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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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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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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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Friday Tech Crawl: AT&T/Time Warner a done deal, key Facebook figure exits and Google’s diversity report

Happy Friday, friends! Before you sneak out early from work to catch “Incredibles 2,” check out some of the tech stories we’re reading about this morning. AT&T finalizes Time Warner acquisition Last night, AT&T announced that it has completed...

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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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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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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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