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    Friday, December 14, 2012
    Insights and Opinions: The Art of Appreciation

    Something really bad has been going around Austin for a few years now, an approach by local start ups to "get as much as you can for free as long as you can." Even worse, this recommendation, advice has been given to new entrepreneurs by seasoned ones. Now, it's just fine to "take" time from someone who's offered it, and has successfully created and exited a few companies. Odds are they aren't focused on each paycheck. But for the rest of us vendors in town, one hour given to someone, of o (More info...)

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    W2O Group Buys VM Foundry
    Austin-based digital agency W2O Group said this week that it has acquired VM Foundry, as an effort to expand its Austin presence and operations. The firm says its is combining VM Foundry with its existing digital practice and local office in Austin. VM Foundry provides web and mobile application development. Financial details of the buy were not announced by the form. W2O Group is led by Jim Weiss. VM Foundry was led by Jim Eustace.

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    Samsung Ramps Austin Expansion Effort
    Samsung Austin Semiconductor, the semiconductor arm of Samsung which has a site in Austin, said it is ramping up its efforts to invest $4 billion in its Austin site. The company said it is on schedule for production of mobile application processors at the location in the second half of 2013. Samsung said that so far, it has hired around 200 engineers at the Samsung Austin Research Center for design and development of technologies for its mobile application processor. Samsung says it curre (More info...)

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    Aztec Systems Merges With Toutatis
    Aztec Systems, the provider of information technology outsourcing based in Carollton, has merged with Brazilian IT integrator Toutatis Client Services do Brasil, S.A., according to private equity firm glendonTodd Capital. glendonTodd Capital, which owns Aztec Systems, said the merger will create a new, multinational,
    multilingual business process and IT outsourcing firm. The new company will continue to be based in Dallas, and will (More info...)

    posted on Friday, December 14, 2012(Full story)

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