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Check out SpareFoot’s new Austin headquarters, where in-house chefs prepare lunch and employees’ dogs roam the halls

Chuck Gordon got the idea for SpareFoot in 2007 when he was a student at UCLA getting ready to study abroad. He looked for a temporary storage space, but soon realized it would cost thousands of dollars to store his possessions. So he used friends’...

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Thursday Tech Crawl: Dell sells Mozy subsidiary for $145M, and analysts say Dell reverse merger with VMware is ‘worst case scenario.’ Plus more news.

Good morning, Austin! We have scrolled the internet to bring you the latest in technology news. Here are the today’s headlines: Dell sells subsidiary Mozy for $145 million Dell Technologies Inc. has sold subsidiary Mozy Inc. to competitor Carbonite...

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Cedar Park lures transportation tech startup Hyliion from Pittsburgh

A Pennsylvania-based startup that develops electric hybrid technology for the trucking industry is moving its headquarters to Cedar Park with plans to create more than 200 new jobs. Hyliion is relocating following an economic incentives package of...

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Oracle picks Austin as home for its first U.S. startup accelerator

Software giant Oracle has chosen Austin for its first U.S. startup accelerator program. The Startup Cloud Accelerator announced today follows the recent completion of Oracle’s 560,000-square-foot campus southeast of downtown Austin.  Oracle, the...

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UPDATE: Amazon says Super Bowl ad wasn’t a hint that HQ2 is coming to Austin

Take a step back, everyone. Amazon’s Alexa Super Bowl ad -- which opens with a woman asking Alexa for the weather in Austin -- led to much speculation and Twitter debate. At question: Was the spot a hint at the future location of the online retail...

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Austin oil & gas tech startup RigUp lands $15.8 million to fuel growth

Austin oil and gas technology startup RigUp has landed $15.8 million to fuel its growth. Founded in 2014, RigUp has built an online platform that connects oil and gas companies and service companies.  Oilfield operators can use the RigUp platform...

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Monday Tech Crawl: Broadcom raises Qualcomm hostile bid to $121 billion, and Amazon will pay France back taxes. Plus more technology news.

Good morning, Austin! Wow, what a Super Bowl! Unfortunately, now it’s Monday. With that in mind, we have scrolled the internet so you don’t have to. Here are the latest tech headlines: Broadcom Raises Qualcomm Hostile Bid to About $121 Billion Broadcom...

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Thursday Tech Crawl: People are spending 50 million fewer hours a day on Facebook, eBay ditches PayPal, plus more technology news

Good morning, Austin! We have scrolled the internet to bring you the latest in tech news. Here are the latest headlines: Zuckerberg: People are spending 50 million fewer hours on Facebook a day Mark Zuckerberg warned in January that radical changes...

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