SXSW shines light on tech sector’s diversity issues

Diversity and inclusion in the technology sector were among the most discussed and debated topics at SXSW 2018, with a number of speaking events and gatherings focusing on the issues. Hugh Forrest, chief programming officer at SXSW, said...

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SXSW shines light on tech sector’s ongoing diversity issues  

In the technology industry, Kela Ivonye is an anomaly. He’s a black tech entrepreneur. Ivonye, 31, who lives in Louisville, Kentucky, has spent recent years in the tech industry — and he’s learned how it’s different for people like him. About four...

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In SXSW speech, Melinda Gates says women’s rights movement ‘causing a reckoning’

In the past 30 years, Melinda Gates has become one of the most influential women in the business and technology worlds, building her brand successfully in those male-dominated industries. Now, she’s trying to teach others how to do the same. Speaking...

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At SXSW, Michael Dell talks technology’s role in the future of health care

Michael Dell says some of the same technology being created at his giant Round Rock-based company can power the future of the health care industry. Dell, the billionaire founder and CEO of Dell Technologies, spoke Saturday at a South by Southwest...

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Is a ‘Jetsons’-style flying car in your near future? It might be, drone-maker says in SXSW visit 

Ever since “The Jetsons” arrived on television in the 1960s, showing a family of the future gliding around in a flying car, people have imagined when that technology could become available for commercial use. A Chinese company says that reality is...

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Aiming to reshape its culture, Uber co-hosts Austin event to promote women in technology  

Uber has had a history of controversy regarding diversity and workplace culture. The ride-hailing company has been accused by former employees of having an inappropriate workplace atmosphere, and in June of last year, it fired 20 employees as part...

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Dell reports record revenue, narrows operating loss

Dell Technologies on Thursday reported 9 percent year-over-year revenue growth in its fiscal fourth quarter, but the Round Rock-based tech giant also logged a $511 million loss. Driven by record holiday sales, PC-market share growth and strong revenue...

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With Uber and Lyft back, SXSW attendees will have different ride-hailing options this year

Last year at South by Southwest, one of the most talked about issues surrounding the conference was the missing presence of ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft. Uber and Lyft stopped service inside Austin’s city limits in May 2016 because the companies...

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Monday Tech Crawl: Amazon working on self-branded checking account, and Facebook expands breaking news test

Could Amazon create its own checking account?  The e-commerce giant is working on it. Amazon is in talks with several banks that include JPMorgan Chase to create its own type of checking account for its customers. Amazon is reportedly only in the...

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