After Amazon names Austin among finalists for second headquarters, what’s next? 

Online retail giant Amazon.com confirmed Thursday what many economists and business analysts have predicted for months: Austin remains in the running for one of the richest economic development deals in U.S. history. Riding its hipster vibe and high-tech...

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Austin on short list for Amazon’s second headquarters 

Amazon announced Thursday that Austin made its short list of 20 cities that could become the site of the retail giant’s planned second headquarters project. Dallas was the only other Texas city that made the cut. "We are pleased that the Austin region...

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Lawsuit filed against AMD over security flaws 

A law firm has filed suit against Advanced Micro Devices after researchers found security flaws affecting products by AMD and other computer chipmakers.  The complaint, which seeks class action status, was filed by the Rosen Law Firm and in U.S....

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Whole Foods products boosted Amazon's online grocery sales last year, report finds

Amazon’s purchase of Austin-based Whole Foods Market last year is already bolstering the online retailer’s sale of groceries, according to a new report.  Sales of Whole Foods’ store brand, called 365 Everyday Value, helped sales on Amazon’s line of...

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Wednesday Tech Crawl: Congress to probe Hawaii missile message, and Apple supplier denies charge of unsafe factory conditions  

The U.S. Congress is looking into the erroneous mistake by Hawaii officials last weekend On Saturday, Hawaii officials sent out an emergency message to residents’ smartphones that warned of an incoming ballistic missile. The message sent panic throughout...

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Key Texas lawmaker supports Medicaid policy change

An influential Texas lawmaker says he supports a new federal policy that allows states to impose work requirements for Medicaid recipients. State Sen. Charles Schwertner, R-Georgetown, who chairs the Texas Senate’s Health and Human Services...

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Uber made policy changes for drivers. Did they actually help? 

For the past half-year, San Francisco-based ride-hailing company Uber has been trying to mend what at times has been a strained relationship with its drivers. After years of complaints from drivers that the company was not adequately supporting them...

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A fish-eye view: Austin startup’s wireless camera feeds live video from your fishing line  

In 2014, Ryan Austin was fishing in Trinidad with a group of people when something on one of their fishing lines began to tug aggressively.  The group fought back and forth with what they presumed to be a massive catch, struggling to reel it in. ...

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Monday Tech Crawl: Uber self-driving vehicles to feature Nvidia chips, and GoPro quits the drone business

Chipmaker Nvidia has announced a partnership with Uber and Volkswagen  The partnership means that Nvidia chips will be used in future self-driving cars by Volkswagen and Uber. While Nvidia is mostly known for its computer graphics chips, the company...

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AT&T to roll out full 5G service this year; will Austin be among first cities to get it? 

Telecommunications giant AT&T said Thursday that it plans to launch a full mobile 5G service by the end of the year in a dozen U.S. cities.  AT&T officials declined to say if Austin would be one of those 12 markets. Since last year AT&...

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