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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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Austin-based Accruent continues international expansion, acquires UK company

Austin-based software maker Accruent has expanded its European presence by purchasing United Kingdom-based software company Kykloud, the company said Wednesday.  Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.  The acquisition is the second international...

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Austin’s role in the rise of autonomous vehicles

As high-tech and automotive companies head toward a future where driverless vehicles dominate the market, Austin’s tech sector is playing a significant role in that progress. “Austin should be to automated vehicles what Detroit was to the last century...

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Austin's role in the rise of autonomous vehicles        

At a news conference in the spring, Austin Mayor Steve Adler made a bold statement about the city’s future in innovative technology -- specifically, its future in the automotive industry.   “Austin,” Adler said, “should be to automated vehicles what...

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A look at how Amazon’s Prime Now service delivers packages in one hour in Austin

Amazon’s strategy to deliver packages to customers in one hour is based on a simple, but technologically advanced operation that relies heavily on an internal system that runs through a bar-code scanner. Launched in 2014, Prime Now is now reportedly...

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Tax changes to have impact on Dell's debt payments 

When Dell Technologies bought data storage giant EMC Corp. last year, it took on significant debt, doing so in a tax system that has generally allowed Dell to fully deduct the payments it was making toward the interest on that debt.  But that system...

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Ride-hailing app GetMe suspends service in Austin  

Ride-hailing firm GetMe has temporarily shut down its phone application in Austin, the company confirmed on Thursday. GetMe said its app is being revamped for a re-launch, though the company did not say when that would happen.  “Our current app is...

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Spectrum launches high-speed, 1 gigabit internet service in Austin  

Broadband provider Charter Communications on Wednesday announced that it has launched high-speed 1 gigabit internet service in Austin through its suite of broadband services named Spectrum. Priced at $104.99 for new customers, the service will provide...

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Monday Tech Crawl: Survey shows Snapchat still most popular among teens, and Facebook demotes posts asking for likes or shares  

Snapchat still rules among teens Despite Snapchat’s recent struggles, which include stagnant finances and a dwindling stock, investment firm RBC Capital Markets found in one of its regular surveys that Snapchat remains more popular among teens than...

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