Shoppers offer mixed reactions to Whole Foods purchase

“So what do you think of Amazon buying Whole Foods Market?” Warren Sieder bit into a slice of pizza as he pondered how to answer the question. The Los Angeles resident was visiting his son in Austin and had just sat down to eat lunch on the...

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Why Facebook has hired 700 Austin workers and is getting ready for another wave of expansion

In 2010, Facebook Inc. opened a seven-person office to explore whether the city was a good fit for its young, hard-driving workforce. It turned out it was, and over the past seven years, the social media giant has grown its Austin team to 700 people...

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Tech Crawl: Amazon is considering buying Slack, the popular corporate messaging startup

Happy Thursday, everyone. Here’s the most buzzed-about news from the last 24 hours: Report: Amazon is considering buying message service Slack Bloomberg reports that Slack Technologies Inc. has received “recent inquiries about a potential takeover...

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Dell reports stronger PC sales in its first quarter

Dell Technologies said Thursday that sales stemming from its PC division grew by 6 percent, to $9.1 billion, in its fiscal first quarter.  Though Round Rock-based Dell Technologies is now a tech conglomerate that sells a lot more than computers, the...

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Want to create a podcast but don’t have the budget for expensive audio equipment? Enter Adam Curry.

Podcaster Adam Curry has been on a quest for over a decade to create the perfect podcasting device.  Curry, who rose to fame as an MTV host in the 1980s and 1990s, now lives in Austin. He’s spent the last 13 years producing various podcasts, including...

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Austin biotech company Lung Therapeutics raises $14.3 million

Austin biotech company Lung Therapeutics said Tuesday it has raised $14.3 million to help fuel its quest to develop drugs to treat fibrosis, lung injury and other diseases. The lead investor in the funding round was Bios Partners. Lung Therapeutics...

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AMD’s rebound has meant big money for key executives

As chief executive at Advanced Micro Devices, Lisa Su earned $2.9 million in 2015. A year later, her earnings with the California-based chipmaker ballooned to $16.6 million. The remarkable rise in Su’s income is due to a metoric rise in the value...

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Tech Crawl: Uber fires engineer accused of stealing trade secrets from Google

Happy Wednesday, everyone. Here’s the top tech news from around the web this morning: Uber fires engineer that was accused of stealing trade secrets from Google The engineer at the center of a lawsuit between Google and Uber over self-driving car...

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Austin tech entrepreneur is selling Austin lake house

Austin tech entrepreneur Philip Berber and his wife Donna Berber have put their 30-acre waterfront home on the market for $14.95 million.  Known as Commanders Point Estate, the 9,642-square-feet mansion overlooks Lake Travis and was designed to look...

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