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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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512talk Edition 5: How the tech slowdown is affecting Austin and Slack on the brain

This week on 512talk, we did a little experimenting with Facebook Live. Visit our Facebook page and let us know if you'd like us to do Q&As for future 512talk episodes.

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Software veteran Dave Sikora to lead Austin intelligence firm

Stratfor, the Austin-based global intelligence firm, has named software industry veteran Dave Sikora as its new CEO. Sikora said he intends to lead the 20-year-old company through a new wave of growth, including launching the company's first digital...

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Austin's OutboundEngine gets $16 million to expand

Most small business owners wish they did a better job of marketing, but they don't know how. Austin-based OutboundEngine says it has an answer with software that automates the process. The company helps professionals such as real estate agents, mortgage...

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Austin's RetailMeNot beats the Street in first quarter, but stock slides

RetailMeNot  exceeded Wall Street expectations in the first quarter, but the company's stock still took a beating.  Shares closed Tuesday down 10.1 percent, or 86 cents, at $7.64. The Austin-based company also offered an outlook for the quarter that...

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Documents: Apple has created over 2,000 Austin jobs since 2012

Technology giant Apple Inc. has created more than 2,000 new jobs in Austin since 2012 and remains on track to meet the Central Texas hiring goals it promised in exchange for millions of dollars in public incentives, according to documents filed with...

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Morning Tech Crawl: Tivo's new owner and HTC on the Nexus train

Good morning, Austin! You made it to Friday despite weird weather and traffic. Congrats! Here's what tech blogs are buzzing about this morning: Tivo has a new home California licensing and and patent company Rovi has purchased DVR pioneer Tivo for...

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National Instruments' revenue falls, but still posts profit

NATIONAL INSTRUMENTS WHAT THEY DO: The Austin-based company makes testing and measurement hardware and software systems used by scientists and engineers worldwide. It employs 2,700 workers in Austin. QUARTER: First quarter ended March 31 THE RESULTS...

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UPDATED: Here's how you can own a former Austin tech CEO's multimillion-dollar mansion

 UPDATED ON MAY 26:  The auction for former tech CEO Ross Garber's mansion has come and gone.  While Austin-based Concierge Auctions hasn't disclosed a final sales price, it's clear Garber didn't get the price he wanted. It was previously listed for...

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