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Dell maintains steady growth in PC market

Worldwide personal computer shipments grew for the first time in six years while Round Rock-based Dell Technologies maintained its steady growth, according to new industry data for the second quarter of 2018.  Dell remained third worldwide for the...

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LendingTree acquires Austin startup Student Loan Hero for $60 million

Financial services company LendingTree said Friday that it has acquired Austin-based Student Loan Hero Inc., a personal finance website for managing student debt. LendingTree, headquartered in Charlotte, connects users with lenders. The company will...

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Friday Tech Crawl: Facebook closes privacy loophole, Apple invests millions in China clean energy fund and more tech news

Happy Friday, y’all! Here are the tech headlines we’re reading today: Facebook ends privacy loophole in ‘closed’ groups  Facebook closed a privacy loophole that allowed third parties to discover the names of those in closed, “private” Facebook groups...

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Lawsuit: 'If he had been a millennial,' Austin man says IBM wouldn't have let him go

An Austin man has joined a growing chorus of former employees who claim technology giant IBM fired or laid them off because of their age.  Jonathan Langley, a 60-year-old former cloud salesman at IBM’s Austin operations, has filed a federal age discrimination...

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Friday Tech Crawl: Netflix to end online reviews, the end of Samsung’s record profits and more

Netflix to end online reviews The streaming service announced it will halt its desktop-only feature that allowed users to read and write reviews on movies and TV shows, CNET reported. "We have notified members who have used the feature recently,"...

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Less-invasive prostate cancer treatment receives FDA clearance

Prostate cancer patients around the country will soon have a less-invasive, radiation-free treatment option.  French company EDAP TMS, which made Austin its U.S. headquarters two years ago, has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration clearance...

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Five years later, Dell Technologies returns to public market

Michael Dell is taking his massive technology company public again. But this time, he’s making sure he maintains majority control over it. Just five years after going private, Dell Technologies is diving back into the public waters...

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Austin software startup TrendKite acquires two social tech companies 

TrendKite, a fast-growing software startup based in Austin, has acquired social technology companies Insightpool and Union Metrics, company executives said Friday. The merger means TrendKite will grow to 207 employees and give the company a new presence...

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Friday Tech Crawl: HelloFresh may sell ready-made meals online, Airbnb to go public by 2020 and more

Happy Friday! Here are some of the top tech stories we’re reading today: HelloFresh may sell ready-made meals  Who needs pre-portioned ingredients when you could just buy the finished meal online? HelloFresh, the German meal-kit delivery service,...

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Air Force debuts innovation hub at Austin's Capital Factory

People might not typically think about the military when it comes to Austin’s tech scene.  But that perception could be about to change, as the U.S. Air Force on Wednesday debuted its latest innovation hub in Austin. Dubbed “AFWERX” and based at downtown...

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