Lilly Rockwell: Tech Capital

UPDATED: Here's how you can own a former Austin tech CEO's multimillion-dollar mansion

 UPDATED ON MAY 26:  The auction for former tech CEO Ross Garber's mansion has come and gone.  While Austin-based Concierge Auctions hasn't disclosed a final sales price, it's clear Garber didn't get the price he wanted. It was previously listed for...

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Five Cratejoy subscription boxes that will blow your mind

Chances are you've used a subscription service before, such as the popular Dollar Shave Club, Birchbox or Bark Box.  This popular e-commerce niche is booming and now there is a subscription box for virtually every retail category imaginable and even...

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For booming subscription box industry, Austin's Cratejoy is the engine 

Daniel Dabbs watched as his wife got makeup and skincare products in the mail every month from popular subscription box company Birchbox. And he thought, well, I could do that - but with survival gear instead.  What sounds like a dubious business...

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A&M drone program gives blessing to Austin company HUVRData

An Austin company, HUVRData, became one of the first in the nation to obtain an official certification to operate unmanned aerial vehicles - also known as drones. HUVRData uses drones to inspect wind farms. The certification program, developed by...

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What I learned about fraud when my Uber account was hacked

At just after 2 a.m. on Tuesday, someone -- I like to imagine a young man -- left a house in a quiet residential area of Brisbane, Australia and got into an Uber car, traveling 9 miles before being dropped off at another house.  Meanwhile, 8,200 miles...

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Solving a SXSW marketing mystery: Just what is Ten-X?

By now you've probably noticed the billboards.  There are several along Texas 71, strategically placed near the airport, and at least two on Lamar Boulevard. They all say the same thing: "Ten-X" in large white letters and then the words "online real...

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Austin entrepreneur develops life-saving device for horses

While asleep at a Louisville hotel, a phone started ringing in Jeffrey Schab’s room.  It was early — about 6:45 a.m. — so Schab suspected it wasn’t good news. On the other end of the line was the caretaker for his 8-year-old American Saddlebred horse...

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