Samsung to invest up to $4B to make chips for mobile devices in Austin

Samsung to invest up to $4B to make chips for mobile devices in Austin

21 August 2012 by Martha DeGrasse

Samsung Electronics says it will invest $3 - $4 billion to upgrade an Austin memory-chip making plant so that it can produce chips for mobile devices.

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Mobile economy: When filling a job means selling a city

Mobile economy: When filling a job means selling a city

11 June 2012 by Martha DeGrasse

AUSTIN, Texas – Competition for technical talent can be fierce, and often employers find that their best recruiting tool isn’t the job or even the corporate culture, but the city where the job is located. And no one sells a city better than the people who are already working there. Austin’s Chamber of Commerce organizes […]

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Austin works to recruit tech talent

Austin works to recruit tech talent

01 June 2012 by Martha DeGrasse

Austin is one of the bright spots in the national employment picture. While US unemployment ticked up to 8.2% last month and the economy created just 69,000 jobs, Austin’s unemployment rate is just 5.9% and the local area economy is expected to create 19,000 new jobs this year and 20,000 next year. The Austin Chamber […]

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LTE phones are enabled by new generation of SIM cards

LTE phones are enabled by new generation of SIM cards

11 May 2012 by Martha DeGrasse

Samsung and HTC both unveiled new LTE smartphones this week at CTIA 2012 in New Orleans. The Samsung Focus 2 will be a $49 Windows phone offered by AT&T and the HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE will be another Android 4.0 phone for Verizon Wireless customers. As these and other 4G phones ship to stores […]

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RCR Wireless News Enhances Its Insights and Analysis Team

RCR Wireless News Enhances Its Insights and Analysis Team

19 April 2012 by RCR Wireless News

RCR Wireless News announced today that Jason Marcheck has joined its executive team as Managing Director for News, Insights and Analysis. Jason joins RCR Wireless News from Current Analysis where he served as a Principal Analyst and Director of Custom Research. In addition to leading the RCR Wireless News editorial team, Jason will be responsible […]

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Wireless History Foundation to accept nominations for 2012 inductees

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24 January 2012 by Dan Meyer

Austin-based Wireless History Foundation said it will begin accepting nominations for the 2012 Wireless Hall of Fame through March 15. Nominations will be accepted in four categories: service provider; technology; industry associate; and “pioneer,” with nominees needing to have at least two “seconders” to be considered. Nominations forms can be found at the WHF website: […]

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Samsung to raise a billion dollars for Austin plant

Samsung to raise a billion dollars for Austin plant

17 January 2012 by Martha DeGrasse

Samsung Electronics says it plans to borrow roughly a billion dollars to fund operations at its chip-making facility in Austin. The Austin factory produces the A5 processor that powers Apple’s iPhone 4S and iPad 2, so while Samsung competes with Apple in the smartphone market, the Korean giant counts Apple as an important customer for […]

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Mobile payment discounts hit Austin bars ahead of SXSW

Mobile payment discounts hit Austin bars ahead of SXSW

05 January 2012 by Martha DeGrasse

The holidays are ending, but Austin’s Tabbedout hopes the party will go on, and that bars and restaurants around town will let you use your smartphone to pay the bill. Today the company is launching a coupon feature within its free mobile app for Android and iPhones that connects smartphones to point-of-sale systems at participating […]

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Reader Forum: Avoiding bill shock by reaching the always-on consumer

03 January 2012 by Gregory O. Welch, president and CEO, Cenoplex

We’ve all the heard the highly publicized recent tale about an unsuspecting wireless subscriber who was shocked to receive a six-figure mobile phone bill that included tens of thousands of dollars in international roaming charges. While the story made sensational news and is certainly an extreme example, bill shock can happen both domestically and internationally […]

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Austin a bright spot in jobs picture

Austin a bright spot in jobs picture

06 December 2011 by Martha DeGrasse

The unemployment rate in Central Texas slipped to 7.1% in October, down from 7.5% the month before. The news points to a significantly brighter jobs outlook in Austin than in Texas overall, where the unemployment rate is 8%. (The national unemployment rate now stands at 8.6%). The Bureau of Labor Statistics says that in October […]

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