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Monday Tech Crawl: Facebook enlists Qualcomm for high-speed internet project, and tech firms make gains in this year’s Fortune 500 list

Facebook and Qualcomm are teaming up Chipmaker Qualcomm is joining Facebook in its quest for better data sending efficiency and speed on wireless routers, according to a report in The Verge. Facebook has been working on the project, named Terragraph...

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Wednesday Tech Crawl: Dell EMC to pay $2.9 million in pay discrimination settlement, and Robert Downey Jr. making YouTube series about AI

Dell EMC will have to pay more than $2.9 million in back wages to settle pay discrimination violations  The U.S. Department of Labor said this week that beginning in 2014,  Dell EMC allegedly violated federal pay discrimination rules at facilities...

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Amazon launches discount program for Prime members at Whole Foods

Amazon Prime has officially arrived at Whole Foods Market.  The online retailer on Wednesday launched a new discount program that will allow Amazon Prime customers to receive an additional 10 percent off items that are already on sale at Whole Foods...

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Amazon has been reducing Instacart's branding at Whole Foods 

Marianne Daugherty first heard about changes to Instacart’s presence within Whole Foods Market soon after the grocer closed its $13.7 billion deal with Amazon last August. Daugherty, an Instacart shopper stationed at the Whole Foods store in Southwest...

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Monday Tech Crawl: Facebook suspends 200 apps amid data investigation, and Alexa drops in name popularity after Amazon’s launch of Echos

Facebook said it has suspended about 200 apps for misusing data The company on Monday said the suspensions are part of an ongoing investigation into data use by third party apps on Facebook’s platform. Facebook has been scrambling to identify the...

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Austin’s Vuevent, app platform for events, sold to California software company

Austin-based Vuevent Inc., which provides a smartphone app platform used by organizations to market and operate events, has been sold to San Jose, Calif.-based software firm TrellisSoft Inc., the companies said Thursday.  Financial terms of the...

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Industry analyst: Biggest takeaways from Dell’s 2018 conference  

Much has changed in a year for Dell Technologies. In May 2017, the Round Rock-based tech company was fresh from its mega-deal to acquire data storage giant EMC Corp. The new partners were hosting Dell’s annual conference together in Las Vegas for...

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Wednesday Tech Crawl: Walmart buys majority stake in Flipkart, and Facebook shuffles executive team

Walmart is challenging Amazon America’s largest private company announced on Wednesday that it is spending $16 billion to take control of Flipkart, the e-commerce juggernaut in India.  Walmart will initially control 77 percent of Flipkart and invest...

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German lighting manufacturer to purchase Austin’s Fluence Bioengineering 

Austin-based smart farming company Fluence Bioengineering is being acquired by German lighting manufacturer OSRAM, the two companies announced this week. The purchase price was not disclosed, and it is not clear when the sale will close. With the...

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Will the good times keep rolling for AMD?  

Advanced Micro Devices is in the middle of one of its best runs in recent memory. During the past year, the company — known for gaming-focused computer processors — has rebounded from a low period and gained ground on its much larger foe Intel. AMD’s...

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