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With a new name and new businesses under its belt, Dell Technologies launches advertising campaign

Dell Technologies unveiled last week its first major advertising campaign under its new name. Called “Let’s Make it Real,” the television advertisement starts out with a magic show on stage, with actor Jeffrey Wright explaining that what seems like...

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With a new name and a fresh $9 million, Austin’s Mythic launches its AI platform

With a new name and a fresh $9 million in funding, Austin-based Mythic is launching an artificial intelligence platform aimed at devices ranging from action cameras to drones to health wearables. Mythic, formerly named Isocline, received the investment...

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What it’s like riding in an Audi that drives itself (at least on the highway)

There’s something about that moment when a driver takes their hands off a car’s steering wheel that sets off the “DANGER!” signal in the brain of a passenger. It’s not dissimilar to hearing the word “shark” near a beach or being told “Let me show...

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In direct challenge to Intel, AMD finally launches its Ryzen line of processors

On Thursday, Advanced Micro Devices will officially begin selling its new “Ryzen” desktop processors, which promise to be its most competitive offering in a decade. AMD’s first three Ryzen computer processors will offer substantially the same performance...

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How a Hollywood celebrity convinced Dell Technologies to use recycled ocean plastics in its computer packaging

This is a story about how a Hollywood celebrity convinced Dell Technologies to start using recycled ocean plastics in its computer packaging.  Really. Two years ago, Dell hired actor Adrian Grenier to be its “social good advocate,” which means he...

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Samsung turns to local high schools to fill manufacturing jobs at its Austin plant

On Saturday mornings, 19-year-old Anthony Deary sets his alarm for 5 a.m. He’s out the door of his Round Rock house an hour later, headed toward Samsung’s hulking 2.3 million-square-foot manufacturing facility in Northeast Austin to work a 12-hour...

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Rackspace cutting 6 percent of its U.S. workforce and more overseas

Rackspace Hosting, which was acquired three months ago by a New York private equity firm, will cut six percent of its U.S. workforce, the company said Tuesday. The layoffs will affect at least 275 employees of its more than 4,600 U.S. employees...

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Austin’s Cirrus Logic beats Wall Street expectations in the third quarter, but shares slide

Cirrus Logic beat Wall Street expectations in its fiscal third quarter, but shares of the chipmaker fell more than 8 percent in after-hours trading. Earnings were announced after markets closed. Shares of the Austin-based company slid 8.69 percent...

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Silicon Labs posts record revenue, beats Wall Street estimates on profit

Fueled in large part by growth in its “Internet of Things” products, Silicon Labs reported record revenue in its fourth quarter of $183 million, a 14 percent increase from a year ago.  The company also reported profit of $20 million, almost quadruple...

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AMD grows revenue in 2016 and narrows loss as it prepares to launch a slew of new products

The good news continues for Advanced Micro Devices. Sales of graphics processors and game consoles helped the chipmaker grow its fourth-quarter revenue by 15 percent to $1.1 billion, the company said Tuesday.  AMD also reported a fourth-quarter loss...

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