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Cutting The Cable Cord
HBO took a shot across the bow of the cable TV industry by announcing it plans to offer a streaming service separate from cable subscriptions, effectively cutting the cord as ...
F1 by the Numbers
When it was announced that Austin would play host to the U.S. Grand Prix at the Circuit of Americas in 2011, many folks responded with, "Cool. But what does ...
Waller Creek in Lights
Experience Waller Creek like never before when the urban space becomes a fantastic light show next month. On November 13, light installations designed by local architects and landscape architects will ...
SXSW News
On Thursday, SXSW announced the first round of Convergence Programming for the 2015 festival, including an interview with Russell Brand and a panel with Brian Grazer. Categories that fall under ...
Google Fiber Announcement
Google Fiber announced Wednesday that Austinites will be able to sign up for the service in early December. For now, only neighborhoods south and southeast of Lady Bird Lake are ...
Big Things Happen Here
Four companies, including one co-headquartered in Texas, recently proposed an $8 billion project that could change the way 1.2 million Southern California households get power. The green energy initiative ...
Big Money
The Federal Trade Commission has reached a settlement with Dallas-based AT&T for an unprecedented $105 million. The October 8 agreement stems from unauthorized charges that AT&T levied on ...
Transit Talk
With Austinites heading to the polls next month to vote on Project Connect, Austin's urban rail initiative, discussions about public transportation are reaching a fevered pitch. An eighth grader ...
Zippiest Zip Codes
When buying a home, it is important to analyze everything from property values and school systems to crime statistics and, at least if you live in Austin, worst commute times ...
Data Mining
Ever wondered what the most popular brands are in Texas? Direct Capital, a company which finances small businesses, compiled maps of the top three brands in each state. By using ...
Scaring Single People
Last week, the Pew Research Center released a study that found a record number of Americans have never been married. The study was widely covered in the media, with everyone ...
That's from Austin?
Our city is home to a lot of great products like AustiNuts, Sweet Leaf Tea, Torchy's Tacos and the now famous 99-pack of Anytime Ale. But here are a ...
Google Fiber Updates
Editor's note: This piece has updated to reflect the most recent information. The initial launch deadline of "mid-2014" has come and gone and like everyone else in the city ...
Playing with Food
In recent years, Austin has become an epicenter for all things culinary, and a group of savvy academics are finally putting that innovation to great use. The recently founded Food ...
Genius Among Us
On Wednesday, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced the winners of the 2014 MacArthur Foundation Fellows, also known as the "Genius Grant." Among the 2014 winners is ...

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