Will the good times keep rolling for AMD?  

Advanced Micro Devices is in the middle of one of its best runs in recent memory. During the past year, the company — known for gaming-focused computer processors — has rebounded from a low period and gained ground on its much larger foe Intel. AMD’s...

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Downturn in smartphone business takes bite out of Austin’s Cirrus Logic  

A downturn in the smartphone market is taking its toll on Austin-based chipmaker Cirrus Logic. Cirrus Logic on Wednesday reported financial results for both its fiscal fourth quarter and full fiscal year that fell short of Wall Street expectations...

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RideAustin battles to survive in space dominated by Uber, Lyft

The past year has been a battle for RideAustin, which gained notoriety as a locally run alternative to Uber and Lyft that has operated as a nonprofit, letting riders donate to local causes through its app. RideAustin’s ridership has plummeted...

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RideAustin battles to survive in space dominated by Uber, Lyft 

RideAustin will need people like David Goss if it’s going to survive. Every weekend, Goss, a 42-year-old sales engineer at Dell Technologies, opens his RideAustin smartphone app to hail a ride to the bars and restaurants that line Rainey Street Historic...

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Report: Amazon plans more Whole Foods discounts for Prime members

E-commerce giant Amazon plans to offer new discounts at Whole Foods stores for members of its Amazon Prime subscription service, according to media reports. Cable news channel CNBC, citing unnamed sources, reported that Amazon’s plans call for giving...

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Monday Tech Crawl: T-Mobile to buy Sprint for $26 billion, and electric scooters pulled from Austin  

Will a T-Mobile and Sprint merger finally happen? The two companies have agreed to a $26 billion deal that would reshape the U.S. wireless market, but the agreement faces regulatory hurdles. This is because, if successful, the merger would leave the...

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Texas gas prices rise as summer weather approaches

The temperature is rising — and so are gas prices. The cost of gasoline continues to increase across Texas, promising to bring higher prices this summer due to a lower crude oil inventory that has driven a price surge across the nation. ...

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UT to lead drone project for U.S. Department of Defense 

The Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas said Thursday it will be leading a $7.5 million U.S. Department of Defense project to create artificial intelligence technology for military drones. UT researchers will try to develop AI...

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Strong processor sales help AMD’s revenue surge in first quarter

After an upbeat 2017, Advanced Micro Devices also is off to a strong start in 2018. The chipmaker on Wednesday reported revenue of $1.65 billion for its first quarter, a 40 percent jump from the same quarter a year ago. The company’s quarterly profit...

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Austin’s Silicon Labs continues pivot to Internet of Things, posts record quarterly revenues

Silicon Labs continues to transform itself from a company once known by its broadcast and Internet access devices to one known for its growing Internet of Things offerings. The Austin-based chipmaker on Wednesday reported record revenue of $205.38...

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