Mayor Adler: Landing Amazon’s HQ2 could push Austin to solve key issues

Austin Mayor Steve Adler says that if Central Texas did win the bidding ware for Amazon’s HQ2 project, it could help the Austin area tackle some of its major issues. In a Q&A with the Statesman, Adler lays out his vision for the Austin...

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Mayor Adler: Landing Amazon’s HQ2 could push Austin to find solutions to some key issues  

Austin Mayor Steve Adler has not been very vocal about Amazon’s $5 billion second headquarters project since the company announced plans for it in September. But one point he has made is that if it landed here, Amazon’s HQ2 could help the Austin area...

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Well before HQ2 frenzy, Amazon had major presence in Central Texas

If the Austin area does somehow beat out more than 200 competitors and land Amazon’s $5 billion, 50,000-employee second headquarters project , the facility would just be the latest addition to an already significant presence Amazon has established...

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Amazon built a significant presence in Central Texas long before HQ2 frenzy

If the Austin area does somehow beat out more than 200 competitors and land Amazon’s $5 billion, 50,000-employee second headquarters project , the facility would just be the latest addition to an already significant presence Amazon has established...

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Austin firm developing chip for smart devices that recognizes harmful pathogens 

Software industry veteran Steve Papermaster wants to disrupt the healthcare industry like ride-hailing companies are disrupting the auto industry. And Tuesday, Papermaster believes, was a beginning step in doing so. Papermaster’s Austin-based molecular...

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Google Fiber installations experience delay in Mueller development

Google’s high-speed Internet and cable TV Google Fiber service has experienced installation delays at the Mueller master-planned development in Austin, a Google Fiber spokesperson said. While the company did not provide details about what specifically...

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Monday Tech Crawl: PayPal launches investment service, and holiday sales begin online 

A year after taking a small stake in investment firm Acorns Grow Inc., PayPal is beginning to offer Acorn’s service on its platform  Beginning today, some PayPal users will be able to put funds into their Acorns account and manage them through PayPal...

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Whole Foods reports big drop in profit for fiscal 2017  

Whole Foods Market saw a big decline in profit during the past year, according to financial documents the Austin-based grocery chain filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday. Whole Foods, which was acquired by Amazon earlier this year...

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Amazon says it’s lowering prices on more items at Whole Foods  

About two and a half months after Amazon shook up the grocery industry by announcing lower prices on some items at its newly acquired Whole Foods Market, the online retailer said Wednesday that it is cutting prices on more items at Whole Foods stores...

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Tuesday Tech Crawl: Qualcomm denies Broadcom’s merger offer, and Google to fix Pixel 2 XL touchscreen problem 

A deal between chip makers Qualcomm and Broadcom is off (for now) A week ago, semiconductor firm Broadcom offered roughly $105 billion to take over competitor Qualcomm in what was hailed as potentially the largest technology merger ever. But on Monday...

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