Austin tech firm BlazingDB raises $2.9 million for growth

Austin tech company BlazingDB has raised $2.9 million in seed round funding that the company says it will use to hire more staff and increase its sales capabilities.   California-based investment group NVIDIA GPU Ventures and Samsung NEXT, Samsung’s...

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In Texas, veteran tech workers not seeing much progress on diversity, survey finds

Long-time tech workers in Texas say they aren’t seeing much progress from their companies’ efforts to create a more diverse workforce, a new survey from hiring site Indeed.com finds. Diversity among the technology workforce has been an issue for years...

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Austin startup Kilroy Blockchain builds program to help the blind and visually impaired  

Karen Kilroy has been programming software for much of her 55 years of life. It’s something she says she believes she was born to do. But she’s just now seeing how far her knowledge can reach.  About a year ago, Kilroy launched Kilroy Blockchain,...

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Monday Tech Crawl: Cyber Monday arrives, and fewer Black Friday shoppers visit stores   

It’s Cyber Monday. What deals are out there? One of the largest shopping days of the year has arrived, and online retailers that include Amazon, Best Buy and Wal-Mart are offering multiple sales on their websites. Online publication Wired has compiled a...

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Mayor Adler: Landing Amazon’s HQ2 could push Austin to solve key issues

Austin Mayor Steve Adler says that if Central Texas did win the bidding ware for Amazon’s HQ2 project, it could help the Austin area tackle some of its major issues. In a Q&A with the Statesman, Adler lays out his vision for the Austin...

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Mayor Adler: Landing Amazon’s HQ2 could push Austin to find solutions to some key issues  

Austin Mayor Steve Adler has not been very vocal about Amazon’s $5 billion second headquarters project since the company announced plans for it in September. But one point he has made is that if it landed here, Amazon’s HQ2 could help the Austin area...

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Well before HQ2 frenzy, Amazon had major presence in Central Texas

If the Austin area does somehow beat out more than 200 competitors and land Amazon’s $5 billion, 50,000-employee second headquarters project , the facility would just be the latest addition to an already significant presence Amazon has established...

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Amazon built a significant presence in Central Texas long before HQ2 frenzy

If the Austin area does somehow beat out more than 200 competitors and land Amazon’s $5 billion, 50,000-employee second headquarters project , the facility would just be the latest addition to an already significant presence Amazon has established...

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Austin firm developing chip for smart devices that recognizes harmful pathogens 

Software industry veteran Steve Papermaster wants to disrupt the healthcare industry like ride-hailing companies are disrupting the auto industry. And Tuesday, Papermaster believes, was a beginning step in doing so. Papermaster’s Austin-based molecular...

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Google Fiber installations experience delay in Mueller development

Google’s high-speed Internet and cable TV Google Fiber service has experienced installation delays at the Mueller master-planned development in Austin, a Google Fiber spokesperson said. While the company did not provide details about what specifically...

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