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Austin-based startup Embark aims to make mark with DNA testing for dogs

Austin startup Embark said Tuesday it plans to offer one of the most exhaustive saliva-based DNA tests for dogs on the market. The company says the tests can help arm owners with information about how to treat hereditary diseases or other disorders...

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Unprepared at SXSW 2016:  CEO Stewart Butterfield shares secrets of Slack's success

Time/date: 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 15. The panelists: Slack CEO and founder Stewart Butterfield, New York Times tech columnist Farhad Manjoo.  The gist: Butterfield talked about his business messaging service, Slack, which is changing the way people...

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They said it: 10 of the most interesting quotes uttered during SXSW Interactive

 "I'm here because I like excuses to visit Austin, Texas."  --President Barack Obama during his address at SXSW Interactive.     “The truth about comments that I’ve learned is that comments are not about me. When somebody comments on social media...

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CEO: Austin deal launched Under Armour’s digital makeover

Two years ago, Under Armour was riding high as a top sports apparel and footwear maker. Then the Baltimore company bought a small Austin fitness technology company called MapMyFitness that set it on a new course. MapMyFitness, which Under Armour acquired...

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SXSW 2016: filmmakers J.J. Abrams, Andrew Jarecki discuss tech tools for storytelling

Filmmakers J.J. Abrams and Andrew Jarecki, both of whom have hit recent creative peaks (Abrams with "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," Jarecki with HBO miniseries "The Jinx") received a warm and lively reception in a Monday South by Southwest convergence...

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Around SXSW: Ferris Wheels and napping stations

Our American-Statesman video journalists have been making the rounds of SXSW. Here are a few of the interesting things they've run across: What would SXSW be without a downtown Ferris Wheel? Hop aboard and take a virtual ride on the wheel with us...

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Meet Jelly, the new search engine by Twitter co-founder Biz Stone

Let's say you want to go on a trip to Yosemite with your husband and five-year-old son.  It's the five-year-old son part that has given you pause, so you do the next logical thing: Google it.  An article pops up and tells you about 10 cool things...

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SXSW: How to drink smart in the craft beer and whiskey boom

The panelists: Emma Janzen, Imbibe’s digital content editor; Jason Kosmas, co-founder of the 86 Co.; Michael Graham, Austin Beerworks co-founder; and Tom Thornton, section editor at CultureMap  The gist: Now that craft beer and whiskey have become...

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SXSW 2016: interactive game spaces, collaborative VR at Bushnell Family panel

Time/date: 5 p.m. Sunday, March 13. The panelists: Alissa Bushnell with 104 West Partners; Brent Bushnell, CEO of Two Bit Circus; Nolan Bushnell, CEO of BrainRush; Tyler Bushnell, president of Polycade Inc..   The gist: The enthusiastic members of...

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