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Beware of the latest Google Docs phishing scam

Beware: A new Google Docs Phishing scam appears to be sweeping through newsrooms and elsewhere.  According to Gizmodo, on Wednesday, unsuspecting email users, including those at the Austin American-Statesman, BuzzFeed, Hearst and many others, received...

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Austin health diagnostics startup EverlyWell collects $2 million for expansion

Julia Cheek got the idea for her healthcare technology startup after having a bad experience with diagnostic testing. After spending $2,000 out-of-pocket for specialty testing, the results were confusing, and Cheek decided to create a better process...

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Austin’s Bitfusion raises $5M, unveils its deep learning and AI platform

Austin-based tech company Bitfusion has raised $5 million for expansion and is unveiling its new deep learning and artificial intelligence platform. Bitfusion is developing technology that promises to boost application performance by orders of magnitude...

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Tech Crawl: Infosys to 10,000 Americans after Trump criticism, Airbnb and HomeAway settle with San Francisco and Facebook knows when teens feel insecure -- and shared its research with an advertiser.

Good morning, Austin! We scrolled the internet to bring you the latest in tech news. Here’s what’s happening: Infosys to hire 10,000 Americans after Trump criticism India’s Infosys plans to hire 10,000 Americans in the next two years in reaction...

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Five Austin-based apps that can make your life easier

Austin might not be the headquarters of app juggernauts like Uber or Instacart, but there are plenty of hometown-developed apps targeted toward consumers.  These apps aiming to solve problems like finding the right babysitter or getting a meal delivered...

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Tech Crawl: Apple slashes App Store affiliate commission, Google’s self-driving cars will finally take passengers, and Atlassian’s HipChat is hacked.

Good morning, Austin! We have scrolled the internet to bring you the latest in technology news. Here’s what’s happening: Apple slashes App Store affiliate commission In an apparent move to retain more profit from apps and in-app purchases, Apple...

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Austin global intelligence firm Stratfor introduces new digital platform

A year ago, software executive Dave Sikora took the helm of Austin-based Stratfor with the goal of expanding the global intelligence company’s digital content offerings. On Tuesday, the company is unveiling the results: A new platform called Worldview...

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Trump’s ‘Hire American’ H-1B visa policies could impact Austin-area tech companies

As word leaked out Tuesday about President Donald Trump’s executive order, which authorizes further study of a government program that allows U.S. companies to hire foreign workers, Austin companies said they were hoping the administration would hear...

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Tech Crawl: Facebook responds to outrage over murder video, Apple will launch three iPhones this fall, and the number of H-1B visa applicants plunges.

Good morning, Austin! We scanned the internet to bring you the latest in tech news. Here’s what’s going on: Facebook responds to murder video backlash: “We know we need to do better” Facebook wanted ‘visceral’ live video, and it got live-streaming...

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Austin’s Next Coast Ventures leads a $4.5 million investment in LeanDNA

Austin’s new venture capital firm Next Coast Ventures is the lead backer in a $4.5 million investment in software startup LeanDNA. LeanDNA, which makes software for manufacturers, will use the money to expand sales and marketing and broaden product...

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