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University of Texas receives $60M to build supercomputer

It’s no big deal or anything, but the National Science Foundation just awarded $60 million to the University of Texas’s Advanced Computer Center for the purposes of building the fastest supercomputer in the United States. The system, dubbed “Frontera,” will be up and running in 2019 and will help academic researchers across various fields of study. []

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Lithium and Spredfast merge to become one of largest customer engagement platforms

Earlier this week, Lithium and Spredfast — two of the most successful customer engagement platforms in the Austin tech scene — announced plans to merge. Joining forces, the companies have more than 2,000 clients in over 100 countries. While the merger will see the companies headquartered in Lithium’s San Francisco offices, Austin will remain the largest hub for the brands. []

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Quake Capital launches its first accelerator class

Fifteen lucky startups are set to participate in Quake Capital’s inaugural accelerator program. The 12-week accelerator will help boost early-stage ventures through mentorship and a $150,000 investment. The freshman class boasts an impressive range of startups, spanning industries from healthcare to hospitality to e-commerce. []

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Austin coworking space unveils second location in East Austin

Coworking has evolved from a trend to a veritable way of life, and Austin is one of the many cities taking note. Reset, a startup dedicated to providing affordable coworking solutions, announced the site of its second location in East Austin earlier this week. The new space will be housed in the popular Tillery Kitchen & Bar. “It’s important to Reset’s members that we have convenient and accessible locations across the city,” said Reset’s co-founder Siri Chakka in a press release. “We’re excited about Tillery being our next location and providing more flexibility to our members who live and work in East Austin.” []

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Annual STEM Education Summit relocates from NYC to ATX

New York City, who? Scientific American and Macmillan Learning — two of the leading names in STEM — announced they will be moving their annual education summit from the Big Apple to Austin. The summit will feature executives from Google and Chevron in addition to important academics, and will take place during the last week of September. []

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