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Monday Tech Crawl: Whole Foods resolves payment hacking incident, and Amazon’s lack of diversity among executives questioned 

Whole Foods Market said it has resolved its customer payment hacking incident  The Austin-based grocer this past weekend said that there was no longer a threat to some of its payment systems. Whole Foods first reported the incident on Sept. 28, saying...

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Friday Tech Crawl: Tech giants forming pro-DACA coalition, Stitch Fix’s IPO and sexual harassment allegations against Robert Scoble

Happy Friday, Austin! Here are some of the tech stories we’re reading about this morning: DACA lobbying group is coming Reuters says it has uncovered documents showing that at least 20 tech companies are forming a pro-Dreamers lobbying group to push...

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Talking about the massive Wi-Fi KRACK vulnerability with Texas Standard

This week on the Texas Standard radio program, we checked in on the Wi-Fi vulnerability that’s currently rocking the tech world, “KRACK,” a problem that affects the vast majority of Internet-connected devices and that could take a very long time to...

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How one tech startup is using cameras to help blind people ‘see’

Belinda Lane slipped on a Google Glass headset, put her white cane in her right hand and started walking. Lane, who is blind, was testing an app called Aira that uses the Glass headset to help blind people navigate their surroundings.  While Lane...

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WeWork adding another downtown Austin co-working space

WeWork, the New York co-working giant, is opening a second downtown Austin location that can accommodate more than 1,000 members. The new space will debut in spring 2018 in the Chase Bank tower at 221 W. Sixth St.  WeWork West Sixth will occupy the...

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Thursday Tech Crawl: Nielsen has figured out a way to track Netflix viewer data. And more tech news.

How Nielsen is trying to track Netflix-watching data Nobody knows how many people are watching Netflix outside of Netflix. Television ratings powerhouse Nielsen is trying to change that. The company has announced they have found a way to determine...

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These three websites will scare you silly for Halloween

You could go see a scary movie or terrify yourself by simply viewing the day’s headlines, but why not enjoy some more old-fashioned creepy vibes from the nearest web browser? Here are three sites you may have missed that will get you in the Halloween...

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In early days, merger with Amazon ‘challenging,’  Whole Foods CEO Mackey says

While Austin-based Whole Foods Market has only been a part of Amazon for less than two months, John Mackey, the grocer’s CEO, recently said that the merger has been less than perfect, describing it as “challenging.” Mackey spoke at the American Production...

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Techstars will launch its first ‘impact’ accelerator in Austin

Want to tackle social and environmental issues with a startup? There’s a new accelerator for that. Techstars, a Boulder, Colo.-based accelerator, has chosen Austin for its first program aimed at “impact” startups.  The Techstars Impact Accelerator...

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Austin marketing firm Threshold acquires Canadian boutique agency 

Austin-based marketing firm Threshold has acquired Canadian boutique agency Carve Creative + Strategy to form Threshold/Carve, a digital marketing agency for clients in retail, technology, healthcare and financial service and other industries. Threshold...

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