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10 Tweets About... #TechACeleb

The Internet loves to have hashtag fun, and one of today's trending topics is "#TechACeleb," in which Twitter users pun it up in taking a notable figure's name and making it digital-first. Here's some of the best ones:

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Morning Tech Crawl: Facebook to tweak Trending Topics, Dubai unveils building made with a 3D printer

Good morning, Austin! Here's what's happening this Wednesday morning in the tech world. Facebook will tweak Trending Topics after bias charges While still insisting that its Trending Topics section if free of political bias or manipulation, the ...

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512talk Edition 6: face-filter fun and NXP

This week in our video chat, 512tech reporters Lilly Rockwell and Omar L. Gallaga discuss recent stories on the site including Friday's column and photo gallery about Snapchat and MSQRD face filters, and coverage of NXP's annual conference and word about...

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Silicon Valley tech writer rips VCs for comments following Austin's Prop 1 vote

Sarah Lacy, a long-time Silicon Valley journalist, is calling out venture capitalists who have threatened not to do deals in Austin following the Prop 1 vote. Lacy, founder and editor-in-chief of tech site Pando, writes in a post on the site that...

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10 Tweets about... Google I/O 2016

Google today made some announcements at its I/O 2016 presentation including new messaging apps, an Amazon Echo-like audio device called Google Home and a new VR platform, among other things. But what did the Twitter hivemind think? Let's take a look...

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Morning Tech Crawl: Facebook founder meets with conservatives, Google to unveil new device

Good morning, Austin! We roamed the Internet to find out what's happening in the tech world today. Facebook founder goes one-on-one with conservatives Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and CEO, will meet with heads of conservative media today to...

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Morning Tech Crawl: Longer Tweets on the way? Plus self-driving trucks and Waze ride-sharing

Good morning, Austin! Here's what's happening in the tech world today. Goodbye 140-character limit? Twitter users may finally get their wish -- according to a report in Bloomberg, the social media company is planning a major shift in how it counts...

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Austin startup creates a digital tip jar for musicians

WHAT THEY DO: TipCow is a tipping application, available for Android, Apple's iOS and the web, that lets live entertainers receive digital tips from fans. The company retains a percentage of each transaction, which it says covers credit card processing...

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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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10 Tweets about... Rooster Teeth's 'Million Dollars, But...' Kickstarter

Austin-based Rooster Teeth Productions are no strangers to success, but even by their standards, the just-launched Kickstarter campaign for "Million Dollars, but... The Game" is a smash. It reached its funding goal of $10,000 in less than two minutes...

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