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Despite tax hit, Austin’s Silicon Labs says strong growth continues  

Despite taking a fourth-quarter tax hit, Austin’s Silicon Labs ended last year with strong sales that executives say puts the company on the path to becoming a “$1 billion company.” After a long stretch of record profits, the chipmaker on Wednesday...

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New co-working space in East Austin targets startups working for social change 

Austin startups tackling big social and environmental issues will soon have a new place to work and collaborate. The Center for Social Innovation is launching a 10,000-square-foot co-working space for founders tackling issues such as education, climate...

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‘EA Sports UFC 3’ and ‘Railway Empire’: two very different ways to do gaming this week 

New video games out this week: “EA Sports UFC 3.” Is Ultimate Fighting the sport of the future? EA’s latest makes major changes to its motion system, promising more realistic and responsive animations in the Octagon. There’s also a G.O.A.T. Career...

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SXSW adds Apple’s Eddy Cue, Waymo’s John Krafcik and YouTube’s Susan Wojcicki to lineup

South by Southwest on Tuesday added several heavy hitters from the tech industry to its featured speaker lineup for March, plus about a half dozen from film, TV, fashion and food. On the tech side, Apple’s senior vice president of internal software...

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Shareholders approve Bazaarvoice’s sale to Los Angeles-based private equity firm

Shareholders for Austin-based software maker Bazaarvoice voted Monday to approve the company's sale to Marlin Equity Partners, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm.  The deal received overwhelming support, with more than 54 million votes in favor...

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Monday Tech Crawl: Intel told Chinese firms about chip flaws before U.S. government, and Trump administration considering creation of 5G network  

Chinese companies knew about Intel’s chip flaws before the U.S. government did A report in The Wall Street Journal says that Intel chose to first tell a small group of customers that included Chinese tech firms about the chip flaws. Earlier this month...

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Wait, what? Talking about AT&T’s letter supporting net neutrality with Texas Standard

This week on the “Texas Standard” radio show, we revisited the ongoing battle over net neutrality, specifically an open letter from AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson urging for laws to be passed to lock rules in place, and a Burger King ad that impressively...

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Friday Tech Crawl: Lyft’s customer data scandal, Casey Neistat’s fail at CNN and two weekend tech events

Happy Friday, Austin! Here are some of the tech stories we’re following this morning that aren’t about Dell Technologies possibly raising money with an IPO (say WHAAAAT?!). Lyft employees may have used customer data in bad faith The ride-hailing company...

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Report: BioWare’s Austin ‘Anthem’ team facing pressure, possible release delay

Game blogs are buzzing on Wednesday over a report on the popular site Kotaku about the upcoming action game, “Anthem,” a title being developed primarily at Electronic Arts’ BioWare Austin studio. The story, citing anonymous people working on the game...

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Reader wants to know: will replacing an old iPhone battery improve speeds?

A reader, Tom, writes, “Apple's updates slowed down iPhones to save battery life. I was wondering if I do replace the battery in my iPhone 6, will my phone still run slower? I did notice significantly slower operation after the update.” Late last...

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