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Trump’s ‘Hire American’ H-1B visa policies could impact Austin-area tech companies

As word leaked out Tuesday about President Donald Trump’s executive order, which authorizes further study of a government program that allows U.S. companies to hire foreign workers, Austin companies said they were hoping the administration would hear...

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As tech firms aim for diversity, the going is slow

For three years, Dell Inc. has issued statistics on the number of women and racial minorities the company employs as part of its annual “Legacy of Good” report. Like a lot of tech companies, these numbers show that Dell’s workforce is overwhelmingly...

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To push for more women, Dell aims to train men

Doug Hillary has spent nearly 20 years working for Dell Inc., where he eventually was promoted to lead the 1,000-person performance analytics group. Statistically speaking, 57-year-old Hillary has spent his career working alongside people who look...

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How a team of Austin engineers are helping AMD challenge Intel

Sitting behind a locked enclosure at Fry’s Electronics in North Austin is a box that contains a brand-new computer processor called Ryzen. These processors, about the size of a poker chip, sell for between $330 and $500 and they are being marketed...

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Tech companies are offering lower salaries to women, new study shows

Employers routinely offer women lower salaries than men for the same tech jobs, according to a new study by jobs site Hired.com.  Their annual report, timed to come out on Equal Pay Day (which was Tuesday), found that 63 percent of the time men receive...

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An avatar that could virtually ‘try on’ clothes before you buy them? Austin’s Bold Metrics hopes its tech can make that a reality

In 2014 the founders of a little-known software startup called Fashion Metric arrived in Austin.  The founders, Daina Burnes and Morgan Linton, moved their company from Los Angeles to Austin because Fashion Metric had been admitted to Austin’s Techstars...

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After close of EMC deal, Dell Technologies reports quarterly revenue of $20.1 billion

Dell Technologies had revenue of $20.1 billion in its first full quarter as a combined company after buying data storage company EMC Corp., Dell officials reported Thursday. The Round Rock-based technology giant reported a loss of $236 million in...

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Tired of going to the gas station? Tech startup Yoshi brings the gas to you

Many car owners dread those routine stops at the gas station to fill up the tank.  But what if you never had to go to a gas station again? For a $20-a-month subscription fee, gas delivery startup Yoshi will come to your work or office and fill up...

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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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