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Lilly Rockwell

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Tech Crawl: Uber starts search for a new CEO
 Good morning, everyone. There’s lots happening today in tech news. Here’s what you need to know: Recode has tallied the names on the short list for the next CEO of Uber. Earlier this week, founder and CEO Travis Kalanick stepped down from the scandal-plagued company. Possible names to replace him include YouTube CEO...

Posted: 3 days ago

Good morning, everyone. There’s lots happening today in tech news. Here’s what you need to know: Recode has tallied the names on the short list for the next CEO of Uber. Earlier this week, founder and CEO Travis Kalanick stepped down from the scandal-plagued company. Possible names to replace him include YouTube CEO...
Dell: Progress slow as it aims to increase number of women, people of color in workforce
 Dell Technologies hasn’t made significant progress in increasing the number of women and people of color that it employs, according to its latest report on the diversity of its workforce.  The Round Rock-based company said on the second-to-last page of its annual “Legacy of Good” report  that the number of women it...

Posted: 5 days ago

Dell Technologies hasn’t made significant progress in increasing the number of women and people of color that it employs, according to its latest report on the diversity of its workforce.  The Round Rock-based company said on the second-to-last page of its annual “Legacy of Good” report that the number of women it...
Why Facebook has hired 700 Austin workers and is getting ready for another wave of expansion
 In 2010, Facebook Inc. opened a seven-person office to explore whether the city was a good fit for its young, hard-driving workforce.   It turned out it was, and over the past seven years, the social media giant has grown its Austin team to 700 people. Today, Facebook occupies four recently-renovated stories of a limestone high-rise...

Posted: 8 days ago

In 2010, Facebook Inc. opened a seven-person office to explore whether the city was a good fit for its young, hard-driving workforce.   It turned out it was, and over the past seven years, the social media giant has grown its Austin team to 700 people. Today, Facebook occupies four recently-renovated stories of a limestone high-rise...
Austin man wins a $100,000 Thiel Fellowship
 A twenty-year-old Austin resident named Micah Green, who has started a housecleaning robotics company called Maidbot, has won a coveted $100,000 Thiel Fellowship. The popular fellowship helps young entrepreneurs pursue their passion instead of going to college. To apply, you have to be age 22 or younger. Green was one of 25 people to win...

Posted: 8 days ago

A twenty-year-old Austin resident named Micah Green, who has started a housecleaning robotics company called Maidbot, has won a coveted $100,000 Thiel Fellowship. The popular fellowship helps young entrepreneurs pursue their passion instead of going to college. To apply, you have to be age 22 or younger. Green was one of 25 people to win...
Shoppers offer mixed reactions to Whole Foods purchase

Posted: 8 days ago

“So what do you think of Amazon buying Whole Foods Market?” Warren Sieder bit into a slice of pizza as he pondered how to answer the question. The Los Angeles resident was visiting his son in Austin and had just sat down to eat lunch on the patio of Whole Foods’ sprawling downtown Austin store. “I’m concerned...
Why Facebook has hired 700 Austin workers and is getting ready for another wave of expansion
 In 2010, Facebook Inc. opened a seven-person office to explore whether the city was a good fit for its young, hard-driving workforce. It turned out it was, and over the past seven years, the social media giant has grown its Austin team to 700 people. Today, Facebook occupies four recently-renovated stories of a limestone high-rise in...

Posted: 9 days ago

In 2010, Facebook Inc. opened a seven-person office to explore whether the city was a good fit for its young, hard-driving workforce. It turned out it was, and over the past seven years, the social media giant has grown its Austin team to 700 people. Today, Facebook occupies four recently-renovated stories of a limestone high-rise in...
Tech Crawl: Amazon is considering buying Slack, the popular corporate messaging startup
 Happy Thursday, everyone. Here’s the most buzzed-about news from the last 24 hours: Bloomberg reports that Slack Technologies Inc. has received “recent inquiries about a potential takeover from technology companies, including Amazon.” A deal could mean Slack is given a valuation of at least $9 billion, according to unnamed...

Posted: 10 days ago

Happy Thursday, everyone. Here’s the most buzzed-about news from the last 24 hours: Bloomberg reports that Slack Technologies Inc. has received “recent inquiries about a potential takeover from technology companies, including Amazon.” A deal could mean Slack is given a valuation of at least $9 billion, according to unnamed...
Dell reports stronger PC sales in its first quarter
 Dell Technologies said Thursday that sales stemming from its PC division grew by 6 percent, to $9.1 billion, in its fiscal first quarter.  Though Round Rock-based Dell Technologies is now a tech conglomerate that sells a lot more than computers, the PC side of the business remains 50 percent of the company’s overall revenue, and...

Posted: 17 days ago

Dell Technologies said Thursday that sales stemming from its PC division grew by 6 percent, to $9.1 billion, in its fiscal first quarter.  Though Round Rock-based Dell Technologies is now a tech conglomerate that sells a lot more than computers, the PC side of the business remains 50 percent of the company’s overall revenue, and...
Want to create a podcast but don’t have the budget for expensive audio equipment? Enter Adam Curry.
 Podcaster Adam Curry has been on a quest for over a decade to create the perfect podcasting device.  Curry, who rose to fame as an MTV host in the 1980s and 1990s, now lives in Austin. He’s spent the last 13 years producing various podcasts, including the long-running No Agenda Show. Podcasts allowed for audio stories, interviews...

Posted: 17 days ago

Podcaster Adam Curry has been on a quest for over a decade to create the perfect podcasting device.  Curry, who rose to fame as an MTV host in the 1980s and 1990s, now lives in Austin. He’s spent the last 13 years producing various podcasts, including the long-running No Agenda Show. Podcasts allowed for audio stories, interviews...
Austin biotech company Lung Therapeutics raises $14.3 million
 Austin biotech company Lung Therapeutics said Tuesday it has raised $14.3 million to help fuel its quest to develop drugs to treat fibrosis, lung injury and other diseases. The lead investor in the funding round was Bios Partners. Lung Therapeutics  is currently engaged in clinical trial testing on its lead drug, which can be used to treat...

Posted: 18 days ago

Austin biotech company Lung Therapeutics said Tuesday it has raised $14.3 million to help fuel its quest to develop drugs to treat fibrosis, lung injury and other diseases. The lead investor in the funding round was Bios Partners. Lung Therapeutics is currently engaged in clinical trial testing on its lead drug, which can be used to treat...