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Tech Crawl: Intel axes its wearables group to focus on augmented reality and more tech news

Good morning, Austin! We scanned the internet to bring you the latest in technology news. Here’s what’s happening: Intel axes its wearables group to focus on augmented reality Intel has eliminated the division that worked on health wearables, including...

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Austin communications firm Telestax brings in $4.7 million for growth

Austin-based communications company Telestax has landed $4.7 million to fund its next stage of growth. LiveOak Venture Partners of Austin was the lead investor in the deal. Founded in 2011, TeleStax previously raised $1.5 million from investors including...

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Tech Crawl: Canada wants your tech skills, Singapore is one of the few that gets cybersecurity and DeepMind heads to Alberta for AI talent

Good morning, Austin! We have scanned the internet to bring you the latest in technology news. Today we bring you the Tech Crawl International Edition: Canada wants your technology skills Want to get away from the heat? Canada is making a play for...

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Austin tech accelerator DivInc unveils its latest startups at Demo Day

DivInc, an Austin accelerator focused on diverse entrepreneurs, has unveiled the work of its latest founders, who spent the past 12 weeks at work on their startups. The founders of nine companies took the stage Thursday night at Capital Factory, where...

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Austin startup Alegion brings in $3.6 million to ramp up AI initiatives

Alegion, an Austin startup that operates a crowd-sourcing automation platform used by Condé Nast, Charles Schwab and the state of Texas, has raised $3.6 million for expansion. The company received the Series A funding from RHS Investments. Launched...

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In Austin’s biggest VC deal of 2017, AI startup SparkCognition raises $32M 

In the biggest venture investment in an Austin company so far this year, artificial intelligence startup SparkCognition has raised $32.5 million. Verizon Ventures was the lead investor in the deal, with participation from The Boeing Company, through...

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Exclusive: HomeAway launches a major expansion that will add 2,000 workers in Austin

Austin-based HomeAway said it is planning a major expansion at The Domain in North Austin, where the nation’s largest vacation rental company will establish its global headquarters in a 16-story office tower that will house more than 2,000 additional...

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This Chicago venture capital firm has its eye on Austin, and it's looking for deals.

Chicago Ventures has its eye on Austin. Since its launch in 2012, the Chicago-based venture capital firm has backed five Central Texas startups, and it’s looking for more deals. The firm is currently investing a $66 million fund, and partner Stuart...

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Tech Crawl:  Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is out after shareholder revolt. Plus, which Silicon Valley CEOs attended Trump’s ‘tech week,’ and more technology news.

Good morning, Austin! We have scanned the internet to bring you the latest in technology news. Here’s what’s going on: Report: Investors demanded Uber CEO’s ouster Travis Kalanick resigned Tuesday as Uber CEO after a shareholder revolt made it impossible...

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