Shuttles find niche in Austin’s ride-hailing market 

On a recent morning at the Mueller Market District in North Austin, Lynda Williams’ sky blue shuttle rolled to a stop in front of the H-E-B store, parking among the crowd of shoppers strolling in and out.  Williams sat inside and swiped at an iPad...

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Amazon posts huge growth in sales in first earnings report since Whole Foods acquisition 

Amazon on Thursday soared past Wall Street expectations as it reported 34 percent growth in sales and stable profits in the company’s first quarterly earnings report since purchasing Austin-based Whole Foods Market in August. For its third quarter...

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City leaders: No local incentives dollars included in Austin’s pitch for Amazon HQ2 

Austin officials said Wednesday that no local financial incentives were included in the city’s proposal for Amazon’s $5 billion second headquarters project.  More than 230 cities and counties submitted bids for the project, which Amazon is calling...

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Dell lost control of one of its websites this summer 

For a month this past summer, Dell Technologies lost control of a customer support domain it owns after the domain expired and a third-party buyer purchased it, the company told the American-Statesman on Tuesday. The domain, www.dellbackupandrecoverycloudstorage...

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Tech firm vXchnge to expand Austin data center operations

Technology firm vXchnge is opening a 100,000-square-foot data center at its Austin campus, the Tampa-based company said Tuesday. VXchnge , which provides space for servers and other computing hardware to businesses, said the expansion is based on...

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Monday Tech Crawl: Whole Foods resolves payment hacking incident, and Amazon’s lack of diversity among executives questioned 

Whole Foods Market said it has resolved its customer payment hacking incident  The Austin-based grocer this past weekend said that there was no longer a threat to some of its payment systems. Whole Foods first reported the incident on Sept. 28, saying...

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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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