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Want to buy an Austin tech exec's mansion for $5.72 million?

A prominent Austin tech executive is selling his five-bedroom home, a luxury property that’s being billed as “one of the most gorgeous estates in West Lake Hills.” Tom Hogan, former CEO of Vignette, is now chairman and CEO at Kony Inc. in Austin....

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As it starts creating its own games, Austin’s Certain Affinity is expanding to new HQ

One of Austin’s longest-running major video game companies is finally raising its profile after 10 years of staying out of the spotlight.  Certain Affinity, which has done work on blockbuster games including “Halo 4,” “Call of Duty: Black Ops” and...

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How covering niche sports with die-hard fans is paying off for Austin’s FloSports

Six months ago, digital sports media startup FloSports raised $21.2 million to expand coverage of niche sports for die-hard fans. Now the company -- which provides online sites for sports that don’t typically get network coverage -- is putting that...

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Rackspace nixes plans to move to ACC Highland campus on former Highland mall site

San Antonio-based Rackspace has nixed plans to move more than 500 employees into Austin Community College’s Highland campus, formerly the Highland Mall site in North Austin. Rackspace — a cloud hosting company — had announced plans to open its offices...

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The ‘Floating Box House’ hits Austin’s luxury home market for $14.9 million

It’s known as the “Floating Box House,” and it can be yours for $14.9 million. The award-winning Westlake residence features an upper floor wrapped in mahogany veneer, giving it the illusion of a box floating over the Austin skyline. The one-of-a-kind...

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Oracle announces Austin layoffs

Software company Oracle Corp. told state officials it is laying off 71 workers in Austin.  In a letter sent to the Texas Workforce Commission, as required by federal law when a company does a mass layoff, Oracle said it is laying off employees who...

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Austin firm giving home designs a 3-D life

Justin Quick is fast with "SketchUp," a 3-D drawing program. Really, really fast. In about four minutes, he can take a flat architectural design for a home and make a first draft of a 3-D shape, tracing the floor plans and raising walls out of lines...

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Google's new downtown tower home reaches full height

The downtown tower that some are calling "the Google building" has reached a milestone. The 29-story glass building, which will eventually house hundreds of Google employees, has "topped out." That means it has reached its highest point of construction...

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