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Google runs fibre to Austin, Texas

Google expands its super-fast broadband service to Austin, Texas, offering speeds of up to one gigabit per second.


SXSW Starts Today! Here's 31 Great Movies Set in Texas—Lone Ranger, Friday Night Lights and More

SXSW 2013 is here, and bands, movie stars and digital entrepreneurs are all flocking to Austin for the annual Texas media fest. We thought we'd celebrate SXSW's week of films, fun and tunes by taking a look back at all the big screen flicks that call the Lone Star state home. It's a crazy list, filled with vampires, cults, cops and Johnny Depp.


More protected lanes for bicyclists pop up in cities

Bicycle Lanes

Cities increasingly are building protected lanes for bicyclists, finding that they bring economic as well as environmental benefits to communities. Last year, cities built 40 of the so-called green lanes, according to the Bikes Belong Foundation's Green Lane Project, an organization working with six cities — Austin; Chicago; Memphis; Portland, Ore.; San Francisco and Washington — to add them.


Judge dismisses Armstrong's case against USADA

A federal judge in Austin, Texas, threw out Lance Armstrong's lawsuit against the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency on Monday, a decision that allows the agency's drug case against the seven-time Tour de France winner to move ahead....


Norah Jones plays entire new album at SXSW

Nora Jones

Norah Jones unveiled something new at South By Southwest - again. Ten years after she shook Austin and the music world with "Come Away With Me," the 25 million-selling debut she released just weeks before the 2002 conference and festival, she returned to play her entire new album "Little Broken Hearts" at La Zona Rosa on Saturday night.


WikiLeaks publishes leaked Stratfor emails

WikiLeaks says it has begun publishing leaked emails from U.S. intelligence analysis firm Stratfor. The online anti-secrecy group says it's sitting on more than 5 million emails from the Austin, Texas-based Stratfor and that it's putting them out in collaboration with two dozen international media organizations.


Gunman opens fire at UT in Austin, kills himself

Gunman opens fire at UT in Austin, kills himself

A student wearing a dark suit and a ski mask opened fire Tuesday with an assault rifle on the University of Texas campus before fleeing into a library and fatally shooting himself. No one else was hurt.


Less Underground Vibe at South by Southwest

The 24th annual SXSW filled every available space in downtown Austin with musicians clamoring for attention.


‘Predators’ Preview Debuts at SXSW

‘Predators’ Preview Debuts at SXSW

SXSWi (the South by Southwest Interactive conference) is certainly our favorite track of the SXSW experience, but it’s not the only portion of the festival taking place this weekend. Film goers are out en masse in Austin too, and directors — both big and small — are using the event to showcase their films. Or in some cases, using it to show off preview of their films.


Plane crashes into Austin building

Plane crashes into Austin building

Authorities are investigating a reported plane crash into a seven-story office building in north Austin.


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