Good morning, Austin! Welcome to your daily Tech Crawl, where we share the headlines we’re following today.
Bezos: Amazon HQ2 decision will be announced by the end of the year
Amazon is still dragging this thing out.
Jeff Bezos, the company’s CEO and founder, said he would not announce the winner of Amazon’s second headquarters this week.
However, the decision will be announced by the end of the year, Bezos said.
"The answer is very simple," Bezos told David Rubenstein, co-founder of The Carlyle Group and president of the Economic Club of Washington D.C. "We will answer the decision before the end of the year."
But there’s growing speculation that the company will choose Washington, D.C., as the site of its headquarters.
News outlets have noted that Amazon joined the district’s chamber of commerce and the company has rapidly expanded its Washington lobbying efforts in the past five years.
Bezos won’t give any hints one way or the other. The company has not made an announcement since January, when it narrowed the pool down to 20 finalists. Austin and Dallas made the list.
On Wednesday, Mr. Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, published a roughly 3,300-word blog post cataloging all the steps the company has taken.
It’s called The Bezos Day One Fund.
The explosions killed at least one person, injured 12 others and led to the evacuation of hundreds, officials said.
The company provided no timetable or other details about the plan.
SpaceX has signed the world’s first private passenger to fly around the Moon aboard our BFR launch vehicle—an important step toward enabling access for everyday people who dream of traveling to space. Find out who’s flying and why on Monday, September 17. pic.twitter.com/64z4rygYhk— SpaceX (@SpaceX) September 14, 2018
News on Open Source is free and unlimited. Access to the rest of 512tech.com comes with an American-Statesman digital subscription, which also includes myStatesman.com and the ePaper edition. Subscribe at statesman.com/subscribe.