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Austin startup Embark - dog DNA tester - relocates to Boston

Embark Veterinary, the Austin startup that about a year ago began offering DNA tests for dogs to analyze traits and diseases, has relocated to Boston, the company said.  The announcement came after Embark raised $4.5 million led by Cambridge-based...

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Monday Tech Crawl: A key Uber rival lands $2 billion, and EU fine will impact Alphabet’s earnings

Happy Monday, everyone. It’s the beginning of a new week, which means plenty of tech news to get into.  Uber rival Grab just landed its largest-ever venture funding in Southeast Asia  Beijing ride-sharing company Didi Chuxing and Softbank Group Corp...

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A third Whole Foods shareholder files suit to block sale to Amazon

A third Whole Foods Market shareholder has filed a lawsuit this week in an attempt to block the Austin-based grocer’s $13.7 billion sale to Amazon.com, claiming that Whole Foods’ arrangement with the e-commerce giant has lacked transparency. Shareholder...

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Whole Foods execs could make millions on Amazon deal

If Amazon.com completes its planned $13.7 billion purchase of Austin-based Whole Foods Market, some of the organic grocer’s executives will walk away with millions of dollars. For a look at where the money will go, read the full story at...

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Whole Foods executives set to make millions after deal with Amazon closes 

When Amazon.com completes its $13.7 billion purchase of Austin-based Whole Foods Market -- likely before the end of the year, the companies have said - some of the Austin-based organic grocer’s executives  are expected to leave the company.  But if...

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Ahead of Amazon deal closing, major shareholder Jana Partners sells entire stake in Whole Foods

Investment firm Jana Partners LLC has sold its entire stake in Austin-based Whole Foods Market just months after purchasing it, a move that is estimated to have netted the firm hundreds of millions of dollars. Jana Partners’ sell-off comes on the...

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Austin airport adding direct-to-Amsterdam route -- but only during SXSW

When South by Southwest kicks off in March, travelers from Amsterdam will be able to travel directly to Austin for the music, movie and tech festival, Delta Airlines said Monday. The airline is adding four nonstop flights between Amsterdam’s airport...

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Nonprofit Con Mi Madre set to open new tech center in South Austin

Teresa Granillo has long desired a space where her nonprofit, Con Mi Madre, could reach more of the underprivileged Hispanic girls it seeks to serve. She imagined a location at the heart of the girls’ communities that would include the technology...

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Whole Foods shareholder sues in attempt to block Amazon takeover bid

A Whole Foods Market shareholder has filed a federal lawsuit seeking to halt Amazon Inc.’s proposed $13.7 billion acquisition of the Austin-based grocery chain, saying that the deal undervalues Whole Foods and is being made without sufficient transparency...

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Accenture acquires Austin-based Clearhead

Consulting company Accenture has acquired Austin-based digital optimization firm Clearhead, the companies said Wednesday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. By adding Clearhead, which helps brands personalize and improve digital products...

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