look...

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‘Mystery Science Theater 3000,’ returning Friday, was a web series before the web was a thing

Before there was YouTube, or a “Share” button on every web page, or such a concept as watching a television series anytime you wanted from pretty much any device with a screen you owned, there was this: “KEEP CIRCULATING THE TAPES”. After episodes...

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Bookshare’s free ebook library making a difference for Texas students with print disabilities

When he was six years old, Ben Cooper was diagnosed with dyslexia, a disability that can make it more difficult to interpret language and writing. For the next few years, his parents Robbi and Andrew Cooper took on the role of voicing all his reading...

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Study: Tech job seekers in Austin want to stay here

In cities like San Francisco, tech industry job seekers are increasingly looking for new jobs outside the area, where their dollar stretches further.  But in Austin, most tech industry workers looking for new jobs want to stay put, according to a...

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‘Uncharted 4,’ ‘Overwatch’ win big at 2017 SXSW Gaming Awards

The SXSW Gaming Awards capped off three days of gaming’s contribution to the famous festival, with a pair of hosts up to the challenge and some of the biggest games of 2016 taking home multiple awards. Related: WWE Superstar Xavier Woods on YouTube...

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WWE Superstar Xavier Woods on YouTube success, unicorn horns and co-hosting the SXSW Gaming Awards 

Whether it's in the squared circle or the realm of YouTube, World Wrestling Entertainment Superstar Xavier Woods is no stranger to success.  As part of the tag team The New Day, Woods held the WWE Tag Team Championship a record-setting 483 days, leaving...

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Emerald Tavern brings low-tech tabletop gaming to SXSW Gaming Expo

Tabletop gaming is about as low-tech as you can get: Board games comprised of cards, dice and plastic. Despite that, the fast-growing hobby has a home right in the center of the SXSW Gaming Expo, with Austin-based Emerald Tavern Games & Cafe and...

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