Austin American-Statesman launches area’s go-to tech site: 512tech.com



Tuesday, March 08, 2016 — As Austin’s technology industry and community have grown, so has the Austin American-Statesman’s coverage of them, leading to the development and launch of the tech-focused site, 512tech.com.

The new site delivers a range of rich, timely reports and insight from Statesman writers and other trusted technology publications. Lori Hawkins covers software companies, venture capital and delivers insights with her “Plugged In” column; Omar Gallaga is one of Texas’ most trusted voices on personal technology, video gaming and other aspects of technology with his “Digital Savant” column; and Lilly Rockwell reports on the semiconductor industry, e-commerce and biotech companies as part of her “Tech Capital” column.

The site also features the latest and greatest updates on gadgets, technology culture, social media and events, along with extensive coverage of startups. Of particular significance this week is the site’s extensive SXSW news and information.

“In a city teeming with innovative companies and products, it’s only fitting that the Statesman also strives to be innovative in how we deliver valuable content to our readers,” said Susie Gray, Statesman publisher. “Die-hard techies and casual followers alike will appreciate the convenience of visiting 512tech.com for tech coverage from Statesman reporters.”

“One of our intentions when developing 512tech.com was to create a hub where readers could find in-depth local technology news and talk about it — a sort of technology town center for Austin,” said Barry Harrell, Statesman business editor. “We believe that with the abundance of technology stories to be told in our city and the caliber of our reporters telling those stories, 512tech.com will become the go-to site for Central Texas tech news.”

Current Statesman subscribers have unlimited access to 512tech.com news, culture and conversation. Non-subscribers have access to up to four premium articles each month.

For more information on 512tech.com, including content submissions, contact Barry Harrell at bharrell@statesman.com and (512) 912-2960. You can also find 512tech on social media at facebook.com/512tech and @512tech on Twitter.

About Statesman Media:

Statesman Media is the premier media company in Central Texas. Its brand portfolio spans print and digital, reaching readers on the smartphone, tablet or laptop platform they prefer. The portfolio includes the Austin American-Statesman, named Newspaper of the Year in both 2013 and 2014 by the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors; six community newspapers; Austin360, the entertainment publication; ¡ahora sí!, the Spanish-language newspaper; corresponding websites, statesman.com, mystatesman.com, hookem.com, and austin360.com; the digital edition, Statesman ePaper; dynamic apps like the Austin360 app; and social media feeds, @statesman and @austin360. The print products reach more than 638,000 readers each week, while digital platforms draw 5 million visitors accessing more than 26 million pages each month. The diverse media company also offers commercial printing, packaging and delivery services. Statesman Media owns and manages Statesman Cap10K as well as several community and charitable efforts including Statesman Season for Caring and Statesman Swim Safe for Austin Kids, a local program that teaches at-risk children to swim. Statesman Media is part of Cox Media Group. For more information, contact Shannon Cockrell, Director of Consumer Marketing, at (512) 445-3525.

About Cox Media Group

Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company that includes the national advertising rep firms of CoxReps. Additionally, CMG owns Cox Target Media, which operates Valpak, one of North America’s leading direct marketing companies, and Savings.com, a leading destination for online coupon codes and grocery deals. The company’s operations currently include 14 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, 60 radio stations, seven daily newspapers and more than a dozen non-daily publications, and more than 100 digital services. CMG currently operates in more than 20 media markets and reaches approximately 52 million Americans weekly, including more than 31 million TV viewers, more than 3.5 million print and online newspaper readers, and more than 14 million radio listeners. For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at www.coxmediagroup.com.