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Looking for a co-working space? Check out our map

These days it seems like co-working spaces are popping up on every street corner, more ubiquitous than a Starbucks. Fueled by the rise in contract and freelance workers, these flexible spaces are increasingly in demand.  One estimate predicts that...

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Woof: The dogs of uShip share their business acumen

Austin internet company uShip has always prided itself in being a dog-friendly workplace.  Every workday, some 15 to 20 canines accompany their owners to work at uShip’s headquarters on East Riverside Drive. So when International Take Your Dog...

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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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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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Job perks: Austin software company uShip is feeding employees with an on-site aeroponic farm

Can a Central Texas software company feed 220 employees salad at lunch with aeroponic pods? Austin-based uShip is about to find out. In May, the company installed 10 eight-foot pods, each with 36 seedlings of leafy greens and herbs in the outdoor...

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When the robots come to Austin, we will probably kick them.

Last year, the Austin City Council approved the use of delivery robots in town. The robot delivery company in question is called Starship Technologies (even though based on their robot design Droid Technoiogies would probably been a better... wait that’s...

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Don’t just hang up on robocalls; report them to the FTC

If you’re like me, the volume of robocalls for things that have nothing to do with you has increased dramatically on your phone the last few years. That’s even if you’re on the National Do Not Call Registry. (I’ve never had a student loan. But boy...

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At Austin Central Library, hands-on gadget time drives the Tech Petting Zoo

By now, even if you haven’t visited, you’ve probably already heard a lot about the Austin Central Library: its unusual architecture, its plentiful meeting spaces, the enormous amount of print and digital offerings. But you might not have heard about...

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Friday Tech Crawl: Apple WWDC preview, ATX Hack for Change and a cyberattack at Ticketfly

Happy Friday! Here are some of the tech news stories and events we’re taking a glance at today: WWDC: it’s coming Apple’s annual World Wide Developers Conference starts Monday and while it is sometimes an occasion for the world’s biggest tech company...

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Charles Schwab unveils new 50-acre Austin campus as it plans more hiring

Walking trails, on-site yoga classes and showers with changing areas to foster wellness activities. A gourmet cafeteria, an outside amphitheater, and an artist program that showcases the artwork and photography of employees and local artists. Those...

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