Social Media

Austin startup creates a digital tip jar for musicians

WHAT THEY DO: TipCow is a tipping application, available for Android, Apple's iOS and the web, that lets live entertainers receive digital tips from fans. The company retains a percentage of each transaction, which it says covers credit card processing...

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Austin startups join the A-List

The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce has unveiled its annual A-List, which spotlights a dozen local startup companies that the chamber says have breakout potential. This year, nearly 200 companies were nominated, and the winners were announced Thursday...

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10 Tweets about... Rooster Teeth's 'Million Dollars, But...' Kickstarter

Austin-based Rooster Teeth Productions are no strangers to success, but even by their standards, the just-launched Kickstarter campaign for "Million Dollars, but... The Game" is a smash. It reached its funding goal of $10,000 in less than two minutes...

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Morning Tech Crawl: Facebook says it's not biased, Watson gets (another) new job

Good day, Austin! Here's what's happening around the Internet this morning: Is Facebook biased? A new Gizmodo report says that  Facebook workers routinely suppressed news stories of interest to conservative readers from the "trending" news section...

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10 Tweets about... Star Wars Day

Every year the official "Star Wars"-themed holiday, May 4, is a celebration en masse for fans and with last year's successful launch of new trilogy of movies, Star Wars Day 2016 is standing out as one of the biggest so far. Of course, Twitter weighed...

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Austin's RetailMeNot beats the Street in first quarter, but stock slides

RetailMeNot  exceeded Wall Street expectations in the first quarter, but the company's stock still took a beating.  Shares closed Tuesday down 10.1 percent, or 86 cents, at $7.64. The Austin-based company also offered an outlook for the quarter that...

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10 Tweets about... Take Your Child To Work Day

You wouldn't know it by the lack of children in the American-Statesman newsroom, but April 28 was Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day and Twitter was there to celebrate with kids (and, in the case of Secretary of State John Kerry, a dog).  Here's...

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10 Tweets About... Starbucks' app revamp, new rewards program

On Tuesday morning, grande coffee giant Starbucks launched a revamp to its popular rewards program, making it easier to earn more stars by spending more money, and released a new version of its app. For a few months, some customers have been dreading...

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NPR's On Point: should you livestream on Facebook Live or Periscope? 

On Monday, I had a chance to be part of a discussion on the NPR show "On Point" about Facebook Live, Periscope, and the increasing rush toward streaming live video online via our smart phones. The show covered not only the reasons companies such as...

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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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