Round up of recent tech news in Silicon Hills

The money is flowing to start-ups in Austin. At the Texas Ventures Labs’ annual expo on Thursday, the big bucks came out. And I’m not talking deer. Accenture gave a $600,000 three-year grant to foster more start-ups. Texas Venture Labs, part of the University of Texas, launched a year ago and has already helped 63 […]

Data demands putting strains on wireless industry

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An explosion of demand for data on mobile devices has put a real strain on wireless network carriers and infrastructure. Worldwide 5.7 billion people subscribe to a wireless device, said Roberto Padovani, executive vice president at Qualcomm. “It’s truly the biggest platform in the history of mankind,” he said, during a Tuesday morning keynote address […]

Innotech Austin showcases mobile tech

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The Austin Innotech conference and expo kicks off today at the Austin Convention Center. The show featured an opening keynote by Manoj Saxena, general manager of Watson Solutions at IBM’s Software Group. IBM is putting the technology behind its supercomputer Watson in the workplace in industries such as healthcare and finance. The Innotech show also […]

Dell ranks first worldwide in healthcare services

Dell is number one worldwide in Healthcare technology solutions. Dell partners with other companies like Citrix, VMWare and others to provide complete technology packages to hospitals, clinics, doctor’s offices and other healthcare providers. The company offers electronic medical records, medical archiving and mobile clinical computing. Employees with the Dell healthcare division donned blue scrub outfits […]

Dell promotes the connected classroom at Dell World

Dell is one of the top suppliers of technology to schools. In the past few years, Dell has worked to provide schools with total technology packages in what it dubs the “connected classroom,” says Snow White, (yes, that’s her real name) a former elementary school teacher who works in Dell’s education technology division. She demonstrated […]

Dell provides solutions to law enforcement officials

During his keynote address at Dell World Thursday, Michael Dell proclaimed that Dell is no longer just a PC company. It is a global solutions provider. In fact, Dell employs 40,000 people worldwide in the solutions area. And Dell displayed many of its areas of solution expertise on the expo floor Thursday with Dell employees […]

The PC market is growing, says Michael Dell at Dell World

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The PC market is alive and well. “We don’t see PCs going away at all,” Michael Dell said Wednesday afternoon, during a question and answer session at a Dell World press and analysts event in Austin. “There are a billion and a half PCs in the world and that seems to me like a pretty […]

Michael Dell hosts Dell World 2011 in Austin

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At Dell World 2011, Michael Dell will take questions today during a panel discussion with press and analysts at the Long Center in Austin. The sold-out Dell World event begins with a welcoming reception at Austin City Limits Wednesday night. Then, bright and early, Michael Dell will deliver the keynote at 8 a.m. Thursday at […]

The Game Developers Conference Online kicks off in Austin

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Today, the Game Developers Conference Online kicked off at the Austin Convention Center. The conference, which runs through Thursday, features keynotes by John Vechey, co-founder of PopCap Games, author Neal Stephenson and David Calvo, creative director at Dofus creator Ankama. In addition, the conference has panels, round-table discussions and an Expo with 78 exhibitors. The […]