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IndyCar Austin: Colton Herta becomes series' youngest-ever winner

Steinbrenner Harding Racing's Colton Herta became the youngest winner in IndyCar history with victory at Austin in a wild late finish
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A Week In New York City On A $39,500 Salary

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Today: an operations coordinator who makes $39,500 per year and spends some of her money this week on a donut.Occupation: Operations CoordinatorIndustry: Education NonprofitAge: 22Location: New York, NYSalary: $39,500Paycheck Amount (Biweekly): $1,180Monthly...


It’s not so obvious that this VC firm is focused on impact

Mary Ann Azevedo Contributor Share on Twitter Mary Ann Azevedo covers startups and tech at Crunchbase News. More posts by this contributor With these numbers, it’s no surprise SoftBank is investing in Latin America Two Austin-based VC firms are each raising $100M funds Obvious Ventures was founded in 2014 by Medium CEO and Twitter co-founder Ev Williams, along with Vishal Vasishth and James Joaq...
Tags: Column, TC, Venture Capital, Obvious Ventures


Transportation weekly: Nuro dreams of autonomous lattes, what is a metamaterial, Volvo takes the wheel

Welcome back to Transportation Weekly; I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. We love the reader feedback. Keep it coming. Never heard of TechCrunch’s Transportation Weekly? Read the first edition here.  As I’ve written before, consider this a soft launch. Follow me on Twitter @kirstenkorosec to ensure you see it each week. An email subscription is coming! This week, we’re shoving as much transportation news, tidbits and insights in here as possible in ho...
Tags: Automotive, Transportation, Alex Roy, Alphabet, Anthony Levandowski, Artificial Intelligence, ATG, Audi, Aurora, Bill Gates, Charlotte, Columbus, Devin Coldewey, Electric Vehicles, Elon Musk, Ford


$100,000 Investment to be Awarded at Capital Factory’s Augmented and Virtual Reality Summit

In December 2016, Capital Factory launched Austin’s first VR Lab. Stocked with cutting-edge technology, the VR Lab enables entrepreneurs, investors, VIPs, and tech influencers to learn about emerging technologies and the impact they have on their industries. Capital Factory’s first Augmented and Virtual Reality Summit, on April 16th, is a full day of programming for the Corporate Innovation Council to bring corporations together and introduce them to new technologies to inspire creativity and ...
Tags: Fundraising, Austin, Virtual-reality, Augmented-reality, News


AgileCraft’s Exit, $45M for Ojo Labs, Intel Grants & More TX Tech

Let’s catch up with the latest innovation news in Texas.—Georgetown, TX-based AgileCraft was acquired by Australia-based Atlassian (NASDAQ: TEAM), the team collaboration and productivity software maker, for $166 million. AgileCraft makes planning software that helps executives build and manage how the company’s projects develop. It’s focused more on leaders in a business than engineering and IT staff, and it helps them map out product strategy, spot bottlenecks and risks, and get a feel for the...
Tags: National blog main, National top stories, Texas, Texas blog main, Texas top stories, AgileCraft, AI, Artificial Intelligence, AT&T, Atlassian, ATX Seed Ventures, ATX Venture Partners, Austin, Australia, Brad Bentz, Canada


Perris Auto Speedway is growing its legacy for short track racing

Short track racing has always been popular and well attended in Southern California. The center was the half-mile Ascot Speedway in Gardena, run by the late J.C. Agajanian. The track opened in 1957 and remained active until 1990. The sport suffered for six years until Perris Auto Speedway opened March 30, 1996, in Riverside County. Since its opening, PAS has operated under Oval Entertainment and the Kazarian family on the SoCal Fairgrounds, a stretch of 18 years. And, if Oval Entertainment has i...
Tags: Texas, Sport, Indianapolis, Austin, Soccer, Long Beach, Nevada, William, West Coast, Riverside County, Nascar, Eric Schmidt, St Petersburg, Sao Paulo, Southern California, Nbc Sports


Ericsson's Austin F1 experience helped Schmidt Peterson Indy team

Marcus Ericsson's experience of Austin during his time as a Formula 1 driver helped Schmidt Peterson Motorsport shortcut its learning of IndyCar's newest track
Tags: Sport, Austin, Ericsson, Indycar, Marcus Ericsson, Schmidt Peterson Motorsport, Autosport, Schmidt Peterson Indy


