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Monday Tech Crawl: Zuckerberg apologizes in full-page ad, and Waymo CEO responds to fatal Uber crash 

Facebook continues to respond to the Cambridge Analytica scandal  Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s CEO, said in a full-page advertisement that ran in several major newspapers in the U.S. and London on Sunday that his company is “sorry we didn’t do more”...

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Dell-controlled Pivotal Software files for IPO; move could raise capital for Round Rock tech giant

Pivotal Software, a California-based cloud computing company whose majority owner is Dell Technologies, on Friday filed for an initial public offering of up to $100 million.  Plans for a Pivotal Software IPO come just weeks after Round-Rock based...

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Report: Some Whole Foods execs, managers leaving in wake of Amazon merger

As Whole Foods Market has integrated with Amazon, the organic grocer is seeing some turnover among its executives, according to a new report.  More than a dozen executives and senior managers have opted to leave or been forced out since the Austin-based...

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AMD fights back against chip security claims, calls them ‘grossly exaggerated’ 

Advanced Micro Devices had been riding high lately.  Even though AMD’s chips were among those found to have security flaws by researchers in January, rival chipmaker Intel faced most of the heat because its chips had been the ones mostly affected...

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Report: Whole Foods set to host summit for its suppliers to discuss policy changes

Ever since Amazon and Whole Foods Market announced their $13.7 billion merger deal last June, there has been speculation -- and concern -- about changes that might come to the organic grocery chain.  Some of that worry has come from Whole Foods’ own...

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Monday Tech Crawl: Highlights from SXSW 2018, and Tinder sues Bumble  

South by Southwest 2018 has officially wrapped up  The massive interactive, film and music festival ended on Sunday. Here are some highlights of the American-Statesman’s coverage: Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk made a last-minute appearance at SXSW...

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Uber’s vision for the future of ride-hailing: Driverless cars and autonomous air taxis

Ride-hailing company Uber launched in 2010 built on a simple concept: Push a button, get a ride. Its popularity was driven by its ease. Much in the same way, Uber and other high-tech companies are now trying to build the next phase of ride-hailing...

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SXSW shines light on tech sector’s ongoing diversity issues  

In the technology industry, Kela Ivonye is an anomaly. He’s a black tech entrepreneur. Ivonye, 31, who lives in Louisville, Kentucky, has spent recent years in the tech industry — and he’s learned how it’s different for people like him. About four...

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In SXSW speech, Melinda Gates says women’s rights movement ‘causing a reckoning’

In the past 30 years, Melinda Gates has become one of the most influential women in the business and technology worlds, building her brand successfully in those male-dominated industries. Now, she’s trying to teach others how to do the same. Speaking...

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At SXSW, Michael Dell talks technology’s role in the future of health care

Michael Dell says some of the same technology being created at his giant Round Rock-based company can power the future of the health care industry. Dell, the billionaire founder and CEO of Dell Technologies, spoke Saturday at a South by Southwest...

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