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Deliv expands to 33 markets, joins Austin’s crowded on-demand delivery scene

In what may have earned a strongly breathed “Huh,” from leaders at Whole Foods/Amazon on Thursday, Menlo Park, California-based startup Deliv has expanded its business to 33 markets, adding Austin as well as Phoenix, Orlando, San Antonio and other...

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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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Meet TenantCloud, which connects landlords and tenants with a free Cloud-based service

Joe Edgar started his property-management software company because he needed the service. As the owner of rental properties, he was frustrated that he couldn’t find the software tools he wanted to help manage the process. So in 2014, he founded Austin-based TenantCloud...

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Uber offering evacuees free rides to Harvey shelters

Uber is offering free rides to Hurricane Harvey evacuees in the Austin area. The ride-hailing service says rides to and from Austin shelters will be offered at no charge, up to a maximum of $50 per ride. The discount will automatically be applied...

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Austin logistics startup Convey lands millions to break into new markets

Austin-based Convey, which makes software to help online retailers with shipping logistics, has raised $8.25 million to break into new markets. Convey received the funding from Techstars Venture Capital Fund, RPM Ventures and other investors. The...

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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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As Apple continues its booming growth in Austin, CEO Tim Cook pays a visit

As Apple Inc. continues its booming expansion in Austin, CEO Tim Cook is paying a visit on Friday to meet with employees and local entrepreneurs and to announce a new education partnership. Cook will start the day at tech accelerator Capital Factory...

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On Texas Standard, talking about great apps for college students

This week on the “Texas Standard” radio program, we followed up on a recent 512tech story from Lilly Rockwell and Sebastian Herrera about back-to-school apps for new college students. We discussed transportation apps, note-taking apps and one new...

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AccuWeather app flap a reminder that not all location info is gathered via GPS

This week, a security researcher discovered that the iOS app from AccuWeather can collect location data for users even when they have location sharing for the application disabled. Moreso, AccuWeather has a deal with Reveal Mobile, a company that...

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Austin-based dating app Bumble and OkCupid to white supremacists: Nope

Online dating is hard enough without discovering the person you matched with across the digital abyss is a hate-fueled racist. Two popular internet romance apps are inclined to agree. According to Texas Monthly, Austin-based Bumble and OkCupid (whose...

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