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Sorry, gamers: cryptocurrencies have ruined the market for high-end graphics hardware 

Woe to the builder of a new gaming PC or a gamer who’s been saving their money to buy a new, high-end graphics card this year. The market, to put it bluntly, is as we say in Spanish, el crappo for buyers as the price of high-end video hardware has...

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Thursday Tech Crawl: Amazon begins grocery delivery at Whole Foods, and former Uber CEO testifies in Waymo-Uber trial

Amazon and Whole Foods Market have announced a new delivery system  Beginning today, Whole Foods said Amazon’s Prime Now customers will be able to receive free, two-hour delivery of products directly from the grocer.  Prime Now is Amazon’s fast delivery...

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Whole Foods rolls out first ad campaign since Amazon merger 

After almost six months of being owned by Amazon, Austin-based Whole Foods Market has launched a new TV and digital advertising campaign that appears to be aimed at showing off the variety of products and services that the grocer offers.  Each of...

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‘The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia’ and ‘Mercenary Kings: Reloaded Edition’ lead new games

New video games out this week: “The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia.” (Out Friday) The anime series makes its console game debut via Bandai Namco as a fast-paced fighting game with 3-D environments from the series. Rated T for Teen. $60 for...

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UPDATE: Amazon says Super Bowl ad wasn’t a hint that HQ2 is coming to Austin

Take a step back, everyone. Amazon’s Alexa Super Bowl ad -- which opens with a woman asking Alexa for the weather in Austin -- led to much speculation and Twitter debate. At question: Was the spot a hint at the future location of the online retail...

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Austin oil & gas tech startup RigUp lands $15.8 million to fuel growth

Austin oil and gas technology startup RigUp has landed $15.8 million to fuel its growth. Founded in 2014, RigUp has built an online platform that connects oil and gas companies and service companies.  Oilfield operators can use the RigUp platform...

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Slump in smartphone sales hits Austin’s Cirrus Logic; shares tumble

Hit hard by a downturn in the smartphone market, Austin-based chipmaker Cirrus Logic on Monday said it had a significant drop in both revenue and profit in its fiscal third quarter. Cirrus Logic’s third quarter revenue fell from $523 million in 2016...

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Monday Tech Crawl: Broadcom raises Qualcomm hostile bid to $121 billion, and Amazon will pay France back taxes. Plus more technology news.

Good morning, Austin! Wow, what a Super Bowl! Unfortunately, now it’s Monday. With that in mind, we have scrolled the internet so you don’t have to. Here are the latest tech headlines: Broadcom Raises Qualcomm Hostile Bid to About $121 Billion Broadcom...

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Dell confirms reports that it’s considering an IPO or even a reverse merger with subsidiary VMware

Dell Technologies has confirmed reports that it is exploring an initial public offering or merger with VMware, a publicly held cloud computing company in which Dell has majority ownership. The Round Rock-based tech giant said in a securities filing that...

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Friday Tech Crawl: Apple, Amazon and Alphabet post earnings, HQ Trivia funding and Instagram’s push into... text?

Happy Friday, Austin! Here are some of the tech stories we’re reading about this morning. Earnings, earnings, earnings! Yep, it’s that time when three tech titans reveal how much more money they’re making than the rest of us. On Thursday, Apple, Amazon...

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