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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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EMC deal helping boost Dell’s revenue 

Dell Technologies’ decision to buy data storage giant EMC Corp. is proving a boost to the Round Rock-based tech giant’s revenue.  Dell on Monday reported 19 percent year-over-year revenue growth for its fiscal first quarter, with revenue increasing...

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CapMetro testing first-mile, last-mile program with RideAustin

In the future, transportation experts have said, mobility systems could be connected by a multipronged approach that moves people from their front door to their destination through a variety of connected services. That future will soon be tested in...

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Amazon Prime discounts arrive at Whole Foods stores in Texas 

Austin Whole Foods shoppers take notice: Discounts on rotisserie chickens, organic raspberries and a mix of other grocery items have arrived for Amazon Prime members. Amazon said early Wednesday that it has expanded its discount program at Whole Foods...

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Study: Americans worried about AI and its impact on data security  

You’ve heard it before. Artificial intelligence is here to take your jobs and steal your privacy. With the advent of facial recognition technology in products like iPhones, and recent data breaches at major companies such as Facebook, concern over...

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Austin web hosting company Hostway purchases MyHosting.com, Mail2Web from IT distributor Ingram Micro 

Austin-based website hosting company Hostway has purchased Toronto-based MyHosting.com and Mail2Web from California IT distributor Ingram Micro, Hostway said Wednesday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Hostway CEO Emil Sayegh said the...

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Austin’s Pensa Systems, builder of automated inventory tracker, raises $2.2 million   

Austin-based Pensa Systems, a startup that is building tech to automate the shelf restocking process for retailers and manufacturers, has raised $2.2 million to continue its growth, the company said Tuesday. The $2.2 million funding is the first significant...

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Take our survey: How is Amazon Prime impacting your Whole Foods shopping experience?

Last week, Amazon revealed the next phase of its Whole Foods Market takeover: A 10 percent added discount for Amazon Prime members on grocery items already on sale at Whole Foods.  Now, we want to hear how the Prime discounts might affect you.  Take...

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