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How do you hack a military boat? Maritime hackathon this weekend offers the challenge

This weekend, Capital Factory will play host to a cybersecurity event by way of the sea. A hackathon event put together by Booz Allen Hamilton, the U.S. Navy’s Naval Post Graduate School and the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental will work to improve...

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Can VR overcome its challenges to go mainstream? I have some doubts

A few weeks ago, I got an email offering me a download code to review a virtual reality game called “Gunship Battle2 VR” for a the Samsung Gear VR. Last year, I had purchased a Gear VR, a headset that costs about $50-$99 and works with Samsung phones...

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Austin job site Indeed doubles down on Dublin with plans to add 500 jobs

Indeed, the Austin-based Internet job search company, is doubling down on Dublin, Ireland, with plans to add 500 jobs there. The company said Wednesday it will add the jobs over the next two years. The Dublin office is the company’s headquarters...

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Austin’s uShip lands $25 million for expansion push

Last week, Austin online shipping company uShip named a new CEO. This week, the company announced it has landed $25 million for a new expansion push. The company said Wednesday it received the funding in a deal lead by DB Schenker, one of the world’s...

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Austin startup wants to end fake news - and fake everything else - on the internet

A new Austin startup wants to put an end to fake news, fake profiles and “alternative facts” online. Authenticated Reality launched its product, a browser called “The New Internet,” in private beta testing this week. The browser essentially sits on...

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Austin’s RetailMeNot beats the Street, and its stock soars

Shares of online coupon company RetailMeNot soared on Tuesday after the company beat Wall Street expectations in the fourth quarter. RetailMeNot reported fourth-quarter net income of $2.4 million. On a per-share basis, the company posted a profit...

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Bots 101: What you need to know about chatbots, AI and digital assistants

If you follow technology trends, you could be forgiven for having “bots” on the brain. It’s a word that over the past year or so has become ubiquitous, not unlike “The Cloud” or “The Internet of Things” in past years. Bots, it sounds like, will help...

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Austin-based uShip gets a new leader

As it ramps up for more growth, Austin online shipping company uShip has named a new leader. The company said Wednesday that enterprise software veteran Mike Williams has joined uShip as CEO and board member. Williams was previously general manager...

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Austin-based digital ad agency OwnLocal continues growth with acquisition

Digital advertising agency OwnLocal is growing by making another acquisition. The Austin company said it is buying a Florida-based digital service provider to the newspaper industry for an undisclosed price. Print2Web, founded in 2001 in St. Petersburg...

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Austin’s YouEarnedIt earns its own reward: millions in new funding

YouEarnedIt, which lets companies create programs where employees reward each other with digital points, has earned a reward of its own: its first round of venture capital. The fast-growing Austin company said Tuesday it has raised $6.5 million to...

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