As vinyl’s popularity surges, a record-making plant gets set to open in Austin

It’s the type of business idea that provokes skeptical reactions.  Really? You want to make vinyl records? In 2017? Caren Kelleher says she isn’t too troubled by the skeptics, because the former band manager, who also worked at Google, knows more...

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Displaced by the storm, Harvey evacuees finding refuge in Austin homes

Kimberly Walters grew antsy Sunday in a Dallas hotel room as Harvey began its deadly assault on Texas.  Walters -- a high school assistant principal from suburban Houston -- was anxious about the steep personal expenses her family would be to escape...

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Thursday Tech Crawl: Amazon starts selling Whole Foods products online

Amazon starts selling Whole Foods products online This week Amazon started selling hundreds of Whole Foods products products on its website, according to the Wall Street Journal.  Buying Whole Foods was a way for Amazon to bolster its online grocery...

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UPDATED: Tech companies step in to help Harvey’s victims

UPDATED at 5:30 p.m. August 30: In a memo to employees, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that the company has so far donated $3 million to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Apple had previously pledged $2 million to the American Red Cross over the weekend...

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Apple accepting Hurricane Harvey donations through iTunes

To help raise money for Hurricane Harvey storm relief efforts, Apple has established a way to make donations to the American Red Cross through iTunes. Only iTunes customers in the United States will be able to donate in increments starting at $5 all...

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Apple’s Tim Cook visits Austin, and tech community swoons

OMG! Tim Cook is coming. The breathless excitement over Apple CEO Tim Cook’s visit to Austin tech incubator Capital Factory was palpable on Friday morning.  This was big. Maybe even bigger than that time President Barack Obama stopped by because this...

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Bumble’s new Austin headquarters is designed with women in mind

One thing’s for sure: Bumble is one tech tech startup that will have no problems recruiting women. Austin-based dating app Bumble this week held a party to unveil its new Austin headquarters, which is a few blocks west of the Central Market on North...

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Wednesday Tech Crawl: Whole Foods shareholders vote on Amazon purchase

Today’s the day: Whole Foods shareholders vote on Amazon deal We wrote earlier this week that Whole Foods shareholders are expected to approve letting Amazon buy the high-end grocery retailer for $13.7 billion. Follow reporter Sebastian Herrera on...

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