Hardware/IT

Google Fiber re-opens Austin signups, expands service plans

Google Fiber is re-opening its neighborhood signup programs in some pockets of Austin where it already offers its high-speed Internet service and rolling out cheaper data plans that will run at slower speeds, the company said Thursday.   The company...

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Inside NXP's sprawling tech lab

A big part of NXP Semiconductor's annual conference in Austin is their "tech lab." NXP is a European chipmaker that bought Austin-based Freescale Semiconductors last year in a nearly $12-billion deal.  The lab, which occupies most of an entire floor...

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Open Source

Dell Inc. bond buyers reap $300 million windfall

Investors who bought into Dell Inc.’s $20 billion bond deal this week are already being rewarded.   The notes sold by Round Rock-based Dell Inc. on Tuesday gained more than $300 million on Wednesday in New York, according to data compiled by Bloomberg...

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NXP CEO hints that more layoffs still to come in Austin 

NXP Semiconductors CEO Rick Clemmer is in Austin this week for a weeklong tech conference dubbed "NXP FTF," with the FTF part being a nod to what the conference used to be called: "Freescale Technology Forum." Netherlands-based NXP bought Austin-based...

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Open Source

GM Innovation Project Manager Angela Piñeyro De Hoyos also a STEM advocate

Angela Piñeyro De Hoyos is a big believer in education; she was inspired early. Growing up and going to school in Austin, she watched her single mom work to get her doctorate in informational technology.  "It was very easy to see myself working in...

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Dell's revenue dropped in first quarter, operating loss shrinks

Dell's revenue in its first quarter was $13.2 billion, a 2 percent decline from the same period a year ago, according to preliminary figures released by the company late Friday.  The Round Rock-based tech company revealed some preliminary data about...

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Have you ever wondered what the company NXP makes? 

You’ve probably seen the name "NXP" around town, given that this company was the prime sponsor of this year’s Austin Marathon. Or you might have a friend or acquaintance who works there. They employ 5,000 in Austin.  But if you’re really being honest...

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Open Source

How old is your startup? This one is turning 40

Thirty years before "140 characters" meant anything at South by Southwest Interactive,  15 years before the dot-com boom and bust and eight years before Michael Dell moved into that dorm room, there was James Truchard's garage. There, Truchard and...

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Austin startups join the A-List

The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce has unveiled its annual A-List, which spotlights a dozen local startup companies that the chamber says have breakout potential. This year, nearly 200 companies were nominated, and the winners were announced Thursday...

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Open Source

Morning Tech Crawl: Facebook says it's not biased, Watson gets (another) new job

Good day, Austin! Here's what's happening around the Internet this morning: Is Facebook biased? A new Gizmodo report says that  Facebook workers routinely suppressed news stories of interest to conservative readers from the "trending" news section...

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