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Is a ‘Jetsons’-style flying car in your near future? It might be, drone-maker says in SXSW visit 

Ever since “The Jetsons” arrived on television in the 1960s, showing a family of the future gliding around in a flying car, people have imagined when that technology could become available for commercial use. A Chinese company says that reality is...

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Aiming to reshape its culture, Uber co-hosts Austin event to promote women in technology  

Uber has had a history of controversy regarding diversity and workplace culture. The ride-hailing company has been accused by former employees of having an inappropriate workplace atmosphere, and in June of last year, it fired 20 employees as part...

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Dell reports record revenue, narrows operating loss

Dell Technologies on Thursday reported 9 percent year-over-year revenue growth in its fiscal fourth quarter, but the Round Rock-based tech giant also logged a $511 million loss. Driven by record holiday sales, PC-market share growth and strong revenue...

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With Uber and Lyft back, SXSW attendees will have different ride-hailing options this year

Last year at South by Southwest, one of the most talked about issues surrounding the conference was the missing presence of ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft. Uber and Lyft stopped service inside Austin’s city limits in May 2016 because the companies...

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Monday Tech Crawl: Amazon working on self-branded checking account, and Facebook expands breaking news test

Could Amazon create its own checking account?  The e-commerce giant is working on it. Amazon is in talks with several banks that include JPMorgan Chase to create its own type of checking account for its customers. Amazon is reportedly only in the...

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Ride-hailing app Fasten to shut down service in Austin 

Ride-hailing firm Fasten on Friday announced that it is leaving the Austin market after agreeing to be sold to Vezet Group, a Russian-based transportation network.   Fasten said that it will freeze its service nationwide on Monday because of the sale...

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Six months after Amazon takeover, are prices lower at Whole Foods?  

Six months ago, Amazon shook up the grocery industry by completing its purchase of Whole Foods Market. And the online retailer did it with flash. On Aug. 28, the day Amazon and Whole Foods sealed their $13.7 billion deal, Amazon immediately slashed...

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Austin one of three cities where Instacart, Sam’s Club will team up to offer home delivery

Austin will be one of three U.S. cities where Sam’s Club stores will begin offering same-day delivery through a new partnership with online grocery firm Instacart, the companies said Tuesday. The announcement comes as demand continues to grow nationally...

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Monday Tech Crawl: Samsung launches Galaxy S9, and Broadcom gets closer to buying Qualcomm  

Samsung unveiled its newest Galaxy S phone this weekend The phone’s improvements focus on new visual features that include enhanced cameras, an artificial intelligence tool and features for social media such as an option to turn selfies into emojis...

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