Happy Monday, Austin. Here’s hoping you had a great weekend, and that your work week is off to a good start.
As you get settled in, here’s a look at some of the tech-related stories making news and generating buzz around the Internet this morning.
In Vegas, there’s a heavy Dell flavor
One of this week’s biggest technology events gets going today, as Dell Technologies revs up its annual Dell EMC World conference. This is the first time the Round Rock-based technology giant has put on the event somewhere other than Austin. Due to the growth of the conference, Dell executives move the event to Las Vegas. The conference includes the annual keynote speech from Dell Technologies founder and CEO Michael Dell. 512Tech reporter Lilly Rockwell is on the scene in Las Vegas and will be reporting throughout the conference, and from Michael Dell’s speech today, which is scheduled to begin at noon Central time. Keep an eye on 512tech.com and on Lilly’s Twitter account for live reporting.
Flying taxis and high-tech tunnels
As traffic gets worse around the U.S., there is hope that some high-tech solutions could arise. Well, the folks over at The Verge are here to tell you: It’s not really going to help very much. Not even if we do get flying cars, flying taxis and a network of tunnels, as Tesla boss Elon Musk has suggested.
Can boom in tech deals continue?
The first quarter was a strong one for mergers and acquisitions in the technology sector. Citing data from PwC and Thomson Reuters, Tech Crunch reports that there were 486 U.S. tech deals announced in the first quarter worth a combined $42.8 billion. Those are the biggest numbers since 2014. The real question, however, is whether that level of activity can continue for the rest of the year.
According to the analysts Tech Crunch interviewed, it seems there is reason to believe that it can.
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