Barry Harrell

Business editor

Barry Harrell is the business editor for the Austin American-Statesman.

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Tech Crawl: Amazon’s stock hits $1,000, and check out the ‘flying motorbike’
 Happy Tuesday, Austin. Here’s hoping your Memorial Day long weekend was a great one, filled with friends, family and good times. As you head back into the work week today, here’s a quick look at some of the tech-related stories that are making news and generating buzz around the Internet today: Looks like a whole lot of us are...

3:10 PM Tuesday, May. 30, 2017

Happy Tuesday, Austin. Here’s hoping your Memorial Day long weekend was a great one, filled with friends, family and good times. As you head back into the work week today, here’s a quick look at some of the tech-related stories that are making news and generating buzz around the Internet today: Looks like a whole lot of us are...
Our ongoing search for the best financial advice

4:00 AM Saturday, Apr. 15, 2017

Some of you have been wondering: What’s the deal with the recent parade of personal finance columnists in the American-Statesman’s Sunday Business section? It’s a fair question, so here’s a deeper explanation for what are we doing with our Sunday Business section, why we are doing it — and what we are trying...
Join us in celebrating birthday No. 1 for 512tech.com
 At 512tech.com, today is a day for celebration. One year ago today -- March 8, 2016 -- 512tech was officially launched by the Austin American-Statesman. So that makes today our first birthday. Our mission from Day One was to become the go-to site for news on Austin’s technology sector.  Along with the new site, we created...

5:00 PM Wednesday, Mar. 08, 2017

At 512tech.com, today is a day for celebration. One year ago today -- March 8, 2016 -- 512tech was officially launched by the Austin American-Statesman. So that makes today our first birthday. Our mission from Day One was to become the go-to site for news on Austin’s technology sector.  Along with the new site, we created...
Hundreds rally at Austin airport to protest Trump immigration order
 Hundreds of protesters gathered outside Austin-Bergstrom International Airport on Sunday afternoon to express their opposition to President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily banning immigrants from several Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. Airport authorities placed cones in the terminal roadway to...

11:26 PM Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017

Hundreds of protesters gathered outside Austin-Bergstrom International Airport on Sunday afternoon to express their opposition to President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily banning immigrants from several Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. Airport authorities placed cones in the terminal roadway to...
Hundreds protest #MuslimBan at Austin airport
 Hundreds of protesters gathered outside Austin-Bergstrom International Airport on Sunday afternoon to express their opposition to President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily banning immigrants from several Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. Airport authorities placed cones in the terminal roadway to...

9:52 PM Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017

Hundreds of protesters gathered outside Austin-Bergstrom International Airport on Sunday afternoon to express their opposition to President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily banning immigrants from several Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. Airport authorities placed cones in the terminal roadway to...
Protesters gather at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
 Hundreds of protesters gathered outside Austin-Bergstrom International Airport Sunday afternoon to express their opposition to President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily banning immigration from several Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. Airport Authorities placed cones in the terminal roadway to separate protesters...

8:53 PM Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017

Hundreds of protesters gathered outside Austin-Bergstrom International Airport Sunday afternoon to express their opposition to President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily banning immigration from several Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. Airport Authorities placed cones in the terminal roadway to separate protesters...
Tech crawl: Sick of Pokemon Go? Here's how to escape it
 Good morning, Austin. Here's a quick look at some of the tech-related stories crating buzz around the Internet today: Enough with the Pokemon Go thing If you’re sick of hearing, reading and talking about Pokemon Go, there is a way to achieve at least a partial escape. Web browser Google Chrome has several extensions you can install...

2:53 PM Thursday, Jul. 14, 2016

Good morning, Austin. Here's a quick look at some of the tech-related stories crating buzz around the Internet today: Enough with the Pokemon Go thing If you’re sick of hearing, reading and talking about Pokemon Go, there is a way to achieve at least a partial escape. Web browser Google Chrome has several extensions you can install...
Morning tech crawl: Streaming TV services skeptical about VR, and meet a super-smart fridge
 Good morning, Austin. Hope your Thursday is off to a good start. Here's a look at some of the stories making news and creating buzz around the tech world: Netflix CEO Reed Hastings says his streaming service isn't ready to invest heavily in virtual reality technology -- mainly because he thinks people won't binge watch shows using VR platforms...

2:52 PM Thursday, May. 05, 2016

Good morning, Austin. Hope your Thursday is off to a good start. Here's a look at some of the stories making news and creating buzz around the tech world: Netflix CEO Reed Hastings says his streaming service isn't ready to invest heavily in virtual reality technology -- mainly because he thinks people won't binge watch shows using VR platforms...
Samsung, Edbacker partnership giving $13,000 to Manor schools
 A partnership between Samsung Austin Semiconductor and Edbacker, a funding platform for educators, will lead to the distribution $13,000 dollars to the Manor Independent School District.  Edbacker is an online platform designed to connect corporate partners directly to school districts. Through the program, Samsung will distribute $1...

4:25 PM Friday, Mar. 25, 2016

A partnership between Samsung Austin Semiconductor and Edbacker, a funding platform for educators, will lead to the distribution $13,000 dollars to the Manor Independent School District.  Edbacker is an online platform designed to connect corporate partners directly to school districts. Through the program, Samsung will distribute $1...
3/15 Morning Tech Crawl: So long to SXSW Interactive
 Good morning, Austin.  Typically, our Morning Tech Crawl gives you a sampling of interesting technology stories from outside our fair city.  But today, on the final full day of SXSW Interactive, we thought we’d remind you of a few of the day’s Interactive highlights, while you still have time to enjoy them:   ...

2:02 PM Tuesday, Mar. 15, 2016

Good morning, Austin.  Typically, our Morning Tech Crawl gives you a sampling of interesting technology stories from outside our fair city.  But today, on the final full day of SXSW Interactive, we thought we’d remind you of a few of the day’s Interactive highlights, while you still have time to enjoy them:   ...