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With a new name and new businesses under its belt, Dell Technologies launches advertising campaign

Dell Technologies unveiled last week its first major advertising campaign under its new name. Called “Let’s Make it Real,” the television advertisement starts out with a magic show on stage, with actor Jeffrey Wright explaining that what seems like...

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Statesman newsroom among those affected by Level 3 Communications internet outage

UPDATED AT 1:30 p.m.: My newsroom sources tell me we have Internet service again. Or, as one Statesman editor sarcastically put it: “Our long national nightmare is over.” EARLIER: Since just after 10 a.m. this morning, reporters and editors working...

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The most revolutionary technology at SXSW might be a shopping app

One of the biggest technology innovations at South by Southwest had nothing to do with virtual reality or artificial intelligence, or any of the other sexy tech topics that tend to dominate the conversation at tech conferences.  Promoted without much...

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Five Austin startups that stood out during SXSW

For startups, the South by Southwest conference can be the ideal place to launch, meet investors or gain new customers. And as a bonus for Austin companies, it’s right here in their backyard, so no pricey plane tickets or hotel rooms needed.  After...

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Former Obama staffers: Not the greatest idea for tech leaders to run for president

There’s a sense among some business and tech leaders now that if real estate developer and Apprentice TV star Donald Trump can become president, anyone has a shot at this nation’s higher office.   But in an interview with Recode’s Kara Swisher at...

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Nick Denton talks life after Gawker, whether he has any regrets and what he thinks about Peter Thiel

Thankfully, the interviewer didn’t beat around the bush. Moments after coming on stage to speak at the South by Southwest Conference on Sunday, former Gawker CEO Nick Denton was asked about the video.  Given what happened, was it really a good idea?...

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Author Dan Lyons tackles ‘bro culture’ and why it’s damaging to tech companies

The irony of a white male in his late 50s delivering a talk about diversity and bro culture on the opening day of South by Southwest wasn’t lost on Dan Lyons.  “I never expected at my age to become some sort of diversity advocate,” Lyons joked  when...

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What we learned about Austin’s ride-hailing options by testing six of Austin’s ride-hailing apps

Usually an out-of-town guest wants to know where to go for the best tacos or barbecue in Austin.  But lately the No. 1 question is from tourists is “Which ride-hailing app should I use?” We understand their confusion. After ride-hailing juggernauts...

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FBI Director James Comey cancels SXSW appearance

FBI Director James Comey has canceled his highly-anticipated and controversial interview at the SXSW Conference this year, citing schedule conflicts that will keep him in Washington, D.C. A statement put out by SXSW on Tuesday morning reported that...

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Six amazing things that happened at SXSW Interactive last year

Let’s take a walk down memory lane. Sure, you might be focused on planning for all the panels and parties at this year’s SXSW conference. (Or figuring out how to avoid downtown Austin completely.) But you might find it instructive to look back on...

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