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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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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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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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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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Friday Tech Crawl: Backpage CEO faces charges, phone security woes and what’s a computer, really?

Happy Friday, Austin! Here are some of the tech stories we’re following Backpage.com pleads guilty in human trafficking  In case you missed it yesterday, the company behind classified ads site Backpage.com has pleaded guilty to charges of human trafficking...

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Thursday Tech Crawl: Five things we learned from Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook hearing. Plus, Apple’s stumbling HomePod isn’t the hot seller it wanted.

Good morning, Austin! We have scrolled the internet to bring you the latest technology headlines. Here’s what’s happening: Five things we learned from Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook hearing The Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, was given a rougher ride...

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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-controlled Pivotal Software could raise up to $592 million in IPO

Cloud computing firm Pivotal Software, which is controlled by Round Rock-based Dell Technologies, said Monday that it expects to raise up to $592 million from its pending initial public offering of stock.  Pivotal Software plans to sell 37 million...

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