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Austin-based Spiceworks cuts workforce by 12 percent

Austin-based Spiceworks, which runs a social network for IT professionals, is reducing its workforce by about 12 percent. In January, the company said it had about 450 employees, and planned to hire another 100 workers this year. Based on 450 employees...

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Morning Tech Crawl: Mayors working on rulebook for Uber, Airbnb 

Happy Tuesday, Austin! Here are some of the tech stories being buzzed about online this morning: Mayors unite to set rules  Bloomberg reports that 10 mayors of cities including New York and Paris are working on a unified rulebook for sharing economy...

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Morning Tech Crawl: Facebook's suicide-prevention tools, Napster's back and more billions for Uber

Happy hump day, Austin! You can make it through the week! Let's check out some of the buzziest items from tech blogs this morning: Napster's back! Rhapsody, which acquired Napster in 2011, is going to rebrand itself with the name of that service...

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Morning Tech Crawl: Twitter hacked, flying cars and a Hillary diss

Happy Friday, Austin! Here's a roundup of some of the buzziest tech news this morning: Check your Tweets, people Twitter reports that it has been hacked with leaks of user names and passwords following a high-profile incident with the NFL's account...

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10 Tweets About... #TechACeleb

The Internet loves to have hashtag fun, and one of today's trending topics is "#TechACeleb," in which Twitter users pun it up in taking a notable figure's name and making it digital-first. Here's some of the best ones:

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Morning Tech Crawl: Facebook to tweak Trending Topics, Dubai unveils building made with a 3D printer

Good morning, Austin! Here's what's happening this Wednesday morning in the tech world. Facebook will tweak Trending Topics after bias charges While still insisting that its Trending Topics section if free of political bias or manipulation, the ...

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512talk Edition 6: face-filter fun and NXP

This week in our video chat, 512tech reporters Lilly Rockwell and Omar L. Gallaga discuss recent stories on the site including Friday's column and photo gallery about Snapchat and MSQRD face filters, and coverage of NXP's annual conference and word about...

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Silicon Valley tech writer rips VCs for comments following Austin's Prop 1 vote

Sarah Lacy, a long-time Silicon Valley journalist, is calling out venture capitalists who have threatened not to do deals in Austin following the Prop 1 vote. Lacy, founder and editor-in-chief of tech site Pando, writes in a post on the site that...

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10 Tweets about... Google I/O 2016

Google today made some announcements at its I/O 2016 presentation including new messaging apps, an Amazon Echo-like audio device called Google Home and a new VR platform, among other things. But what did the Twitter hivemind think? Let's take a look...

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Morning Tech Crawl: Facebook founder meets with conservatives, Google to unveil new device

Good morning, Austin! We roamed the Internet to find out what's happening in the tech world today. Facebook founder goes one-on-one with conservatives Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and CEO, will meet with heads of conservative media today to...

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