Really cool and a bit of drool: Wearing a VR headset while soaring in an iFly wind tunnel 

If you are someone who has dreamed all your life of having the gift of flight — of soaring up in the air in unlawful defiance of gravity — here’s the thing you don’t want to think about the moment your wish is granted: drool. That was what was at...

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Why are smaller semiconductors better in tech?

Some Apple fans are excited on recent reports that the company has already started ramping up smaller, more efficient processors to use in its next iPhone models. The new processors from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company are said to be 7...

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Austin web hosting company Hostway purchases MyHosting.com, Mail2Web from IT distributor Ingram Micro 

Austin-based website hosting company Hostway has purchased Toronto-based MyHosting.com and Mail2Web from California IT distributor Ingram Micro, Hostway said Wednesday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Hostway CEO Emil Sayegh said the...

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Wednesday Tech Crawl: Austin among test markets for Redbox 4K rentals; Samsung goes all in on Internet of Things

Happy Wednesday, Austin.  Hope your work week is going well so far. Here’s a look at some of the tech-related stories making headlines across the interwebs this morning: Redbox picks Austin as test market for 4K rentals If you live in the Austin...

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Austin’s Pensa Systems, builder of automated inventory tracker, raises $2.2 million   

Austin-based Pensa Systems, a startup that is building tech to automate the shelf restocking process for retailers and manufacturers, has raised $2.2 million to continue its growth, the company said Tuesday. The $2.2 million funding is the first significant...

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Take our survey: How is Amazon Prime impacting your Whole Foods shopping experience?

Last week, Amazon revealed the next phase of its Whole Foods Market takeover: A 10 percent added discount for Amazon Prime members on grocery items already on sale at Whole Foods.  Now, we want to hear how the Prime discounts might affect you.  Take...

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Austin AI startup Ojo Labs raises $20.5 million for product development

Ojo Labs, which is using artificial intelligence to connect businesses to consumers, has raised $20.5 million to roll out its products. The Austin-based startup received the funding from investors in industries it is targeting: real estate, finance...

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Exclusive: Indeed launches major expansion that will add up to 3,000 workers in Austin

Internet job search company Indeed said Thursday it is launching a new wave of growth that could add as many as 3,000 new jobs in Austin over the next several years. Indeed, which currently has 1,600 employees in Austin, has been one of Central Texas’...

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Think jeans shopping is the worst? An Austin woman can help – with AI

It began a few years ago in a fitting room. “I had a really hard time in a boutique once trying to find jean that fit and i remember thinking to myself there has to be a technology solution for this,” said Kelly Ernst. “I tend to tie a lot of my self...

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Amazon launches discount program for Prime members at Whole Foods

Amazon Prime has officially arrived at Whole Foods Market.  The online retailer on Wednesday launched a new discount program that will allow Amazon Prime customers to receive an additional 10 percent off items that are already on sale at Whole Foods...

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Amazon has been reducing Instacart's branding at Whole Foods 

Marianne Daugherty first heard about changes to Instacart’s presence within Whole Foods Market soon after the grocer closed its $13.7 billion deal with Amazon last August. Daugherty, an Instacart shopper stationed at the Whole Foods store in Southwest...

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VR projects get real at UT Arts and Entertainment Showcase

Attendees of an Arts and Entertainment Showcase held Thursday night at the University of Texas Foundry got an eye- and earful of projects that students in the program have been working on in areas including animation, virtual reality and 3-D projection...

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Monday Tech Crawl: Facebook suspends 200 apps amid data investigation, and Alexa drops in name popularity after Amazon’s launch of Echos

Facebook said it has suspended about 200 apps for misusing data The company on Monday said the suspensions are part of an ongoing investigation into data use by third party apps on Facebook’s platform. Facebook has been scrambling to identify the...

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Welcome to the startup farm: Why three startups are sharing one Austin house

When Sam Lillie found out that his Washington-based startup Vinder was accepted into a new Austin accelerator program, his plan was to live in his van during the four-month program. He and co-founder Mark DeJarnatt spent three days driving from Port...

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Industry analyst: Biggest takeaways from Dell’s 2018 conference  

Much has changed in a year for Dell Technologies. In May 2017, the Round Rock-based tech company was fresh from its mega-deal to acquire data storage giant EMC Corp. The new partners were hosting Dell’s annual conference together in Las Vegas for...

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Austin’s Vuevent, app platform for events, sold to California software company

Austin-based Vuevent Inc., which provides a smartphone app platform used by organizations to market and operate events, has been sold to San Jose, Calif.-based software firm TrellisSoft Inc., the companies said Thursday.  Financial terms of the...

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Thursday Tech Crawl: Uber will test food delivery by drone, Apple scraps $1B Irish data center and Austin tech companies beat the street with earnings

Good morning, Austin! We have scrolled the internet to bring you the latest in technology news. Here are today’s headlines: Uber will test food delivery by drone Uber​ plans to deliver food by drone in San Diego as part of a wide-reaching commercial...

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Austin’s Care2Rock looks to pair instructors with music students, foster kids online

Lawyer Karyn Scott was a juvenile prosecutor in Travis County and a volunteer for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Texas when she decided her side gig as a manager for bands such as Alpha Rev might somehow be a help to kids in the court...

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With acquisition, RetailMeNot jumps into prescription drug business

Austin-based online coupon company RetailMeNot is jumping into the prescription drug business with the acquisition of a Utah company that provides drug pricing information and coupons. LowestMed, based in Draper, Utah, operates a website and app that...

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