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Want to buy an Austin tech exec's mansion for $5.72 million?

A prominent Austin tech executive is selling his five-bedroom home, a luxury property that’s being billed as “one of the most gorgeous estates in West Lake Hills.” Tom Hogan, former CEO of Vignette, is now chairman and CEO at Kony Inc. in Austin....

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Jill Biden added to SXSW speakers list

Jill Biden, wife of former Vice President Joe Biden, has been added to this year’s South by Southwest speakers list, SXSW organizers said Tuesday. On Monday, the conference had announced that the former vice president will deliver a 3:30 p.m. Sunday...

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Tech Crawl: Snap’s IPO debuts today, and Oculus cuts prices on its VR gear. Plus Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer won’t get a bonus this year.

Good morning, Austin! We have scoured the internet to bring you the latest in technology news. Here’s what’s happening: Snap makes its IPO debut today  It’s finally happening: Snap makes its trading debut this morning, a day after it priced its public...

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Revenue flat, losses widen at Austin’s Bazaarvoice, as company transitions its business

Austin software maker Bazaarvoice’s revenue was flat in the company’s fiscal third quarter, but CEO Gene Austin said growth is on the way. The online and social media marketing company on Tuesday reported revenue of $50.5 million for the quarter ended...

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Are Austin startups falling behind in the venture capital race?

When veteran entrepreneur Brett Hurt set out to raise millions in venture capital for his startup, data.world, he knew he would need to look outside Austin to get the deal done. Hurt ended up closing on $19 million this month, bringing the total his...

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Tech Crawl: Uber’s new diversity officer suddenly has a new deadline. Plus, Tesla loses a top exec and says it will need more cash, and Facebook tries to make up with the media.

Uber’s new diversity officer has a new deadline Uber’s diversity officer, Bernard Coleman III, joined the company in January. Now, amid the furor over reports of sexual harassment, unresponsive management and a frat-boy culture, he is tasked with...

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Austin startup data.world brings in $19 million to build out ‘social network for data people’

Austin startup data.world came out of stealth mode last July to tell its story. The company, founded by a team of Austin tech veterans, revealed it was building a social network geared toward helping data scientists connect and share collections...

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How covering niche sports with die-hard fans is paying off for Austin’s FloSports

Six months ago, digital sports media startup FloSports raised $21.2 million to expand coverage of niche sports for die-hard fans. Now the company -- which provides online sites for sports that don’t typically get network coverage -- is putting that...

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Tech Crawl: Facebook takes on LinkedIn with job listings, and Snap gears up for a $3.2 billion IPO. Plus, Austin’s Q2 stock soars after it beats the Street.

Good morning, Austin! We have scanned the internet to bring you the latest in tech news. Here’s what’s going on: Facebook takes on LinkedIn with job listings It just got easier to apply for a job online. Facebook is entering the job market by letting...

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