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SXSW’s PanelPicker is here; this is what’s new and different

South by Southwest’s annual PanelPicker, the primary venue for public  to submit programming ideas for next year’s SXSW, is up and running. The submission period will be open until Friday, July 20 (which in SXSW-speak typically means midnight the...

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Monday Tech Crawl: Intel’s struggles helping AMD, and fallout from online sales tax ruling continues 

Intel’s recent downfalls are catching up to it The chipmaking giant has struggled lately with significant manufacturing issues and chip security flaws. The company’s downturn comes at a time when competitors such as Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing...

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Cruz, Cornyn lead Texas delegation urging Army to pick Austin for high-tech Futures Command

Last week, the U.S. Army confirmed that Austin is one of five finalists to land its high-tech Futures Command center.  This week, Texas’ two U.S. senators are lobbying hard to make Austin the final choice.  Republican Sens. Ted Cruz and John Cornyn...

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Talking about The Carters and the changing landscape of album releases with Texas Standard

This week on the “Texas Standard” radio program, we’re talking about the way the format and release of music albums is changing (or not changing as much as expected) in the age of streaming services such as Apple Music, Spotify and Tidal. Does the...

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Thumbs cramping? A controller for mobile games might help

As smart phones get more powerful, mobile video games are getting increasingly sophisticated, with blockbuster titles such as “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” and “Fortnite” blurring the line between console and games you can play on phones or tablets...

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Thursday Tech Crawl: Instagram’s new channel, CapMetro meets Google Maps and more

Good Thursday to you, dear reader! Here are some of the tech stories we’re taking a look at this morning. Instagram vs. YouTube is now a real thing Instagram on Wednesday unveiled IGTV, a project that has been rumored for months. It will allow users...

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Amazon begins two-hour delivery of beer and wine in Austin

Amazon Prime customers in Austin can now order a selection of beer and wine and have it delivered to them within one or two hours, the online retailer said Wednesday.  Amazon’s alcohol delivery, being operated through its Prime Now service, includes...

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Explained: Here’s what’s going on with Whole Foods’ Instagram account   

This week, social media has been buzzing with speculation about the Instagram account run by Whole Foods Market. The account started posting blank pictures, put an emoji of a bee as the bio on its profile page and only began following a handful of...

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Austin logistics software firm Convey lands $10 million to break into new markets

Convey, whose software platform helps online retailers manage shipping logistics, has raised $10 million to break into new markets. The Austin-based company received the funding from Silverton Partners, Techstars  Venture Capital Fund, RPM Ventures...

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Carver Museum and Library latest to hop on Google Fiber’s Austin gigabit-speed Community Connections

On Saturday, East Austin’s George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center held a “Let It Ring” Juneteenth celebration in advance of Tuesday’s holiday.  The event, which attracted about 600 attendees, included music, a petting zoo and games, but...

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