Sebastian Herrera: Tech Capital

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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Uber Eats has grown into Texas’ most-used food delivery app

Maybe it’s the same simplicity as found in its flagship ride-hailing app, or maybe it’s the brand recognition. Whatever it is, Uber Eats’ share within the food delivery industry is overtaking competitors. Two years after launching a standalone phone...

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Monday Tech Crawl: Austin’s Accruent opens office in New Orleans, and the new scooter company that wants to follow the rules   

Accruent is making more moves The Austin-based software maker said Monday that it is opening an office in New Orleans and hiring 65 people by the end of the year, with plans to expand that office to roughly 350 employees by 2020. The announcement...

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Austin e-commerce firms finding space in sector dominated by Amazon 

In the e-commerce world, Amazon commands the attention. The company’s roughly $800 billion market cap is proof of that. But in Austin, that’s not where the story ends. Despite being overshadowed by Silicon Valley in the e-commerce space, the Austin...

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Austin-based car2go moving into new headquarters 

Car-sharing company car2go, which has its North American headquarters in Austin, is moving into a new downtown-area office at 901 E. 6th Street, company executives said Thursday.  The headquarters change is the latest milestone for the growing brand...

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U.S. Army officials visiting Austin amid search for Futures Command site  

U.S. Army officials are visiting Austin as they evaluate the city as a possible site for a new operational arm that will be focused on developing new military technologies, Col. Patrick Seiber, an Army spokesman, said Wednesday. The military officials...

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Tuesday Tech Crawl: Apple unveils feature to curb smartphone overuse, and Microsoft buying GitHub for $7.5 billion in stock  

What you need to know from Apple’s developer conference held Monday: Apple revealed a slew of new features for its devices, including the headliner: A new mode in iOS 12 that allows iPhone owners to control how long they want to use apps daily, with...

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