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When it comes to companies expanding, it's apples to oranges

by Marielle Segarra Dec 13, 2018
Apple announced Thursday that it’s planning to build a new $1 billion campus in Austin, Texas, less than a mile from its existing campus. The company says it will also build new sites in three West Coast cities. The company…
A sign for an Apple Inc. campus on West Palmer Lane is seen on Dec. 13, 2018 in Austin, Texas.
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Apple to spend $1 billion on Austin campus

by Andy Uhler Dec 13, 2018
The new campus will be on a 133-acre plot located within 1 mile of the current facility.
A sign for an Apple Inc. campus on Riata Vista Circle is seen on Dec. 13, 2018 in Austin, Texas. Apple announced it will be spending $1 billion on a new campus in North Austin that will initially employ 5,000 and potentially increase to 15,000 workers.
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A long quest in Texas for a better voting machine

by Molly Wood Oct 24, 2018
Want confidence in an election? Stick to paper.
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A long quest in Texas for a better voting machine

by Molly Wood Oct 24, 2018
Want confidence in an election? Stick to paper.
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Lyft and Uber say they’re leaving Austin

by Donna Tam May 9, 2016
The ride-hailing companies lose on an expensive campaign to stop a safety measure. It's a fight they'll have to take up in other cities as well.
The Lyft mustache is used to identify the ride-hailing app's drivers. The company, along with rival Uber, said it is leaving Austin after failing to overturn the city's safety measure. 
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Austin votes on fingerprinting for rideshare drivers

by Marketplace Contributor May 5, 2016
The Texas city wants tougher background checks for ride share companies.
"For"' and "Against" Proposition 1 signs adorn Austin lawns. The issue will be decided on May 7.
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Local Money: Austin wrestles with its homeless problem

by Lizzie O'Leary Apr 22, 2016
The conversation sparked after the murder of a University of Texas undergraduate by a homeless man
Downtown Austin
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Feeding the crowds at South by Southwest

by Stephanie Hughes Mar 18, 2016
How a family-owned barbecue joint stays above the crazy at the Austin festival.
IronWorks' brisket. 
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The slow process of getting the highest speed internet

by Kai Ryssdal Mar 13, 2014
Whether it’s your Netflix streaming or something more important like transferring medical records from one place to another, chances are you’ve heard the promise of gigabit internet. It’s supposedly way faster than the broadband access in most cities around the…

Why other cities want to copy Austin's innovative spirit

by Gigi Douban May 9, 2013
How has the capital of Texas became a hub for innovation and job creation, and what can other aspiring cities learn from Austin?