Institute – “Dazzle Paint”

Since their sophomore album, Subordination, came out in 2017, half of Institute moved from their Austin home turf to New York, so the band's upcoming third album was their first written with quite a bit of continent between them. But the band reconvened in Houston last year to record their latest with Uniform's … More »
Tags: Music, New York, Austin, Houston, Institute


Tech roundup: Fundings en masse, 360training's new C-level, and more - Built In Austin

Tech roundup: Fundings en masse, 360training's new C-level, and more   Built In Austin Catch up on Austin's wild week of tech fundings and more in this week's roundup.
Tags: Seo, Austin


"I was smugly pleased with my apparent lack of wrinkles and quite content with regard to my personal grooming."

"I did have a little trouble navigating the streets of my new home town, but, all in all, I felt pretty good about things. All that changed with my too successful cataract surgery! My first glance in a mirror disabused me of my fancies of being wrinkle free - what's more, apparently I neither pluck my eyebrows, nor am I able to apply eyeliner in an actual 'line.' Moreover, I'm an astonishingly terrible housekeeper. - I thought the dirt was part of the linoleum pattern! I do, however, now reali...
Tags: Cleaning, Eyes, Makeup, Law, Austin, Surgery, Jennifer Finney Boylan, Ann Althouse


This time, stairs trip up Dustin Johnson's brother and caddie, Austin

Two years ago, Dustin Johnson withdrew from Masters after he fell down stairs; now, Austin, his brother/caddie, broke his hand in stair incident.            [Author: Golfweek]
Tags: News, Austin, Dustin Johnson, Golfweek


Tiny Desk Family Hour: Fragile Rock

Fragile Rock's rowdy emo songs are performed by bickering puppets. Onstage at a church in Austin, the band savages the patriarchy in "Smile More."(Image credit: Aaron Rogosin/Courtesy of SXSW)
Tags: News, Austin


Catholic priest accused of groping woman during last rites

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Roman Catholic priest has been arrested on a misdemeanor assault charge after he was accused of groping a woman in home hospice care while giving her last rites. The Rev. Gerold Langsch, of Austin, was arrested Thursday and charged with assault by contact stemming from the October encounter. The 75-year-old […]
Tags: News, Ap, Austin, Austin Texas, Gerold Langsch


I Went 7 Years Without A Promotion — & It Taught Me How To Negotiate

In our series Salary Stories , women with long-term career experience open up about the most intimate details of their jobs: compensation. It’s an honest look at how real people navigate the complicated world of negotiating, raises, promotions, and job loss, with the hope it will give young women more insight into how to advocate for themselves — and maybe take a few risks along the way.Been in the workforce for at least eight years and interested in contributing your salary story? Submit your ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Craigslist, New York City, Austin, North Carolina, Orange County, Long Island, Williamsburg, Jersey City


Ad agencies say consulting firms never actually produce work for clients. Here's how Accenture Interactive is proving them wrong.

Accenture Interactive had a sprawling showcase at SXSW last week to highlight all the work it is doing for brands, its most splashy presence at the festival yet. The company showed off a facial recognition-powered photo booth for Disney, an augmented reality activation for countertop maker DuPont, and other branded experiences. This is the latest example of how data-rich consulting firms are encroaching on ad agencies by pitching themselves as more strategic and tech-savvy.  Ad agencies often...
Tags: Disney, Trends, Austin, Ibm, DuPont, Accenture, Forrester, Sxsw, El Chapo, Rodman, Accenture Interactive, Rori DuBoff, DuBoff, Deloitte Accenture, Jay Pattisall, DuPont Corian Accenture Interactive


USC names next president amid admissions scandal

Former University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol L. Folt was named USC’s new president on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, by the Southern California university’s board of trustees. (Photo courtesy of UNC Chapel Hill) LOS ANGELES — The USC Board of Trustees on Wednesday approved the hiring of Carol L. Folt, former chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as the university’s 12th president, making her the first female leader of the Trojan campus. The hiring co...
Tags: News, Sport, Austin, Soccer, The Times, Pasadena, Los Angeles Times, Usc, Southern California, Chapel Hill, University Of North Carolina, UNC, Huffman, Tyndall, Rohit Varma, USC UCLA


