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During visit to Austin, Satya Nadella makes a pitch for empathy

When Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella was interviewing for his first job at Microsoft, the last question he was asked was curveball. It went something like this: “A young child falls in the street in front of you and is crying. What do you do?”  Nadella...

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‘Star Wars Battlefront II’ and revamped ‘L.A. Noire’ lead this week’s game releases

New video games out this week: “Star Wars Battlefront II.” The “Battlefield”-like “Star Wars” game returns bigger and broader across three eras (prequel, classic and new trilogy) and what could be a beefier single-player storyline than its 2015 predecessor...

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Tuesday Tech Crawl: Qualcomm denies Broadcom’s merger offer, and Google to fix Pixel 2 XL touchscreen problem 

A deal between chip makers Qualcomm and Broadcom is off (for now) A week ago, semiconductor firm Broadcom offered roughly $105 billion to take over competitor Qualcomm in what was hailed as potentially the largest technology merger ever. But on Monday...

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Monday Tech Crawl: Uber approves major investment deal, and Nintendo plans increased production of Switch consoles  

Uber has approved Softbank’s multi-billion offer The ride-hailing giant has agreed to let Japanese telecommunications firm Softbank take a major stake in the company. Softbank and other firms will be able to invest up to $1 billion into Uber and purchase...

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Friday Tech Crawl: Musical.ly may be next $1 billion unicorn, EA snaps up Respawn and Uber loses in England

Happy Friday, tech watchers! Here are some of the stories you should know about today: Why might Musical.ly be worth $1 billion and, oh yeah, what’s Musical.ly? The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the makers of Musical.ly, a popular app among...

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Settlement reached in Capital Factory’s suit against Austin co-working space

After being sued by Austin tech accelerator Capital Factory, an East Austin co-working space has changed its name and a settlement has been reached, according to a court filing. In August, Capital Factory sued atx Factory and its founder, accusing...

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Amazon to sell Kindles, Echos, other products in Whole Foods stores 

So far, the most visible sign of Amazon’s ownership of Austin-based Whole Foods Market has been orange Amazon price labels inside the grocer promoting lower prices. Soon, though, shoppers will be seeing some of Amazon’s most popular items in Whole...

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ScaleFactor, maker of accounting software for small businesses, raises $2.5 million

ScaleFactor, which sells finance and accounting software for small businesses, has landed $2.5 million to speed up product development. The Austin-based startup provides a platform that provides automation tools for bookkeeping, tax compliance and...

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Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, A-Rod, Christiane Amanpour and Walter Isaacson added to SXSW 2018 lineup 

South by Southwest has announced another keynote speaker for its March 2018 event as well as several featured speakers across tech, sports, entertainment and politics. London Mayor Sadiq Khan will be another keynote speaker for SXSW 2018 and is scheduled...

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Thursday Tech Crawl: In threat to Nvidia and AMD, Intel is getting into the graphics business

Intel hires top graphics guy from Advanced Micro Devices Though Intel is dominant when it comes to computing chips, the company has never been a leader in graphics processors. Intel is hoping to change that, by first hiring away AMD’s graphics chief...

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