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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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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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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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Monday Tech Crawl: Apple improving location data for 911 calls, and Google investing in online retailer JD.com 

Apple will help 911 operators better locate calls received Apple is working with tech firm RapidSOS to give iPhones the ability to automatically share detailed location data when calls are placed to 911 call centers, according to news website Axios...

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Talking about Amazon and Whole Foods’ one-year merger anniversary with Texas Standard  

This Saturday marks the one-year anniversary of Amazon announcing that it was buying Austin-based Whole Foods Market for $13.7 billion.  We talked with the “Texas Standard” radio show about our report published Thursday that highlights the past year...

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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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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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