Happy Friday, Austin! Here are some of the tech stories we’re reading about this morning:
DACA lobbying group is coming
Reuters says it has uncovered documents showing that at least 20 tech companies are forming a pro-Dreamers lobbying group to push for legislation allowing Dream Act participants to stay in the U.S. Some of those companies include Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Intel and IBM. It will be called “The Coalition for the American Dream.”
Stitch Fix hopes to sew up $100 million with IPO
The subscription clothing service Stitch Fix has filed for an initial public offering, seeking $100 million in the NASDAQ. The company, based out of San Francisco, said it had $977 in revenue in its last year with $594,000 in losses. Recode points out that while the company has been a darling in the e-commerce world, its growth has been slowing.
Tech evangelist Robert Scoble the subject of sexual-harassment claims
Robert Scoble, the popular former Microsoft tech evangelist who for several years worked with San Antonio-based Rackspace on a series of video interviews, is now the subject of several sexual harassment and assault complaints. Business Insider on Friday morning posted about three separate claims, including one from Austinite Michelle Greer, about unwanted sexual advances, including one that took place at an O’Reilly hacker conference. According to Business Insider, Scoble has acknowledged the claims in the past and was planning to post a video about the incidents today, but is now said to be delaying that announcement.
Google’s new hardware in Austin
I had a chance to visit Google’s downtown digs yesterday and shoot a few videos showing off some of their new hardware, including the Google Home Mini and the new Pixel 2 line of phones. You can check all three videos out on our 512tech Instagram account (which you should follow if you aren’t yet!)
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