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10 Tweets About... Twitter's suspension of Milo Yiannopoulos

As mentioned this morning in the Tech Crawl, Breitbart tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos had his @Nero account suspended on Twitter, apparently for being involved in a barrage of hate-filled Tweets directed at "SNL" and "Ghostbusters" performer Leslie...

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Morning Tech Crawl: Twitter abuse issue explodes, Dollar Shave Club acquired

Happy Wednesday morning, Austin folks! Here's what tech blogs are buzzing about this morning: Twitter under fire, says, "Hey, how about verification?" A long-festering issue on Twitter, the subject of targeted harassment and abuse of users reached...

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Morning Tech Crawl:  'Pokémon Go' complaints, Fiber for biz and 'Mr. Robot' returns

Happy Wednesday, Pokémon trainers! (And, uh, 512tech readers, too!) Yes, it may seem like all the tech news this week is about the app that's sweeping the nation, "Pokémon Go," but there's that and other stuff, too. Take a look: Pokémon concerns...

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Conversable builds Facebook chatbot for Whole Foods

The newly launched Austin and Dallas-based startup that just gave Wingstop more messaging capabilities has new clients on its roster including Whole Foods and Pizza Hut. Conversable, Inc., on Tuesday is unveiling at the Venturebeat Mobile Beat Conference...

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A rocky evolution of video and social media with week's police shootings 

In a lot of ways, social media was embarrassing, toxic and often simply wrong  in its handling of three high-profile news incidents this week, which culminated in a sniper attack on police officers in Dallas Thursday night. Facts were off, politicians...

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Facebook expands its downtown footprint in Austin

Facebook Inc. is growing its footprint in downtown Austin. The social networking giant is now taking up four floors in the 300 West 6th office building, city building permits show. They previously had occupied one floor of the building, according...

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10 Tweets About... waiting for 'Pokémon Go'

This was supposed to be a glorious day for "Pokémon" fans, the day that they could download and play an mobile version of the long-running game on their iOS and Android devices with the new title "Pokémon Go." But the best-laid plans of cute little...

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Talking about social network ghost towns on Texas Standard

This week on the "Texas Standard" radio show, we revisited last week's Digital Savant column about the dangers of leaving old social media accounts open on sites like MySpace. You can hear the segment on the Texas Standard website or check it out...

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10 Tweets About... National Camera Day

Twitter got to celebrating #NationalCameraDay on Wednesday, honoring imaging technology both recent and historical. Here's some of the best Tweets we found:

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A potential haunting from your past self on MySpace

To be honest, I'd forgotten all about it except as a punchline. in its heyday, MySpace was for online nerds like me what Facebook is to a lot of people today: a nexus for connecting with friends and family, posting photos and even listening to music...

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