PIMCO picks Austin for third U.S. office, plans to grow to 200 workers by 2019

PIMCO, one of the world’s biggest asset managers, said Tuesday it has chosen Austin for its third U.S. office and plans to hire dozens of employees. The Austin office “will have a significant technology presence” and is expected to open in the summer...

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Austin-based software company Mitratech makes another acquisition

Austin-based legal software maker Mitratech, which has grown through acquisitions, has done another deal. The company said it has purchased San Francisco-based ThinkSmart, which sells workflow automation software for handling legal work. ThinkSmart’s...

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15 moments that have defined Austin’s Rooster Teeth 

It all started with a funny web video posted on April Fool’s Day in 2003. A group of friends put together their own scripted dialogue with the video game “Halo: Combat Evolved” to animate a snarky meta commentary on basic Marines-in-space gaming tropes...

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Austin makes short list for Army's Futures Command headquarters

Austin is on the U.S. Army's short list as a potential site for its Futures Command operations, an operational arm that would be focused on the development and deployment of new military technologies. The Futures Command would be the fourth command-level...

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Dell-controlled Pivotal Software completes IPO, sets price at $15 per share 

California-based cloud computing company Pivotal Software, whose majority owner is Dell Technologies, completed its initial public offering of stock on Friday, starting trading at $15 per share.  The IPO is expected to raise $555 million. Pivotal...

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Apple’s new recycle robot, Daisy, calls Austin home

If you’ve ever broken an iPhone screen, dealt with a drained-of-life iPhone battery or unsuccessfully tried to rescue an iPhone from ocean water, the gigantic pile of dead devices might feel a little haunting. They sit in a rose gold, space gray,...

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Poll: Support for Amazon’s second headquarters low in Austin 

When it comes to Austin landing Amazon’s second headquarters project, many residents here don’t appear to be very interested.  A new survey by Elon University found that of the 19 U.S. locations still in contention for the $5 billion project, Austin-area...

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Riding success of first ‘Ryzen’ processors, AMD launches next generation 

A little more than a year after Advanced Micro Devices released its well-received Ryzen desktop processors, the chipmaker is building on that momentum. AMD on Thursday debuted its second generation of Ryzen processors, a line of products the company...

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This Austin startup used its own virtual reality technology to pitch VCs -- and raised millions

When it came time for TheWaveVR to raise a new round of venture capital, the Austin-based startup used its own virtual reality technology to make the pitch. The company, which has created a social platform for VR music and visual experiences, used...

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Thursday Tech Crawl: Jeff Bezos reveals Amazon has 100M Prime members, Facebook posts a job listing for chip designers, and some wonder if iPhone demand has peaked.

Good Thursday morning to you, Austin! We have scanned the internet to bring you the latest in technology news. Here are today’s headlines: Jeff Bezos reveals Amazon has 100 million Prime members Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has released his latest annual...

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Indiana-based mobile fundraiser OneCause acquires Austin’s Great Feats

Indiana-based mobile fundraising company OneCause has acquired Austin-based Great Feats, which provides a social engagement and fundraising platform. Financial terms were not disclosed. OneCause, based in Indianapolis, said Great Feats will allow...

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Thanks to $250 million mega-deal, venture capital activity in Austin soared in 1st quarter

Thanks to a $250 million mega-investment in Austin-based WP Engine, venture capital activity in Austin soared in the first quarter. A total of $510 million was raised by 27 companies during the quarter, according to a survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers...

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Wednesday Tech Crawl: Russia blocks millions of IP addresses, and Austin LED company being sold

Hello, Austin techsters.  Here’s hoping you’re having a happy Wednesday, and that your work week is going the way you intended. Here’s a look at some of the stories making headlines around the internet today: Russians admit to blocking millions of...

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Austin Game Conference sitting out 2018; Game Leadership Summit coming in September

In September, Austin will be missing one of its key videogaming-focused conferences. But another one, more focused on the management of game companies, will be taking its place. The Austin Game Conference, which made a return to Austin in 2016 and...

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Monday Tech Crawl: Online tax increase looms, and Buda looks to attract a corporate tech campus 

The Supreme Court this week will hear arguments for an online sales tax case In South Dakota v. Wayfair Inc., the state is is seeking to overturn a longtime rule where states are not allowed to require retail firms to collect sales tax unless they...

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Talking with Texas Standard about Apple Pay’s big (and possibly annoying) push

This week on the “Texas Standard” radio program, we talked about why Apple has been so aggressive of late pushing its Apple Pay digital wallet platform, to the point that some users are trying to figure out ways to get rid of an alert badge that it...

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Oracle plans to nearly double size of Austin campus, city documents show

Oracle’s massive Austin waterfront campus is about to get even bigger. In March, Oracle moved into its new, five-story building in Southeast Austin that spans more than half a million square feet and overlooks Lady Bird Lake. Now, new plans filed...

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Dell bucks industry trend, sees PC sales growth in 1st quarter

Round Rock-based Dell Technologies bucked the first quarter trend with its PC sales, seeing them grow by 6.5 percent while overall worldwide shipments declined, according to new industry data. Worldwide PC shipments declined by 1.4 percent in the...

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