Lilly Rockwell: Tech Capital

In Austin, can code schools help ease tech job crunch?

On a summer day in June of 2016, executives from different code schools met at the W Hotel in Austin for a meeting that spanned several days. That these competitors were all in the same room together was unusual. But they had gathered for an important...

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Code schools can be lifeline for those with ‘no options,’ Austin grads say

Over the past four years, code schools in Central Texas have graduated hundreds of students. Code schools say that a majority of these graduates have landed jobs in Austin’s fast-growing tech industry.  We spoke to graduates of three different Austin-area...

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Why some Austin tech companies are offering more paid time off for new parents

Soon after starting a new job in product marketing at Austin software company Bazaarvoice, Adri Nowell found out she was pregnant. Lucky for her, by the time she gave birth to her son Liam in July, Bazaarvoice had decided to add four additional weeks...

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Michael Dell: We’ve realized ‘revenue synergies’ from merger with EMC of a ‘few billion dollars’

Dell Technologies CEO Michael Dell said during an interview at the Boston Harbor Hotel that after buying EMC Corp. for $58 billion in 2016, they have realized “revenue synergies” beyond what they expected. According to the Boston Business Journal...

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During visit to Austin, Satya Nadella makes a pitch for empathy

When Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella was interviewing for his first job at Microsoft, the last question he was asked was curveball. It went something like this: “A young child falls in the street in front of you and is crying. What do you do?”  Nadella...

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Longtime rivals AMD and Intel team up against Nvidia

For decades, chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices has battled for dominance in the computer chip market against rival Intel Corp.  But on Monday, both companies announced they were putting their competition aside to work together. Intel is developing ...

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Austin’s Cirrus Logic reports better-than-expected sales, profit

Austin-based chipmaker Cirrus Logic reported higher-than-expected revenue and profit in its fiscal second quarter, in large part due to demand for new Apple smartphones.  CEO Jason Rhode said in a letter to shareholders that the company’s $425 million...

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WSJ reports: Michael Dell is poised to buy $40 million condo in Boston

Dell Technologies CEO Michael Dell has a $40 million penthouse condo in Boston under contract, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday. The penthouse is in the under-construction Four Seasons Private Residences One Dalton Street...

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Thousands of engineers gather in Austin for the Society of Women Engineers conference

More than 14,000 people descended on Austin this week for the sold-out Society for Women Engineers conference, also known as WE17.  The popular conference provides professional development and networking opportunities for primarily women engineers...

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Once again, Silicon Labs reports record sales

It’s starting to feel a lot like “Groundhog Day” at Silicon Labs. The company reported -- again -- record sales of $199 million in its third quarter, beating Wall Street expectations. The company’s sales grew 12 percent from the same quarter a year...

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