USC names Carol L. Folt next president amid admissions scandal

LOS ANGELES — The USC Board of Trustees on Wednesday approved the hiring of Carol L. Folt, former chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as the university’s 12th president, making her the first female leader of the Trojan campus. Former University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol L. Folt was named USC’s new president on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, by the Southern California university’s board of trustees. (Photo courtesy of UNC Chapel Hill) The hiring...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Sport, Austin, Soccer, Phil Mickelson, The Times, William, Pasadena, Doj, Los Angeles Times, Usc, Southern California, Chapel Hill, University Of North Carolina, UNC


Environmental Program Coordinator – Transportation Demand Management Program at City of Austin in Austin , TX

The City of Austin seeks an Environmental Program Coordinator to be part of the Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Program team under the Transportation Systems Development Division of the Austin Transportation Department. Under the direction of the TDM Program Manager, this position will focus on community facing TDM programming, policy, and environmental mitigation strategies. Duties may include:
Tags: Austin, Austin TX, Austin Transportation Department, Transportation Systems Development Division, Transportation Demand Management TDM Program


Tiny Desk Family Hour: Gina Chavez

In this performance of "The Sweet Sound Of Your Name," a song of devotion from 2014, the Austin singer-songwriter finds magic in the intimacy of a communal setting.(Image credit: Aaron Rogosin/Courtesy of SXSW)
Tags: News, Austin, Gina Chavez


Ad agencies say consulting firms never actually produce work for clients. Here's how Accenture Interactive proved them wrong at SXSW this year.

Accenture Interactive had a sprawling showcase at SXSW last week to highlight all the work it is doing for brands, its most splashy presence at the festival yet. The company showed off a facial recognition-powered photo booth for Disney, an augmented reality activation for countertop maker DuPont, and other branded experiences. This is the latest example of how data-rich consulting firms are encroaching on ad agencies by pitching themselves as more strategic and tech-savvy.  Ad agencies often...
Tags: North Korea, Disney, Trends, Austin, Ibm, DuPont, Accenture, Forrester, Sxsw, Kim Jong, Rodman, Accenture Interactive, Rori DuBoff, DuBoff, Deloitte Accenture, Jay Pattisall


Water Cooler: Shazam, Pet Sematary, Captain Marvel, The Boy, Wonder Park, Apollo 11, Aquaman, Dumbo, Cobra Kai, Twilight Zone, Queer Eye

On the March 19, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in Chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall , weekend editor Brad Oman , senior writer Ben Pearson , and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista , to discuss what they’ve been up to at the Water Cooler. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes , Google Podcasts , Overcast , Spotify and all the popular podcast apps (here is the RSS URL if you need it). At The Water Coo...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Austin, Netflix, Canada, Chris, Sxsw, Weezer, Wolf, Peter, Ben, Brad, Jacob, Ben Pearson, Victoria British Columbia, Alamo Drafthouse


Coming Home Again: Estrada Returns to Lead WeWork Labs in Houston

Houston—Co-working company WeWork is opening its latest “Labs” space in Houston.New York-based WeWork, which has 49 Labs programs across the United States and globe, opened its first Texas location, in Dallas, last fall. WeWork’s Labs is the business’s version of an early stage startup program, offering workshops, mentorship, connections to local accelerator and incubator programs, and more in exchange for rent.Leading the endeavor is Carlos Estrada, a native Houstonian who returns to the city ...
Tags: Startups, New York, Texas, Trends, Tech, People, Austin, United States, Innovation, Dallas, Nebraska, Lincoln, WeWork, Houston, Alice, Agtech


3i Group invests $179 mln in Magnitude Software

3i Group plc said March 19 that it will invest $179 million in Magnitude Software Inc. The enterprise value of the transaction is $340 million. Magnitude, of Austin, provides unified application data management solutions, operating in the US, the Netherlands, UK, Canada and India. PRESS RELEASE 3i Group plc (“3i”) today announces that it will invest c. $179m in Magnitude Software Inc., (“Magnitude”), a leading provider of unified application data management solutions, operating in the US, the Ne...
Tags: India, US, Trends, Tech, ERP, Austin, North America, Sap, North America Europe, PE Deals, Netherlands UK, 3i Group, 3i Group plc, Magnitude Software Inc, Chris Ney, Magnitude of Austin


