New rankings: Austin not among top 25 contenders for Amazon HQ2

Not everyone seems to be sold on Austin as a contender for Amazon’s second headquarters. After Amazon announced plans in September to build its $5 billion Amazon HQ2, market analysts, economists and publications were quick to name Austin as a top...

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Focus on tech helps keeps Reilly Realtors growing

When you talk to Reilly Realtors’ agents about what makes the real estate company special, the word technology keeps coming up. The agency’s technology-driven strategy is one of Reilly Realtors’ best aspects, employees say. Reilly Realtors ranked...

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Employees say Parsley Energy puts them in ‘position to succeed’

During one of the worst periods of Texas’ oil downturn in 2015, 34-year-old engineer John Nelson was seeking a new job. Austin’s Parsley Energy stood out to him. “Even during the downturn, their reputation as a good operator is what drew...

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JB Goodwin Realtors works to stay ‘ahead of the curve’

When Gay Puckett moved to Austin in 1979, she was looking to join a real estate agency that excelled in professional development. She quickly heard about JB Goodwin Realtors, which has grown a reputation for strong employee training since being founded...

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EXCLUSIVE: Suspect kept working for second ride-hailing company after rape accusation

For two months after he was accused of raping a passenger, an Austin man continued to pick up passengers for at least one major ride-hailing company in Central Texas, the American-Statesman has learned. Osmani Limonta Diaz, 40, was driving for local...

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Suspect kept working for 2nd ride-hailing firm after rape accusation

For two months after he was accused of raping a passenger, an Austin man continued to pick up passengers for at least one major ride-hailing company in Central Texas. Osmani Limonta Diaz, 40, was driving for local ride-hailing nonprofit RideAustin...

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Whole Foods prepares for Amazon-like hiring spree 

As one of the world’s biggest employers, Amazon has become known for its large hiring sprees: On Aug. 2, it attempted to hire 50,000 warehouse workers in a national “Amazon Jobs Day” event. Now, a similar tactic is being tried by Amazon’s newly acquired...

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Kyle, Buda offer hundreds of acres in Austin area’s bid for Amazon’s HQ2

When the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce submitted its bid for Amazon’s second headquarters on Oct. 18, chamber spokesman Mike Berman said it did so on on the behalf of the entire metro area. The chamber has declined to release the bid application...

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Monday Tech Crawl: Apple engineer fired after daughter posts video of iPhone X, and Google creates debate over hamburger emoji 

Apple just showed how serious it is about keeping its products a secret until they’re released The tech giant has fired one of its engineers after his daughter, named Brooke Peterson, posted a video on YouTube showing the soon-to-be-released iPhone...

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Shuttles find space in Austin’s ride-hailing market

As ride-hailing has become a billion-dollar industry, various options for rides have emerged — and those now include shuttle systems. In Austin, the options include Pickup, a ride-hailing program that Capital Metro is testing, and Ford’s...

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