Good morning! Here's a look at some of the top tech stories we're following.
More Prime perks
Amazon is continuing to tinker with Austin-based Whole Foods Market, which it acquired last year for $13.7 billion. Starting today, CNN Money reports Whole Foods shoppers who pay with their Amazon Prime Rewards Visa card will get 5 percent cash back. If you have the card but aren't a Prime member, you'll still get 3 percent back. Those are the same cashback percentages already in place for purchases made on Amazon.com.
Bid for NXP upped
Qualcomm is now offering $43.22 billion for NXP, according to The Associated Press. That works out to $127.50 per share. The move comes after the semiconductor company reported stronger than expected earnings. NXP has a strong presence in Austin, where it has about 5,000 employees.
H-E-B Go app
Skipping the supermarket checkout line? There’s an app for that. H-E-B is testing out a new app that lets shoppers use their smartphones to scan and pay for their groceries at two of its San Antonio stores, according to the San Antonio Express-News. The H-E-B Go app creates a digital receipt that must be shown to an H-E-B employee when exiting the store.
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