Sebastian Herrera: Tech Capital

Dockless bike share firm Ofo leaving Austin amid U.S. exodus 

Ofo, the China-based bike share company that has only operated in Austin for about five weeks, is pulling out of the market as part of a widescale downgrading of its U.S. operations.  An Ofo spokesman did not say when the company planned to officially...

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Thursday Tech Crawl: False brands hurting merchants on Amazon, and why Uber could win the e-scooter wars  

Amazon, which helps many merchants, is also hurting others While merchants have long used the e-commerce platform to grow their business, the website has also opened opportunities for counterfeit brands to invade the space, according to The Wall Street...

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General: New tech center in Austin will keep Army relevant 

The U.S. Army’s new technology center in Austin, named its Futures Command, is necessary for the military branch to remain “the best army in the world,” Army Lt. Gen. Eric Wesley said Wednesday. Wesley, who is in Austin this week with a team of Army...

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Talking about Dell going public with Texas Standard

Round-Rock based Dell Technologies made a big announcement on Monday: It is rejoining the public markets.  The move, made just five years after Dell and other investors spent $24.4 billion to privatize the company, means that Dell has opened itself...

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Tuesday Tech Crawl: LeBron to Lakers a win for shopping startup Wish, and more movie subscription plans launching 

Shopping startup Wish is about to get a lot of air time After NBA superstar LeBron James decided to sign with the Los Angeles Lakes this week, the talk of the league was how good his squad might be next season. For Wish, the California-based e-commerce...

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Dell is returning to public trading 

Michael Dell is taking his massive technology company public again. But this time, he’s making sure he maintains majority control over it. Just five years after going private, Dell Technologies is diving back into the public waters, not through an...

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Uber launches shared bike service in Austin, entering crowded market

Technology’s next disruption of Austin’s transportation system has arrived in the form of dockless bikes. And this time, heavyweights in the transportation industry are butting in. Uber, the brand known for its automobile ride-hailing service, on...

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Texas’ online tax collection rules may change after Supreme Court ruling

Texas might have to revise its sales tax collection rules and procedures in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling last week that tax must be collected on all online sales, officials with the Texas state comptroller’s office say. The comptroller’s...

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Monday Tech Crawl: Intel’s struggles helping AMD, and fallout from online sales tax ruling continues 

Intel’s recent downfalls are catching up to it The chipmaking giant has struggled lately with significant manufacturing issues and chip security flaws. The company’s downturn comes at a time when competitors such as Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing...

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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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