HG to sell Foundry to Roper Technologies for 410 mln pounds

Roper Technologies is buying Foundry, an HG portfolio company, for 410 million pounds ($544.5 million). Foundry provides high‑end visual effects and 3D design software for media & entertainment, visualisation and design-oriented industries. Arma Partners advised Foundry. PRESS RELEASE Arma Partners is pleased to announce that it has acted as exclusive financial advisor to Foundry, a portfolio company of Hg, on its sale to Roper Technologies Inc. (NYSE:ROP), a diversified technology company, for ...
Tags: Google, London, Trends, Austin, Manchester, M&a, Carlyle Group, Foundry, Roper Technologies, Business Services, WETA Digital, Arma Partners, ROP, Advent Venture Partners, Roper Technologies Inc NYSE, Foundry PRESS RELEASE Arma Partners


In big tech’s future expansion plans, public good should be the corporate incentive

Yung Wu Contributor Yung Wu is the CEO of MaRS Discovery District, a Toronto-based innovation hub. More posts by this contributor To actually change the world, Big Tech needs to grow up The cancellation of Amazon’s planned expansion in New York exposes the truth about its HQ2 promises. In the end, the company seemed mainly interested in tax incentives and being allowed to make a corner of NYC once set aside for public housing and scho...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Uber, Column, Business, New York, Texas, Microsoft, Virginia, Toronto, Tech, Ceo, Economy, Companies, Artificial Intelligence


UT Business students are fighting snakes with memes. Here’s why.

By: Sarah BloodworthSnakes infested UT-Austin’s McCombs School of Business last year, at least according to memes. The joke comparing businesspeople to greedy, competitive snakes seemed to slither into every post on the UT-Meme Facebook page and Twitter. The Black Sheep Online even posted guide to “The Different Types of Snakes in McCombs.”Perhaps the characterization of businesspeople as snakes generated from the McCombs holiday decoration controversy, but the millennial view of declining bus...
Tags: Startups, Wisdom, Marketing, Startup, Mit, Austin, Millennials, Deloitte, Sxsw, Lynda, Austin Chronicle, UT Austin, McCombs School of Business, Austin Startups, University-of-texas, UT Business


Austin Police Promise Tighter Security After Shootings Near 2019 SXSW Festival

Austin’s police chief is pledging more security for the city’s entertainment district following multiple shootings over the weekend as the South by Southwest Festival drew to a close. The Austin American-Statesman reports officers responded to three separate shootings Saturday morning that sent five people to the hospital. Two more shootings occurred within 24 … More »
Tags: Music, News, Austin, Sxsw, Austin American Statesman, Southwest Festival


Trump’s views about ‘crazy’ self-driving cars are at odds with his DOT

President Donald Trump is an automated-vehicle skeptic, a point of view that lies in stark contrast with agencies within his own administration, including the U.S. Department of Transportation . According to a recent scoop by Axios, Trump has privately said he thinks the autonomous-vehicle revolution is “crazy.” Trump’s point of view isn’t exactly surprising. His recent tweets about airplanes becoming too complex illustrates his Luddite leanings. Airplanes are becoming far too complex to fl...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Utah, Technology, California, Tech, General-motors, AV, Austin, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Automation, Arizona, Transport, Nvidia, Toyota


AmplifAI Raises $3.9M, Its First Outside Funding, For Call Center AI

Dallas—AmplifAI Solutions, which makes artificial intelligence-enabled software for call center operations, has raised $3.9 million.Investors in the funding round were Naya Ventures, LiveOak Venture Partners, and Capital Factory, all based in Austin.AmplifAI has developed software that uses machine learning algorithms to analyze behaviors of top-performing employees in order to create training programs for employees across the payroll. Now, the company plans to use the funding to further develo...
Tags: Startups, Home Depot, Texas, Funding, Trends, Tech, Investment, Data, People, Vc, Artificial Intelligence, Software, Austin, AT&T, Innovation, Venture Capital