Happy Hump Day, Austin! Here are some of the tech stories we’re following right now:
Ransomware is back in a big way
It’s been a few week since the WannaCry crisis, but now we’ve got another major international ransomware crisis on our hands called “Petya,” that has already spread to more than 65 countries and is continuing to spread through Europe, Asia and the U.S. The ransomware may be linked to an account in Germany that was shut down.
Austin entrepreneurs honored by WeWork
Tuesday night, WeWork held its South Regional Final for its Creator Awards in Austin. 34 finalists competed and the Austin winners among the 18 finalists in three categories were: for “Scale,” Robert Olivier, Grubtubs; Samantha Snabes, re:3D Inc., Abianna Falla, Catspring Yaupon. For “Launch,” Deven Kariyani, Kwaddle. For “Incubate,” Murphy Anne Carter, Freehand Arts Project; Piper LeMoine, Rancho Alegre Radio; Roberto Rivera, Successful Smiles of Texas. They’ll compete in New York City in late November for even more funding. Matt Glazer, executive director of the Austin Young Chamber of Commerce was given a surprise Community Award. Want to see a photo gallery from the event? We have that.
Facebook population growth
Like bears? Katmai National Park’s 24-hour livestream is back! Take a gander below:
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