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Cruz, Cornyn lead Texas delegation urging Army to pick Austin for high-tech Futures Command

Last week, the U.S. Army confirmed that Austin is one of five finalists to land its high-tech Futures Command center.  This week, Texas’ two U.S. senators are lobbying hard to make Austin the final choice.  Republican Sens. Ted Cruz and John Cornyn...

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Oracle debuts startup accelerator at Austin’s Capital Factory    

Software maker Oracle said Friday that it has created its first U.S. accelerator program at Austin-based startup hub Capital Factory. The six-month program will be run twice a year at Capital Factory’s offices in downtown Austin and include five to...

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Dell has taken small steps in diversifying its global workforce  

Dell Technologies made incremental steps last year in its efforts to increase the gender and ethnic diversity of its workforce, according to new data released by the company. In an annual company report, the Round Rock-based technology giant said...

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Austin accelerator DivInc launches latest batch of startups

DivInc, the Austin accelerator for startups founded by women and people of color, unveiled its latest group of startups with a Demo Day presentation Wednesday night. The founders of nine startups shared overviews of their businesses, along with market...

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Amazon begins two-hour delivery of beer and wine in Austin

Amazon Prime customers in Austin can now order a selection of beer and wine and have it delivered to them within one or two hours, the online retailer said Wednesday.  Amazon’s alcohol delivery, being operated through its Prime Now service, includes...

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Explained: Here’s what’s going on with Whole Foods’ Instagram account   

This week, social media has been buzzing with speculation about the Instagram account run by Whole Foods Market. The account started posting blank pictures, put an emoji of a bee as the bio on its profile page and only began following a handful of...

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Tech Crawl: All you need to know about ‘Fortnite,’ and is science fiction training us to ignore the AI threat?

Happy Wednesday, Austin techsters.  Here’s hoping your work week has gone well so far, and that you have the energy to push through until Friday. Until then, here’s a look at some technology stories that are making headlines around the Internet today...

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Austin logistics software firm Convey lands $10 million to break into new markets

Convey, whose software platform helps online retailers manage shipping logistics, has raised $10 million to break into new markets. The Austin-based company received the funding from Silverton Partners, Techstars  Venture Capital Fund, RPM Ventures...

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Carver Museum and Library latest to hop on Google Fiber’s Austin gigabit-speed Community Connections

On Saturday, East Austin’s George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center held a “Let It Ring” Juneteenth celebration in advance of Tuesday’s holiday.  The event, which attracted about 600 attendees, included music, a petting zoo and games, but...

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AMD winning over industry fans with new products, stronger financial performance

All you have to do to witness the excitement surrounding Advanced Micro Devices is to look at the chipmaker’s share price, which has risen more than 50 percent since the beginning of the year. The latest surge, coming in the past seven to 10 days...

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Austin’s Malauzai Software acquired by UK-based financial tech company Finastra

Austin-based Malauzai Software has been acquired by London-based financial technology firm Finastra, the companies said Monday. Financial terms of the deal were not released. Founded in 2009 by financial software industry veterans Tom Shen and Robb...

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Austin among final 5 candidates for Army’s high-tech Futures Command site

Austin is one of five finalists to land a prestigious a new military command center that would be focused on modernizing the U.S. Army and developing new military technologies, an Army spokesman confirmed Friday. Col. Patrick Seiber said Army officials...

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Job perks: Austin software company uShip is feeding employees with an on-site aeroponic farm

Can a Central Texas software company feed 220 employees salad at lunch with aeroponic pods? Austin-based uShip is about to find out. In May, the company installed 10 eight-foot pods, each with 36 seedlings of leafy greens and herbs in the outdoor...

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A year after Amazon deal, how has Whole Foods changed?       

When Amazon announced a year ago Saturday that it was buying Whole Foods Market, entering the brick and mortar retail industry it had long been destroying, the reaction across the sector was largely consistent: Amazon would dramatically transform...

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Chip designer Ambiq Micro raises $11M of planned $20M offering, according to SEC filings

Austin-based chip designer Ambiq Micro, which has been a pioneer in ultra-low power solutions for wireless electronics, has raised $11.4 million, according to a securities filing. The money is part of a planned $20 million offering, according to a...

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Talking about what’s on the video game horizon, plus Apple’s anti-tech-addiction plans, on Texas Standard

It’s been too long since we checked in with the “Texas Standard” radio show, so this week, we’ve got a double feature: In case you missed it last week, we had a discussion on the new ways that Apple and Google are trying to get you to be a little...

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Thursday Tech Crawl: Austin’s Asure Software looks to raise $35M in stock offering

Good morning, Austin! We have scrolled the internet to bring you the latest tech news. Here are this morning’s headlines: Asure expects to raise $35M in public offering of its common stock Austin-based Asure Software today announced the pricing of...

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Report: Whole Foods CEO Mackey has clashed with Amazon, says he’s ‘not afraid to get fired’

The relationship between Whole Foods Market and new owner Amazon has had both its good and bad points since the two companies struck a $13.7 billion merger deal a year ago, according to audio obtained by Business Insider of co-founder and CEO John...

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You’ve been whitelisted. What does that even mean?

A recent research report suggests that some Apple computers running older operating system software were made vulnerable by a miscommunication that allowed for malicious code to be flagged as fine. The mix-up was apparently caused by third-party whitelisting...

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