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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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Monday Tech Crawl: Uber approves major investment deal, and Nintendo plans increased production of Switch consoles  

Uber has approved Softbank’s multi-billion offer The ride-hailing giant has agreed to let Japanese telecommunications firm Softbank take a major stake in the company. Softbank and other firms will be able to invest up to $1 billion into Uber and purchase...

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Dozens of jobs to be eliminated as tech company shuts down Austin operations 

Austin software company Overwatch Systems, which provides computer programming and other services, will soon begin to wind down its operations and eventually stop service, Overwatch’s parent company Textron Systems confirmed on Friday. The shutdown...

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Former RideAustin driver’s rape case reignites debate over ride-hailing background checks

When Osmani Limonta Diaz applied to become a driver for ride-hailing nonprofit RideAustin, his criminal record looked clean. It gave no sign of the legal trouble he faces now. Diaz is accused of raping a female passenger while working for RideAustin...

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Amazon to sell Kindles, Echos, other products in Whole Foods stores 

So far, the most visible sign of Amazon’s ownership of Austin-based Whole Foods Market has been orange Amazon price labels inside the grocer promoting lower prices. Soon, though, shoppers will be seeing some of Amazon’s most popular items in Whole...

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Pence, Abbott visit Sutherland Springs as all victims’ names released

Hours before Vice President Mike Pence arrived in South Texas to mourn the shooting deaths of 26 people killed Sunday inside a rural church, officials released the names of those who died. Nine children were shot to death, including the 16-year-old...

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