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Tech accelerator MassChallenge shows off its startups, gives away $500K 

It’s a wrap for 84 startups that spent the past four months participating in MassChallenge Texas’ inaugural Austin class. And thanks to $500,000 in cash prizes awarded on Wednesday night, five Austin-based companies are leaving the accelerator program...

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey defends Alex Jones’ time-out and says he’s rethinking the platform

Good morning, Austin! Here are some of the tech stories we are following this morning: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey defends Alex Jones’ time-out and says he’s rethinking the platform Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is doing damage control after the platform suspended...

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Austin's Bumble launches investment fund for female-founded startups

Bumble, known for its female-friendly dating app, is launching an investment fund to back female-founded and female-led businesses. The Austin-based company said Wednesday that it has invested in five companies so far. “There’s plenty of data that...

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After a rough month, Austin’s Pain Therapeutics lands $3.2 million grant

As it tries to rebound from a regulatory defeat earlier this month, Austin-based Pain Therapeutics got a shot of good news on Wednesday. The drug development company, which was founded in 1998, announced that the National Institutes of Health has...

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Twitter finally acts on Alex Jones, but takes only half measures 

Happy Wednesday! In Tech Crawl, we’re sharing some of the tech stories we’re eyeing this morning. Twitter rides the fence on controversial Jones After a week of criticism, social-media giant Twitter finally did something about Infowars host and Austin...

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AMD’s hot streak continues; shares rise after launch of latest processor 

Advanced Micro Devices is riding high after a year of solid earnings reports and the launch of the second generation of its Ryzen Threadripper processor series. The company, which is based in California but has a most of its operations in Austin...

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Intel hit with more chip security flaws; AMD says its products are unaffected 

After academic researchers revealed additional security flaws involving computer chips made by Intel Corp., Advanced Micro Devices said Tuesday that the flaws do not affect any of the company’s chips. The vulnerabilities, disclosed under the name Foreshadow...

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Monday Tech Crawl: Uber drivers are taking longer routes on purpose, plus more tech news

Remember the age-old taxi practice of ‘longhauling’? Some Uber and Lyft drivers are deploying that same strategy, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. Drivers, which are taking longer routes on purpose to increase fares, say it’s “the...

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Texas Standard: is it the MoviePassapocalypse and was it always too good to be true?

This week on the “Texas Standard” radio show, we discuss the recent sweeping changes happening with MoviePass and whether the brief window of time when you could watch a movie a day for $10 a month is now over. Also: what other online deals once seemed...

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Friday Tech Crawl: All eyes on Alex Jones’ Twitter account, plus more tech news

Good morning, Austin! Here are the tech headlines we’re following today. Report: Twitter says Alex Jones has not violated its policies but is that true? Twitter has made headlines as one of the remaining tech giants refusing to remove Alex Jones and...

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