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Three female tech entrepreneurs get real – from self-doubt to breast cancer

6 hours 14 min ago
Three female tech entrepreneurs shared their entrepreneurial journeys Monday evening, from dealing with self-doubt to running a business during breast cancer treatment. The local entrepreneurs who spoke as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week:  Dr. Kim Gandy is CEO and founder of Play-it Health, which developed an adherence platform with incentives for transplant patients and those with chronic conditions. Linda Van Horn is CEO and founder of iShare Medical, which provides secure, HIPAA-compliant…

Housing searches spike near Amazon HQ2 sites on Zillow and Redfin

6 hours 18 min ago
Home listing views are speculative, but provide an early preview into how Amazon's plan might generate interest in the cities' housing markets.

The Amazon effect: Losing cities share lessons learned in hunt for HQ2

6 hours 19 min ago
Elected officials and business leaders in major cities nationwide were forced to pivot Tuesday after official word of Amazon.com's (NYSE: AMZN) plan to divide its second U.S. headquarters among New York, Northern Virginia and a smaller site in Nashville. Although New York's Long Island City and Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia, were long rumored to be Amazon's favored sites, many city planners were caught flat footed by the company's surprise selection of Nashville as the future home of a new…

After its historic HQ2 announcement, the perpetual question returns: Is Amazon a threat to FedEx?

6 hours 21 min ago
With every Amazon innovation, one question quickly follows: Is it a threat to FedEx? Today, Amazon.com Inc. made the headlines of the year by finally announcing the long-speculated and anticipated locations for its second headquarters — HQ2 — which will be split between Crystal City, outside of Washington D.C., and Long Island City in Queens. The e-commerce giant also revealed Tuesday, Nov. 13, plans for an East Coast operations hub in Nashville that would employ 5,000 people. Those newsmakers…

For Dallas venture capitalists, was missing out on Amazon ‘a big loss’?

6 hours 23 min ago
“I would have liked to see Amazon come to Dallas,” said Delta-V Partner Dan Williams. “It would have elevated the strength of our tech community.”

Houston tech manufacturing co. names new CEO

6 hours 25 min ago
Houston-based electronics manufacturer MacroFab Inc. named board member Misha Govshteyn as its new CEO.  Govshteyn replaces MacroFab founder Chris Church as chief executive of the technology company, according to a Nov. 12 statement from the company. Church, who previously co-founded Houston-based cybersecurity company Alert Logic with Govshteyn and founded MacroFab in 2013, will remain with the company as chief product officer, per the release. Govshteyn told the Houston Business Journal that…

How other cities are reacting to not getting Amazon's HQ2

6 hours 25 min ago
Elected officials and business leaders in major cities throughout the country were forced to pivot Tuesday following official word of Amazon.com's (NYSE: AMZN) plan to divide its second U.S. headquarters among New York, Northern Virginia and a smaller site in Nashville, Tennessee. In Boston, neither public officials nor tech industry leaders seemed particularly surprised or disappointed by the news that Amazon had selected New York's Long Island City and Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia, as had…

Gener8tor announces Twin Cities insurance accelerator

6 hours 25 min ago
Gener8tor, Wisconsin's premier startup accelerator and one of the region's largest venture capital investors in early-stage companies, announced Tuesday it has joined forces with Allianz Life Ventures and Securian Financial to establish the OnRamp Insurance Accelerator in the Twin Cities. Five startups will be welcomed into the program annually. Each company will receive a cash investment of $100,000, office space and access to mentors and investors in the insurance industry. Allianz and Securian…

Amazon's HQ2 winners: Brace for rent hikes and growing pains

6 hours 28 min ago
A big plus for the two winners of Amazon's second headquarters contest is they are getting a more mature, thoughtful Amazon that understands the value of community partnerships.

How Amazon competition in DC and NY could mean jobs in Raleigh

6 hours 46 min ago
Add half of Amazon’s HQ2 to an already tightening technology talent pool in Washington, D.C., and it could mean recruitment opportunities for the Triangle.

Company's relocation to New Braunfels cuts costs in half

18 hours 45 min ago
The technology company saw opportunity for more affordable office space on the I-35 corridor in New Braunfels.

Reports: Amazon picks Northern Virginia and New York City for its $5 billion HQ2 project

19 hours 5 min ago
While Amazon's planned real estate investments and new and relocated employees will be an economic boon for the HQ2 cities, it won't come without costs.

Texas State steps into future of engineering education with $120M Ingram Hall

19 hours 14 min ago
Texas State University last week christened the largest academic building in its history. Bruce and Gloria Ingram Hall, a new hub for the university's science and engineering programs that clocks in at more than 166,000 square feet, was feted with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Nov. 8. The $120 million building was paid for through donations by Bruce and Gloria Ingram, longtime Texas State backers, as well as a matching gift through the Texas Research Incentive Program It's part of a construction boom…

Reports: Amazon picks Northern Virginia and New York City for its $5 billion HQ2 project

21 hours 33 sec ago
While Amazon's planned real estate investments and new and relocated employees will be an economic boon for the HQ2 cities, it won't come without costs.

Birmingham startup FuelFox launches fuel delivery for individual customers

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 7:45pm
Birmingham fuel delivery service FuelFox is now serving individual customers. The startup, which launched fleet service this summer out of its 1,200-gallon fuel truck, is expanding to include individual service in designated areas throughout Birmingham called “Fox Spots.” The company currently services locations in SouthBridge, Luckie Building/NBC Bank, ProAssurance, and Cobbs Allen. More Fox Spots will be rolled out on a weekly basis. Individuals will be able to utilize FuelFox via a new…

40 Under 40: Ookla VP Jamie Steven was hired by Microsoft as a high school freshman

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 7:13pm
Steven is a digital marketing instructor at the University of Washington. He also serves on the Washington Technology Industry Association's marketing community leadership committee.

Will Intel's next CEO come from inside the company? (Poll)

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 6:47pm
Technology reporter Malia Spencer dove deep into Intel's search for a new chief executive in a series of stories last week. It started with news that ex-CEO Brian Krzanich had landed his next job, taking over as chief executive at the automotive dealership software maker CDK Global. Krzanich's appointment came five months after his abrupt departure from Intel for violating the company's fraternization policy. Intel isn't saying much about its search for a replacement, only that it has no deadline…

Chaminade University adds data science major

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 6:43pm
Chaminade University said it will add data science to its list of majors, beginning in the fall of 2019. Chaminade said the program is the first of its kind in Hawaii and was started with funding support by the National Science Foundation. “The world is drowning in data,” Chaminade University President Lynn Babington said in a statement. “We need more people who can convert data into meaning, into knowledge that will guide our decisions. This program supports Hawaii’s innovation economy…

Have dreams of triple-digit growth for your business?

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 6:05pm
Ambitious entrepreneurs have one thing in common, regardless of the industry they're in or the service they're offering. They all want to see their companies scale. On Tuesday night at a special event at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, I'll be speaking with six startup founders and company executives about what they did to reach triple-digit or better growth. Tickets are still available by clicking here. The entrepreneurs who will be joining me for the Scale Up event, one of a series…

Cisco’s shakeup: 8 key changes that have rocked the company this year

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 5:50pm
Cisco Systems has undergone a sea of internal changes recent months, including the departure of numerous key executives and major layoffs, as CEO Chuck Robbins aims to pivot an enterprise giant to a software and subscription-focused business. Here's a closer look at several key changes.

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