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Morning tech crawl: NFL and Twitter team up

Good morning, Austin! Here's what's happening in the tech world this Tuesday: Twitter scores with NFL Deal In a strategic push into online programming, Twitter Inc. beat out a bunch of heavyweights to win rights to show Thursday night NFL games online...

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How Social Media is Reshaping Today's Education System

More than nine out of 10 teenagers hold at least one social media account; Instagram, Snapchat, Tumblr, Vine, Twitter and Facebook rule the lives of most middle and high school students. [...] while much attention has been paid to the negative effects...

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60-second videos arrive on Instagram

At its heart, Instagram is still a place to post heavily filtered photos of life's minutia, but in the years since it was acquired by Facebook, it's been gradually morphing into a more full-fledged home for visuals. To that end, Instagram says it's...

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Could Austin become a hub for social impact startups?

Austin has the right ingredients to become a hub for startups focused on doing good things while also making money. That's the take by Suzi Sosa, co-founder and CEO of Verb, which produces competitions for social entrepreneurs who are working toward...

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Phone-charging St. Bernards will return to SXSW

As we all know, South by Southwest Interactive is the intersection of the "technology vs. furry animals" Venn diagram. This year, man's fest friends will return to aid you in your hour of need. Mashable reports that smartphone accessory maker Mophie...

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Bazaarvoice new headquarters

Bazaarvoice recently opened a new global headquarters in North Austin.

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Austin entrepreneur Rojo pushes for a more diverse tech industry

Joel Rojo says he wouldn’t have launched a startup if it weren’t for mentors who convinced him he could do it.  Now, the 25-year-old Harvard-educated software developer wants to do the same for others.  Rojo is the Austin winner of a new entrepreneur-in-residence...

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