Pastor in Whole Foods cake controversy absent for Sunday service

The Austin man who targeted Whole Foods Market with controversial, viral allegations that backfired last week did not have his usual meeting with the small church group he pastors on Sunday.Jordan Brown has identified himself as pastor of the Church...

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Experts: Whole Foods was right to counterattack on cake claims

Whole Foods Market co-CEO John Mackey issued the first warning back in December. Reeling from a string of public relations gaffes and tired of seeing the company he co-founded get beaten up in the media, Mackey vowed Whole Foods was taking a new stance...

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Whole Foods files suit against cake accuser, releases video

A day after it was accused of selling a cake with an anti-gay slur written on it to a gay Austin pastor, Whole Foods Market on Tuesday responded with full force — filing a counter lawsuit against its accuser, releasing a video that it said refutes...

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Whole Foods files suit against cake accuser, releases video

Austin-based Whole Foods Market on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against an Austin man who claims he purchased a cake from the retailer that included a slur against gay people.Whole Foods also released its security footage video from its North Lamar Boulevard...

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Austin feels bite of national slowdown in venture capital deals

With venture capital investments in startups slowing nationwide, Austin is feeling the chill.   Investments in Austin-area companies fell 49 percent in the first three months of the year, compared with the same period a year ago, according to a new...

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Austin online ad company OneSpot raises $3.3 million

Austin-based OneSpot Inc., which aggregates, filters and prioritizes third-party content such as online ads for publishers, has raised $3.3 million in funding, according to a federal securities filing.   The company plans to use the funds for general...

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Austin's RideScout merges with Portland company, to be reborn as Moovel North America

When it bought Austin transportation app maker RideScout in 2014, German automotive giant Daimler AG said RideScout was a key piece in crafting an all-in-one transportation app company. On Thursday that vision became reality, as Daimler AG said RideScout...

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Instacart, Total Wine & More team up for Austin alcohol delivery

In another sign of Austin’s growing thirst for on-demand alcohol deliveries, Instacart said Tuesday that it is adding Total Wine & More as its newest local partner.The news comes after the fast-growing delivery service joined forces with Houston-based...

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Instacart adds Total Wine & More as Austin delivery partner

Instacart is expanding its online grocery delivery business in Austin once again, announcing Tuesday that Total Wine & More will be its newest partner.The fast-growing retail delivery service, which uses personal shoppers to deliver grocery and...

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