Lilly Rockwell: Tech Capital

How has the merger with EMC affected Dell’s PC business? That and other burning questions for one of Dell’s top executives

We sat down with Sam Burd, the vice president and general manager of Dell’s PC division, to ask all of our burning questions about the company’s personal computing business, which makes up nearly 60 percent of its revenue in the most recent quarter...

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VIDEO: Check out the sights, sounds of Dell EMC World 2017

More than 13,000 people converged in Las Vegas this week for Dell EMC World, which is the annual tech conference for Round Rock-based Dell Technologies.  Tickets for this conference cost nearly $2,300, though not everyone pays the full price. This...

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As Dell prepares for its annual conference in Las Vegas, event organizers are hoping that bigger means better

When Dell Technologies CEO Michael Dell delivers the keynote address at his company’s annual conference in Las Vegas on Monday, he’ll be standing on a stage in a cavernous room that seats 12,000 people — about double the size of his keynote address...

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Despite a drop in Apple iPhone sales, Cirrus Logic reports rise in revenue, profit

Austin-based Cirrus Logic managed to avoid the “Apple effect” when it reported results for its fiscal fourth quarter on Wednesday.  Cirrus Logic supplies audio and voice chips for the iPhone. On Wednesday the chipmaker reported revenue and profit...

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Delivery robots could come to Austin this year

Imagine walking down Congress Avenue, surrounded by throngs of pedestrians hurrying to lunch or a business meeting. Ahead of you, the crowd slows a bit to make room for a knee-high robot merrily rolling down the sidewalk to make a food delivery. ...

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Why AMD’s stock plunged 24 percent

After the markets closed yesterday, Advanced Micro Devices announced what should have been good news: that its sales and profit for the first quarter were largely in line with what the company had promised. Not only that, but sales had increased 18...

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Austin-based Silicon Labs posts double-digit revenue and profit growth

The Internet of Things continues to boost sales at Silicon Labs.  The Austin-based chipmaker reported $179 million in revenue for its fiscal first quarter, which ended April 1. That is a 10.5 percent increase from the same quarter a year ago. But...

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Five Austin-based apps that can make your life easier

Austin might not be the headquarters of app juggernauts like Uber or Instacart, but there are plenty of hometown-developed apps targeted toward consumers.  These apps aiming to solve problems like finding the right babysitter or getting a meal delivered...

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What happened when we tested Comparably’s new tech salary tool

A California-based company called Comparably is trying to drum up publicity today for its new “fair pay” reporting tool. The idea is you put in your department, job title and zip code and it spits back an estimated salary. They don’t ask for years...

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For the second time in a year, Austin-based tech firm Spanning Cloud Apps has a new owner

An Austin company that was acquired by Dell Technologies as part of the acquisition with EMC Corp. has a new owner. Spanning Cloud Apps has been acquired by Insight Venture Partners, a private equity and venture capital firm, for an undisclosed sum...

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