Good morning, Central Texas! Here's a look at the top tech stories we're following today:
Is Round Rock-based Dell Technologies gearing up for an IPO? A number of reports in recent days indicate that's a possibility. And, now, as the American-Statesman's Sebastian Herrera reports, there's also word that Dell could sell itself to subsidiary VMware, a sort of "reverse merger." Stay tuned.
Amazon growing ... again
Amazon is entering the healthcare sector, teaming up with JPMorgan and Berkshire Hathaway's Warren Buffett. Details on what exactly the new venture will consist of are scarce, ABC News reports, but the stated goal is to target rising healthcare expenses. The announcement sent many healthcare stocks tumbling Tuesday.
No Facebook for kids
Facebook's recently launched Messenger Kids app is getting a thumbs down from child development experts and advocates, The Associated Press reports. The app is aimed at children ages 13 and under -- a group that many believe isn't ready yet to enter the world of social media, even if there are a number of safeguards in place.
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