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Austin marketing firm Threshold acquires Canadian boutique agency 

Austin-based marketing firm Threshold has acquired Canadian boutique agency Carve Creative + Strategy to form Threshold/Carve, a digital marketing agency for clients in retail, technology, healthcare and financial service and other industries. Threshold...

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Monday Tech Crawl: Microsoft builds tree houses for workers, and Amazon is entering the sportswear business 

Work spaces are getting very unique, thanks to Microsoft  The tech giant has opened two tree house work spaces for its employees at its Redmond, Washington headquarters, with another tree house on the way. As more companies look to create unique spaces...

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Texas among states most affected by lag in Hispanic education

As America’s Hispanic population has expanded, the group has had an increasingly larger role in the country’s workforce. Despite that trend, a new study shows Hispanics are having a more difficult time than other ethnicities in landing better-paying...

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La nueva cara de la Cámara de Comercio Hispana

Como el nuevo presidente de la Cámara de Comercio Hispana de Austin, Luis Rodríguez está comenzando a apreciar las diferencias entre su ciudad natal de San Antonio, donde como el segundo a cargo ayudó a la Cámara de Comercio Hispana de ahí obtener...

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Monday Tech Crawl: Alphabet balloons get approval to restore Puerto Rico cell service, and Facebook security chief responds to criticism about company’s algorithms 

Puerto Rico might have wide-ranging cell service again soon Project Loon, the weather balloon system by Google’s parent company Alphabet that can provide cellular data service, has been approved by the Federal Communications Commission to deploy to...

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As retail competition intensifies, Amazon, Wal-Mart, other competitors investing in workforce 

Part of what’s made Amazon successful, analysts say, is that the company is consistently forward thinking about its customers -- creating products and programs people didn’t know they wanted before having them. The future of Amazon, though, could...

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As other cities loudly pursue Amazon’s HQ2, Austin takes quieter tack

The responses from cities across the U.S. to Amazon’s plans for a second headquarters have been overwhelming. Cities across the country have been loud and passionate in their pursuit of Amazon’s planned $5 billion “second headquarters,” a facility...

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While other cities loudly woo Amazon’s HQ2, Austin proceeding quietly

The responses from cities across the U.S. to Amazon’s plans for a second headquarters have been overwhelming.  Municipalities have been loud and passionate in their pursuit of the $5 billion facility Amazon said will create 50,000 jobs, with positions...

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Report: Whole Foods prices down only 1 percent since Amazon takeover 

When Amazon officially took over Whole Foods Market on Aug. 28, it made a splash in the retail industry by immediately lowering some prices at the grocer.  After more than one month, however, Whole Foods’ “Whole Paycheck” image has not drastically...

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Amazon has quietly more than doubled its Austin presence in past year

Amazon has more than doubled its Austin workforce in the past year, and indications are that more local growth could be in the works, separate from the e-commerce giant’s splashy purchase of Austin-based Whole Foods Market and its high-profile search...

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