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SXSW Gaming 2018 draws ‘PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ creator Brendan Greene

The schedule for 2018’s South by Southwest Gaming event just got a lot more interesting. SXSW on Tuesday announced that Brendan Greene, the creator of the wildly successful mod-gone-mainstream shooter “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” will speak at...

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Virtual reality ‘DOOM’ and ‘Xenoblade Chronicles 2’ are new in games

New video games out this week: “DOOM VFR Edition.” After recently coming to the Nintendo Switch, the well-received reboot of Id Software’s “DOOM” now arrives as a virtual-reality game. Will it be scarier and just as fast-paced? Rated M for Mature...

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Tuesday Tech Crawl: SoftBank to buy Uber shares for 30 percent less than current value. Plus more tech news.

Good morning, Austin! We have scrolled the internet to bring you the latest in technology news. Here’s what’s happening: SoftBank bids to buy Uber shares for 30% less than current value SoftBank and a group of investors are trying to buy a stake...

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Monday Tech Crawl: Cyber Monday arrives, and fewer Black Friday shoppers visit stores   

It’s Cyber Monday. What deals are out there? One of the largest shopping days of the year has arrived, and online retailers that include Amazon, Best Buy and Wal-Mart are offering multiple sales on their websites. Online publication Wired has compiled a...

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Wednesday Tech Crawl: Uber fires top executive after undisclosed hack last year exposed rider, driver info

Uber customer, driver data stolen last year In October of last year, hackers stole the personal data of 57 million customers and drivers from Uber Technologies Inc. But Uber concealed this breach for over a year after paying hackers $100,000, according...

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Austin firm developing chip for smart devices that recognizes harmful pathogens 

Software industry veteran Steve Papermaster wants to disrupt the healthcare industry like ride-hailing companies are disrupting the auto industry. And Tuesday, Papermaster believes, was a beginning step in doing so. Papermaster’s Austin-based molecular...

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‘Zelda: Breath of the Wild Explorer’s Edition’ and ‘Gear.Club Unlimited’ top the week’s new games

New video games out this week: “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Explorer’s Edition.” The deluxe re-release of arguably the year’s best video game now includes a 100-page guide book, a two-sided map and of course the game itself, a title that...

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Tuesday Tech Crawl: Government trying to block AT&T’s buy of Time Warner, a rollback on net neutrality and Uber buying lots of Volvos

Happy Tuesday, Austin! You only have to make it through two more days to get to your turkey! Here are some of the tech stories we’re following this morning: Government trying to block AT&T’s purchase of Time Warner Citing what it says will be...

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Google Fiber installations experience delay in Mueller development

Google’s high-speed Internet and cable TV Google Fiber service has experienced installation delays at the Mueller master-planned development in Austin, a Google Fiber spokesperson said. While the company did not provide details about what specifically...

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Austin-based Bridgepoint Consulting is acquired by Chicago firm

Austin-based Bridgepoint Consulting has been acquired by Addison Group, a Chicago-based professional services firm. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Addison Group said Bridgepoint’s leadership team, industry experience and business...

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