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Monday Tech Crawl: Uber approves major investment deal, and Nintendo plans increased production of Switch consoles  

Uber has approved Softbank’s multi-billion offer The ride-hailing giant has agreed to let Japanese telecommunications firm Softbank take a major stake in the company. Softbank and other firms will be able to invest up to $1 billion into Uber and purchase...

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Dozens of jobs to be eliminated as tech company shuts down Austin operations 

Austin software company Overwatch Systems, which provides computer programming and other services, will soon begin to wind down its operations and eventually stop service, Overwatch’s parent company Textron Systems confirmed on Friday. The shutdown...

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Former RideAustin driver’s rape case reignites debate over ride-hailing background checks

When Osmani Limonta Diaz applied to become a driver for ride-hailing nonprofit RideAustin, his criminal record looked clean. It gave no sign of the legal trouble he faces now. Diaz is accused of raping a female passenger while working for RideAustin...

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Amazon to sell Kindles, Echos, other products in Whole Foods stores 

So far, the most visible sign of Amazon’s ownership of Austin-based Whole Foods Market has been orange Amazon price labels inside the grocer promoting lower prices. Soon, though, shoppers will be seeing some of Amazon’s most popular items in Whole...

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Pence, Abbott visit Sutherland Springs as all victims’ names released

Hours before Vice President Mike Pence arrived in South Texas to mourn the shooting deaths of 26 people killed Sunday inside a rural church, officials released the names of those who died. Nine children were shot to death, including the 16-year-old...

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‘Our faith is unwavering’: Hundreds attend vigil for shooting victims

10 p.m. update: Hundreds gathered Wednesday evenin at Floresville High School and packed stadium bleachers to hear songs and words of worship in honor of the 26 killed on Sunday at First Baptist Church in nearby Sutherland Springs. They sang along...

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Sutherland Springs survivors struggle to pick up pieces after massacre

Two days after a man entered a rural church service dressed in military-style gear and opened fire, killing 26 and wounding 20, local, state and federal law enforcement investigators and residents of Sutherland Springs continued the essentially impossible...

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Sutherland Springs survivors struggle to pick up pieces after massacre

Two days after a man entered a rural church service dressed in military-style gear and opened fire, killing 26 and wounding 20, local, state and federal law enforcement investigators and residents of Sutherland Springs continued the essentially impossible...

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‘THAT’S WHEN THE SHOTS STARTED’ — Survivors recount church shooting

5:15 p.m. update: Joaquin Ramirez and Rosanne Solis walked into First Baptist Church on Sunday just minutes before the shots began to ring out. Ramirez, 50, and Solis, 57, a longtime couple who live in First Baptist’s neighborhood, were sitting in...

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Monday Tech Crawl: Twitter employee who deactivated Trump’s account could face charges, and Broadcom makes $105 billion bid to buy Qualcomm

Charges for (briefly) deactivating Trump’s Twitter account? It’s a possibility for a former Twitter employee who deactivated President Donald Trump’s Twitter account on Thursday on their last day of working for the company.  While the deactivation...

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