Kyle, Buda offer hundreds of acres in Austin area’s bid for Amazon’s HQ2

When the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce submitted its bid for Amazon’s second headquarters on Oct. 18, chamber spokesman Mike Berman said it did so on on the behalf of the entire metro area. The chamber has declined to release the bid application...

Read More

Open Source

Monday Tech Crawl: Apple engineer fired after daughter posts video of iPhone X, and Google creates debate over hamburger emoji 

Apple just showed how serious it is about keeping its products a secret until they’re released The tech giant has fired one of its engineers after his daughter, named Brooke Peterson, posted a video on YouTube showing the soon-to-be-released iPhone...

Read More

Shuttles find space in Austin’s ride-hailing market

As ride-hailing has become a billion-dollar industry, various options for rides have emerged — and those now include shuttle systems. In Austin, the options include Pickup, a ride-hailing program that Capital Metro is testing, and Ford’s...

Read More

Shuttles find niche in Austin’s ride-hailing market 

On a recent morning at the Mueller Market District in North Austin, Lynda Williams’ sky blue shuttle rolled to a stop in front of the H-E-B store, parking among the crowd of shoppers strolling in and out.  Williams sat inside and swiped at an iPad...

Read More

Open Source

Amazon posts huge growth in sales in first earnings report since Whole Foods acquisition 

Amazon on Thursday soared past Wall Street expectations as it reported 34 percent growth in sales and stable profits in the company’s first quarterly earnings report since purchasing Austin-based Whole Foods Market in August. For its third quarter...

Read More

Open Source

City leaders: No local incentives dollars included in Austin’s pitch for Amazon HQ2 

Austin officials said Wednesday that no local financial incentives were included in the city’s proposal for Amazon’s $5 billion second headquarters project.  More than 230 cities and counties submitted bids for the project, which Amazon is calling...

Read More

Dell lost control of one of its websites this summer 

For a month this past summer, Dell Technologies lost control of a customer support domain it owns after the domain expired and a third-party buyer purchased it, the company told the American-Statesman on Tuesday. The domain, www.dellbackupandrecoverycloudstorage...

Read More

Tech firm vXchnge to expand Austin data center operations

Technology firm vXchnge is opening a 100,000-square-foot data center at its Austin campus, the Tampa-based company said Tuesday. VXchnge , which provides space for servers and other computing hardware to businesses, said the expansion is based on...

Read More

Open Source

Monday Tech Crawl: Whole Foods resolves payment hacking incident, and Amazon’s lack of diversity among executives questioned 

Whole Foods Market said it has resolved its customer payment hacking incident  The Austin-based grocer this past weekend said that there was no longer a threat to some of its payment systems. Whole Foods first reported the incident on Sept. 28, saying...

Read More

How Formula 1 continues to be an innovator in data technology  

Formula 1 has long been on the cutting edge of technology.  It can be seen on display in Austin now as the city prepares to host the United States Grand Prix Sunday at the Circuit of the Americas. Teams of engineers there are studying car components...

Read More