How Formula 1 continues to be an innovator in data technology  

Formula 1 has long been on the cutting edge of technology.  It can be seen on display in Austin now as the city prepares to host the United States Grand Prix Sunday at the Circuit of the Americas. Teams of engineers there are studying car components...

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Austin makes its bid for Amazon’s giant HQ2 project

Austin is officially in the mix for Amazon’s $5 billion second headquarters project. The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce formally submitted the city’s proposal for Amazon’s HQ2 project on Wednesday, one day ahead of Amazon’s deadline,...

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Austin’s bid is officially in for Amazon’s giant HQ2 project

For the past month, hundreds of cities have scrambled to prepare proposals to win Amazon’s second company headquarters after the online retailer announced plans for the $5 billion project.  Austin, considered a contender by industry analysts, has...

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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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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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Monday Tech Crawl: Microsoft builds tree houses for workers, and Amazon is entering the sportswear business 

Work spaces are getting very unique, thanks to Microsoft  The tech giant has opened two tree house work spaces for its employees at its Redmond, Washington headquarters, with another tree house on the way. As more companies look to create unique spaces...

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Texas among states most affected by lag in Hispanic education

As America’s Hispanic population has expanded, the group has had an increasingly larger role in the country’s workforce. Despite that trend, a new study shows Hispanics are having a more difficult time than other ethnicities in landing better-paying...

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La nueva cara de la Cámara de Comercio Hispana

Como el nuevo presidente de la Cámara de Comercio Hispana de Austin, Luis Rodríguez está comenzando a apreciar las diferencias entre su ciudad natal de San Antonio, donde como el segundo a cargo ayudó a la Cámara de Comercio Hispana de ahí obtener...

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Monday Tech Crawl: Alphabet balloons get approval to restore Puerto Rico cell service, and Facebook security chief responds to criticism about company’s algorithms 

Puerto Rico might have wide-ranging cell service again soon Project Loon, the weather balloon system by Google’s parent company Alphabet that can provide cellular data service, has been approved by the Federal Communications Commission to deploy to...

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As retail competition intensifies, Amazon, Wal-Mart, other competitors investing in workforce 

Part of what’s made Amazon successful, analysts say, is that the company is consistently forward thinking about its customers -- creating products and programs people didn’t know they wanted before having them. The future of Amazon, though, could...

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