Uber doubles Austin workforce as part of Texas expansion

As Uber continues to expand its ride-hailing reach across the globe, it’s made Austin one of its premier hubs in the United States. Uber’s local corporate presence has doubled in the past six months to about 90 full-time staff members, 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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Uber has doubled its Austin workforce as part of expansion in Texas  

As Uber continues to expand its ride-hailing reach across the globe, it’s made Austin one of its premier hubs in the United States. Uber’s local corporate presence has doubled in the past six months to about 90 full-time staff members, the company...

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Council member: City, chamber mishandling Amazon pursuit

An Austin City Council member says the city is mishandling its pursuit of Amazon’s planned $5 billion second headquarters project by failing to be transparent about the process, which she says so far has kept even the City Council in the dark. ...

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Council member: City, chamber mishandling Amazon pursuit

An Austin City Council member says the city is mishandling its pursuit of Amazon’s planned $5 billion second headquarters project by failing to be transparent about the process, which she says so far has kept even the City Council in the dark. ...

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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 auto sales start fast in new year

Coming off a strong showing last year, Austin-area auto sales kept the momentum going in January, a new report shows. New vehicle sales in Central Texas rose by 6.7 percent in January compared to the same month in 2017, according to Freeman...

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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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