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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A milestone for Austin-based Car2go: 1 million users 

Car2go, the car-sharing company based in Austin, says it has hit a milestone: It has topped 1 million users in North America. The milestone comes nine years after Car2go launched its North America operation in Austin as a pilot program with 200 cars...

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Friday Tech Crawl: F.C.C. repeals net neutrality rules, and AIM has officially shut down   

The Federal Communications Commission tossed out Obama-era rules that governed the internet  Known as net neutrality, the regulations, approved in 2015, were meant to provide oversight to America’s broadband providers. The commission’s decision on...

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UT-spawned tech startup GenXComm raises $7 million  

Austin-based startup GenXComm, which creates technology to boost wireless and wired communication networks, said Tuesday that it has raised $7 million to expand operations and add staff members.   The funding, led by Intel’s investment branch, is...

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Monday Tech Crawl: Apple’s ex-design chief back in role, and how Amazon picks its deals of the day   

Jony Ive is again leading Apple’s design operations  The Apple executive had left the chief design role for some time as he helped Apple open its new headquarter campus in Cupertino, Calif.  With the campus now open, Ive is back leading a team he...

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After Amazon-Whole Foods deal, grocery delivery companies adapt

On June 16, the day Amazon announced it would acquire Austin-based Whole Foods Market, Instacart CEO Apoorva Mehta called a company-wide meeting from Instacart’s headquarters in San Francisco. Mehta wanted employees to know it was not time...

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Dell reports 3rd quarter sales of $19.6 billion, lowers operating loss

Dell Technologies on Thursday reported a more than 20 percent year-over-year growth in sales for its fiscal third quarter, while also reporting that it lowered its operating loss. Boosted by solid sales in PCs, servers and networking devices, the...

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Report: Prices at Whole Foods edge back up a bit

Since its acquisition of Whole Foods Market in August, Amazon has twice promoted lowering prices of some items at the Austin-based grocer. But those price cuts, which have included items such as avocados, beverages, eggs and turkeys, have not led...

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