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Austin's Active Power reports lower revenue, bigger losses

Austin-based technology company Active Power saw its share price plunge Tuesday after the company reported that its revenue plunged and its losses grew in the first quarter. Active Power, which produces backup power systems, reported a net loss of...

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Why is AMD's stock up 36 percent?

Advanced Micro Devices is having a very good day.  The Sunnyvale-Calif.-based chipmaker's stock is up over 36 percent as of noon, hovering around $3.57.  Investors are likely responding to two things that emerged during yesterday's earnings announcement...

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AMD sales slide, but investors like looks of licensing deal

The jury is still out on whether struggling chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices is on the cusp of a turnaround.   The company reported that its sales fell 19 percent in the first quarter, compared to the same period a year ago. The company blamed flagging...

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Will EMC CEO Joe Tucci stay on after Dell deal closes?

Dell Inc. has already announced its new leadership team that will be in place after its purchase of EMC Corp. closes.  Nowhere on that leadership team is EMC CEO Joe Tucci, who runs the Hopkinton, Mass.-based data storage company.  Silicon Angle reported...

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EMC earnings disappoint, but execs say Dell deal still on track

As Dell Inc. prepares to buy EMC Corp., the data storage giant reported disappointing financial results on Wednesday. EMC blamed these results on an excess of unfilled orders.  Round Rock-based Dell Inc. announced last year it was buying Hopkinton...

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Everything Dell has done so far to prepare for EMC deal

Dell shocked the IT world in October by announcing it was planning to buy data storage company EMC Corp. for $67 billion. Here's what the company has done so far to get ready for the EMC acquisition. 1. Dell agrees to buy EMC Corp. for $67 billion...

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Texas among nation's leaders in commercial drone exemptions

It seems Texas businesses are excited about the possibilities of using drones. Texas is among the nation's leaders in having companies receive exemptions from the Federal Aviation Administration to fly unmanned aircraft systems, according to a study...

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Memory chipmaker Micron quietly grows Austin presence

In 2014, memory chip company Micron Technology quietly opened its first Austin office.  There was no press release, and no big hiring announcement. On Tuesday Micron finally announced its presence in Austin by bringing in several top-level executives...

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Mark Murray started with white board and markers

Mark Murray is taking an early retirement package after giving Austin the weather report for 26 years, according to the American-Statesman's Gary Dinges. But when he first started, his equipment was fairly basic. Murray started at KVUE after moving...

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Dell tops HP in PC shipments

Ending a seven-year slump, Dell shipped more PCs in the first quarter of this year than any other computer maker. According to technology industry research firm Gartner Inc. Dell shipped 3.5 million desktops and laptops in the first quarter of 2016...

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