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Time Warner To Boost Internet Speeds in Austin

Time Warner To Boost Internet Speeds in Austin

By Sean Patterson February 20, 2014

As Time Warner and Comcast continue to work out their big merger, internet and cable TV customers across the U.S. are preparing for an even larger company to take over their local cable monopolies. There is a spark of hope, …

Flight Diverted Due to “Unruly Passenger” Flight Diverted Due to “Unruly Passenger”
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An AirTran flight left Baltimore Monday afternoon, making it’s way to Austin, Texas. During the flight a man, who is being described as an “unruly passenger”, tried to open the emergency exit at the back of the plane. AirTran Flight …

Armstrong Sells Estate in Austin, Texas Armstrong Sells Estate in Austin, Texas
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Lance Armstrong has had a rough couple of years. Once the most beloved athlete in the U.S. for his story of overcoming cancer to become a seven-time Tour de France winner, the cyclist has now fallen into disgrace. After years …

AT&T: We’re Planning 1Gbps Fiber in Austin Too AT&T: We’re Planning 1Gbps Fiber in Austin Too

To say that AT&T is stealing Google’s thunder isn’t really the right way to put it, but Ma Bell is using the buzz surrounding Google Fiber’s big launch into Austin as a way to springboard its own plans for a …

Google Officially Announces Fiber in Austin, Texas Google Officially Announces Fiber in Austin, Texas

Google, after a few days of speculation, has officially announced that Austin, Texas will join Kansas City, KS, and Kansas City, MO as the next Google Fiber-connected city. “Today, we’re pleased to announce with Mayor Lee Leffingwell that Austin, Texas …

Nationwide Google Fiber Is Nothing But A Pipe Dream Nationwide Google Fiber Is Nothing But A Pipe Dream

It was revealed over the weekend that Austin, Texas will be the next city to receive freedom from monopolistic ISPs thanks to Google Fiber. Of course, the announcement kicked off a new round of people from other cities asking Google …

Google Fiber’s Next Stop Is Austin, Texas Google Fiber’s Next Stop Is Austin, Texas

The rumors are true. Residents of Austin, Texas can celebrate the imminent arrival of Google Fiber. The news doesn’t come from Google of the city of Austin (yet), but rather a press release by Gig.U, a coalition of 30+ universities …

Google Fiber Headed To Austin, Texas? Google Fiber Headed To Austin, Texas?

It looks like Google is getting ready to launch Google Fiber in Austin, Texas. The news was leaked prematurely, as reports came out that Google was readying what was thought to be a launch event. The invitations for the event …

If Texas Secedes, Austin Wants No Part in It If Texas Secedes, Austin Wants No Part in It
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Austin, Texas residents famously want to “keep Austin weird.” It looks like many of them also want to keep Austin a part of the United States. I’m sure you’ve been following the saga that is the secessionist agenda playing out …

Bethesda Opens a New Studio in Austin Bethesda Opens a New Studio in Austin

Bethesda Softworks this week announced it will open a new game development studio in Austin Texas. The studio will be named Battlecry Studios and will be headed by Rich Vogel. Vogel was most recently the executive producer for Star Wars: …

University Of Texas Evacuates All Buildings University Of Texas Evacuates All Buildings

The University of Texas at Austin has been ordered to evacuate all buildings due to an unknown threat. The news was first reported at about eleven a.m. Eastern time by CNN. Officials are using social media to let all students …

Willie Nelson Monument Unveiled On 4/20 Willie Nelson Monument Unveiled On 4/20
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Willie Nelson has been a country music icon for many years, his red braids and bandanna instantly recognizable to anyone with even a little knowledge of the genre. Countless musicians have been influenced by his slow, gentle style, and today …

Apple Gets Incentives To Expand in Austin Apple Gets Incentives To Expand in Austin

At a Thursday meeting, the Austin, TX city council unanimously approved $8.6 million in incentives for Apple, to expand their offices in that city. The incentives would help Apple almost double its offices in Austin, and the initial $8.6 million …

SXSW 2012: Google Maps House Bids Farewell To Austin SXSW 2012: Google Maps House Bids Farewell To Austin

Hey, did you know that South by Southwest happened in Austin, Texas, last week? Of course you did! News of the festival attached itself in some way to nearly everything related to technology and pop culture for the past week. …

Street Treats Puts The Homeless To Work At SXSW Street Treats Puts The Homeless To Work At SXSW

Mobile Loaves & Fishes started an initiative for SXSW, which put homeless people to work selling ice cream to attendees. It’s called Street Treats, and the vendors, reportedly, get to keep all of the revenue. There was a brief mention …

Apple To Invest $304 Million In Austin, TX Campus Apple To Invest $304 Million In Austin, TX Campus

Apple is messing with Texas, in a good way. Today, the State of Texas is announcing that Apple plans to expand their campus in Austin with a $304 million investment in a new campus. This will reportedly generate over 3,600 …

SXSW 2012 Agenda For Electronic Frontier Foundation SXSW 2012 Agenda For Electronic Frontier Foundation

The Electronic Frontier Foundation team will be at SXSW 2012, of course. They have announced the panels their members will be appearing on at the Austin festival this weekend. From the EFF blog: EFF Intellectual Property Director Corynne McSherry will …