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3-D printing is within reach, even if you don’t have a printer

About five years ago, I made a prediction that 3-D printing was going to be a sea-change technology that would sweep into our lives and change everything. Well... it could still happen! But for now, 3-D printers, which can fabricate objects out of...

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Ready, player for June 1: DreamHack game festival returning to Austin for third year

DreamHack Austin is coming back for a third year, bringing three days of game tournaments, live music and cosplay to the Austin Convention Center June 1-3. The Swedish-based gaming-culture festival makes only two stops in the U.S. this year. The other...

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Wednesday Tech Crawl: Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg is finally going to speak, and Walmart is looking to buy lots more online startups

Good morning, Austin! We have scanned the internet to bring you the latest in tech news. Here are the headlines we’re following today: Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Is Finally Going to Speak Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will address employees of the...

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Austin-based Mythic lands $40 million to launch its artificial intelligence platform

Austin-based Mythic has landed $40 million in funding to launch its artificial intelligence platform aimed at devices ranging from smart watches to robots to drones. SoftBank Ventures, a subsidiary of Japanese conglomerate SoftBank Group Corp., was...

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Austin dating app Bumble fires back against lawsuit by Tinder’s parent company

Austin-based Bumble, known for its female-friendly dating app, is fighting back against a lawsuit filed by Match Group, Tinder’s parent company, that accuses it of patent infringement and stealing trade secrets. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District...

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Match Group sues Austin-based dating app Bumble, accuses it of patent infringement

Austin-based Bumble, known for its female-friendly dating app, is being sued by Match Group, Tinder’s parent company, which accuses it of patent infringement and stealing trade secrets. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Western District...

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Monday Tech Crawl: Highlights from SXSW 2018, and Tinder sues Bumble  

South by Southwest 2018 has officially wrapped up  The massive interactive, film and music festival ended on Sunday. Here are some highlights of the American-Statesman’s coverage: Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk made a last-minute appearance at SXSW...

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‘PUBG’ and ‘Legend of Zelda’ take top prizes at 2018 SXSW Gaming Awards 

There’s no better way to mark the end of SXSW Gaming 2018 than by looking back at the past year and celebrating excellence within the industry. Presented by IGN, Muxy, and Onion Creek Productions, this year’s awards show was hosted by IGN personality...

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Austin startup’s founder gets a surprise chance to pitch Reddit CEO Steve Huffman at SXSW

Timing can be everything at South by Southwest. On Monday, Daniel Senyard was working at his desk at Capital Factory, where his Austin-based tech travel startup Shep is based.  At the same time on another Capital Factory floor, Capital Factory executive...

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UT’s Eberlin Lab, Austin writer Amanda Gail among SXSW Interactive Innovation Award winners

On Tuesday night, South by Southwest handed out its annual Interactive Innovation Awards at a ceremony at the Austin Downtown Hilton. Here are the winners: AI & Machine Learning: Swarm AI by Unanimous AI, San Francisco. Health, Med, & BioTech...

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