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Mapping Austin
When many of us think of the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology, we imagine rooms filled with smart students, brilliant janitors who solve complex math equations in secret, and research ...
Summer Fun
With only 10 weeks left of school, it's that time of year for many parents: time to begin the often frustrating, overwhelming task of finding a summer camp for ...
Gigabit in Austin
In the span of a year, Austin moved from being the Live Music Capital of the World to becoming the Gigabit Internet Capital of the World with three companies — Google ...
Don't California My Austin
Yeah, we know, Bloomberg Businessweek, we know. Austin is growing really fast and blah, blah, blah. In what must be amounting to a slow news week for everyone, Bloomberg published ...
What The Frack?
New analysis of air quality reports and other health monitors related to hydraulic fracturing in the Barnett Shale points to a connection between natural gas drilling and childhood cancer rates ...
Google Fiber Update
There has been a lot of speculation, but little actual news, since it was announced that Google Fiber would be coming to Austin in mid-2014. The high-speed internet service, which ...
Mega Media Merger
Austin-based LIN Media LLC, which owns three TV stations in Austin and dozens of others around the U.S., is being scooped up by media conglomerate Media General Inc. for ...
Data If You Do, Data If You Don't
While SXSW Interactive may have made its name as the event where blockbuster technologies like Twitter and Foursquare launched, it’s also become a circus of brand exhibitionists. Yes, it ...
SXSnowden
Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who ignited a global discussion on privacy and security last summer, spoke publicly for the first time since The Washington Post published ...
Transportation Technology
On March 8, it was my honor to be one of the judges for Tech Cocktail’s startup “pitch jam” during SXSW Interactive. I was even more honored to be ...
Alcohol: There's An App for That
You know that horrible feeling when you're at a party or a barbecue and someone announces you're out of beer? Wild-eyed and panicked, you turn to your companion ...
SXSW Secret Agents
Move over Julian Assange, there's an even bigger name heading to SXSW Interactive this year. SXSW announced Tuesday morning that it is adding former NSA contractor — turned whistleblower — Edward ...
The Banner Saga Continues
If you’re a geek who loves his (or her) share of comic books, indie gaming and pop culture, we hope you're familiar with STAPLE! Independent Media Expo. Instead ...
Women Hit Pay Wall
Austin is no stranger to praise. It seems every day there is a new list that ranks Austin No. 1 in this, or best in that. Today, we have a ...
Apple’s Austin Appeal
In the not-too-distant future, Apple could truly be the apple of Austin’s eye. Economic development consultant Angelos Angelou, founder of Austin-based Angelou Economics, predicts Apple will overtake Dell as ...
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